Beer Festival

“The Great Mass Collab” Debuts in Worcester this September

The Mass Brewers Guild Brings 50 Breweries to the Worcester Common
Saturday, Sept. 21 

WORCESTER, Mass. | The Mass Brewers Guild returns to Worcester on Saturday, Sept. 21 with a new beer festival and fundraiser – “The Great Mass Collab.”

This one session beer industry event will feature more than 50 Massachusetts breweries, a collaboration tent where patrons can taste special beers brewed by teams of local breweries, food trucks, yard games and more.  

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This is the third consecutive year that the Mass Brewers Guild has hosted a beer festival in Worcester. New this year, organizers offer a unique twist for craft beer lovers and attendees, shifting from the Mass Fermentational to The Great Mass Collab. 

“This festival will be a true showcase and blend of our talented craft beer community,” says Katie Stinchon, executive director of the Mass Brewers Guild. “We’ve asked our breweries to team up with a fellow craft brewer from across the state, or in their neighborhood, brew a special beer together, and debut that beer at The Great Mass Collab. So far we have more than 25 commitments from participating breweries – which means more than 25 beers that you can try first only at this event.”

A list of all the beers featured at the The Great Mass Collab will be available in the coming weeks through the Mass Brewers Guild’s mobile app, Mass Craft Beer. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $10 for designated drivers. General admission includes unlimited beer samples from participating breweries. 

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Breweries on tap include local favorites such as Wormtown Brewery, Redemption Rock Brewing Co., and Greater Good Brewing Co., as well as Tree House Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Medusa and Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co. New to the craft beer scene breweries includes Faces Brewing Co., Loophole Brewing and Two Weeks Notice Brewing Co. For a complete list of featured breweries, visit masscollab19.eventbrite.com

The Mass Brewers Guild is a membership based trade association that works to protect and promote the interests of Massachusetts craft brewers. Its festivals are the only beer events run by brewers for brewers -- with all proceeds benefitting the craft beer community to provide resources, education and government affairs support. Last year, the event raised $17,000 for the nonprofit. 

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“We are excited to continue to grow this signature event in the heart of the Commonwealth and are grateful for all the support we’ve received from the city of Worcester and Discover Central Mass,” says Stinchon. This event is also made possible thanks to our sponsor MassLive.com.

For more information about the Mass Brewers Guild, visit MassBrewersGuild.org. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit masscollab19.eventbrite.com or download the Mass Brewers Guild’s mobile app, Mass Craft Beer, available for free in iTunes and Google Play Stores.  

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About the Mass Brewers Guild
Founded in 2007 by a group of committed and passionate brewers, the Mass Brewers Guild, is organized for the purposes of promoting craft brewing and protecting the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. The association is membership based and open to all Massachusetts breweries licensed by the federal Tax and Trade Bureau and the Commonwealth’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The nonprofit creates a community of brewers while shining light on the broad range of breweries and styles offered throughout state.Through industry and educational events, its mobile application beer trail map, and by providing resources and marketing support to brewers, the nonprofit works to highlight Massachusetts as a top travel destination for craft beer in the U.S. The board of directors also continues its work at the legislative level, fighting for license and franchise law reform, and serving as the voice of craft brewers on Beacon Hill. The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit corporation.

The Mass Fermentational Returns to the Worcester Common

Fundraiser and Beer Festival Hosted by the Mass Brewers Guild
Saturday, Oct. 6 -- 1 to 5 p.m. 

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Raise a pint and funds for the Mass Brewers Guild during the Mass Fermentational, the organization’s second largest beer festival and fundraiser of the year, set to return to the Worcester Common on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

The Mass Brewers Guild is the state’s trade association that exists to protect and promote the interests of craft breweries across the Commonwealth. Funds raised through this beer fest will help to power the state’s mobile beer trail map, create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, and support the organization’s government affairs work. 

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The event expects to draw 1,500 patrons to the green located at 455 Main St. in Worcester, MA and hopes to raise $25,000 for the nonprofit. 

Fifty seven local breweries – from fan favorites, to local legends and newly opened sud houses -- will pour alongside a few hand-picked special guest out-of-state breweries. Once inside the park, attendees can drink-in all that the Massachusetts craft beer scene has to offer. 

“We are grateful to be welcomed back by the City of Worcester to host our fall beer festival,” says Katie Stinchon, executive director of the Mass Brewers Guild. “The beautiful park and city backdrop was a great atmosphere for our attendees and brewers last year, and we are thrilled to return. We look forward to another successful event and have some great breweries in the lineup for our craft beer fans.” 

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Tickets are $45 for general admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers who wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends can purchase a Designated Driver Ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by several food trucks onsite.

Mass Brewers Guild events are organized by craft brewers for craft brewers. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. To date there are more than 160 craft breweries in Massachusetts. 

The Mass Fermentational is a 21+ event, no exceptions. Identification required at the door. No dogs allowed with the exception of certified service animals. To purchase tickets, visit massferm.eventbrite.com.

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Mass Fermentational Tickets Now On Sale!

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“Mass Fermentational” Set to Take Over Worcester Common

Fresh off the heels of its successful Power Beer Fest, the Massachusetts Brewers Guild announces its second beer festival and fundraiser of the year, the Mass Fermentational.

Breaking tradition from its typical location, The World Trade Center in Boston, the fall festival is changing venues to the Worcester Common and expects to draw 2,500 patrons to the green on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. located at 455 Main St. Worcester, MA.

“We are excited to shift locations and offer a festival outside of Boston this year,” says Rob Burns, co-founder of Night Shift and president of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. “There are craft beer fans in every corner of the state, it only makes sense to diversify and bring a great beer show closer to their doorstep. We are grateful to the City of Worcester for welcoming us and ready for another successful beer festival.” Discover Central Massachusetts and Provider Insurance are the events leading sponsors.

The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization that exists to protect and promote the interests of craft breweries across the Commonwealth. More than fifty breweries are expected to pour at the Mass Fermentational, which will raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries and support the organization’s government affairs work.

Participating Breweries Include: 3 Beards Beer Co., 3cross Brewing Co, Aeronaut Brewing Company, Amherst Brewing, Bad Martha, Barrel House Z, Battle Road Brewing Company, Bent Water Brewing, Big Alice Brewing, Big Elm, Bone Up Brewing Company, Boston Beer Works, Cape Ann Brewing Co, Castle Island Brewing Co., Clown Shoes Beer, Cold Harbor Brewing Company, CraftRoots Brewing, Down The Road Beer Co., Element Brewing & Distilling, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, Flying Dreams Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery, Honest Weight Artisan Beer, Jacks's Abby Craft Lagers, John Harvard's Brewery & Alehouse, Lookout Farm Brewing & Hard Cider Co. Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Mast Landing Brewing, Medusa Brewing Company, Moon Hill Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Riverwalk Brewing Co., Start Line Brewing, Tree House Brewing Co., Wachusett Brewing Company and Wormtown Brewery. (Brewery list is being updated regularly.)

Tickets are $45 for general admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers who wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends -- but are not sampling -- can purchase a Designated Driver Ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by several food trucks onsite; Big T's BBQ, Press’n It, Sabor Latino, Teddy's Lunch Box, Travelin' Bones BBQ and Trolley Dogs.

Massachusetts Brewers Guild events are organized by craft brewers for craft brewers. To date, more than 122 breweries exist across the state. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts’ breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly.

The Mass Fermentational is a 21+ event, no exceptions. Identification required at the door. No dogs allowed with the exception of certified service animals. To purchase tickets, visit MassFermentational.EventBrite.com.

Freshman Brewers Raised $2,500 for the Mass Brewers Guild

The Mass Brewers Guild packed Castle Island Brewing Co. in Norwood, Mass.,  on Saturday, March 4 during its sold out, “Meet the Brewers: Freshman Class” event, where seventy patrons participated in an afternoon of speed-dating for beer.

Groups of ten were given ten-minutes with each brewery to hear their story, taste their beer, and ask questions before rotating to the next brewer.

The roundtable style event was the first of its kind hosted by the Mass Brewers Guild, with the goal to foster learning and education of the brewing process, and inspire deeper connections between brewers and craft beer lovers.

The line-up of freshman brewers included; Barrel House Z, Bone Up Brewing Co., Castle Island Brewing Co., Craft Roots Brewing Co., Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing, Lamplighter Brewing and Start Line Brewing.

“The afternoon was a huge success, and just as much fun for the brewers as it was for the guests,” says Rob Burns, co-founder of Night Shift and President of the Mass Brewers Guild. “We hope to launch several "Meet the Brewer" style events in the future and turn it into a series that our friends and fans can follow and attend.”

Thanks to the generosity of the brewers donating their time and beer, and the craft beer loving community for purchasing tickets, the event raised $2,500 for the Mass Brewers Guild.

The Mass Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. From lobbying on Beacon Hill to creating marketing and educational programs for brewers, the Mass Brewers Guild works to ensure that breweries across the state remain successful and independent businesses.

Power Beer Fest Is Coming! Tickets Are Now On Sale!

More than 50 Massachusetts brewers are coming together to launch the first ever, “Power Beer Fest,” on Saturday, April 29 at the SoWa Power Station. The two-session festival -- 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. -- will kick-off the season opening of the SoWa Open Market located at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118. 

Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at powerbeerfest.eventbrite.com

Proceeds of each sale will benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that protects and promotes the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. Power Beer Fest is the only beer event in the state organized by Massachusetts Craft Brewers to raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, as well as support its government affairs work at the legislative level.

Participating breweries include:
Three Beards Beer Company
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Amherst Brewing Co. 
Bad Martha
Battle Road Brewing Company
Bent Water Brewing Co.
Berkley Beer Company
Berkshire Brewing Company
Big Elm Brewing
Bog Iron Brewing
Bolton Beer Works
Boston Beer Works
Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer
Brew Practitioners LLC
Bright Ideas Brewing
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cape Ann Brewing Co.
Cape Cod Beer
Castle Island Brewing Co.
Cisco Brewers
Clown Shoes Beer
Cold Harbor Brewing Company
Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co.
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Hopsters
Idle Hands Craft Ale
Independent Fermentations (IndieFerm)
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Lefty’s Brewing Co.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Mass Bay Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medford Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Company
Merrimack Ales
Mighty Squirrel
Moon Hill Brewing Co.
New City Brewery
Newburyport Brewing Co.
Night Shift Brewing
Old Planters
Outlook Farm Brewery
Portico Brewing
River Styx Brewing
Riverwalk Brewing Co.
Salt Box Kitchen
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
Somerville Brewing Company
Spencer Brewery
Start Line Brewing Company
The Tap Brewing Company
True West Brewery
Wachusett
Westfield River Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Co.
Wormtown

The Massachusetts Craft beer scene is a power house industry with more than 122 breweries across the state. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts’ breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly.

**THIS IS A 21+ EVENT. NO EXCEPTIONS. IDS REQUIRED AT THE DOOR. NO DOGS ALLOWED - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS **