Craft'd Company

More than 150 Brewers Came Together For Learning, Networking and The Love of Good Beer.

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Knowledge sharing is what makes the craft beer industry special and sets us a part from other industries. It’s amazing to see colleagues and friends jumping in to help a fellow brewer in need – lending cans, ingredients and advice. 

Despite our numbers -- now 188 breweries across the Commonwealth – our industry is still young. We are still converting and educating macro beer drinkers, and working to keep consumers drinking and loving craft beer.

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Continuing our education, sharing what we know, and attending events like MBG Con ensures that MA Beer will always have the highest quality standards possible..  

The MBG’s second annual conference drew 150 attendees to Jack's Abby Craft Lagers and helped to raise $10,000 for our association. These are crucial funds to aid our organization’s work -- to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers. 

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Our voice carries the most weight on Beacon Hill when we are unified. When we are all working together for a common goal. We are currently working to combat decades old franchise laws, to achieve selling rights at farmers’ markets, to expand brew pub rights for self-distribution, and are working to keep our seasonal beer gardens. 

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A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the event's success by speaking, sending your colleagues and staff to learn, and/or financially supporting the event. It’s a real team effort to pull together an afternoon of learning and knowledge sharing.

We raise a glass to the Hendler brothers and the entire staff at Jack's Abby Craft Lagers for hosting, to our MBG Con Committee – Jeremy Cross, from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Maureen Fabry, from CraftRoots Brewing Co., Chris Sellers from The People’s Pint and Kelsey Roth from Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co., as well as event support from Christine Healy at Craft'd Events, Ryan Daigle from Wachusett Brewing Co., and Adam Romanow from Castle Island Brewing Co. 
 
And last and certainly not least thank you to leading sponsor Bernstein Shur,and supporting sponsors, ABS Commercial, Acadia InsuranceAmorettiBeerFests.com, Bowditch & Dewey, BrewWizzClick InsuranceCraft'd CompanyDWS Printing AssociatesEastern Standard ProvisionsFat Basset DesignFour Star FarmsHub International InsuranceInTouch LabelsMassPayMicromatic, One Off Apparel, Patriot EnergyRochester Midland Corp. and Theilmann. 

These folks not only helped to make this event affordable for attendees but they are also members of the MBG. They care deeply about the craft beer industry, so please return the favor by checking out their services to see if they are fit for your needs. 

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Our friends at MassPay generously donated their video services throughout the day to capture all of the conference sessions. Those who purchased tickets to the event will have access to all of the day's workshops. If you did not attend the event, you will be able to purchase access to these video sessions. 

We can only improve with your feedback. If you attended the event please share your experience by completing this brief survey. Thanks for your time! 

Until next year!

Craft’d Company Partners With Local Breweries for Beers with the Brewers Events During Mass Beer Week

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Craft’d Company announces three Beers with the Brewers events and the launch of their fourth county series during Mass Beer Week taking place April 20 through April 28, 2018.

Beers with the Brewers events allow attendees to experience their neighborhood's best beers
while learning the story behind the brews. Each event includes an exclusive guided tasting of
the featured brewery's beers with the brewers themselves.

Special edition Mass Beer Week events will be held at the following breweries:

Beers with the Brewers: Battle Road Brewing
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7-9PM
Maynard, MA [Middlesex County Series]

Beers with the Brewers: Shovel Town Brewery
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 7-9PM
Easton, MA [Bristol County Series]

Beers with the Brewers: Beerworks Brewing Co.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 7-9PM
Boston, MA [Suffolk County Series presented by Mass Bay Credit Union]


Each Beers with the Brewers series is grouped by county so attendees can learn about all of the breweries in their surrounding communities. Craft’d Company has been running three series in Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties over the past ten months. The company will launch it’s Bristol County Series with Shovel Town Brewery in Easton, MA; Craft’d Company Founder & CEO Christine Healy’s hometown.

Of the company’s fourth series launch, Healy said, “The reception for our Beers with the Brewers events from both partner breweries and attendees has been overwhelmingly positive. Each event has been a unique experience and has allowed each brewery’s distinct spirit to
shine through. It’s exciting to be hosting three events back-to-back during Mass Beer Week and

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to launch our Bristol County series. Working with Shovel Town Brewery, a fantastic community-focused brewery located in the town where I grew up, is the cherry on top.”

As a special addition to the Beers with the Brewers events during Mass Beer Week, Craft’d Company will be giving back to the Mass Brewers Guild, the state’s nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. 

The company will donate $1 when attendees share the official event hashtags, #MassBeerWeek and #BeersWithTheBrewers, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter from their events. Mass Beer Week, organized by the Mass Brewers Guild and BeerAdvocate, celebrates Massachusetts-produced beer and the local craft beer community with numerous events. The week will culminate with the Power Beer Fest on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the SoWa Power Station in Boston.

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Tickets for the Beers with the Brewers events are on sale at www.craftdcompany.com.

About Craft’d Company: Craft’d Company is an events and marketing company based in Boston, MA that specializes in working with craft brands. Founded in 2017, Craft’d Company launched the Beers with the Brewers event series to give attendees a behind-the-scenes look
and exclusive guided tasting at local breweries. In addition to creating signature events, Craft’d Company helps brewery clients elevate their branding through events, marketing, and more.

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