“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.  


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. 


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

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. 


“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

For more information about the Mass Brewers Guild, visit To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit 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.

Start Line Brewing Toasts the Boston Marathon Runners with Marathon American Wheat Ale

The Boston Marathon is woven within the fabric of Start Line Brewing Company’s culture.

From its name, to its location -- less than one mile away from the start line of the historic race -- founder, Ted Twinney, wanted to ensure that his new brewery was a nod to the community, and to all of the people who help make marathon season so special.

From the runners to charities, cheerleaders and volunteers, Hopkinton is where it all begins. In honor of the 121st race, set for Monday, April 17, Start Line Brewing Co. has released Its Marathon American Style Wheat Ale showcasing citrus and floral notes, balanced with bready maltiness, delivered in a smooth mouthfeel. Designed to be distinctively refreshing with an ABV of 5.5%

“This beer celebrates our community and all who take on the 26.2-mile challenge to raise money for charity or to test their personal strength along the course,” says Twinney. “We are proud to support the runners and wish them luck next month.”

During the past few months, Start Line’s tap room, located at 151R Hayden Rowe Street in Hopkinton, has played host to several charity events for runners helping them to reach their fundraising goals.

The Start Line crew will also be at the finish line, donating beer and support for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center team, which worked with many of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, to help get them back on their feet.

For tap room hours, or more information on how you can get your hands on Start Line Brewing Co.’s Marathon American Wheat Ale, visit