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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Upcoming Brew Festivals Around New England

The New England area has always been among the front runners in the microbrew revolution. Not only do we know what it takes to make a great craft beer but we also love to drink them. So here is a listing of the upcoming beer festivals in New England for the rest of 2010.

Tapping into Twain Oktoberfest - Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT
Friday, October 1st - 5:30 to 9:30 pm - (860) 280-3130

Tickets: $45 at the door, $40 in advance, $35 members and $15 designated drivers
This is the 3rs annual Oktoberfest held at the Connecticut home o
f the famous author. There will be over 20 microbreweries represented at this event. Snacks on hand from many of the area restaurants and live music.

Killington Brewfest - Killington Ski Resort in Killington, VT
Saturday, October 2nd - 1 to 6pm - (800) 621-6867

This festival is held in the snowshed lodge at New England's premier ski resort. Tickets for this event are limited so be sure to get yours in advance. Tickets for this event are $25 each. There are over 20 breweries being represented, many of them from Vermont itself. Your cash donation gets you the following: Commemorative drinking glass, 12 beer sampling tickets, Over 60 brews to sample, Live music, Additional beer tickets will be available for $1, Designated drivers and people who choose not to sample beer can purchase tickets at the door for $5
Here is a current list of the breweries being represented at this event: Harpoon Brewery, Long Trail Brewing Company, Magic Hat Brewing Company, McNeil's Br
ewery, Northshire Brewery, Otter Creek Brewing Company, Switchback Brewing Company, Wolaver's Certified Organic Ales, Woodchuck Cider, Anheuser Busch, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, La Brasserie Unibroue, Peak Organic Brewing Company, Red Hook Brewery, Saranac Brewing, Shipyard Brewing Company and The Olde Burnside Brewing Co., LLC

Brewfest at Acadia's Oktoberfest -
Smuggler's Den Campground in Southwest Harbor, ME
Saturday, October 9th - 11:30am to 6pm - (207) 244-9264

This is just one part of a huge Columbus Day weekend celebration. Many of these brews are like the Poland Springs made in Maine over 88 brands of the crafty suds. There is also many main gifts and crafts, live music as well. There is also a wine and cheese tasting on Friday night the 8th for $22 per couple and $12 per person.

New Hampshire Brewers Festival -
Radisson Hotel in Manchester,
Friday and Saturday, November 12 & 13th - Day and Evening Sessions - (603) 625-1000 Tickets are $29 and this event does not just feature beer and music. This festival seems to have it all! Lots of microbrews being represented as well as food, seminars and even a brewers dinner.