5th Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest
- Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30pm (plus Cask-conditioned beers from selected brewers)
- Saturday, June 11, 2016, 3:00 – 6:00pm
- Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Street Somerville, MA 02143
What is Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest?
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is an annual tasting fundraiser presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) that highlights and promotes local brewers of beer, newly established breweries, cider & mead, artisan beverage makers, and local food vendors.
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients. SBN’s definition of local starts in Massachusetts and encompasses all of New England. Hyper-Local means local producers (from New England) making products with ingredients from New England. Examples in the past have included brews made with local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters. While having unlimited 2oz tastings from local brewers, you can also sample and purchase delicious local food from local vendors. Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest presents a great opportunity to build the bridge between local producers and consumers of craft brews in advancing the local food system.
What makes Friday night special?
Join us on Friday night for Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest with a special Beer on Cask Tasting “conditioned” by Randy Baril, Head Cellarman of NERAX (the New England Real Ale eXhibition). Try unfiltered, unpasteurized beer with no nitrogen or carbon dioxide added. Compare with the draught version and tell us which one you love! The Showcase will also feature a series of ‘Brew Chats’ featuring up and coming brewers from the New England area. Additionally, attendees will get the chance to interact with other aspiring brewers, hear from experts, and taste a selection of the brews that will be showcased during the Saturday Sessions. In doubt? Attend both days!
What is Cask-conditioned beer?
Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure.  Cask-conditioned beer served at Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will be brewed by selected participating local breweries, who will also bring store bought version to sample at the event. Pretty cool, right?
What’s included with admission price?
- Unlimited tastings from our participating brewers, craft brewers, distilleries, cideries, meaderies, artisan beverage vendors
- Unlimited samples from participating local food vendors, serving size food for sale
- Live music and entertainment
- Festival Guide with listing of all vendors
- Compostable tasting cup
- Supporting the local food movement by raising much needed funds for the Boston Local Food Program
This is a 21+ event and all attendees must have a valid ID to enter the premises (no exceptions).
Eat, Drink and Be Local! #hyperlocalbrew