Lincoln & Woodstock, NH (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Beer enthusiasts can experience all things craft beer-related during the New England Brewfest, a weekend long celebration filled with a unique blend of beer-infused social events, educational non-workshops, and of course, Saturday Night: ON TAP at the New England Brewfest. This event is expected to draw thousands to the Lincoln, Woodstock, and Franconia area in the western White Mountains region of New Hampshire and is one of the corner stone events during New Hampshire Craft Beer Week.
In its ten year history, the New England Brewfest has grown from a 150 person tasting event at the Woodstock Brewery to a three day celebration throughout the towns of Lincoln and Woodstock. Saturday Night: ON TAP continues with the traditions set forth years ago; held on Main Street in Lincoln, the event showcases 30 breweries from around New England and beyond. Canterbury AleWorks, Woodstock Brewery, Tuckerman’s Brewing, Sebago Brewing, Samuel Adams, Schilling Brewing, Uinta, Peak Organic, and Switchback Brewing to name just a few will be offering attendees samples and the opportunity to learn more about their favorite brews. In addition to sampling, the Adam Ezra Group and New Hampshire’s own Josh Logan will be performing live, and vendors will be offering beer infused jellies, spent-grain dog treats, apparel, and even a micro-shoery will be on hand.
A new event added for 2014 is Brew U, which is a series of educational “non”-workshops that bring the festival back to its roots of celebrating craft beer and the people that love it. The morning kicks off with a keynote address by craft beer pioneer, Peter Egleston. Following the keynote, attendees will delve into topics such as the art of truly tasting a beer, a lesson in homebrewing, and a panel discussion highlighting three New Hampshire breweries and moderated by Rock 101’s Morning Buzz DJ and craft beer fanatic, Kelly Brown.
Other events include a Farm to Table Beer Dinner on Friday, June 27, hosted by the Woodstock Station & Brewery, featuring seven stationed courses all paired with a New Hampshire beer. Diners can enjoy meeting the breweries whose beers are being featured and taste locally sourced products. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Granite State Brewers Association to support New Hampshire breweries.
The New England Brewfest weekend is capped off on Sunday with a tour of the Woodstock Brewery, complete with tastings and a souvenir pint glass. “We are so excited to welcome beer enthusiasts to the Lincoln-Woodstock area” says Alyssa Yolda, Executive Director of the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce who produces the event, “and by turning the New England Brewfest into a weekend-long celebration with educational workshops, social events, and tours, we are able to showcase all our participating breweries have to offer through more than just a single tasting event”.
All-access passes for the 2014 New England Brewfest, as well as tickets to individual events are available at nebrewfest.com. Attendance at many of the weekend events is limited so early purchase is highly recommended. The New England Brewfest is produced by the Lincoln Woodstock Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit nebrewfest.com, email info(at)nebrewfest(dot)com, or call 603-745-6621.