2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:30pm to Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 10:00pm

Calling for foodies, artisan craft food devotees, craft brew fans, homebrew fans localvores, brew hobbyists, and the curious minded!

Session I: Hyper-Local Home Brew Showcase Night & Brewfest
Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:30 - 9:30pm
Session II: Hyper-Local Brewfest
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Session III: Hyper-Local Brewfest
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a major annual fundraiser presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) that highlights and promotes local brewers of beer, cider & mead, artisan beverage makers, home brewers, and food vendors.
This event is a celebration of local craft brews in conjunction with SBN's Boston Local Food Programs. The goal of SBN’s Boston Local Food Program is to transform the local food system by raising awareness about the abundance of wonderful locally grown and produced products in Massachusetts and New England and by encouraging individual consumers, food and beverage producers, and vendors to Think Local First.

Why join us at Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest?
What’s more, Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients! Examples in the past have included brews made with TAZA Chocolate, 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 vendors like Valicenti Organico, The Chicken & Rice Guys and more. A recap on Hyper-Local 2012 can be found here.

New this year – The Craft of Brewing: Homebrew Showcase Night
New this year for the Friday evening session, SBN will launch our first Hyper-Local Home-Brew Showcase Night, highlighting home-brews and home-brewing with local ingredients. The Showcase, featuring a Homebrew Club Jamboree, will provide a chance for aspiring brewers, brew fans and the curious minded to experiment and learn what is available in the New England region for making their products. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about homebrewing, interact with other aspiring brewers, hear from experts, as well as taste a selection of the brews that will be showcased during the Saturday Sessions! More details about the Hyper-Local Home-Brew Showcase are forthcoming.

Your Involvement is Important!
This year, your support will not only benefit SBN, a 501-c3 organization whose mission is to help develop economies that are local, green, and fair, but $1.00 from all ticket sales will benefit the Arts at the Armory as well! Join us to support local business. Eat Local. Drink Local. Be Local.

Location- Center for Arts at the Armory
Center for Arts at the Armory is conveniently located at 191 Highland Avenue between Davis and Union Squares in Somerville, Massachusetts. We encourage you to take public transportation and enjoy your unlimited tasting night at Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest event!
The Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also get the Armory by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.

What is included with admission price?
Unlimited tastings of local craft brews, ciders, mead, and artisan beverages (see below for select vendors at Friday night showcase)
1 compostable cup
Site map with list of all vendors
Access to local food vendors such as Valicenti Organico and Vermont Smoke and Cure offering servings for $5 or less
Opportunity to meet other local brew fans and brewers
Supporting the local food movement by raising much needed funds for SBN’s Boston Local Food Program

Want Volunteer at Hyper Local Craft-Brewfest?
We are now looking for a group of responsible, motivated, 21+ volunteers to join our “Local Craft Brew Crew” to help make Hyper Local Brewfest a great success. Volunteers will assist with many aspects of the brewfest from planning and outreach to day-off event support in June. As a volunteer, you will get a chance to meet other like-minded people, interact with the planning committee and learn what’s new for this year’s event! Other benefits include a cool Local Craft Brew T-shirt, access to the vendors, free food, and a chance to taste the brews too! To join our “Local Craft Brew Crew”, fill out our volunteer form, here: http://bit.ly/ZhHWx4