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Boston Beer & BBQ Fest

July 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - July 16, 2016 @ 9:30 pm


Summer in Boston is a great time. And, if there’s one food that we think of during this season, it’s BBQ. Meat lovingly slow smoked for hours, while drinking a few craft beers…and then enjoyed with a few more. Yep, that sounds like heaven to us! Not everyone has the time or skill to smoke their own BBQ, though, so we’ve taken care of that part for you. Join us for the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest and you can start right at the enjoyment step! 20 New England craft brewers and cideries along with 5 local BBQ joints. How can this be anything but great?!

Find out why Drink Craft Beer was awarded Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2014 – Best Booze Fest!

Please Note:

  • There are no refunds OR exchanges.
  • All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. Nobody will be allowed into the building who is under 21 or who doesn’t have a valid ID.
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Boston Beer & BBQ Fest
July 15th and 16th

Space 57, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Session 1 – Friday, July 15th: 6-9:30pm
Session 2 – Saturday, July 16th: 1-4:30pm
Session 3 – Saturday, July 16th: 6-9:30pm


***Tickets on sale at 10am on Tuesday, March 15***

Why Join Us At Boston Beer & BBQ Fest?

Why NOT to join us, that’s really the question! It’s smoked meat and local craft beer and cider. Do you really need more than that? If you do need more info, though, we can tell you that the Boston Beer & BBQ Fest focuses on New England-made craft beers and ciders as well as showcasing some of the best local BBQ joints around. By attending you’ll have access to over 70 craft beers and ciders, as well as mountains of BBQ. Honestly, now tell us…what more do you need to know?!

How Much Does It Cost?

For only $55 you’ll get admittance to one session which includes:

  • Unlimited 2oz samples of 70+ New England craft beers & ciders
  • A sample from each of the 5 local BBQ joints
  • Biodegradable tasting cup
  • Fest Guide

What BBQ Will be Joining?

We’re working hard to get a great lineup of 5 BBQ joints together. Right now we have the following committed:

Blue Ribbon BBQ – West Newton, MA & Arlington, MA (5x past Boston magazine Best of Boston)

  • BBQ Tacos (sample) – Pulled pork taco with tomatillo salsa, pickled red onion, and cabbage

Craftship Catering & Events – Plymouth, MA (Led by Chef Mike Morway, World Food Champion in the Bacon category, holder of the world record for longest sandwich with his pulled pork sandwich, KCBS certified judge, and award winning competitive BBQ pitmaster)

  • BBQ Meatloaf Bites (sample) – House-ground beer, double-smoked cherrywood bacon wrapped, grape-chile glaze, cotija cheese
  • Smoked Pork Belly Tacos – Smoked pork belly, Mayflower IPA BBQ Sauce, tortilla, pickled fresno, cotija cheese, mandarin orange, cilantro, pickled onion
  • BBQ Chicken Mac Bites – Smoked BBQ chicken thighs, elbow pasta, 3 cheese bechemel, panko-Ritz crust, Dr. Pepper BBQ aioli

Firebox BBQ (by Wildfire Catering) – Woburn, MA (Fantastic Southern-style BBQ we had at an event and HAD to bring them into this fest!)

  • BBQ Jambalaya (sample) – Succulent stew with chunks of smoked meats with tomatoes, garilic, peppers, onions, and spices
  • Virginia Pork Roast Slider – With caramelized onions and smoked tomato jam

M & M BBQ – Roxbury, MA (past Boston magazine Best of Boston)

  • Pulled Pork (sample)
  • Ribs (sample)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich

Rosebud American Kitchen & Grill – Somerville, MA (Led by Chef John Delpha, accomplished competitive BBA pitmaster)

  • Korean BBQ Slider (sample) – Pulled pork, spicy Korian BBQ sauce, crispy slaw, on potato rolls

What Breweries Will be Joining?

We will have 20 New England brewers and cider makers in attendance bringing over 70 craft beers and ciders. Some of our brewers include the following (NOTE: This is only a partial list. We’ll continue to announce more of our brewers and beers in the coming weeks) (Brewers and beers are subject to change and availability. All pours are 2oz per MA State Law):

Artifact Cider (MA)

    • New World – Dry cider with balanced acidity; heirloom apples (6.0%)
    • Roxbury – Semi-sweet, cingle varietal cider (6.7%)
    • Trail Hopper – Dry hopped cider with Segal Ranch Cascade hops (6.0%)

Backlash Beer (MA)

    • Groundswell – Belgian-style blonde ale (6.4%)
    • Overthrow – Double IPA (8.5%)
    • Ricochet – West Coast IPA (7.2%)

Bentley Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Half Nelson – Pale Ale with Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops (5.4%)
    • Quetzalcoatl – Imperial Porter aged on cacao nibs (9.5%)
    • Summer Saisonal 1 – Blended barrel aged sour amber ale and rye farmhouse ale (7.8%)

Castle Island Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Candlepin – Session IPA (4.4%)
    • Keeper – American IPA (6.5%)
    • Jetty – Dry hopped sour ale (4.0%)

Clown Shoes Beer (MA)

    • Mango – Kolsch with mango (6.0%)
    • Whammy Bar – American IPA (6.5%)
    • White Tail Unidragon – Clown Shoes’ Blaecorn Unidragon Russian Imperial Stout with rye malt, aged in bourbon barrels, Ohio-only release (12.0%)

Downeast Cider House (MA)

    • Original Blend – American cider (5.1%)
    • Summer Blend – Cider with lemon & ginger (4.5%)
    • Wassail Blend – Cider fermented with Chardonnay yeast, aged in white wine barrels (?%)

Far From the Tree Cider (MA)

    • Lei – Pineapple jalapeno cider (8.0%)
    • Mala – Lychee & Szechuan peppercorn cider (8.0%)
    • Nova – Hopped cider (8.0%)

Flying Dreams Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Dreaming of Summer – American saison (5.8%)
    • Green Dreams – Extra hoppy pale ale (5.1%)
    • Red Eye Rye – India Red Ale (6.9%)

Foolproof Brewing Co. (RI)

    • La Ferme Urbaine – Belgian-style saison (7.8%)
    • Peanut Butter Raincloud – Porter with peanut butter (5.4%)
    • Queen of the Yahd – Raspberry IPA (5.2%)

Jack’s Abby Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Beer Geek Helles – Hoppy German-style Helles lager; collab with New England Brewing Co. (?)
    • Calyptra – Session India Pale Lager (4.9%)
    • House Lager – Landbier, easy drinking lager (5.2%)
    • Sunny Ridge Pilsner – Hoppy leaning pilsner (5.1%)

Lookout Farm Hard Cider (MA)

    • BarnBurner Especial – Habenero pepper infused cider aged on mesquite and New Zealand manuka wood (5.4%)
    • Coucher de Soleil (aka Sunset) – Fresh Saison-style cider (6.6%)
    • Farmhouse Blend – Semi-dry cider made from 3 types of apples from Lookout Farm (5.2%)
    • Mac the Knife- Cider fermented with Pinot Noir yeat, 100% Macintosh apples (6.5%)

Mayflower Brewing Co. (MA)

    • EvoLupulin – Double IPA with ever changing hop bill (8.0%)
    • Porter – Cask conditioned porter (5.2%)
    • Summer Ale – Hoppy, Belgian-style rye session ale (3.8%)

Otter Creek Brewing Co. (VT)

    • Backseat Berner – American IPA (7.0%)
    • Fresh Slice – Clementine White IPA run through a Randall full of clementines (5.5%)
    • Steampipe – Hoppy California-style common lager (6.0%)

Peak Organic Brewing Co. (ME)

    • Crush – IPA with organic blood orange (7.0%)
    • Evergreen – IPA with juniper and spruce (7.0%)
    • Happy Hour – “Crushable” pilsner (?)
    • Summer Session – Hoppy wheat ale (4.4%)

Samuel Adams (MA)

    • Black Harbor Stout – Imperial stout with vanilla, black pepper, coffee, and cocoa nibs, aged in Bufallo Trace and Utopias barrels (11.0%)
    • Raspberry Lemon Gose – Tart, slightly salty ale with raspberry and lemon (5.4%)
    • Rebel Raw – Super fresh, unfiltered Double IPA (10.0%)

Slumbrew (MA)

    • Happy Sol – Blood orange hefeweizen (5.5%)
    • Lobstah Killah – Imperial red ale (8.0%)
    • New IPA – New, unreleased American IPA (?)

Smuttynose Brewing Co. (NH)

    • Blueberry Short Weisse – Sour berliner weisse style beer with blueberries (5.1%)
    • Finestkind – American IPA (6.9%)
    • Robust Porter – Porter (6.2%)

Rising Tide Brewing Co. (ME)

    • Ishmael – Copper Ale (4.9%)
    • Maine Island Trail Ale – American Pale Ale (4.3%)
    • Spinnaker – Hefeweizen (4.5%)

The Tap Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Intergalactic Acid – Berlinerweiss (3.0%)
    • Intergalactic Mango Acid – Berlinerweiss with mango (3.0%)
    • Solar Plexus – Double IPA (9.3%)

Trillium Brewing Co. (MA)

    • Dusk Trill Dawn – Collaboration with Evil Twin Brewing; Imperial Stout with cold brewed coffee (11.5%)
    • Galaxy Fort Point Pale Ale – American Pale Ale dry hopped with Galaxy hops (6.6%)
    • Vicinity – Double IPA, brewed with Galaxy, Citra and Columbus hops in celebration of the 1st anniversary of Row 34’s opening (Trillium’s neighbor and restaurant with an awesome beer program) (8.0%)

What Food Will Be Available?

While you’ll have your fill of craft beer, cider and local bbq samples, we know you might want something a little more substantial. With that in mind, this is normally where we’d tell you the restaurants we’re bringing in…but in this case, we’ve already got some of the best BBQ in Massachusetts joining us…why would we look any further? So they’ll be selling more substantial portions, on top of sampling.


July 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
July 16, 2016 @ 9:30 pm
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Space 57
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA United States


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