The Maine Brewers’ Guild will host the 2nd annual “Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay” beer tasting event in Boothbay, Maine on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. New this year, gates will open at noon for VIP ticket holders to enjoy some ‘back stage time’ with the brewers and be among the first to taste their specialty brews. In addition to award-winning beer from thirty two Maine breweries, the event will feature special guest brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company, New Hampshire’s leading craft brewery, located in the seaport town of Portsmouth.
‘It’s going to be tough to find a better place to be on a July afternoon in Maine’ MBG President, Dan Kleban said of the upcoming event; ‘a scenic outdoor venue, a lively coastal town, great food, music, award winning Maine brewed beer and the best fans in the country!’
Rare, special and single batch beers will be featured among the brews that will be poured at the event. Josh Christie, writer for Hop Press: East, had this to say about last year’s event: ‘the brewers all brought their A-game in a big way. In addition to their flagship beers, there were some real treasures in the bunch…’
The event will feature a traditional New England Style BBQ prepared by event hosts Boothbay Resort, extraordinary music by Boston based band HDRnB and an exclusive silent auction. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support the Maine Brewers’ Guild and its continuing mission to promote the craft brewed industry in Maine.
Participating Maine breweries include: Allagash Brewing, Andrew’s Brewing, Atlantic Brewing, Bar Harbor Brewing, Baxter Brewing, Belfast Bay Brewing, Black Bear Brewery, Boothbay Craft Brewery, Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery, Bull Jagger Brewing, Bunker Brewing, Deep Water Brewing, D.L. Geary Brewing, Geaghan Brothers Brewing, Gritty McDuff ’s, Kennebec River Brewery, Maine Beer, Marshall Wharf Brewing, Oak Pond Brewing, Oxbow Brewing, Peak Organic Brewing, Penobscot Bay Brewing, Rising Tide Brewing, Rocky Coast Brewing, Run of the Mill Public House, Sea Dog Brewing, Shag Rock Brewing, Sebago Brewing Company, Sheepscot Valley Brewing, Shipyard Brewing, Sunday River Brewing and The Liberal Cup
About “Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay”: When: Saturday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00pm Where: Boothbay Resort, 301 Adams Pond Rd., Boothbay, Maine www.boothbayresort.com Cost: General admission tickets are $50 and include beverages, traditional southern BBQ, and parking. VIP tickets are available for $75 and include an early entry at 12:00. Designated driver tickets are $25. A special commemorative tasting glass will be provided to the first 800 people who purchase tickets. Tickets are available for sale online and must be purchased in advance. This is a 21+ event and pets will not be permitted. This event will be held rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/182471 .