American Craft Beer Fest – 2015

by brewingsomefun on April 6, 2015

American Craft Beer Fest

For the 8th year in a row BeerAdvocate will be putting on the American Craft Beer Fest on May 29th – 30th at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. This event will showcase over 140 American Craft Breweries from around the United States.

Tickets are $50.00 dollars and you can purchase your tickets online at beeradvocate.com. If the session is not sold out on the day of the event, tickets will be available to purchase at the door for cash only.

Per Mass State Law, each pour will be 2 oz or less and remember to drink responsibly.

This event will be held in three sessions and it is recomended to get in line atleast a half hour before the start of the event:

  • Session A (Friday; 6-9:30pm)
  • Session B (Saturday; 1-4:30pm)
  • Session C (Saturday; 6-9:30pm)

Each session will have a capacity of 4,500 attendees and food will be available to purchase during each session.

For more information, check out the America Craft Beer Fest’s official website and make sure to follow Beeradvocate on twitter.


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Brewery Profile: Brewmaster Jack

by Kevin on April 19, 2015

Brewmaster Jack603 Brewery

Location: Northampton, MA
Website: brewmasterjack.com
Twitter: @brewmaster_jack
Founded: 2011

Brewery Description:
Brewmaster Jack was started in 2011 by Tyler Guilmette. Tyler began brewing out of his small apartment in Northampton, Massachusetts at the age of twenty-one. Eventually, Tyler decided to take the weekend hobby to the next step and took his idea to the Paper City Brewery in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The good folks at Paper City were able to allow Tyler access to fermenting space at their facility along with all of their brewing and packaging equipment. Thus, Brewmaster Jack was born.

The business remained a one-man operation for the first year and a half while Tyler built the brand and perfected the quality of the beers. Every bottle and keg was delivered by Tyler during this time. Eventually we were able to hire a few people and expand while continuing our self-distribution model. In 2014 we signed on with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance to expand distribution across the state of Massachusetts. This switch allowed us to expand our offerings, improve freshness, and focus on what we’re good at: brewing delicious beer.

As we move into the years ahead we’ve taken some time to reflect on what our mission is as a company. Brewmaster Jack was founded without any specific niche; just this sort of nebulous blob of love for craft beer. We didn’t want to limit ourselves to focusing on particular styles, brewing only with specific ingredients, or selling only in a specific area. We wanted to see which direction the public wanted us to go; what the new generation of craft beer lovers expected. Along the way we identified our strengths, areas in which we could improve, and what values we wanted our company to be based on. And in the end, we found it was all about the people. So our mission became centered around the beer-drinking public, our wonderful employees, and our own friends and neighbors in Massachusetts. We simply want to provide people with the option for readily-available, high quality craft beer. To accomplish this, we keep our focus on providing the highest level of customer service, creating an atmosphere that allows our employees to thrive, and supporting our local economy at every opportunity.- brewmasterjack.com

Beers:
STRAY DOG LAGER
AMBREWSIA
TOTAL ECLIPSE
HOPPINESS IS A WARM PUN
THE LITTLE BROTHER


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