The most wonderful time of the year for beer lovers is almost here! That’s right, my fellow ale aficionados: New England Brewfest is coming to town June 23-25.
Whether you’re looking to inspect new IPAs or reconnect with old lagers, New England Brewfest is the place to do it. We can’t think of a better way to spend the first weekend of summer than relaxing with beer and friends in the White Mountains.
Still need convincing? Here are a few reasons why you should hit up the festival this year:
- Expand Your Beer Horizons
In just one weekend, you’ll discover more new beers than you have in years. The 30+ breweries attending this year’s festival will include: Angry Orchard Hard Cider; Brooklyn Brewery; Hidden Moon Brewing; Nauti Seltzer; One Love Brewery; Samuel Adams; Sebago Brewing Company; Shipyard; Smuttynose Brewing Company; Switchback Brewing Company; Traveler Beer Company; Wachusett Brewing Company; Henniker Brewing; Moat Mountain; Kona Brewing; Narragansett Beer; Newburyport Brewing Co.; Jack’s Abbey; and Bad Lab Brewing Company.
- Saturday Night: ON TAP
Saturday Night: ON TAP is the highlight of New England Brewfest, and it’s happening right here at Loon. You’ll get to sample 100+ beers from more than 30 breweries, listen to live music, and enjoy a beautiful summer evening slopeside by the Governor’s Lodge. You’ll also get to take home a cool t-shirt and tasting glass.
- Beers on a Train
Start New England Brewfest right on Friday with dinner (and beer, obviously) aboard the Café Lafayette Craft Beer Train. You’ll spend two hours riding along the scenic Pemigewasett River while enjoying locally-sourced dishes paired with craft beer. Prefer to eat dinner in one place? Head over to the One Love Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner at One Love Brewery in downtown Lincoln. You’ll enjoy a beer-centric menu with a series of stationed pairings.
- Meet the Brewers
Interested in the stories behind your favorite brews? Join us for the New England Brewfest Seminars, where you’ll learn about the newest brewing trends, engage with brewers, and even sample a few beers.
- Believing Brewers
After hobnobbing with brewers at the Brewers Brunch, hop on the Gondola for Believing Brewers, a Sunday service at the summit of Loon Mountain. The nondenominational service, hosted by Loon Mountain Ministry, will focus on the connection between beer, history, and religion. The service will be led by the Rev. Marcus Corey and a guest speaker.