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YBN Hop Tips, Mid-January 2019

We've finally gotten some real snow. And then lots of rain! Just like the crazy weather, check out all the different ways you can celebrate with a pint below.

Cheers! Tori


January 19, Brewed for a Cause, Saltbox Kitchen, Concord, MA -
Dan Gregoire, head brewer at Saltbox Kitchen, is hosting a special dinner for beer lovers to benefit the Veteran Support Alliance.  This is part of the Black Ale Project, a nationwide a craft beer initiative to raise money and awareness on behalf of U.S. war veterans.  Dan is brewing two versions of Jean's Highland Chief, a Dry Irish Stout and a Maple Coffee Stout made with local maple syrup and Fazenda coffee.

January 24, Remnant Tap Takeover, Bukowski Tavern, Boston, MA -
On January 24th, we're joining forces with Hermit Thrush Brewery and tapping our collaboration beer (and many others) at one of our favorite neighborhood spots. Join us for a night at Bukowski Tavern in Back Bay for beer, food, and new friends. This night only you can taste our beer on draft out in the world!

January 25, Tiki For 2, Springdale Barrel Room, Framongham, MA -
Dress up and get warm with Srpingdale beers and a pig roast! Entry is free and food and beer will be available for purchase. Limited VIP tickets are available and include special anniversary glassware, a food and beer pairing experience featuring island inspired fare and tropical beer drinks, and more.

January 26, CBC's Barleywine Fest 2019, Cambridge Brewing Company, Cambridge, MA -
Each year, the CBC team anxiously await one of the best days at the brew pub: Barleywine Fest! Join us as we celebrate this year's Fest on Saturday, January 26th. Not familiar with our annual Barleywine Fest? Brewmaster Will puts together a list of vintage CBC barleywines, available in flights and full pours, while Chef Dave features a special barleywine-friendly menu.

January 29, Lamplighter Beer Dinner, Cambridge Common, Cambridge, MA -
We are particularly delighted to announce our first beer dinner of 2019 with Lamplighter Brewing Company. We are all going to have a chance to try Lamplighter favorites like Brunch Breakfast Stout, as well as the rare and hard-to-come-by.

January 30, The Blue Ox Beer Dinner, The Blue Ox, Lynn, MA -
~BENT WATER DINNER~ JANUARY 30TH 2019 - 6:00PM, $80 pp + tax & gratuity.

February 1-2, Extreme Beer Fest, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA -
Join us as we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm! Hosted by BeerAdvocate, the 16th annual Extreme Beer Fest will be held on February 1 & 2, 2019 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass. Featuring 120+ brewers and 400+ beers, across two days and three sessions, this will be the biggest and most diverse lineup of extreme beers ever. Presented by Dogfish Head. Sponsored by the Brewers Association.

February 2, Winterfest, Rapscallion Brewery, Sturbridge, MA -
Winterfest is an annual event marking the release of Rapscallion Winterfest, a recipe that changes each year. Celebrate with live music all day, and food from our on-site food truck!

February 3, Super Bowl Sunday Wing Fest, Dorchester Brewing Company, Dorchester, MA -
Pregame for the big day with a Wing Fest at Dorchester Brewing Company. We're bringing you some of the best restaurants in Dorchester and beyond to offer you up a tasting of the best wings around. The event will run from 11:30am-3pm and wings will be available for purchase for $1 each.

February 9, Indoor Winter Cornhole Tourney, Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth, MA -
Join us at Mayflower Brewing Company for an indoor winter cornhole tournament. Pre-register your team at the Eventbrite link in the Facebook event, and arrive at 12:45 that day. Max 24 teams. Participants must be 21+. Pints are included with each team member registration.

February 9, Dark of Winter Black Ale Fest, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
Love Dark Beer? This is the event for you! We have teamed up with our friends from the Black Ale Project and breweries across Massachusetts to bring you something fun in the Dark of Winter!

New Hampshire

January 24, Craft Wine and Beer Dinner, LaBelle Winery, Amherst, NH -
Join Winemaker Amy LaBelle and 603 Brewery's Head Brewer Tim Clapper for an exciting wine & beer dinner. Enjoy a delightful 5-course meal prepared with LaBelle award-winning wines and paired with 603 Brewery's craft beer. Throughout the meal, Amy & Tim will share their reflections and insights on the pairings per course.

January 26, Beveridge Ice Fest 2019, 19 Mile Bay Beach, Mirror Lake, NH -
Get your long johns, furry hats and winter gear ready...Ice Fest is happening again!  Beveridge Craft Beer Fest will bring together some of the finest craft breweries around to pour some of their tasty brews on the ice of Lake Winnipesaukee.

January 30, Brother's Donuts and Beer Pairing Event, Local Baskit, Concord, NH -
Featuring six beers to taste and crown the best pairing with bites of Brothers Donuts.

February 1, Stout Month 2019, Bad Lab Beer Co. Somersworth, NH -
Join us for our 2nd annual Stout Month, an entire month celebrating dark beer at Bad Lab Beer Co. featuring guest drafts and collaborations from across New England!

February 7, Detox & Retox: V-Day Inspired Yoga Class, 603 Brewery, Londonderry, NH -
This is an extra special class! We will be doing some partner poses, so bring your significant other, BFF, sibling, stranger off the street, or that person you haven't told how you really feel but want to spend time with him/her...Class is $15 per person and includes- the 1 hours class and 3-5oz samples or a pint of your choice. Part of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the NH and MA SPCA organizations.

Rhode Island

January 26, 2019 Rhode Island Brew Fest, Waterfire Arts Center, Providence, RI -
Join us for this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 60+ breweries and over 200 styles of beer. The event will have two sessions from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:30 – 8:30 PM. All beverage samples are included in your ticket, as well as live music.

February 8, 25th Anniversary Celebration Whalers Brewing Company, Wakefield, RI -
Can you believe it's been 25 years already?! Come celebrate, have a beer on us and reminisce about all your favorite past events and things you look forward to! Tickets are $15 and include a pint or tasting and ticket holders will get a discount on yummy food from Red's Street Kitchen.

February 14, Foolish Love 2019, Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
Valentine's Day can be complicated with getting dressed up, late dinner reservations, finding parking, traffic, etc. Uncomplicate things by making Foolproof part of your evening plans, especially if you have a late reservation. Singles and couples are invited to Foolproof Brewing's Foolish Love event on Thursday, February 14th from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy local food items paired with our beer on Valentine's Day. Tickets are $25 and include 8 tokens for beer and food samples and a $5 brewery gift card.


January 23 & 26, Igor's Dream Bottle Release & Dessert Pairing!, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
It is that time of year again – the release of our 2019 Igor's Dream Russian Imperial Stout. Join us on Wednesday January 23rd for the preview dessert pairing night and Saturday January 26th for Igor Day- the Igor's Dream bottle release!

February 14, Valentine Cupcakes and Beer, New England Brewing Company, Woodbridge, CT -
We will have the NORA Cupcake Truck from Middletown CT on site with some delicious cupcakes to pair with our beers here at NEBCO. Bring your friends or significant others for this sweet night.


February 7, Magic Hat Barroom Hero Comedy Showcase, Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, VT -
Magic Hat's annual comedy night hosted by Mike Paternoster Featuring comedic sets by Maddy Hyams, Sky Sandoval, Mike Thomas, and Tine Friml (voted VT's funniest comedian 2018). 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Free!

February 7, Winter Brewfest, DoubleTree by Hilton, South Burlington, VT -
Winter Brewfest 2019 is February 9 at the Doubletree by Hilton Burlington (same venue new name). More beer choices, more food trucks and more wine, spirits & cider. As we travel the world, it becomes more clear that Vermont beer is just better.


January 27, Lagers for Literacy, The Pub at Baxter Brewing Co., Lewiston, ME -
Join us for an afternoon of fun and games at The Pub at Baxter Brewing on Sunday, January 27, 2019, from 2 to 5 PM. Try your hand at Jenga or join the spelling bee all while supporting Literacy Volunteers in this beautiful new space.

February 10, 1st Hill 1st Anniversary Pop Up, SoMe Brewing Company, York, ME -
We just turned 1! Come celebrate with us at SoMe Brewing! Chef Jason will be putting together a menu that we will release before the big day. SoMe will be providing the beer and venue. More surprises to come, including a special beer!

New York

January 25, Funky Ice Fest, Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Lake George, NY -
It's time once again to bring the funk. Our Funky Ice Fest will be returning to the pub January 25th & 26th, and February 1st & 2nd. You'll have fun exploring our new Frozen Forest, complete with critters, howling at the full moon during the opening weekend, and keeping your fingers crossed the Punxsutawney Phil doesn't see his shadow on the 2nd.

January 26, Broken Resolutions IPA Fest, Lake George Brew House, Queensbury, NY -
IPA Festival with up to 40 breweries, distilleries and cider makers as well as food trucks and other local vendors.

January 26, Dime Best of Brooklyn Festival, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY -
Clear you calendars and dust off the winter chill at the third annual Dime Best of Brooklyn Festival. This is a collection of Brooklyn's best craft brews, 20+ of the best chefs plus music from curated DJs and fun not to be missed! Choose from 3 different sessions at Industry City offering unlimited local craft beer tastings.

February 4-10, Schenectady Beer Week, Various Locations, Schenectady, NY -
Mark your calendars! The Schenectady Ale Trail is excited to bring you SCHENECTADY BEER WEEK 2019! Stay tuned to this event page for all the details on a tasty week full of fun as you #DiscoverSchenectady and enjoy some great craft beer!

Happy drinking!