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YBN Hop Tips, Mid-November 2017

We're coming up on a holiday, which means there are many more excuses to drink beer than do other things. Many venues are hosting pre-Thanksgiving parties, and there are a few Black Friday events to entertain you in lieu of, or as a reward for, shopping for whatever this year's Furby-equivalent is.

Have a great and safe Thanksgiving. Cheers, Tori

November and December beerfest advertiser events to enjoy:

NERAX- NERAX North Cask Beer Festival, November 16-18, Salem, MA
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Boston Beer: November 16, Samuel Adams After Hours: Kosmic Mother Funk & Cake, Boston. Mass.

Inn at Cooperstown: Special Edition Bed & Brewery with Brewery Ommegang, December 1-3, Cooperstown, NY

Smuggler's Notch: 23rd Annual BrewFest, Part 1, December 8-9, Smugglers' Notch, VT

Woodstock Inn and Brewery: Brewer's Weekend, December 15-16, North Woodstock, NH


November 16-18, First Anniversary, Lamplighter Brewing Co, Cambridge, MA -
After many pints and long nights, our one-year anniversary is almost here. It feels like just yesterday we opened our doors and starting brewing beer, and we're so grateful for all the people that have stopped in and shared these past few months with us. Now let's cut the sentimental crap and party. To celebrate our birthday in proper fashion, we're throwing a weeklong party full of beer releases, food pop-ups, and even a chance to peek at our brewhouse. https://www.facebook.com/events/1892931377701051/

November 16-18, NERAX North Cask Beer Festival, Knights of Columbus Hall, Salem, MA -
Come to our fall festival! Over the course of 3 autumn days, we will serve over 50 cask of real ale and cider, approximately half from Britain and half American. All are cask-conditioned, served by gravity or hand-pump. Ours is a true festival setting with quarter, half, and full Imperial pints served across a cash bar. Beer selection varies daily. NERAX North takes place in Salem, MA, just half a mile from the train station! http://nerax.org/wp_nerax/nerax-north/ USE CODE NN17YBNA

November 16, Samuel Adams After Hours: Kosmic Mother Funk & Cake, Samuel Adams Boston Brewery, Boston, MA -
Join us at the Boston Brewery on November 16th to celebrate the extremely limited release of Samuel Adams' Funkiest beer, Kosmic Mother Funk. Come try this delicious brewery-only bottle release, paired with cake from our friends at Rebecca's Café. We will also be releasing an exclusive KMF t-shirt you won't want to leave without. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/samuel-adams-after-hours-kosmic-mother-funk-cake-tickets-39300077590

December 7, Cellar Series: Allagash Brewing, Provisions, Northampton, MA -
Allagash Brewing has a special place in our hearts here at Provisions. Not only is their brewery one of the most fun visits in modern day craft beer.. but they also have an amazing portfolio, with an unreal barrel program.  Join us on the first Thursday in December, for a very special beer event. An ambassador from Allagash will be in house to co-host a this special experience. We will taste through the Allagash portfolio.. Some new releases, some from our cellar some from theirs, including some rarities that are no longer in production. You can purchase tickets in-store, or by phone at 413 727-3497, Thursday, December 7, 6:30-8:30pm, $30 per ticket. https://www.facebook.com/events/389290351505507/

New Hampshire

November 24, Black Friday Release, 603 Brewery, Londonderry, NH -
A sour brown ale made with locally harvested cranberries that our brewers harvested themselves. https://www.facebook.com/events/137759513615365/

November 30, The Great Cribbage Tourney, Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH -
The Great Cribbage Tourney returns to the tasting room!  Our next cribbage tournament will be on Thursday, November 30th. The tasting room will open at 3:00 PM, with the tournament starting at 6:00 PM. Please sign up before 5:45 PM the day of the tournament so we can prepare the brackets. You can sign up by making a "Sign me up!" comment on this event or send an email to info at greatnorthaleworks dot com. If you already signed up, we have you...we will send a confirmation a day or two before. The tournament will be individuals, single elimination. Anyone who loses in their first game will be entered into the Second Chance bracket (so everyone is guaranteed 2 games). There will be a prize for the Champion and the winner of the Second Chance bracket. All skill levels welcome! https://www.facebook.com/events/297110580785775/

December 15, Brewer's Weekend, Woodstock Inn, North Woodstock, NH -
Come learn how to brew beer in our unique micro brewery! Stay two nights and add a brewer's weekend that includes: full country breakfast each morning, Friday night brewer's reception & collaboration on a new recipe, lunch Saturday, Brewer's Dinner Saturday night, a commemorative T-shirt or Hat and learn the brewing process for the day. Please call to book 1-800-321-3985. http://www.woodstockinnnh.com/brewersweeknds/

December 1, Millyard Brewery + Pigtale Restaurant Beer Dinner @the brewery, Millyard Brewery, Nashua, NH -
For the lovers of local fresh food and beer, this dinner is for you. Right in the heart of the brewery and new tasting room. Relax and enjoy the farm fresh 3 course meal prepared by the Pigtale team AND a special release Pumpkin Winter Warmer from us at the Brewery. The 3 piece band 'The Pick-Up Artist' will join us for dinner melodies then we'll rock the night away. This event is put on to help raise funds for the new tasting room and we'll give you a taste of what is to come. We look forward to friends of the Brewery joining us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/millyard-brewery-pigtale-restaurant-beer-dinner-the-brewery-tickets-39423732445

December 10, Yoga, Beer and Holiday Cheer, 603 Brewery, Londonderry, NH -
Join us for our third class in our 603 Brewery Yoga Series. Yoga, Beer and Holiday Cheer with Elyse Fairburn, CEO and Co-Owner of Fairburn it Off. HOLIDAY INSPIRED WORKOUT GEAR/ONSIES/ATTIRE ENCOURAGED! Class is $15 per person and includes- the 1 hours class and 3-5oz samples of 603 brews of your choice. Part of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the NH and MA SPCA organizations where they work to save the lives of companion animals through rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption; to promote learning, eliminate animal cruelty and be a leader in advancing the highest standards of animal welfare. https://www.facebook.com/events/487947581563363/

Rhode Island

November 16, Breakfast Club at Night, Ocean Mist, Wakefield, RI -
Who doesn't love Ocean Mist Breakfast at Night?? !!! Join Narragansett Beer for a special Autocrat Coffee Stout Launch Party Thursday November 16th 2017. We will be screening The Breakfast Club starting at 8pm but we will be serving breakfast starting at 6pm! Have a breakfast chimi, an autocrat coffee stout and watch The Breakfast Club! https://www.facebook.com/events/1996520433951500/

November 18, Ocean State Waves Brew Tour, Aqua Blue Hotel, Narragansett, RI -
The Second Annual Ocean State Waves Brew Tour will take place at Aqua Blue Saturday, November 18th from 4-7 pm. Mixx 99.3 will be providing the music and we have a great line-up of the best beers of the Ocean State for guests to sample. Tickets are $35 per guest online, $40 at the door (if available) and Aqua Blue is offering Sip & Stay packages starting at $150. Breweries/Wineries/Spirits: Whalers Brewing Company, Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, Narragansett Brewing Company, KEEL Vodka, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Storm Brewery, Sons of Liberty, Revival Brewing Company, Newport Vineyards, Foolproof Brewing Company. https://www.facebook.com/events/1925156757749409/

November 18, Guns & Beer VIII Craft Beer Fundraiser for the Varnum Continentals, Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, East Greenwich, RI -
This popular beer tasting fundraiser, now in its 8th year, features RI breweries, museum tours, raffles, food, and amazing historical exhibits in our premier military museum.  You won't want to miss this year's Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. We've got a stellar line-up of craft beers and breweries, many from right here from Rhode Island and each with a special twist.  . 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, $25 advance / $35 door. 401-527-6440, http://varnumcontinentals.org/beer/

November 22, Newport Storm Turkey Day Pregame Party, Newport Storm, Newport, RI -
Free pint glass when you order a Newport Storm draft! Newport Storm shwag giveaways! Vinyl Guru Record Shop Spinning wax all night! https://www.facebook.com/events/642218549500081/

December 7, Pajama Party at Nick's on Broadway!, Nicks On Broadway, Providence, RI -
We're throwing the best breakfast-for-dinner pajama party EVER! Nick's on Broadway's FAMOUS Brunch Menu, Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout Tap Takeover, Breakfast Cocktails- Mimosa's, Bloodies, and Adult Coffee Milk, Big Screen Showing of "The Breakfast Club" , Prizes for Best Pajamas!  FREE Entry! AND we've got TWO holiday surprises up our sleeves... Can you guess what we're unveiling??? https://www.facebook.com/events/368945936881578/

December 8, Autocrat Pint Night at Brick Alley Pub!, Brick Alley Pub, Newport, RI -
Autocrat is back and better than ever! Come on out to the Brickey Alley Pub for a Pint Night on 12/18. Buy a beer, keep the glass! https://www.facebook.com/events/1462669623780566/

December 16, Barrel Reserve Night 2017 & Fifth Anniversary Party, Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
Join Foolproof for our fourth annual Barrel Reserve Night & Fifth Anniversary Party on Saturday, December 16, from 7:00-10:00. The event features rare barrel-aged beer offerings, a selection of local food artisans, an exclusive Barrel Reserve Night glass, and more! Beer offerings and guest vendors to be announced shortly. Reserve your tickets today! https://www.facebook.com/events/345044415957728/


November 18, 3 Year Anniversary Party!, Powder Hollow Brewery, Enfield, CT -
As we prepare to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary on Saturday November 18th. We would like to take time to reflect and thank all of our loyal guests that have made this journey possible. A lot has changed since we opened our doors to close to a 1000 customers the 1st day. We have upgraded our system, added tanks and now distribute to both CT. and MA. We also have added 10 employees. 2018 will also be exciting as we move our "production" part of the brewery to our new 8000 sq. ft. location a few miles down the road. The tap room will stay where it is and be adding a winery by the fall of 2018. Please come join us Saturday as we welcome back the band "Joon" with live music from 6pm on. Joon has been with us from the beginning and are now coming off a new CD release and a tour. They never fail to put on a great show. https://www.facebook.com/events/223418884862060/

November 22, Thanksgiving Eve Party, Black Hog Brewing Co., Oxford, MA -
Thanksgiving Eve Aka Valley New Year Party at Black Hog!. Open 2-8pm. Featuring The Caseus Cheese Truck and Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes. Come enjoy food, friends, fam, and beers with us! Happy Holidays everyone! https://www.facebook.com/events/1980092165583167/

November 30, City Steam Brewery's 20th Anniversary Celebration, City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT -
City Steam is turning 20 years old, can you believe it? To celebrate, we're having a party! We'll be celebrating 20 years of amazing beers with giveaways, anniversary glass, live music and a great time! Admission gets you into the event, access to dinner buffet, complimentary anniversary glass and 3 beer tickets! Purchase your tickets at citysteamshop.biz


 November 15, TapThat10 Craft Beer Dinner w/Jack's Abby and Exhibit A, Whetstone Station, Brattleboro, VT -
TapThat dinners are legendary ; one-of-a-kind chef creations paired with craft brews by guest brewers from the region. To celebrate the 10th TapThat event at Whetstone Station, Jack's Abby is teaming up with our friends from Framingham, Exhibit A Brewing, for night of Ales and Lagers! Each dinner guest will enjoy five amazing meal courses, double paired with crazy good offerings from each brewery. But before that, early birds can kick the whole thing off with Hoppy Hour, consisting of some mystery pours and Chef Nikki's scrumptious hors D'oeuvres. TICKETS INCLUDE TAX & TIP and can be purchased here: https://www.whetstonestation.com/tapthat-beer-dinners/

November 17, Food Bank fundraiser w/ Foundation Brewery, Allagash, Maine Beer, Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT -
Pouring beers from Foundation, Maine Beer Company, and Allagash. And while we're pouring all of these delicious beers, the Breweries listed will all be DONATING ONE DOLLAR PER POUR to the MONTPELIER FOOD PANTRY. If that's not enough, Three Penny is MATCHING their total.  The event happens from the second we open until the second we close so come on by, drink amazing beer and do a good part on the good foot. https://www.facebook.com/events/143833866345558/

December 8-9, 23rd Annual BrewFest, Part 1, Smuggler's Notch, Smugglers' Notch, VT -
You're in the right place — Vermont has the highest number of breweries per capita. Our BrewFest highlights some of our state's excellent breweries plus regional favorites and craft ciders. Enjoy samples from Sam Adams, Truly Spiked and Sparkling, Angry Orchard Cider, Blue Point, Goose Island, Shock Top, Citizens Cider, as well as Sierra Nevada, and Stella Artois breweries. If your tastes run closer to home, don't miss samples from Vermont's own Switchback, Traveler, Woodchuck Cider, Magic Hat, Shed, Otter Creek, Long Trail, Harpoon, Zero Gravity, and Von Trapp. More breweries are being added; stay tuned!  A DJ spins the tunes and the Mountain Grille puts on a tasty appetizer buffet. 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples, munchies, and a souvenir sampling glass. 21 & older, please. BrewFest group lodging packages are available for groups of 20 or more; please call 800-521-0536. http://www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/skiride/winter-events.php


November 24, Toys for Tots with Maine Beer Company, Maine Beer Company, Freeport, ME -
The Maine Beer Cafe and Best Brew Tours present the Maine Beer Company NOT Black Friday weekend. Help us fill the Van so we can support local children for the holidays with the Toys for Tots campaign. Bring in a toy we'll give you a ticket for any Maine Beer Co draft for $6. We will be featuring locally sourced food pairings in the kitchen that will be inspired by the Maine Beer Co line up. We'll have 6 taps of Maine Beer Company on draft all weekend. We'll have live music Fri and Sat night at 7pm and end the weekend on Sunday with a Patriots kick off at 1pm. Remember we are always kids friendly and in the wise words Do What's Right! https://www.facebook.com/events/127462837961115/

November 30, Freeport Conservation Trust Community Happy Hour, Maine Beer Company, Freeport, ME -
This November Maine Beer Company's featured 1% for the Planet non-profit is Freeport Conservation Trust. We'll be hosting a community happy hour from 5-8pm on Thursday November 30th for people to gather and learn more about the work done by FCT over some beers.  Freeport Conservation Trust is a non-profit organization operated by Freeport, Maine, volunteers. They are dedicated to protecting those special places that we all know and love, for ourselves and for future generations. Since 1977, the Trust has protected over 45 properties, totaling 1,491 acres of Freeport land, including significant farmland, shorefront and woodlands. Join us on the 30th to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/events/474998782897195/

December 9, Desserts & Drafts, Baxter Brewing Co, Lewiston, ME -
This event pairs together two local favorites - locally made desserts from E. Claires & Pastries and locally hand crafted beer from Baxter Brewing Co.! This guided tasting will be led by Baxter Brewing tap room manager Andy Bielecki. Andy will guide us through the pairings one at a time as we learn how desserts and beer can complement each other. Every attendee will receive 5 pairings and a commemorative glass. This is a 21+ event and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. To purchase tickets please go to https://donutsanddrafts.ticketspice.com/dessertsanddrafts

New York
>>>>>The New York Beer and Brewery Tour, Paulaner NYC, New York, NY -
Makes a great holiday gift! The New York Beer and Brewery Tour is New York's original craft beer tasting experience on wheels. Enjoy the best of New York's exciting craft beer scene as you tour NYC! Learn about Brooklyn's fascinating beer history. Explore behind-the-scenes brewing operations. Meet the craft beer experts. Create unforgettable memories!. Saturdays and Sundays. 11:45 AM-4:30 PM, $125. Express tour Saturdays 11 am $79. 6465524718, https://tourguidesofnewyork.com

November 25, Saranac Pilot Takeover, Nail Creek Pub & Brewery, Utica, NY -
An all pilot takeover, can't say much else yet. https://www.facebook.com/events/339635013170006/

December 1-3, Special Edition Bed & Brew with Brewery Ommegang, Brewery Ommegang and The Inn at Cooperstown, Cooperstown, NY -
Announcing a very special spin on the extremely popular Bed & Brew event. If you've been to a Bed & Brew Package in the past, you've experienced the VIP treatment at Ommegang and you know how much fun this event is. In this special package, we're bringing the event to a new and unique level as the gourmet multi-course beer and food pairing dinner will be done with Ommegang's Limited Edition Beers . Yes, the Limited Edition beers that the brewery has produced in the past that are no longer available as well new limited edition beers soon to be released! If you love great beer and great food or just have an intense interest in quality craft beers, this package is a must attend event. This package includes two nights lodging at the inn, craft beer night on Friday evening, a private VIP tour of the brewery, a multi-course gourmet beer and food paring dinner, a limited-edition, exclusive growler signed by the brew master, filled with your choice of on-tap Ommegang brew and much more. https://www.innatcooperstown.com/packages/a-special-edition-bed-and-brew-with-brewery-ommegang

December 3, Juicy Brews Beer Festival NYC, Industria, Brooklyn, NY -
On December 3rd, we're bringing the Juicy Brews Craft Beer Festival to the Big Apple. Meet the brewers and try UNLIMITED POURS of juicy, hazy, and fruit-forward beers. Tickets go on sale October 27th, 2017 at 12:00 PM. Limited to 3 session tickets and 1 DD ticket per order. We look forward to seeing you on December 3rd! https://www.facebook.com/events/1983976568511297/

Happy drinking!