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YBN Hop Tips, Mid-August / September 2018

September is on the horizon, which means Oktoberfest's are right around the corner!! And there are plenty of other events to entertain you in the meantime.
Cheers, Tori

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August and September beerfest advertiser events to enjoy (See complete info below). Let them know you appreciate the support they give us! Fill out their forms and tell them so!
6th Annual Pints For Paws!!!, August 18, The Ruck, Troy, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/1867201620011643/
Vermont NanoFest, August 18, Tunbridge, VT http://www.brocklebankvt.com/vermont-nanofest.htm
Brew at the Zoo, August 25, Providence, RI https://www.facebook.com/events/1955427784501261/
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Second Anniversary Party, August 25, Framingham, MA https://www.facebook.com/events/1332609500174734/
Mount Snow Brewers Festival, September 1-2, West Dover, VT
Sherborn Business Association's Summer Brewfest, September 7, Sherborn, MA http://www.sherbornbusiness.org/home

Erie Canal Beer and Wine Festival, September 8, Saint Johnsville, NY - https://www.facebook.com/ErieCanalBeerWineFest/
Lookout Farm Harvest Fest, September 9, Natick, MA https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lookout-farm-harvest-fest-tickets-48967319571?aff=efbneb
Sixth Annual Ok2berfest, September 15-16, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT
- https://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/4839


!***August 18, Brew at the Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA -
Franklin Park Zoo's annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from a variety of breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo (weather permitting) will be open for this event. https://www.facebook.com/events/1955427784501261/

August 24, The Reggae & Local Brewery Biergarten, Boylston Schul-Verein, Walpole, MA -
Back by popular demand - the Reggae Biergarten. Enjoy a beer and relax on a Friday night to the sounds of the Heirloom Seeds. And we will be welcoming three local breweries for a tap take over, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, Idle Hands Craft Ales, and Notch Brewing! Food will be provided by Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen. Friday night, friends, reggae, beer and food - what more can one want https://www.facebook.com/events/2031404390467265/ !

!***August 25, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Second Anniversary Party, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, Framingham, MA -
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company is turning Two! And we want you to come celebrate it with us with a big backyard party! We will be serving up a selection of our beers including our special Anniversary IPA (details on this coming soon). https://www.facebook.com/events/1332609500174734/

August 25, HopFest, Plymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA -
Hopfest! is the annual celebration of Craft Beer, Great Food and Music! Back for it's fourth year we are making this year super special. The lineup of breweries is out of this world, we are upping the food game once again and we hopefully will have a special surprise for all the faithful HOPFEST guests that will make you are VERY happy. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopfest-craft-beer-music-and-food-festival-tickets-45813374035

August 26, Summer at 72 Block Party, 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA -
Volturno, Simjang and Wormtown Brewery team up for the coolest block party of the summer! Get your tickets for the cornhole tournament or just come visit us and enjoy local food, beer and live music on Worcester's finest street! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-at-72-block-party-cornhole-tournament-tickets-48331333319?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

!***September 7, Sherborn Business Association's Summer Brewfest, Heritage of Sherborn, Sherborn, MA -
Beer tasting fundraiser to support the Sherborn Business Association's Community Action Fund. Local breweries, cider houses and distillers will be on tap for tastings at the Heritage of Sherborn. The Sherborn Business Association, a 501 (c)(3) organization, has served the Sherborn community over 30 years. Proceeds are granted to local nonprofits that serve the residents of Sherborn. http://www.sherbornbusiness.org/home

September 8-9, BSV Oktoberfest 2018, Boylston Schul-Verein, Walpole, MA -
Discounted pre-sale tickets and group tickets are available at Eventbrite, just click on the link above.The entrance fee at the gate is $10.00 per person. Entrance fee has to be paid in cash only. Children under 12 have free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/events/451392638647869

September 8, Volksfest, Harvard Library, Harvard, MA -
The Harvard Volksfest is a Bavarian style funfest for the whole family, features include bed races, live music, kid's activities, yard games, food, and drink. http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/harvardma/

September 8, Craft Beer Cask Fest, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis -
It's a Cask Beer Fest! We're celebrating old fashioned, real ale with some friends! Sample cask beers from all the different breweries, live music from High Attitude & visit the Dawg in the Road food truck! Each brewery will bring at least one type of cask beer. $20 gets you a souvenir glass and 10 sample tickets. Additional pints of cask beer will also be on sale from each brewery. https://www.facebook.com/events/299667510602463/

September 8, FUNK and JAM OUT, Newburyport Brewing Co., Newburyport, MA -
We welcome you and your family to join us at the Newburyport Brewing Co for the 5th Annual FUNK AND JAM OUT. This will be a fantastic time for people of all ages!  https://www.facebook.com/events/141311953355116

!***September 9, Lookout Farm Harvest Fest!, Natick, MA -
Presented by Metrowest Chamber Of Commerce. Celebrate local ingredients and agribusiness at it's best. 
Featuring a 21+ Craft Beer Fest, Local Vendors, Live Music, Lawn Games, Moon Bounces, Face Painting, BBQ and more!

September 14-15, Lager Beer Fest, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA -
Lager Beer Fest is a true Boston beer festival, offering only Lagers. Some of the breweries in attendance will be Jack's Abby, Brooklyn Brewery, Castle Island, Von Trapp, Founders, Six Point and many more! We are a Boston Beer Festival offering a wide variety of craft beers, that only feature lagers. http://lagerbeerfest.com/index.html

September 15, Oktoberfest, Idle Hands Craft Ales, Malden, MA -
Our annual Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday September 15th. Doors open at 10am. The day will feature lots of lager, food, music and more. More information to be announced soon. https://www.facebook.com/events/502686770159221/

New Hampshire

August 18, Gate City Brewfest 2018, Holman Stadium, Nashua, NH -
The city of Nashua and Bellavance Beverage present the 6th Annual Gate City Brewfest! Join us on August 18, 2018 at historic Holman Stadium to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Breweries will be pouring handcrafted beer for you to explore, restaurants will be facing off in a wing competition, and there will be live music, games, and entertainment for all! https://business.facebook.com/events/302653370219631/

August 24-25, Mountain Brew and BBQ, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Gilford, NH -
Join us as we wind down summer with the second annual Mountain Brew & BBQ on August 24th and 25th. Enjoy samples of beer and cider from over 30 of New England's best breweries, onsite barbeque, and food truck vendors! https://www.gunstock.com/events/events/1105/

August 25, Birthday Bash, Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH -
It's a celebration of being in business for three years! Everyone is invited, it is a family-friendly event. Well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on our outdoor patio! Pig roast, live music from The Fighting Fifth (local band), a special beer release, and lots of games and great people! https://www.facebook.com/events/211274306204514/

September 7, 22nd Annual New England Homebrewers Jamboree, Tamworth Campground, Tamworth, NH -
It's been a long ride but the Jamboree has grown up and turned 22. Come celebrate the Jamboree's journey into adulthood with some of the finest homebrewers New England has to offer. Stay for the day or the weekend and be a part of New England's largest homebrew festival. All proceeds go to benefit Make-A-Wish NH! http://www.homebrewersjamboree.com/

September 8, 25th Anniversary Party!, Martha's Exchange Restaurant & Brewery, Nashua, NH -
Come celebrate our 25 years of brewing! We will be tapping our 25th anniversary beer and serving 6 different anniversary beers! Flights and special commemorative glassware will be available along with other swag for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/events/445436429265155/

September 15, Passport Craft Beer & Food Pairing Tour, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH -
You're invited to celebrate 10 years of great beer and fine food with the 2018 PASSPORT Craft Beer and Food Tour! Come and enjoy a beautiful evening on the historic grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, while sampling local craft beers paired with foods created by the best chefs in the area! http://www.nhpbs.org/passport/

Rhode Island

August 19, Pints for Pups Black Hog Brewery, Oxford, CT -
Dog Adoption Day and Fundraiser for Companion Pet Rescue. $1 from every pint sold goes to Companion Pet Rescue! Plus, Companion Pet Rescue's Annual Reunion! Featuring Twins BBQ Co. food truck 1-8pm, Dog adoptions 11am-1pm, $1 from every pint sold goes to Companion Pet Rescue! https://www.facebook.com/events/1910619075662838/

August 23, Burger & Tallboy Night Ft. Narragansett Beer, Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar, Providence, RI -
Every Thursday night we run a burger & tallboy special for $10. On Thursday August 23rd that special will be ran as usual, but with some special burgers & sides. We will be pouring some Narragansett beers in cans and on draft all night. For reservations please call 401-831-3733. https://www.facebook.com/events/208155676700029/

!***August 25, Brew at the Zoo, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, RI -
Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event. Sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers, enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival. https://www.facebook.com/events/1782730058416372/

September 9, Ocean State Beer Fest 2018, Proclamation Ale Company, Warwick, RI -
The Rhode Island Brewer's Guild is excited to host it's 4th annual Ocean State Beer Fest at Proclamation Ale Co. in Warwick, RI. This is a Rhode Island ONLY beer festival featuring beers from breweries and brewpubs throughout the state. https://www.facebook.com/events/222337145094238/

September 15, PawSox Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pawtucket, RI -
Join us at McCoy at the annual food truck and craft beer festival on the field! There will be food trucks and craft breweries lined up along the warning track for fans to enjoy, with live music and old school hip-hop music videos on the center field video board. Join the PawSox as we cheers to the summer on the field for food trucks and craft beer festivities! https://www.facebook.com/events/915933888586671/


August 18, Thimbibe Music Festival 2018, Thimble Island Brewery, Branford, CT -
Join us for a FUN packed summer day full of draft specials, FREE giveaways, food trucks, games and live music! Bring Your Own Chair, Event is Rain or Shine! Family and dog friendly. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thimbibe-music-festival-2018-local-vendorslive-musicfree-giveaways-tickets-48066909420

August 19, Summer Funk Bottle Release, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
Come celebrate the bottle release of two of our most experimental and award winning beers: Urban Funk and Philsamic Flanders Red Ale on Sunday Aug. 19 at Two Roads Brewing Co! https://www.facebook.com/events/1720775081372353/

August 25, New Haven Craft Beer Fest, Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers, New Haven, CT -
A curated selection of craft beer from some of the best local and regional breweries in an intimate urban outdoor setting. https://www.facebook.com/events/212810645942577/

August 26, Fourth Anniversary, Black Hog Brewery, Oxford, CT -
Black Hog is turning 4! Come celebrate on August 26th 1-6pm with Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes and The Caseus Cheese Truck, Jesse's Barber Shop, The Drunk Alpaca snacks, West's Side Jerky, Facepainting and Photobooth by Face Candy Art and Entertainment, Dunk-a-Brewer! Cornhole and outdoor games! Beer will be served at both bars plus an outdoor pouring station! Some surprise kegs are in store! https://www.facebook.com/events/288149048402757/

September 8, Brass City Brew & Que Library Park, Library Park, Waterbury, CT -
This event used to be called Brass City Brew Fest and this is the 13th year this event is being held. There will be over 250 different beers at the Festival. The festival runs from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m., the first hour is reserved for the VIP Ticket holders and general admission arrives at 1 p.m. http://www.brasscitybrewandque.com

September 9, Firefighter's IAFF Local 2033 Beer Event, Witchdoctor Brewing Company, Southington, CT -
Local firefighters and Witchdoctor Brewing Company collaboration beer. $25 donation gets you your first beer free, a sample pour of the beer brewed by firefighters, a commemorative tasting glass and live music! 50/50 raffle and raffle prizes. Food for purchase will be provided as well. https://www.facebook.com/pg/witchdoctorbrewing/events/

September 15, Small State Great Beer, Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT -
Connecticut's #1 drinking festival is back for year three. Small State Great Beer is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring unlimited tastings from the largest line-up of CT breweries alongside live music and local food trucks. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience in Downtown Hartford. Limited pre-sale tickets available! http://www.smallstategreatbeer.com/#tickets

!***September 15-16, Sixth Annual Ok2berfest, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
It's the most wonderful time of the year! You're invited to the 6th Annual Two Roads Ok2berfest! Join us at the brewery to pay homage to the world's largest Volkfest (beer festival). Authentic German music, German-style beers, food, games and more! Get your tickets now! Limited tickets available. https://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/4839


!***August 18, Vermont NanoFest, Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Tunbridge, VT -
The 3rd Annual Vermont Nanobrewery Festival is a celebration of Vermont's smallest breweries, featuring 12 breweries, 4 food trucks, and 2 bluegrass bands, all at the beautiful Tunbridge Fairgrounds. http://www.brocklebankvt.com/vermont-nanofest.html

!***September 1-2, Mount Snow Brewers Festival, Mount Snow, Dover, VT -
The 24th Annual Mount Snow Brewers Festival will take place Labor Day weekend and will features 100+ beers and ciders from nearly 50 different breweries. Start your Saturday with the Hops for Hope 5k, then enjoy the festival's live music, variety of food, and of course beer. Get tickets at http://www.mountsnow.com/brewers

September 15, Steeple Market Brewfest 2018!, Steeple Market, Fairfax, VT -
The Excitement is Brewing! Join us for our 3rd Annual Steeple Market Brewfest at J&L Field right here in Fairfax, VT. One Session 2pm-6pm. Craft Beer & Cider. Live Music. Food Trucks. Cornhole Tournament. All Proceeds to benefit the Fairfax Fire Department. https://www.facebook.com/events/257393064824804/


August 17, Champagne Papi Release Party, Novare Res Bier Cafe, Portland, ME -
A party to celebrate Banded Brewing Co's double collab with Novare! https://www.facebook.com/events/272300980036421/

August 18, Craft Brew Races, Payson Park, Portland, ME -
Join us on August 18 as the Craft Brew Races return to Portland! Featuring dozens of local breweries, this craft beer hotspot is a highlight of the season. The Craft Brew Race consists of a relaxed 5k (walkers welcome) around beautiful Back Cove followed by a beer festival with upwards of 40 craft breweries, all set in picture-perfect Payson Park. https://craftbrewraces.com/portland/?mc_cid=656e0a55bd&mc_eid=3917dcd00f

August 24, Summer Brew Ha Ha, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Portland, ME -
The Portland Comedy Co Op makes its long awaited return to Rising Tide Brewing Company on Friday August 24th for the Summer Brew Ha Ha. $10 will get you into the show and your first pour. This is a 21+ show. Doors open at 7:30 PM, 8 PM showtime. https://www.facebook.com/events/474324892994106/  

New York

!***August 18, 6th Annual Pints For Paws!!!, The Ruck, Troy, NY -
Come join us for a celebration of all things man's best friend (Dogs) and man's other best friend (Beer). Swag for humans AND pups will be available.  Expect an awesome draft lineup from Lagunitas, & Left Hand is sponsoring the fan favorite DUNK TANK! Get your chance to dunk Dave and other Ruck Staff all for charity! We will have local, live music rockin out back! https://www.facebook.com/events/1867201620011643/

August 18, 2nd Annual Reel Harmony Festival, Roscoe Beer Company, Roscoe, NY -
The Second Annual Reel Harmony Songwriter Festival in Roscoe, NY will be a celebration of live, original music. The festival will feature 19 artists singing on multiple stages, several vendors, food, games, activities and some great #CraftBeer! https://www.facebook.com/events/759270391130575/

!***September 8, Erie Canal Beer and Wine Festival, 44 Bridge St, Saint Johnsville, NY -
1st Annual Erie Canal Beer and Wine Festival. Located in the Heart of New York showcasing local craft breweries and wineries. Featuring souvenir tasting glass and unlimited tastings, all while enjoying the scenic beauty along the Erie Canal. VIP Sessionat noon. https://www.facebook.com/ErieCanalBeerWineFest/

September 8, The Manhattan Homebrew Cup, Draught55, New York City, NY -
The 2nd annual (bjcp sanctioned) Manhattan Homebrew Cup sponsored by Five Boroughs Brewing Company. The winner of this years competition will have their beer brewed by Five Boroughs Brewing Company. http://www.draught55.com/events/

September 15, Fall Fermentation Festival, Common Roots Brewing Company, South Glens Falls, NY -
This beer festival is centered around all things spontaneous and fermented, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and foods. It surrounds the fall release of Rooted: Our respectful interpretation of a spontaneously fermented Wild Ale, inoculated in our coolship and aged in oak barrels. https://commonrootsbrewing.com/fermentationfest/

Happy drinking!