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YBN Hop Tips, Mid-June 2018

When I was growing up my Dad went through phases of beer. The first beer I remember being stocked in our basement was Heineken, but then he favored Bass, followed by Blue Moon. Nowadays he's really into Belgian whites, saisons, and tripels but when he drinks with his daughter, he is always willing to try a sip of an IPA or a sour. Even if we don't always love the same beers, we can still bond over our mutual hatred of golf. Have a beer with or toast to your dad (or a great dad you know) on Sunday.

Cheers, Tori


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June 16, Newport Nano Brewfest 2018, Newport, NH -
The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce once again presents the only Brewfest dedicated exclusively to New Hampshire's NANO breweries! Come sample some of the best, hard to find, nano breweries that New Hampshire has to offer. Stouts, IPA's, Kölsch, Fruit Beers, and so much more will be all available to sample. No drink tickets required, but sample responsibly. https://business.facebook.com/events/1857959967609988/

June 23, 2018 New England Brewfest, Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH -
Join us for the 14th Annual New England Brewfest on June 23, 2018! Plans are underway for another fun event with great beer, food and music. Get your tickets today! https://business.facebook.com/events/358700257966654/

June 22 and 23, Two Roads 5th Annual Road Jam Music Fest, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
Road Jam Music Fest is a must-attend festival for music lovers and will be the biggest Road Jam to date with two days, two stages and nine bands including our headliner Lotus. We'll be posting all of the event updates, exclusive band content and more on this event page. Make sure you keep checking back for all the latest Road Jam news!! https://www.facebook.com/events/395080260964164/

June 30, 10th Annual Nashua River Brewers Festival, Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA -
The tenth annual Nashua River Brewers Festival in Fitchburg Massachusetts will be held June 30, 2018 at Riverfront Park in downtown. Regional craft beers and ciders, local food vendors, and live music along the shores of the Nashua River. http://www.beersforgood.com/

July 7, 100 Mile Beer Fest, Elks Lodge #2466, Ballston Lake, N.Y. -
Unlike other "local" festivals, we only feature breweries located within a 100 mile radius of the festival venue. This hyper-local festival showcases 25+ breweries bringing their brewers and owners to pour and talk beer with you! https://www.lupulinevents.com

July 7, Summerfest, Rapscallion Brewery, Fiskdale, MA -
Summerfest is one of Rapscallion's four annual festivals marking the release of a seasonal beer. Co-presented this year with Hyland Orchard, it will include music both inside the Tap Room and outdoors in the Hyland Pavilion. Food trucks on site; picnics also welcome! Dog & family friendly! Free to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2027180657548374/

July 15, We're Funk'd Festival, Boylston Schul-Verein, Walpole, MA -
The We're Funk'd Festival is BACK! This yearly celebration of sour and wild beer brings together independent brewers from across the country to enjoy and promote the more experimental side of our wonderful industry. We're Funk'd was designed to push sour, wild, and funky styles forward by introducing new drinkers to great beers, as well as by starting conversations across industries, and encouraging collaboration and innovation between independent brewers. https://www.facebook.com/events/348182642343409/


Massachusetts

June 16, 7th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, University Park, Cambridge, MA -
Join us for the Sustainable Business Network's Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Saturday, June 16th, for 2 sessions: (2:30 - 5:30 and 6:30-9:30 PM), with a rain date of June 17, 2018. SBN is excited about our new location in Central Square Cambridge, home of the Taste of Cambridge in University Park, near MIT, 38 Sidney Street. Advance tickets are $40 for general admission and $60 for VIP. Our Brewfest will gather nearly one thousand local craft brew fans to celebrate together with dozens of vendors over one day in two sessions, of unlimited drink samples, food, and fun! https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/7th-annual-hyper-local-craft-brewfest-tickets-44348926834

June 16, Craft Beer Cask Fest, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
We're celebrating old fashioned, real ale with some friends! Join Aeronaut Brewing, Battle Road Brewing, Bone Up Brewing, Buzzards Bay Brewing, Cape Cod Beer, Harper Lane Brewery,  Independent Fermentations Brewing , Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth Beer Co. & Shoveltown Brewing for a celebration of Real Ale! https://capecodbeer.com/event/craftbeercaskfest/

June 16, The Worthy Craft Beer Showcase, 203 Worthington St, Springfield, MA -
At this event you'll find some of your favorite go to's but you'll also be sure to see some experimental, extreme, firkins, casks, and concept beers! This year we are adding a homebrew twist, with the winning brewer making their beer at Amherst Brewing on their system and serving it as "The Fest" beer next year. http://theworthybrewfest.com/

June 17, Father's Day Cuts and Putts, Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA -
Join Night Shift for a special Father's Day celebration with complimentary haircuts and shaves, putting greens, handmade sausages and grilled cheese, and donuts. https://www.facebook.com/events/2058158010862906/

June 20, Beers with The Brewers: Start Line Brewing, Start Line Brewing, Hopkinton, MA  -
Experience your neighborhood's best beers while learning the story behind the brews. Beers with the Brewers includes an exclusive guided tasting of the featured brewery's beers with the brewers themselves. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, $20. 5089428066, http://bit.ly/STLTickets

June 21, Lager Fest, Lord Hobo, Cambridge, MA -
Long Live Lager! Join us at Lord Hobo for a festival celebrating Lagers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1667188460016998/

June 21, Beers with The Brewers: Buzzards Bay Brewing, Buzzards Bay Brewing, Westport, MA -
Experience your neighborhood's best beers while learning the story behind the brews. Beers with the Brewers includes an exclusive guided tasting of the featured brewery's beers with the brewers themselves. 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, $20. 5089428066, http://bit.ly/BuzzardsBayTickets

June 22-23, Rum and Brew at Boston JerkFest, Benjamin Franklin Institute, Boston, MA -
The 6th Boston JerkFest is an out-door/in-door family-friendly Caribbean style foodie festival features Jamaican jerk hot spiced food and spicy foods, live music, chef demos, and fun for the whole family. The 2-day festival kicks off with the Rum & Brew Tasting on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6-9:30 pm and offers unlimited tastings of local and international spirits, cocktails, craft beer, mead, hard cider. http://bostonjerkfest.com/

June 22-23, Belgian Beer Fest, Cyclorama, Boston, MA -
We're bringing our Belgian Beer Fest back to Boston on June 22nd and 23rd, 2018! Held at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center of the Arts, the fest returns to the historic downtown venue where our events began 15 years ago for a more intimate and educational experience. https://www.beeradvocate.com/belgian/

June 23, Kappy's European Brewfest, Kappy's Route 1, Malden, MA -
Kappy's is spending an afternoon exploring the beers of Europe. We will be featuring a wide array of types and styles from a variety of European countries, including Belgium, the UK, Poland, Finland, Germany and others! https://www.facebook.com/events/151014699061748/

June 23, Annual Open House, St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, MA -
This year's open house will be highlighted by the introduction of a special limited-release of a New England-style IPA named Spencer Juicy IPA. It will be available for guests to purchase in 16oz. can 4-packs. There is only a limited quantity, so it will be available while supplies last. https://www.facebook.com/events/380777559060251/

June 26, Craft'd Company's 1st Birthday Party, Bone Up Brewing Co., Everett, MA -
We hosted our first ever Beers with the Brewers event with Bone Up Brewing and Mass Bay Credit Union in June 2017 and we're heading back for our 1st Birthday. 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Free. You are welcome to purchase delicious Bone Up beers as you go. We hope to see you there! 5089428066, https://www.craftdcompany.com/events/

June 30, 10th Annual Nashua River Brewers Festival, Riverfront Park, Fitchburg, MA -
The tenth annual Nashua River Brewers Festival in Fitchburg Massachusetts will be held June 30, 2018 at Riverfront Park in downtown. Regional craft beers and ciders, local food vendors, and live music along the shores of the Nashua River. http://www.beersforgood.com/

July 7, Summerfest, Rapscallion Brewery, Fiskdale, MA -
Summerfest is one of Rapscallion's four annual festivals marking the release of a seasonal beer. Co-presented this year with Hyland Orchard, it will include music both inside the Tap Room and outdoors in the Hyland Pavilion. Food trucks on site; picnics also welcome! Dog & family friendly! Free to attend! https://www.facebook.com/events/2027180657548374/

July 15, We're Funk'd Festival, Boylston Schul-Verein, Walpole, MA -
The We're Funk'd Festival is BACK! This yearly celebration of sour and wild beer brings together independent brewers from across the country to enjoy and promote the more experimental side of our wonderful industry. We're Funk'd was designed to push sour, wild, and funky styles forward by introducing new drinkers to great beers, as well as by starting conversations across industries, and encouraging collaboration and innovation between independent brewers. https://www.facebook.com/events/348182642343409/


New Hampshire

June 16, Newport Nano Brewfest 2018, Newport, NH -
The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce once again presents the only Brewfest dedicated exclusively to New Hampshire's NANO breweries! Come sample some of the best, hard to find, nano breweries that New Hampshire has to offer. Stouts, IPA's, Kölsch, Fruit Beers, and so much more will be all available to sample. No drink tickets required, but sample responsibly. https://business.facebook.com/events/1857959967609988/

June 17, 2nd Annual Seacoast Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, Market St, Somersworth, NH -
Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to The Granite State for the 2nd Annual Seacoast Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Somersworth, NH. Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Somersworth's Downtown on Market Street. https://business.facebook.com/events/2008377642774452/

June 23, 2018 New England Brewfest, Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH -
Join us for the 14th Annual New England Brewfest on June 23, 2018! Plans are underway for another fun event with great beer, food and music. Get your tickets today! https://business.facebook.com/events/358700257966654/

June 24, Will Run for Beer 5K, Smuttynose Brewing Co. & Hayseed Restaurant, Hampton, NH -
The 12th Annual Will Run For Beer 5k is returning to Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton, NH on June 24th! This event is much more than just a 5k. Thousands of runners will traverse scenic rural roads lined with hay fields and stone walls before finishing with a day-long party at the brewery featuring live music, great food, and delicious craft beer! https://business.facebook.com/events/1795708794060076/

July 7, Seacoast Micro Brewfest, Henry Law Park, Dover, NH -
Set along the winding, granite-lined Cocheco Riverbank, the Seacoast Microbrew Festival will feature local breweries, restaurants, music and more. With the help of fantastic local businesses, the Seacoast will come together to celebrate our community. Be one of the fortunate attendees of the third ever Seacoast Microbrew Festival! http://www.seacoastbrewfest.com/

July 14, 5th Annual NH Brewers Festival, Kiwanis Waterfront Park, Concord, NH -
Join us for a jam-packed afternoon of excellent beers being made in New Hampshire.  With over 40 breweries showcasing their brews, this will certainly be one fun-filled festival you won't want to miss! http://www.granitestatebrewersassociation.org/

Rhode Island

June 17, Father's Day Tiki Party, Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Co, Newport, RI -
Join us Sunday, June 17th, at 12 PM for a 'buy one get one 50% OFF' deal on all tastings for fathers. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt, have a Mai Tai, and enjoy the Tiki themed party on the pavilion. Snacks and light eats will be available. http://newportcraft.com/index.php/event-directory/


Connecticut

June 21, Poses 2 Pints- International Yoga Day, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
Join us on Thursday, June 21st for a unique, 60 minute yoga experience. Whether you're new to yoga, new to beer, or a yogi and craft beer pro, there's no better way to celebrate International Yoga and World Peace Day! Poses 2 Pints is an all-levels class and will be taught by certified yoga teacher, Victoria Mellah (http://www.yogamobilestudio.com/). While your first beer is on us, please BYOM (bring your own mat!). https://www.facebook.com/events/164619574218603/

June 22 and 23, Two Roads 5th Annual Road Jam Music Fest, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
Road Jam Music Fest is a must-attend festival for music lovers and will be the biggest Road Jam to date with two days, two stages and nine bands including our headliner Lotus. We'll be posting all of the event updates, exclusive band content and more on this event page. Make sure you keep checking back for all the latest Road Jam news!! https://www.facebook.com/events/395080260964164/

June 23, Alvarium's First Birthday, Alvarium Beer Company, New Britain, CT -
Save the date! We can't believe we're rapidly approaching one year since our opening day, it's been a whirlwind year. Stay tuned for details on the party, beers and food that will be available for the celebration. https://www.facebook.com/events/392307831175520/


Vermont

June 22, Magic Hat Summer Music Series, Magic Hat Brewing Company, South Burlington, VT -
Join your beer-loving, sun-soaking friends at The Artifactory for live music throughout June and July during our Summer Music Series. https://www.facebook.com/pg/magichatbrewing/events/?ref=page_internal


Maine

June 16, Best of the North Fest, Bangor Waterfront, Bangor, ME -
The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and the United Way of Eastern Maine have announced the creation of the "Best of the North Festival." The 2018 edition will feature wings, wine, and beer and will raise funds for both organizations. The inaugural event will take place from 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 16 on the Bangor Waterfront. https://www.visitbangormaine.com/best-of-the-north-fest-tickets/

June 23, Great Falls Brew Fest, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston, ME -
Baxter Brewing Co. is thrilled to present the 5th annual Great Falls Brewfest on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston, Maine. Don't miss this year's Great Falls Brewfest; a celebration of craft beer, community, food, entertainment, and what will be one of your best memories this summer! http://www.greatfallsbrewfest.com/


New York

June 15, Maspeth Craft Beer Festival, 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth, NY -
Come join us for the first ever Maspeth Craft Beer Festival presented by The Kiwanis Club of Maspeth.  This festival will feature some of the finest beers from some of the best breweries from NYC as well as several from across the US and abroad. https://knockdown.center/event/maspeth-craft-beer-festival/

June 16, Trout Town BBQ & Brews Fest, Roscoe Beer, Roscoe, NY -
We are bringing back our successful BBQ & Brews Fest this year, inviting various BBQ vendors of the region to display their best barbecue dishes for you to try and vote on. Each BBQ competitor will be trying to impress you with their specialty dish to be voted number #1 in the categories of "People's Choice" and "Overall Best BBQ". Along with the fantastic BBQ, there will also be a craft beer tasting tent featuring some the areas best craft breweries and distilleries. https://roscoebeercompany.com/events/

June 23, 5th Anniversary Beer Fest, Schmaltz Brewing Company, Clifton Park, NY -
Celebrate our 5th Anniversary with us! You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate Shmaltz Brewing Company's 5th Anniversary at our brewery in Clifton Park, NY! We're having breweries from across the area bring 2-3 of their favorite beers to pour and we'll have a variety of tasty food for you to enjoy. It wouldn't be a Shmaltz party without killer jams so we'll be rocking out all day to some fantastic live music by Brother Junction of Saratoga! https://www.facebook.com/events/252342095310335/

June 23, Green City, Industry City, Brooklyn, MA -
We are excited to present Green City 2018, a festival dedicated to all things hoppy! At 12pm-4pm, on June 23rd, 2018, 40+ of the best hoppy breweries from around the world, will gather at Industry City in Brooklyn, to bring their best IPA's and hoppy offerings to the fine people of NYC. https://otherhalfbrewing.com/event/green-city

July 7, 100 Mile Beer Fest, Elks Lodge #2466, Ballston Lake, N.Y. -
Unlike other "local" festivals, we only feature breweries located within a 100 mile radius of the festival venue. This hyper-local festival showcases 25+ breweries bringing their brewers and owners to pour and talk beer with you! https://www.lupulinevents.com/


Happy drinking!