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MABN Hop Tips, Mid-May 2017

June is the month for….cornhole! Grab your beer and bags. There are multiple tournaments happening in MA, NY, and CT, plus I'm willing to bet half of the breweries listed below have a set of boards lying around for casual play.

Sounds like as good of an excuse as any for a road trip and some research. Cheers, Tori.

The May and June beerfest advertiser events to enjoy: Lots of May events at Willimantic Brewing Company in Willimantic, CT.
Gathering at the Bines Beer Festival in Stratford, CT on May 20th
Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest in Cambridge, MA, June 9th-10th.



Massachusetts

May 17, White Lion Wednesdays, White Lion Brewery, Springfield, MA -
The Springfield Business Improvement District in partnership with White Lion Brewing Company announce the return of "White Lion Wednesdays". Wednesday May 17th through August 30th, 4pm-8pm. A complete selection of White Lion Brews and wine will be available for the choosing coupled with light fare and music. Don't miss what Food & Wine Magazine has dubbed "One of the best new beer Gardens" of 2016.. 4:00 PM-8:00 PM, Free. 413-326-1829, http://springfielddowntown.com/white-lion-wednesdays/

May 19, Red, White, & Brew, Buttonwood Park Zoo, New Bedford, MA -
Join us for the 3rd Annual Red, White & Brew to support the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society.  This popular beer tasting event is in partnership with Fun107.  This year wine enthusiasts can now join their beer connoisseurs for an evening of tastings, food trucks, live entertainment and of course animal encounters.  New this year is the VIP ticket! Your ticket includes: Beer & Wine Tastings (24 Tasting Tickets), Souvenir Sampling Glass, Food Truck Favorites, Live Entertainment, Animal Encounters. https://www.bpzoo.org/whats-new/event/red-white-brew-at-the-zoo/

May 19, ACBW Local Beer Cask Fest, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
5 Breweries – $10 – 1 Great Night! This event is 21+ only. Valid ID required for entry. It's American Craft Beer Week & we're celebrating with some friends! Join Berkley Beer Company, Bog Iron Brewing, Cape Cod Beer, Independent Fermentations Brewing & Mayflower Brewing Company for a celebration of Real Ale! Each brewery will bring at least one cask. $10 gets you a souvenir glass and 6 sample tickets. Additional pints will also be sale from each brewery! So come and celebrate Craft Beer with us! https://www.facebook.com/events/405347189844688/

May 19-20, Harpoonfest, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA -
Get ready to celebrate local music, beer, and summer with us at our brewery in Boston! Schedule: Fri, May 19, 2017 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Doors close: 9:30PM. Sat, May 20, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Doors close: 5:30PM. Entrance into the festival is $25 and includes a souvenir pint glass and your first beer. Tickets are not sold in advance and the festival takes place rain or shine (hopefully shine!). 21+ ONLY! http://harpoonfest2017.splashthat.com/website

May 20, Spring Fever Brew Fest, Franklin County Fair Grounds, Greenfield, MA -
3pm - 8pm. Early Entry at 2:30pm for V.I.P.'S! Franklin County Fair Grounds Greenfield, MA 21+ ONLY. $10 at the gate * Free games! * Amazing food! * Craft Vendors! * Live music! *  * V.I.P. Packages * Huge Beer Garden! * Specialty Beer Tent! *  * VIP Beer Tent & Randall Access! * Free souvenir glass (16oz) * * Raffles for amazing prizes! * Merchandise booth! * Free parking! http://www.leftysbrew.com/springfeverbrewfest

May 23, Spencer Trappist Beer Dinner, The Civic Kitchen & Drink, Westborough, MA -
A four course beer dinner featuring the Trappist (made by monks) beer from the Spencer Brewery. Civic Kitchen & Drink, 121 W main St. Westborough MA. One of the Spencer brewing monks will be on hand to introduce each beer and answer questions. www.civickitchenanddrink.com

May 23, Craft Meets Kitchen with Munch, Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA -
We're teaming up with one of our mainstay food trucks, Munch Mobile Kitchen, to host a delicious, relaxed, and informative beer dinner! They'll be serving four courses of unique and inspired small plates, paired with fresh Night Shift Brewing beers. NSB tasting expert Derek Fritts will be sharing his knowledge of beer pairings while the Munch crew walks you through their culinary creations. Grab a ticket to reserve your seat at the group table, the cost covers all food, beer, and enlightenment! WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm - 9pm. Check in begins at 6:30pm, event begins promptly at 7pm. Please be on time.

June 2, Farmers' Market Meets Happy Hour, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
#CapeCodBeerFarmersMarket Join us every Friday from 3-6 for Cape Cod Beer's Farmers' Market Meets Happy Hour! Enjoy live music in our outdoor beer garden, grab a pint from our beer trailer and a hot dog from Cape Cod Dawgs, play some cornhole and shop a great selection of Cape Cod's best farmers, makers and crafters...what better way to start your summer weekend? https://www.facebook.com/events/103570623520697/

June 2-3, BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA -
BeerAdvocate is proud to announce the return of its Microbrew Invitational at the Seaport World Trade Center on June 2–3, 2017 in Boston, MA. The BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational aims to bring awareness to the microbrewers who are the diversity and soul of what beer represents today. Each invited microbrewery will brew a unique beer to premiere at the fest. https://www.beeradvocate.com/micro/

June 5, 21st Annual Bike Party, Redbones, Somerville, MA -
21st Annual Bike Party & Benefit for MassBike & New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)! 5-9pm on Chester Street in Davis Square, Somerville. $15 entry includes: 1 drink ticket, 1 meal ticket, 1 raffle ticket and bike valet. Beer Garden - Cash Bar - Live Music – Raffle. https://www.facebook.com/events/1407392439299494/

June 5, Cycling & Run Club at Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
It's back! Join us for our weekly Run/Cycle Club! Remember to bring your ID to get your beer! Hanlon Shoes will be raffling off a pair of New Balance sneakers! Sea Sports Cyclery & Outdoor joins us this year! This summer's Run/Cycle Club generously supported by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod! https://www.facebook.com/events/1960286147591426/

June 7, CCLAMs at Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
Cape Cod Lager and Ale Makers Homebrew Club 6 pm for member dinner, 7 pm for Meeting. New members ALWAYS welcome! Homebrew Club takes the summer off. Next meeting after this one is in September. https://www.facebook.com/events/478891549122250/

June 8, Pints and Paws at Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
Join us for a night filled with great local food, live music featuring Chris Vincent, raffle prizes, beer tastings and an outdoor beer garden. Register today at www.mspca.org/pints and bring your well behaved, leashed and vaccinated dog! Tickets are $40/per person -- dogs come for free (woof). For lucky dogs in attendance, we will have treats, fun activities, and a photo booth! The MSPCA-Cape Cod thanks Claire Avitable for chairing our first annual Pints & Paws! https://www.facebook.com/events/1791367131180919/

June 10, Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, The Center for Arts at the Armory, Cambridge, MA -
Join us for SBN's Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest on Friday, June 9th, (6:30 - 9:30 PM), and Saturday, June 10th (3:00 - 6:00 PM & 7:00 - 10:00 PM) at The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA. Tickets are $48.00 for general admission and $89.00 for a pair. Our Brewfest will gather nearly one thousand local craft brew fans to celebrate together with dozens of vendors over two days, and three sessions, of unlimited drink samples, food, and fun! Wonder what it takes for a drink to be considered "Hyper-Local?" Not only are the beers, ciders, meads, and artisanal beverages at our festival made by local producers (from New England), they're local from the start - created with ingredients grown, made, or harvested in New England. Past examples include brews made with local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even oysters! All three of our sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to chat with the brewers, learn more about making small batches and homebrewing, hear from experts, and taste a selection of local brews, from local makers. In addition, our Friday night session will feature a special Beer on Cask Tasting "conditioned" by Randy Baril, Head Cellarman of NERAX (the New England Real Ale eXhibition) and featured brewers. Try unfiltered and unpasteurized beer with no nitrogen or carbon dioxide added!. New this year is an invitation only Industry Session targeted to restaurants, institutions and retailers interesting in sourcing local brews. hyperlocalbrew.eventbrite.com

June 10, Annual Open House at Mayflower Brewing Co., Mayflower Brewing Company, Plymouth, MA -
Save the date for our annual Open House at the brewery. This is always a fun event for us with live music, food, and of course beer! Follow along on this event page and we'll update you on all the big plans! https://www.facebook.com/events/299772750446507/

June 10-17, Western Mass Beer Week, Various locations, Western MA -
There's tons of beer fun June 10-17 during Western Mass Beer Week. All the breweries are joining in on the fun with special events. The week kicks off on June 10 with the Pints in the Park at the Greenfield Energy Park (noon-6 p.m.) and finishes on June 17 with The Worthy Craft Brewfest in Springfield (noon-4 p.m.) http://www.westernmassbeerweek.org/

June 10, Courtyard Kickoff Party, Building 8 Brewing, Northampton, MA -
BLDG8 celebrates Western Mass Beer Week on June 10 with a Courtyard Kickoff Party. The event runs from noon-5 p.m. and will feature live music, creative food options and, of course BLDG8's, flavorful brews. https://www.facebook.com/events/1749351461758657/

June 11, Good in the Hood Block Party, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Ipswich, MA -
The Ipswich Ale Good in the Hood block party, is a celebration of all things that are good in our hood! The day will kick off with a mini parade through Ipswich at noon, and then end back at the brewery where attendees can enjoy beer out of the Tapmobiles, food from Boston Burger Company, The Whoo(pie) Wagon, and Little plus live music from the Orville Giddings Band, The, and DJ JimJamz Roots Reggae Riddims. The day will be complete with kid's activities, a bouncy house and MORE!  Bring the family down to the brewery for a day of local beers and outdoor fun! This is a free admission, pay as you consume event.  Rain or shine. Friendly, leashed dogs welcome. https://www.facebook.com/events/422284358151728/

June 11, Berkshire Craft Beer Fest, Berkshire Beer Fest, Pittsfield, MA -
The biggest Beer Fest in the Berkshires is back for year 3! Every penny goes to local charity - be part of the music, the 5K, the food and of course the 200+ craft beers! https://www.facebook.com/events/662055897320090/

June 15, Taste of the Vineyard, Redbones, Somerville, MA -
The Taste of the Vineyard, or "The Taste" as it is affectionately known, is easily the most anticipated event on Martha's Vineyard.  It's a grand 2-night affair that kicks-off the Island's social season in early June each year.  On Thursday evening, we welcome over 1200 attendees to the Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll.   In the week leading up to the Taste, more than 15,000 square feet of tents spring up on the sprawling lawns of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House.  More than 90 participants will gather in this vast series of tents.  The Island's finest restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors can all be found in the same place at the same time for this one night only. This is your chance to sample the Vineyard's best food, wine and hand-crafted beers as you catch up with old friends after a long, cold winter. http://www.tasteofthevineyard.org/

June 15, Pints & Poses at Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA -
Join us for a 75 minute yoga class! $20 includes a pint at the end! Please bring your own mat and any other props you may wish to use. Due to anticipated demand ADVANCE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. https://www.facebook.com/events/1180697522053005/

June 15, 2017 Boston 5K Summer Series, Herter Park, Boston, MA -
The RACE Cancer Foundation returns with its Boston 5k Summer Series from May through September with 5k races along the Charles River at the DCR's Herter Park. Park on Soldiers Field Road. Following every race is a post-race party at Miller's Boston Ale House with beer provided by RACE Cancer's brewery partners including Zelus Beer, New Belgium Brewing and Yuengling. https://www.racemenu.com/events/145853-June-15th-2017-Boston-5K-Summer-Series

June 15, Cask Night at Iron Duke, Iron Duke Brewing, Ludlow, MA -
We will be tapping 2 special casks in celebration of Western Mass Beer Week. Food Truck outside & Live Music from 7-10pm (Lazy 8's Band). https://www.facebook.com/events/1666057547035772/


New Hampshire

May 20, 2017 NH Bacon & Beer Festival, Millyard Technology Park, Nashua, NH -
2nd Annual Bacon & Beer Festival is a fundraiser organized by High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire – One day celebrating greasy, fatty, savory goodness of bacon, alongside the endless possibilities of flavors that have come to define well-crafted beer. We are looking to feature local restaurants and brewers to a capacity crowd, all for a good cause. http://nhbaconbeer.com/festival/

May 21, 300 Pints, Cask and Vine, Derry, NH -
Join us for the biggest Real Ale (cask) event in New Hampshire's history, AGAIN! We have rallied both hyper-local and regional breweries to put them to the test! 300pints2017.brownpapertickets.com

May 27, 6th Annual Brattleboro Brewers Festival, 40 University Way VABEC Fields, Brattleboro, NH -
IT JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER......DON'T MISS OUT THIS YEAR! The 6th annual Brattleboro Brewers Festival is bound to be a blast again this year. Featuring Live Music, Great Food and up to 100 Fantastic Craft and Micro brews for your tasting pleasure! Beautiful setting on a picturesque VT farm. Free shuttle from the free parking at the High School. For a list of participating brewers and for tickets check out our website at www.brattleborobrewersfestival.com

May 28, Redhook / Runner's Alley 5K to benefit the Krempels Center, Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH -
Join us on Sunday, May 28th, for the 20th Annual Runner's Alley/Redhook Memorial 5k Road Race! A premier New Hampshire race boasts a fast, flat course; awesome prizes, a huge post race feast, live music, a kids fun run, VIP Club, and a FREE Redhook beer with a valid ID. This is one of the top 100 races in New England, so don't wait too long to sign up; we've sold out for the past 6 years. http://runnersalley.com/redhook5k/

June 3, 603 Day & 5th Anniversary Celebration- Cheers with a Pint, 603 Brewery, Londonderry, NH -
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Join us, for 603 Day & our 5th Anniversary Celebration Party; for a day of PINTS! We will be open all day celebrating with PINTS of your favorite 603 beers. We will also be releasing our 5th Anniversary IPA; a heavily dry-hopped India pale ale, featuring tropical fruit and citrus notes.  There is a VERY LIMITED QUANTITY of this so we are selling VIP packages/tickets for those of you who want to reserve your 6-pack or case of beer. The ticket link is below.  Gabi's Smoke Shack will be joining us with their food truck and some fun food items for the day, along with their mouthwatering, Texas BBQ!  Feel free to bring the whole family and all of your friends; designated driver encouraged. Get ready for the Celebration of the year here at 603! https://www.facebook.com/events/796902910490988/

June 7, Beer Pairing Dinner, Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Company, West Ossipee, NH -
Join us for our four course beer pairing dinner to benefit the Warriors at 45 North, a non-profit organization that provides care and rest through outdoor activities at no cost to their Wounded or Deployed Veterans. Located in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, the Warriors activities include: fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, fly tying, shooting, hiking, and relaxing. Each course has been artfully crafted by our Executive Chef, Jason Baum, with the Warriors at 45 North in mind. The menu includes some delicious game as well as fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients. Our Head Brewer, Randy Booth, has some old favorites as well as some new, creative brews that pair perfectly with each meal. https://www.facebook.com/events/1913575722234035/

June 10, Kickoff to Summer, Henniker Brewery, Henniker, NH -
Join us Saturday, June 10th from 12-4pm here at the brewery in Henniker, NH for our 4th Annual Kickoff to Summer! We will be celebrating the return of Sour Flower, our Dry-Hopped Sour Ale, this year in 16oz 4-pack cans! Limit of one case per person while supplies last. The event will feature brewery tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors, and more! No tickets or admission charge. It is an all ages event and we are pet friendly so bring out the whole family to enjoy the day with us! https://www.hennikerbrewing.com/events.html

June 11, ShakesBEERience, Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH -
An encore of last year's successful event, the talented folks at Seven Stages Shakespeare Company will be performing four Shakespeare plays -- Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, and Titus Andronicus! This is a free event for all ages. https://www.facebook.com/ThrowbackBrewery/


Rhode Island

June 3, Whalers Brewing Pint Night, Blake's Tavern, Providence, RI -
Stop in to Blake's Tavern during PVD Fest for a cold pint of your favorite Whalers brew! We'll be giving away some summer gear and some pint glasses. Blake's will be pouring the ever popular East Coast IPA, as well as our new summer seasonal, The Blockstar. Get. There early as this one is going to be CRAZY! http://whalersbrewing.com/events

June 8, Whalers Brewing Pint Night, The Trap, East Greenwich, RI -
Whalers will be hosting an always popular Pint Night at The Trap in East Greenwich Thursday June 8th! Get there early and take home a shiny new pint glass with your Rise American Pale Ale! http://whalersbrewing.com/events

June 13, Beer & Books with Linda Greenlaw, Savoy Bookshop & Café, Westerly, RI -
CRAVE RI is a two-day, family-friendly culinary celebration featuring RI's finest, with over 80 restaurants and over 100 beer and wine profiles taking place at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on June 15-16, 2017. Enjoy sample tastings from: Matunuck Oyster Bar, Newport Vineyards, The Duck and Bunny, Narragansett Beer, and many more!

June 15-16, Crave RI, Dunkin' Donuts Center Providence, Providence, RI -
CRAVE RI is a two-day, family-friendly culinary celebration featuring RI's finest, with over 80 restaurants and over 100 beer and wine profiles taking place at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on June 15-16, 2017. Enjoy sample tastings from: Matunuck Oyster Bar, Newport Vineyards, The Duck and Bunny, Narragansett Beer, and many more! https://www.facebook.com/events/1915453255355218/


Connecticut

May 15-21, American Craft Beer Week, Willimantic Brewery, Willimantic, CT -
Come show your support for your local brewery and Craft beer in America! We'll have a fun Craft Beer special every day! Look for food and beer pairings all week long!! http://willibrew.com/event-calendar/

May 16, Beer, Votes, & More, Willimantic Brewery, Willimantic, CT -
In conjunction with our Women's Year for Beer, join local historian Bev York for a lively discussion about the Women's Right to Vote. Includes a craft beer tasting and vote. History and beer? Yes, please. Women and series #2 http://willibrew.com/event-calendar/

May 17, FILL-anthropic, Willimantic Brewery, Willimantic, CT -
What's FILL-anthropic?  an awesome way to participate in community fundraising simply by making a small monetary donation at Willibrew. We'll be tapping our latest Ladies Who Brew beer and we'll be raising money for the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut's Women and Girl's Fund! http://willibrew.com/event-calendar/

May 19, Brewfest at the Beach, Ocean Beach Park, New London, CT -
Brewfest at the Beach is a beer festival featuring over 150 kinds of beer. Proceeds benefit Camp Rotary and other local causes. https://www.facebook.com/Brewfestatthebeach/

May 20, Willimantic Whitewater Partnership Riverfest, Willimantic Brewery, Willimantic, CT -
Music, kayaking, Food Riverfest White Water Ale on tap, portion of the proceeds to benefit the partnership bringing Whitewater class rapids to downtown Willimantic. http://willibrew.com/event-calendar/

May 20, Gathering at the Bines, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
We will be hosting the 2nd Annual Gathering at the Bines Beer Festival at Two Roads on May 20thoutside in our Hopyard. We will be adding a second session to this popular beer festival that includes many amazing local, regional and national breweries as well as live music, games and more! See our website for ticket info and list of breweries attending. https://tworoadsbrewing.com/events/view/3291

May 22, Chimney Swift Conservation Night, Willimantic Brewery, Willimantic, CT -
Chimney Swift Conservation Night! Join the CT D.E.E.P. Migratory Game Bird Program Leader, Min T. Huang, and his team, as they share their knowledge about the "Flying Cigars"! He'll lead groups to view the birds at the Windham Town Hall and The Nathan Hale Building that they call home, and you'll learn why Willimantic is so important to them. We'll be tapping a specially brewed beer, Flying Cigar Ale, and donating a portion of the proceeds from each one sold to their conservation effort. Come enjoy a lovely night and help raise money for a great cause! Make your reservations today as this is a very popular event! http://willibrew.com/event-calendar/

June 3, Chester Fair Beer and Wine Tasting Event, Chester Fairgrounds, Chester, CT -
The Chester Fair will be holding its 6th Wine & Beer Tasting on Saturday, June 3rd from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Chester Fairgrounds. There will be wine and beer vendors, live entertainment, and various local restaurants will be selling food. Admission is $20, and proceeds will go towards the Chester Fair Scholarship Fund and other educational programs. The Chester Package Store will be sponsoring this event, which will be held rain or shine. Contact us at 860-526-5947 or email at remcgee@snet.net. Like us on facebook for updates! Our web address is www.chesterfair.org

June 4, The Hops Company To Host 2nd Annual CT Cornhole State Championship, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby, CT -
The Hops Company To Host 2nd Annual CT Cornhole State Championship. The 2nd Annual Connecticut Cornhole State Championship will be a 21+ open doubles tournament. 64 team double elimination bracket. Cash prizes and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!! ($1,000 – 1st place, $500 – 2nd place, $250 – 3rd place). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-connecticut-cornhole-state-championship-tickets-34048105801?aff=es2

June 11, Third Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Black Hog Brewing Company, Oxford, CT -
Our 3rd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament Party, with Rice & Beans food truck and Hardcore Sweet cupcake truck, open to the public (no tickets!) June 11th 1-5pm Disco Pig 10 release, a Blood Orange Berliner Weisse (released at brewery only in 500ml bottles and draft). https://www.facebook.com/events/447736365560339/


Vermont

May 15, Spring Beer Dinner, Stone Corral Brewery, Richmond, VT -
Start Vermont Beer Week off right and head to Stone Corral for this brewer-guided, four course beer pairing dinner in the Stone Corral Taproom! Dinner is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. https://localvoretoday.com/directory/view/714

May 20, Heavy Fest 7, Magic Hat Brewery, South Burlington, VT -
Come one, come all to Heavyfest 7! On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, we'll be throwing down the jams, the beers and eats outside our brewery at our annual music festival to benefit Big Heavy World.  Headlining this year's Heavyfest will be Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton), who will be joined by Hayley Jane and the Primates, Steady Betty, and Evil People. The outdoor beer garden starts pouring as soon as the first note drops, and that's also when local artist Jason Tooth begins his live art expo and when the brewers begin their tours of the brewery. Several local food trucks will also be here to make sure you don't go hungry. Admission: $5 donation to Big Heavy World at the door. 1:00 PM-11:59 PM, $5 donation at the gate. (802)658-2739, www.magichat.net/heavyfest

May 27, Beer & Cheese Pairing in the Tap Room at Switchback!, Switchback Brewing, Burlington, VT -
Brewing Company, Burlington, Vermont - Join us in the Tap Room for our self-guided Beer & Cheese Pairing with Cheese & Wine Traders! Grab your friends and head on over for a delectable day of Switchback brews and tasty local cheese. No reservation required, all you need to do is show up. Switchback Ale, Citra-Pils Keller Bier, Slow-Fermented Brown Ale, and Connector IPA paired with select artisanal cheese from Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Cobb Hill Cheese, von Trapp Farmstead Cheese and more. https://www.facebook.com/events/1852637528328704/


Maine

May 20, Black Fly Brewfest, John A Millar Civic Center, Houlton, ME -
The Maine Brewers' Guild has partnered with the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce for the second annual Black Fly Brewfest, which takes place on May 20. Over 30 breweries are collectively bringing over 100 craft brews and ciders to the U.S./Canadian border town. https://www.facebook.com/blackflybrewfest/

May 31, Casco Bay on Tap!, Rising Tide, Portland, ME -
Celebrate the start of boating season here at Rising Tide on May 31st from 4-7pm with Maine Island Trail Association, SailMaine, Special Surfers, Casco Bay SUP Series, and Rippleffect. Check out the used boat and gear sale and learn about what summer has in store for each of these great organizations. Sea Bags will be here with handmade bags for sale. They will also have a sail collection running. Don't miss delicious seafood food from Fishin' Ships food truck. https://www.facebook.com/events/1619315998109176/


New York

May 12-21, Long Island Craft Beer Week, All Across Long Island, NY -
Long Island Craft Beer Week (LICBW) celebrates the local breweries from Nassau and Suffolk, building both brand awareness and strengthening the partnership between local brewers and the establishments that sell Long Island craft beer. In the run-up to Craft Beer Week, LICBW partners with local brewers to produce Craft Cares, a collaborative beer brewed especially for our "Can for a Can" food drive that benefits Long Island Cares (LIC), which benefits the hungry and food insecure on Long Island. In 2016, LICBW raised over 2,300 pounds of food and over $2000 for LIC. Through this and other events, starting May 12 and running to May 21, 2017, LICBW promotes the thriving culture of craft beer across Long Island. http://longislandcraftbeerweek.com/

May 13, Captain Lawrence Anniversary Party, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Elmsford, NY -
To celebrate our 11th year as a craft brewery in Westchester County NY, we are proud to host our anniversary party again at the brewery. This day is about celebrating great craft beer in NY and our loyal customers who have supported us for all these years. $40 Early bird until April 17th, $45 after. https://www.captainlawrencebrewing.com/anniversary-party/

May 20, Flagship Three Year Anniversary, Flagship Brewery, Staten Island, NY -
Flagship Brewing celebrates its third anniversary with a party  http://www.flagshipbrewery.nyc/events.php

May 21, 15K Run to the Port Jeff Brewing Company, Port Jeff Brewery, Port Jefferson, NY -
An annual race in partnership with the Greater Long Island Running Club. https://www.facebook.com/Port-Jefferson-Brewing-Company-373966831471/?fref=nf

May 27, The New York Beer and Brewery Tour, Paulaner NYC, New York, NY -
Whether you know everything about beer or nothing at all, The New York Beer and Brewery Tour is a great way to spend an afternoon. Sit back and relax and let our beer expert guides take you by luxury minibus to fascinating corners of the city for the best breweries and craft beer tastings in New York. Along the way enjoy delicious food, behind-the-scenes brewery access, and a glimpse into New York's rich beer brewing history.. 11:30 AM-4:30 PM, $125.646-552-4718, https://tourguidesofnewyork.com/

June 1, Brown's Summer Sessions, behind Brown's Troy Taproom, Troy, NY -
Mondo Cozmo, Ron Gallo, Sir Sly, Rustic Overtones, Eastbound Jesus, and Bleeker will take to our downtown riverfront stage during Brown's Summer Sessions craft beer and outdoor concert series! Join us Thursday nights in June, and Thursday, July 13, beginning at 5 pm. Admission is free. Food from our neighboring Troy eateries and our craft beer will be available for purchase. Craft beer, live music, and endless summer nights! Kicking off the series on Thursday, June 1 will be Mondo Cozmo with Rechordoroys and One Red Martian. All ages welcome. Outside food and drink, dogs, bicycles, and coolers will not be allowed. Held rain or shine. Must be 21 and older to purchase and consume alcohol. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, entrance is free, beer and food available for purchase. 518-273-BEER, http://brownsbrewing.com/summer-sessions-june-1-8-15-22-29-july-13/

June 3, Adirondack Brewery Cornhole Tournament, 1 Canada Street, Lake George, NY -
Join us for our 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament! Join us on Saturday, June 3rd for our 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament with Ward Boards and NY Cornhole! Registration is $40 per 2 person team and includes your first beer. Teams can be registered at www.nycornhole.com (registration to open soon!) 1st Place wins a cash prize with 2nd and 3rd place prizes as well. Our food truck will be in attendance to help fuel you through the tournament. Ticket Information: $40/team of 2. Available at nycornhole.comhttps://www.brewbound.com/beerevents/2017/adirondack-brewery-cornhole-tournament-1

June 3, Lower Hudson Craft Beer Festival, Growler & Gill, Nanuet, NY -
The Lower Hudson Craft Beer Festival features 100 brews from over 50 breweries, including your favorite local and other domestic breweries.  Each attendee will receive a souvenir tasting gill and have the opportunity to sample many unique and popular craft beers. Enjoy live music all day featuring Joe D'Urso. Delicious BBQ from Bailey's Smokehouse will be available for purchase. http://growlerandgill.com/lower-hudson-valley-craft-beer-festival/

June 5, SixSixSixopint IV: March of the Mutoid Ale, Saint Vitus Bar, New York, NY -
SixSixSixpoint Part IV is upon us featuring Mutoid Man, Helms Alee and Ache at Saint Vitus Bar! We're brewing a Mutoid Ale just for the occasion and all you mutants that march to the beat of your own drummer. Tickets available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1478548?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent

June 10-11, Beer & Taco Get Down, behind Brown's Troy Taproom, Troy, NY -
Clear your calendar – It's going down! The largest variety of tacos in one place! Sip unlimited craft beer tastings while you purchase tacos from Queens' best taquerias. How many tacos can you take down as the suds keep flowing? Grab tickets and invite friends. This is going to be epic! http://www.licflea.com/special-events/beer-taco-getdown/

June 10, IPA & Taco Festival, Richmond County Ballpark, Staten Island, NY -
Flagship Brewing Company is sponsoring the Unforgettable NYC IPA & Taco Festival  Saturday June 10th 1-5 at Richmond County Ballpark home of the Staten Island Yankees and next to the SI ferry terminal in St. George, Staten Island. http://www.flagshipbrewery.nyc/events.php#

June 15, Brown's Summer Sessions, behind Brown's Troy Taproom, Troy, NY -
Mondo Cozmo, Ron Gallo, Sir Sly, Rustic Overtones, Eastbound Jesus, and Bleeker will take to our downtown riverfront stage during Brown's Summer Sessions craft beer and outdoor concert series! Join us Thursday nights in June, and Thursday, July 13, beginning at 5 pm. Admission is free. Food from our neighboring Troy eateries and our craft beer will be available for purchase. Craft beer, live music, and endless summer nights! Thursday, June 15 features Sir Sly / Trapdoor Social / Good Fiction. All ages welcome. Outside food and drink, dogs, bicycles, and coolers will not be allowed. Held rain or shine. Must be 21 and older to purchase and consume alcohol. 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, entrance is free, beer and food available for purchase. 518-273-BEER, http://brownsbrewing.com/summer-sessions-june-1-8-15-22-29-july-13/


Happy drinking!