This year’s Mass Beer Week marks the third installment of special events across the Bay State to commemorate, share, and enjoy all beers Mass-produced (that is, beers exclusively brewed in Massachusetts). The event has been a successful combination of marketing and fundraising for the Mass Brewers Guild (MBG).
The festivities kick off on Friday, April 20th with a non-ticketed event in Boston’s Seaport District pairing beers and pie (oh my!). There are a number of events taking place across the Commonwealth, including pint nights, Craft’d Company’s Beers with the Brewers, beer dinners pairing local brews with locally sourced ingredients, and even a special release party at Dorchester Brewing for the exclusive Brew Bros Twisted Dunkel.
Of course, the ultimate celebration of Mass. craft beer comes Saturday, April 28th during the 2nd annual Power Beer Fest at the SoWa Power Station. This event will feature over 60 Mass-based breweries all under one roof! Tickets are $55 each and include unlimited 2-ounce samples from some of the Bay State’s hottest breweries, including Tree House, Castle Island, Medusa, CraftRoots, Night Shift, Jack’s Abby, Lamplighter, and many, many more.
This week offers the MBG an opportunity to raise funds to support their efforts of overall support for breweries across the Commonwealth. These opportunities include the MBG Pint Nites, where $1 of each taproom pour will be donated to the guild, and the Power Beer Fest, where all proceeds go toward the guild’s mission to protecting and supporting Massachusetts craft brewers.
Mass Beer Week is also a great chance to experience all the great beer there is to try from the big, household names among local craft as well as the lesser-known breweries that may become your new favorite. It’s a time to head to a local taproom or wander around the grounds of a beer fest and meet new people that share your love of local, Mass-produced beer.
Remember to tag any photos or tweets with #MassBeerWeek
Friday, April 20th
Canned in Mass with BeerAdvocate at KO Pies — 5-8pm
Monday, April 23rd
MBG Pint Nite at Medusa Brewing Company — 3pm-close
Tuesday, April 24th
Beers with the Brewers: Battle Road Brewing Company — 7-9pm
MBG Pint Nite at Battle Road Brewing Company — 3pm-close
Wednesday, April 25th
Beers with the Brewers: Shovel Town Brewery — 7-9pm
MBG Pint Nite at CraftRoots Brewing — 3pm-close
MBG Pint Nite at Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall — 3pm-close
Pink Boots Tap Takeover at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen — 6-11:30pm
Thursday, April 26th
Brew Bros. Twisted Dunkel Release Party — 5-9pm
MBG Pint Nite at Moon Hill Brewing Company — 3pm-close
MBG Pint Nite at Mayflower Brewing Company — 3pm-close
MBG Pint Nite at Night Shift Brewing — 3pm-close
MBG Pint Nite at Jack’s Abby — 3pm-close
MBG Pint Nite at Sam Adams — 3pm-close
Beers with the Brewers: Beerworks Brewing Company — 7-9pm
Saturday, April 28th
Power Beer Fest – Session 1 — 1-4:30pm
Power Beer Fest – Session 2 — 6-9:30pm