Hyper Local Craft Brew Fest - Somerville

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  1. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Aspirant (261) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    2nd Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest at The Armory

    Anyone on here planning to go? I essentially live across the street and plan to do the 3-6pm session followed by a BBQ at my place after.


    Not a ton of top of the line breweries on there but definitely enough to keep me interested.

    Anyone have favorites from that list of brewers? I like some of the Smuttys and Mayflowers.
  2. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (230) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    I'm thinking about going Saturday night.
  3. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Devotee (407) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    I'm thinking about going, but not sure yet. My favorites on that list are Smuttynose, CBC, Rising Tide and Farnum Hill (cider). There are some other solid breweries on there as well, though, and it sounds like a fun time.
  4. BHBrewery

    BHBrewery Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    We are always happy to help out the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN). Looking forward to another great event.
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  5. braineater

    braineater Initiate (120) Dec 24, 2005 Massachusetts

    Their definition of local is intriguing.
  6. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    35 is too much for that line up, especially when the BA fests are only 20 bucks more.
  7. emannths

    emannths Aspirant (223) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    Everything is within about 100 miles I think. I don't think I'd call it "hyperlocal," but if you ignore state lines 100mi is pretty close.

    Mercury should put on a fest using only Mercury-brewed beers. And fried clams.
  8. FrankLloydMike

    FrankLloydMike Devotee (407) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    Agreed. "Hyperlocal" is really a huge stretch, in my opinion, but local is fair. It bugs me when people define local according to state lines, etc, so I think a 50-100 mile radius from Boston is pretty local as far as beer goes. A hyperlocal beer fest might just feature breweries within 128 or something, and even that's a pretty big area. Still, with so many good Boston area breweries missing from the lineup, it's kind of hard to really call this a locally focused beer fest.

    I mostly agree, but it's a different animal. If this price included a few food samples, I'd be much more interested. But still, the two fests are appealing to different people: beer advocates, and people interested in local food, basically. I doubt I'll end up going to this fest, but I think you just have to go into with different expectations than ACBF or something; it's a totally different animal, but that doesn't mean it can't be a fun time.
  9. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Aspirant (261) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    BTW code BLF4 gets your $4 off your ticket.
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