Friday, August 24, 2007

The 2nd Annual GREEN RIVER BREW FEST is coming!

Join us on Saturday September 22, 2007, Noon-6pm, Rain or Shine for the 2nd Annual Green River Brew Fest!

Last year's Brew Fest was a great hit and this year's is gearing up to be bigger and better! Nearly 400 people turned out last year in spite of the downpour, and we were able to donate more than $1200 to Warm the Children. This year's Brew Fest to benefit the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society will feature more brews, more music, more food, and more fun!

This year's featured breweries are from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. We've got a few who had such a great time last year that they wanted to come back. More than 30 brewers will be on hand, doubling last years offerings. This is an exceptional opportunity to try out a wide range of small brewers and specialty beers and ales. Local brewers BBC, People's Pint, Opa Opa, Sam Adams, Paper City and Wachusett will be on hand. Magic Hat, Gritty's, Geary's, Long Trail, Saranac, Allagash, Sebago just to name a few - see the complete list below. These brewers and/or their reps are knowledgeable about the product they're pouring so please feel free to ask questions about their particular brewing process. Come and check out this year's Seasonals and Octoberfests! Bringing a designated driver? We'll also feature a special table offering samples of all the non-alcoholic beers Ryan and Casey has to offer.

There will be a special appearance by Jennifer Tobey's Alter Ego, a local band with an energetic pop/rock feel from noon to 1:45. She'll be followed by Appalachian Still, offering a ..."toe tapping mix of old-time Americana, folk and bluegrass..." from 1-3pm and Hot Day At The Zoo a "fiercely progressive, band that's pioneering music their fans are calling 'ZooGrass'!" from 4-6pm. The Cigar Room of West Springfield will be here as well - they were a huge hit at our International Brewer's Show in June. We're also featuring Chubby's Sauces, and food from Herm's, Antonio's Pizza and the People's Pint. Come expecting great music, great beer, and good food all under the tents at Ryan and Casey Liquors, 55 Main Street in Greenfield Massachusetts. Bring your lawn chair, stake out a spot, and enjoy!

To get your tickets, visit the Green River Brew Fest home page. Tickets are available for pre-order online. Ticket includes admission to all three beer tents, live music, snacks, an R&C sampling glass and a collector's pint glass from one of the participating breweries. Order tickets now for pick-up at the event and be sure to bring your I.D. as tickets are not for sale to anyone under 21 years of age. One Ticket Per ID; 21+ must have valid ID present with address matching payment to pick up ticket. No refunds, no exceptions so please follow directions carefully!

Sponsored by Dillon Chevrolet, Ryan and Casey Liquors, Herm's Restaurant and Davis Web and Creative

We've been thinking about having an in-store OktoberFest - but that may be too much beer to try in-store at one event; you'd all leave here loaded!! Instead it'll probably be spread out between the four weekends of the month, with brats, pretzels, Octoberfests, pumpkin brews, fall ales, ciders and mead wine - but not too off course, 'cause we all know OctoberFest is about THE BEER! If you're interested in something like this, drop a comment and let me know.

What's on tap at 2007 Brew Fest:
Opa Opa
Otter Creek
Green Valley Brewing
Red Bridge
Casco Bay
Offshore Brewing
Sea Dog
Peak Organic
Red Hook
Stone Mill
Paper City
Magic Hat
Stone Coast
Rock Art
People's Pint
Sam Adams