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OH, COME ON! I WANNA GO TO A BREWFEST!

Brew Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HERE AT THE HOMEBREW BARN, WE RECENTLY KICKED OFF OUR 2013 BREW FEST TOUR! WE TYPICALLY ATTEND ABOUT A HALF-DOZEN, AND ALWAYS HAVE AN INCREDIBLE TIME. NOT ONLY DO WE GET TO SAMPLE SOME DELICIOUS STYLES, BUT GET TO MEET FANTASTIC FELLOW BREWERS AND DISCUSS WHAT WE WILL BE CLONING NEXT!

SOME OF THE EVENTS WE USUALLY FOCUS ON ARE THE AMESBURY BREW FESTTHE NEW ENGLAND BREW FEST, YANKEE HOMECOMING, CRUISIN THE 50’S, WICKED AWESOME BEER & WINE FESTIVAL, THE EXETER POWDERKEG BEER & CHILI FEST AND THE DOVER APPLE HARVEST DAY. BUT AS MUCH AS WE LIKE THE LOCAL SCENE, WE THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY SOME INFO ABOUT THE BEST OF THE BEST, THE FEISTIEST OF THE FESTS:

HANDS DOWN THE MOTHER OF ALL BEER FESTIVALS IS THE 16-DAY OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH GERMANY. IT IS KNOWN AS DIE WIESEN TO THE LOCALS. THIS HAS BEEN 

GOING ON SINCE 1810 AND ATTRACTS OVER 6 MILLION PEOPLE! IT PROBABLY SHOULD BE KNOWN AS DIE DRINKIN, AS NEARLY 2 MILLION GALLONS OF BEER ARE CONSUMED.

SO, AS FAR AS THE USA GOES, THE TOP TEN:

10.) AMERICAN CRAFT BREW FEST
HELD AT BOSTON’S SEAPORT WORLD TRADE CENTER IN JUNE, THIS 3 SESSION EVENT ATTRACTS 15,000+, WHO GET TO SAMPLE 300+ STYLES FROM 75+ BREWERIES!

9.) CLASSIC CITY BREW FEST
A SPRING EVENT HELD IN ATHENS, GA, FEATURING INFO SEMINARS ON HOW THE BEERS ARE MADE AND EMPHASIZES RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION.

8.) FRESH HOP ALE FESTIVAL
THE BEER SUBMITTED TO BE JUDGED AT THIS YAKIMA WASHINGTON EVENT HAS TO CONTAIN HOPS THAT WERE PICKED NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION! UNIQUE!

7.) GREAT ALASKA BEER & BARLEY WINE FESTIVAL
WHERE BETTER TO SAMPLE WINTER-STYLES THAN IN THE MIDDLE OF ALASKA IN THE DEAD OF WINTER! BRRR!

6.) WORLD BEER FESTIVAL
150 NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL BREWERIES PRESENT 300+ SPECIALTY BEERS AT THIS CHARITY FESTIVAL WHERE THE PROCEEDS ARE USED TO REHAB DIFFERENT PARTS OF RALEIGH, NC EACH YEAR!

5.)BELGIUM COMES TO COOPERS TOWN
THIS LATE JULY BONFIRE BEER PARTY FEATURES 200+ BELGIAN-STYLE & TRUE BELGIAN BEERS! OH, BROTHER!

4.) GREAT TASTE OF THE MIDWEST
MADISON WISCONSIN’S LAKE MONOMAN HOSTS THIS EVENT WHERE 100+ MICROBREWERIES & BREWPUBS FROM THE MIDWEST GET TOGETHER

3.) VERMONT BREWERS FESTIVAL
THIS LATE JULY FESTIVAL IN BURLINGTON VT IS HELD OVERLOOKING SPECTACULAR LAKE CHAMPLAIN. PATRONS GET TO SAMPLE BEERS FROM 36+ NEW ENGLAND BREWERIES! 

2.) OREGON BREWERS FESTIVAL
(ALSO RANKED #14 WORLDWIDE) THIS 4 DAY PORTLAND EVENT IS ONE OF THE LONGEST-RUNNING IN THE USA, AND SERVES OVER 80,000 PEOPLE!

AND NOW FOR THE #1…

1.) THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL
(ALSO RANKED #3 IN THE WORLD) COME TO DENVER IN LATE SEPTEMBER/EARLY OCTOBER AND SAMPLE 1600+ BEERS FROM 450+ BREWERIES! SEE WHAT 100+ WORLD-RENOWNED JUDGES FAVOR AS THEY EVALUATE 2300+ BEERS! AMAZING, MAYBE ONE WILL BE YOURS!

WELL, THERE YOU HAVE IT. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! LET US KNOW WHICH ONES YOU HAVE BEEN TO!

Kirby
The Home Brew Barn

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