As one of the founding members of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, we want to let you know about a special beer event coming up at the end of February. The UltiMAte Beer dinner is the first public event to be sponsored by the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. Read about the details below and click on the link to the Massachusetts Brewers Guild web site if you are interested in attending. We will be there and expect it to be a great time!
The Massachusetts Brewers Guild Presents
The UltiMAte Beer Dinner
Celebrating Bay State beer with limited edition beers and local brewers
Boston, MA (January 29, 2009) – Craft brewers from around the state will gather on February 28th to provide Massachusetts beer lovers with the chance of a lifetime. The UltiMAte Beer Dinner, presented by the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, will offer attendees the opportunity to enjoy an array of their favorite Massachusetts-brewed beers while mingling with brewery owners and brewmasters. The event, which will be held at the Exchange Conference Center on Boston’s historic waterfront, will be the ultimate beer experience for those interested in learning about the thriving culture of beer in Massachusetts, and for those thirsty for great, local beer!
The UltiMAte Beer Dinner will begin with a beer and hors d’oeuvre reception featuring limited release beers that are not available throughout the state, including special one-off beers brewed exclusively for this event (a beer list is attached). Brewery owners and brewmasters will sample their world-class beers, encouraging conversation about the beer and answering questions about brewing in the Bay State.
Renowned for fresh, local fare, chefs from the Exchange Conference Center collaborated with the brewers to create a menu that demonstrates how the diverse flavors of beer work together with food to enhance one another. Following the reception guests will be seated alongside brewers for a stunning 4-course meal, thoughtfully prepared using local ingredients. Each course will be paired with a selection of Massachusetts-brewed beers that complement each dish.
“Massachusetts is home to some of the nation’s most celebrated craft breweries,” says Dan Kenary, president of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild and co-founder of the Harpoon Brewery. “We decided to jointly celebrate our community by hosting the UltiMAte Beer Dinner. The UltiMAte Beer Dinner will bring together great food with special beers, brewery owners, and beer lovers from all across Massachusetts in a beautiful setting on Boston Harbor.”
The UltiMAte Beer Dinner will begin at 7:00 pm on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the Exchange Conference Center, located at 212 Northern Avenue, Boston. The cost is $125 per person, including tax & gratuity. Reservations can be made on the Massachusetts Brewers Guild website at www.massbrewersguild.org.
About the Massachusetts Brewers Guild:
The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit corporation, organized for the purposes of promoting craft brewing and protecting the interests of craft brewers in Massachusetts. Membership is open to all Massachusetts breweries licensed by the federal Tax and Trade Bureau and the Commonwealth’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. Currently there are 34 brewing licenses issued, which includes brewpubs, farm-breweries, and manufacturers. For more information, visit www.massbrewersguild.org.
Partial List of UltiMAte Beer Dinner Brewers and Beer Offerings
(in alphabetical order by brewery)
Buzzard’s Bay – Lager, Black, Pilsner, Winter Wheat
Cape Ann Brewing – Fisherman’s Navigator Double Bock, Fisherman’s Tea Party Barleywine
Cape Cod Beer
Cisco Brewers – Into the Woods, Grey Lady, Bailey’s Ale
Cody Brewing – SOS
Gardner Ale House – Dave’s Double
Harpoon Brewery – Leviathan Imperial IPA, 100 Barrel Series Catamount Maple Wheat
Ipswich Brewing – Pre-prohibition Lager, Imperial Stout
Mayflower Brewing – Porter, Pale Ale
Rock Bottom – Jalapeno Lager, Smoked Porter
Samuel Adams – Imperial Stout, Imperial White, Double Bock, Boston Lager
Wachusett – RYDE Beer, California-Style IPA
Watch City – Lunarshine Burleywhine, Titan Ale, Skye High Scotch Ale