What’s On Tap: Ed Ramshaw Discusses the Upcoming New England Homebrewers Jamboree!
Each and every fall, Homebrewers from throughout New England converge upon the doorstep of New Hampshire’s White Mountains for a weekend filled with food, friends, fun, music and of course …great homebrewed beverages.
This event, always held the weekend after Labor Day, features some of New England’s finest homebrew clubs , great local music, an onsite homebrew competition, brewing demon-strations, kids activities and plenty of great food. Festivities get going Friday with a Brewers Dinner and live entertainment and lead to Saturdays main attractions.
Last year over 20 clubs from all over New England shared their homebrew wisdom and knowledge as well the fruits of their labor! An onsite homebrewed beer, wine and cider competition is held with last years competition drawing over 342 en-tries. Best part is, anyone 21 or over can sign up to judge! Food vendors are onsite to keep those bellies full and GoLocal music provides an afternoon of fantastic entertainment.
We are excited to be returning to Tamworth Camping Area for another great year!
All Proceeds go to Benefit the NH Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Friday Night Brewers Dinner (Fri. 9/11/2015) 6pm to 10pm
• Gates open @ 1PM • Live Music during Dinner with a Special Open Mic Session from 8-10pm so be sure to get up there and show us what you’ve got!
*Advanced Tickets Required for Dinner
Main Festivities (Sat. 9/12/2015) Gates open @ 10AM
• Competition Registration begins at 10am • Full Day’s Events Begin at Noon
Bert’s Better Beers’ Draft Pick(s) of the Week:
1. Bissel Brothers
2. Flying Fish Hopfish IPA
3. Sweet Baby Jesus!
Listen for our review!
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Hop Head United’s Cork Board:
August 20th – New England Homebrewers Jamboree!
August 29th – Hoptalk in Nashua NH