BeerAdvocate to Host the East Coast’s Largest American Craft Beer Fest. At the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The Beer Wench has marked the dates on the calendar, with hopes of finding a cheap flight or making a road trip from Columbus to Boston this June. Tickets are available and the prices look reasonable. All interested parties please contact me ASAP.
(Boston, MA – January 2008) In keeping with their self-elected duty to bring better beer to the masses, BeerAdvocate founders and brothers Jason and Todd Alström are crafting something big.
Held on June 20 & 21 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, the first annual “American Craft Beer Fest” (ACBF) will feature 3-sessions, invite upwards of 75 breweries, and serve at least 300 craft beers with an expected attendance of 15,000 appreciators of beer.
“It’s time,” stated Todd Alström, “It’s time the East Coast had a large-scale, world-class event that not only celebrates the creativity and growth that’s occurring amongst America’s craft brewers, but puts the respect back into beer.” The latter being a reference to their personal motto “Respect Beer,” in which the brothers urge consumers to appreciate the brewer’s art respectfully through support, beer education, and responsible enjoyment.
In addition to tasting a wide-variety of beer, ACBF will offer attendees plenty of beer education, including guest speakers, beer & food pairings, one-on-one opportunities to interact with actual brewers, and networking opportunities for beer industry professionals to help them support and bring more awareness to craft beer.
“We’re excited to be working with our partner Harpoon Brewery, the Seaport team, and craft brewers in bringing the East Coast a destination event that we hope to grow into one of the largest beer fests in America,” added Jason Alström. “Craft beer, its growing number of loyal followers, and the region are ready for an event like this.”
Tickets go on-sale in February.
American Craft Beer Fest is a BeerAdvocate & Harpoon Brewery partnership. For general information, please contact the Alström Bros (firstname.lastname@example.org). For sponsorship and marketing opportunities, contact Jeff Lawrence (email@example.com) at Boston’s Weekly Dig.
Founder & Chief Executive Advocate