This past Saturday I attended Wachusett Brewery’s 20 Years Brewfest. The event, as one might guess, celebrated 20 years of brewing for the company. I was lucky enough to attend on a press pass for which my thanks goes out to Kim, chief of PR.
The weather was perfect for the event: overcast and warm. We had to park a little far away, but there was a constant stream of shuttle busses, with no delay between arrivals and departures. The setup was fantastic. There was easy access to tents where you bought beer and food tickets (beers for $4 each). Two huge trucks served beer quick enough so that you never had to wait more than a minute or two to get your next brew. There was a grill and an adjacent HUGE tent with places to sit and chill. There was even a cornhole tournament. OH…and there were more than ample porto-potties!
I even got a chance to briefly chat with Ned LaFortune, president and co-founder who is always friendly and willing to chat. The whole thing was well planned, well executed and a ton of fun!
This past weekend was the latest installment of the LIBA beer meetup series. We had a great turnout with about 30 people rocking Jacob Wirth. I’d once again like to thank a few people who helped make this another huge success.
Thank you to our hosts at Jacob Wirth, and especially our bartender (Matthew?). You were a 1-man show and you worked you ass off, all while being super friendly and helpful. Props.
Thank you to our photographer Fleth, for taking some fan-fucking-tastic photos. I’m eternally grateful! Everyone: please check out his work at Photos by Fletch.
Thank you to Jon Travis, brewer for Loose Cannon Brewery out of Abingdon, England. Jon brought along and shared a few bottles of his award winning Gunner’s Gold, a 3.5% session beer.
Thank you to everyone who came out. I saw a lot of familiar faces, and a lot of new faces, which is awesome. I’m really starting to get to know you “regulars”, which is a fantastic feeling.
Finally, I would be horribly remiss if I did not thank our own Silvio for flying up to Boston and hanging out with me for the weekend. I had an epic time, and you are as awesome as I imagined. Much love, brother in beer!
Below is a brief picture recap. The full set of pictures can be found on the LIBA Facebook page.