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Online purchase of Brew Fest tickets will end at 5pm on Friday September 19th. You may purchase tickets at the gate.
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Meet the Breweries
Some of the beers you will see at the brew fest
Innis & Gunn
OLOROSO CASK. We have sourced rare,Oloroso Sherry casks to mature this Limited Edition brew. The casks started their life in Spain but were then used to mature a well -
us . The beer is rich and spicy, with lots of nutty, caramel sweetness drawn from the wood .
DAYMARK. AMERICAN PALE ALE with RYE brewed with Maine-
ISHMAEL. AMERICAN COPPER ALE rich copper color, malt forward beer with notes of toast, honey, caramel and bread, balanced hop bitterness and subtle hop aroma, 4.9% ABV.
ZEPHYR. INDIA PALE ALE, bold American IPA,huge fruity hop aroma including citrus, apples, and pears,100% New England grown malts 7.2% ABV .
Fatty Bampkins Cider.
Fatty Bampkins is produced in South Casco, Maine from fresh cider pressed at Ricker Orchards, Turner, ME. We use six apple varieties which are pressed seperately. The cider is transferred to bourbon and rye barrels, inoculated with three different yeasts and allowed to ferment for four months. The cider is then blended and filtered to produce a crisp, clean cider. Two varieties are produced:our regular hard cider and a dry cider.
Alcohol: 5% 6.8%
Sugar: 8g/12 oz 1.1g/12 oz
Awards: Silver Medal Bronze Medal
2012 Great Lakes Cider and Perry Comp.
We will be hosting the 8th Annual Brew Fest on Saturday, September 20, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Brew Fest will feature well over 100 microbrews, barbecue, ZORB rides, Sumo Wrestling, Beer Olympics and live music on an outdoor stage.
The Brew Fest features the entire craft brew portfolio of Merrimack Valley Distributors, and their retailers are encouraged to attend the event to experience all that they have to offer. Over 40 representatives from various breweries will be onsite and available to discuss the history, brewing processes, and subtle nuances of their favorite brews. While the focus of the Brew Fest is on craft brews, there will be a handful of more mainstream beers like Coors Light for the slightly less adventurous. Not crazy about beer? There will also be a few sample stations featuring Angry Orchard Cider, Ipswich Rum, and Seňor Sangria.
“The Brew Fest has traditionally been my favorite event of the year,” said Amesbury Sports Park President MaryCarol Fowler, “but this year, after hosting a slew of large obstacle course races including Spartan Race, Superhero Scramble, Foam Fest, and many more, I really feel like I’m ready for some cold beer.”
Aside from beer, BBQ and bands, the Brew Fest will feature Zorb rides and summer tubing. The Zorb is an 11 foot inflatable transparent sphere with another inflated sphere suspended inside it. Riders enter the orb and strap themselves into a harness, or enter the Zydro with up to 3 people and 5 gallons of water and are pushed over the edge of an 800 foot long grassy slope.
Stay tuned for more info on participating brewers and pricing as the date gets closer.
For security purposes, no backpacks, coolers, large totes or oversized purses will be allowed at the event. Please note that no outside food or beverages are permitted inside the festival, and no tailgating is permitted in the parking areas. Thanks for your cooperation!