Friday, June 22, 2012

2nd Annual Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay Event July 14th

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Maine Brewers’ Guild to Host 2nd Annual “Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay” Event
Boothbay, ME – June 18, 2012 – The Maine Brewers’ Guild will host the 2nd annual “Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay” beer tasting event in Boothbay, Maine on Saturday, July 14th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.  New this year, gates will open at noon for VIP ticket holders to enjoy some ‘back stage time’ with the brewers and be among the first to taste their specialty brews.  In addition to award-winning beer from thirty one Maine breweries, the event will feature special guest brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company, New Hampshire’s leading craft brewery, located in the seaport town of Portsmouth.

‘It’s going to be tough to find a better place to be on a July afternoon in Maine’  MBG President, Dan Kleban said of the upcoming event; ‘a scenic outdoor venue, a lively coastal town, great food, music, award winning Maine brewed beer and the best fans in the country!’  

Rare, special and single batch beers will be featured among the brews that will be poured at the event, including a collaborative beer being produced by Boothbay Craft Brewery and Sebago Brewing Company. 

The event will feature a traditional New England Style BBQ prepared by event hosts Boothbay Resort, extraordinary music by Boston based band HDRnB, an exclusive silent auction and a live broadcast with Cumulus Radio Augusta.  Packages and discounts exclusive to event ticket holders will be offered all weekend at many businesses in the Boothbay Harbor Region; to include lodging, dining, shopping and recreation. 

Ticket holders are invited to participate in a golf tournament to be held on Friday evening, July 13th at the Boothbay Country Club, featuring a Maine Craft beer tasting. Golf tournament priced separately at $45.00 per golfer.  FMI call 207-633-6085.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support the Maine Brewers’ Guild and its continuing mission to promote the craft brewed industry in Maine. 

Participating Maine breweries include:
Allagash Brewing
Andrew’s Brewing
Atlantic Brewing
Bar Harbor Brewing
Baxter Brewing
Belfast Bay Brewing
Black Bear Brewery
Boothbay Craft Brewery
Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery
Bull Jagger Brewing
Bunker Brewing

D.L. Geary Brewing
Geaghan Brothers Brewing
Gritty McDuff ’s
Kennebec River Brewery
Maine Beer
Marshall Wharf Brewing
Oak Pond Brewing
Oxbow Brewing
Peak Organic Brewing
Penobscot Bay Brewing

Rising Tide Brewing
Rocky Coast Brewing
Run of the Mill Public House
Sea Dog Brewing
Shag Rock Brewing
Sebago Brewing Company
Sheepscot Valley Brewing
Shipyard Brewing
Sunday River Brewing
The Liberal Cup

About “Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay”:
When:  Saturday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Where:  Boothbay Resort, 301 Adams Pond Rd., Boothbay, Maine
Cost:  General admission tickets are $50 and include beverages, traditional southern BBQ, and parking.  VIP tickets are available for $75 and include an early entry at 12:00.  Designated driver tickets are $25. A special commemorative tasting glass will be provided to the first 800 people who purchase tickets.  Tickets are available for sale online and must be purchased in advance.  This is a 21+ event and pets will not be permitted.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at

About the Maine Brewers’ Guild:  The Maine Brewers' Guild is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the craft brewed industry in Maine. Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft brew movement.  The state is home to nearly two dozen breweries which produce more than 100 different brands.  More information about the Maine Brewers' Guild can be found at this link:

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