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Manchester Brewfest. Courtesy photo.




Participating breweries/cideries 

Achelse Safe, Angry Orchard, Ballast Point, Beara Irish Brewing, Border Brew, Candia Road Brewing Co. & Nepenthe Ale House, Champlain Orchards Cidery, Dieu du Ciel!, Downeast Cider, Founders, Four Pines Brewing, Martha’s Exchange, Mighty Squirrel, Millyard Brewing, North Country Hard Cider, Oskar Blue Breweries, Pups Cider, Samuel Adams, Shipyard Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose, Squam Brewing, Stark Brewing, Swift Current Brewing, Traveler Beer Co., Tuckerman Brewing Co., White Birch Brewing, Woodstock 
Participating vendors 
American Flatbread, Donut Love, Gabi’s Smoke Shack, Grab Your Bag Travel, Granite State Growler Tours, Hill’s Home Market, Kettle to Keg, Made With Love 603, Messy Mike’s Barbecue & Catering, Millyard Coffee, New England’s Tap House Grille, Nobl Handcrafted Organic Cold Brew Coffee, One Campaign, Popzup, The Poutine Company, Twin’s Smokeshop
 
Manchester Brewfest 
Where: Arms Park, 10 Arms St., Manchester
When: Saturday, July 29, noon to 4 p.m. (VIP admitted at 11 a.m.) 
Cost: $40 general admission, $50 VIP, $11 designated driver 
Visit: manchesterbrewfest.com





Riverside brews
Manchester Brewfest features beer for every taste

07/27/17



 Craft beer enthusiasts can get a taste of more than 100 brews from 30 local and regional breweries at the Manchester Brewfest, happening Saturday, July 29, along the river at Arms Park. 

“You’ll find a lot of variety there. It really runs the gamut,” event coordinator Bill Herlicka said. “If you like beer and like to try a wide range of beers, you’ll have a lot of fun trying out all the different styles and flavors.” 
Upon admission, tasters will be given a tasting glass — a Manchester Brewfest commemorative glass for the first 900 tasters and a simple glass for the tasters after that. Brewery booths will be lined up under a beer tent where the brewers or brewery staff will be pouring samples and talking with attendees.
About one-third of the breweries are from New Hampshire; the rest come from around New England and beyond. 
“It will range from brand new small breweries like Four Pines out of Hampton and Millyard Brewery out of Nashua, to favorites like Stark Brewing, Tuckerman’s, Woodstock and White Birch,” Herlicka said. 
Brewers will each bring two to four beers, which may include flagships, seasonals, debuts and small-batch brews that can’t be found in New Hampshire or in stores.  
“When I build a beer lineup for a festival, I try to look at it from the perspective of the customer and ask myself, ‘Is this exciting?’” Herlicka said. “And honestly, I have to say, I would be excited. … It’s a nice treat for people to come and try all these unique beers and beers that aren’t generally available.” 
The festival will also feature several hard cider brewers, including North Country Hard Cider of Rollinsford, Pups Cider of Greenfield, Downeast Cider of East Boston, Mass., and Champlain Orchards Cidery of Shoreham, Vermont. 
“Cider is up and coming as a category. The choices are a lot more than they were five years ago,” Herlicka said. “I think having that expansion and the styles of cider will offer more for people to come and enjoy.” 
Additionally, there will be 15 food and non-alcoholic beverage vendors selling barbecue, poutine, coffee, donuts and more. Beer-related vendors will include Granite State Growler Tours and Kettle to Keg home brewing supplies. 
Proceeds from the brewfest will benefit New Horizons, a Manchester-based nonprofit that provides food, shelter and services for people in need. 
“We thought it’d be a great pairing,” Herlicka said, “to raise awareness for New Horizon, and awareness for New Hampshire brewers and what’s going on in the beer scene in New Hampshire.” 





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