The New England Brewfest:The Ultimate Craft Beer Weekend returns to the White Mountains June 23-25, 2017,and the weekend is jam packed with seminars related to beer, Beer Dinner, a Beer Train, and the main event, Saturday Night: On Tap which brings over 30 breweries, live entertainment, and vendors selling beer related food and gifts. The main event takes place at Loon Mountain, with incredible views and fresh mountain air to round out the experience.
While you’re in the White Mountains for a weekend of all things beer, take a moment to check out local breweries, a winery, and farmer’s market that offer tastings and samplings to guests.
Woodstock Inn Brewery-North Woodstock: The brewery has been around for 22 years with no sign of stopping! Their beer arsenal consists of more than a dozen year-round, and seasonal varieties for all palates to enjoy. The brewery offers daily tours of their facilities as well as a Brewer’s Weekend in December which includes a 2 night stay in their Inn, breakfast each morning, one lunch, a brewer’s reception on Friday night, commemorative t-shirt or hat, and a workshop about the brewing process.
Schilling Beer Company-Littleton: Schilling is a family owned brewery located in a renovated 18th century grist mill on the banks of the Ammonoosic River. Their brews are inspired by continental European beers such as Belgian, Scandinavian, Czech, and German. Not only do they make a variety of incredible beers, they also have a restaurant on-site that boasts fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to tempt your taste buds.
Seven Birches Winery-Lincoln: For the wine lover interested in getting in on the action, Seven Birches Winery offers wine tastings and tours of their facilities. Located in the new Riverwalk Resort at Loon Mountain, Seven Birches uses European grape varietals as well as local fruit to create their wines. Their tasting rooms are open year round and their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a wine tasting experience. For those wanting to know how wine is made, guests can reserve the “Meet the Winemaker” tour on Saturday afternoons. This tour includes a tour of the Winery Production room, a sample of oak barrel ageing red wine, a full flight wine tasting in the tasting room, and a Winemaking “chat” with one of the winemakers.
Purple Tomato Farmer’s Market-Lincoln: Purple Tomato combines fresh, local produce, locally made cheeses, meats, and jams, and delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, award-winning lobster rolls, and desserts. Along with locally sourced foods, they also offer Saturday evening wine tastings, which they pair with locally made cheeses. The Saturday events run from 3-6pm at their Main Street location.
Full schedules and more information on tastings can be found at each businesses websites. For more information or for tickets to the New England Brewfest, visit www.nebrewfest.com.