Mass Fermentational showcases local craft beer

Raise a pint and funds for the Mass Brewers Guild during the Mass Fermentational, the organization’s secon- largest beer festival and fundraiser of the year, set to return to the Worcester Common on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1-5 p.m.

The Mass Brewers Guild is the state’s trade association and exists to protect and promote the interests of craft breweries across the Commonwealth. Funds raised through this beer fest help to power the state’s mobile beer trail map, create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, and support the organization’s government affairs work.

More than sixty breweries — from fan favorites, to local legends and newly opened sud houses, will pour alongside a few special guest out-of-state breweries. Once inside the park, attendees can drink in all that the Massachusetts craft beer scene has to offer. To date, there are more than 160 craft breweries in Massachusetts.

“We are excited to be welcomed back by the City of Worcester for our second annual fall beer festival,” says Katie Stinchon, executive director of the Mass Brewers Guild. “The spacious park and city backdrop made for a great venue and we look forward to showing off the state’s amazing craft beer collection.”

The event expects to draw 1,500 patrons to the Common Oval located at 455 Main St. in Worcester, MA and hopes to raise $25,000 for the nonprofit. Tickets are $45 for general admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers who wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends can purchase a Designated Driver Ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by several food trucks on site.

Local Brewery Line-up
3cross Fermentation Coop
7th Wave Brewing
Abandoned Building Brewery
Altruist Brewing Company
Amherst Brewing
Bad Martha
Battle Road Brewing Company
Bent Water Brewing Co
Big Elm Brewing
Bone Up Brewing Company
Bright Ideas Brewing
Building 8 Brewing
Castle Island Brewing Co.
Cold Harbor Brewing
CraftRoots Brewing Co.
Devil’s Purse Brewing Company
Down the Road Brewing Co.
Element Brewing & Distilling
Entitled Beer Company
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Greater Good Imperial Brew Co.
Harpoon Brewery
Honest Weight Artisan Beer
Hopster’s Brewing Co.
Jack’s Abby Brewing
Kismet Brewing Company
KrafTea Kombucha Company
Lookout Farm Brewing Co
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Co
Merrimack Ales
Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co.
Moon Hill Brewing Co
New City Brewery
Night Shift Brewing
Purgatory Beer Co
River Styx Brewing
Saltbox Brewery
Samuel Adams
Small Change Brewing Company
Spencer Brewery
Springdale Beer
Start Line Brewing Company
Stellwagen Beer Co
Stone Cow Brewery
Strange Brewery
Timberyard Brewing Company
Tree House Brewing Co.
True North Ales
True West Brewery
Vanished Valley Brewing Co.
Wachusett Brewing Co.
Widowmaker Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Company
Wormtown Brewery
ZēLUS Beer Company

Out-of-State Special Guests:
Big aLICe Brewing
Mast Landing Brewing Co.
Solemn Oath
More to come …

The Mass Fermentational is a 21+ event, no exceptions. Identification required at the door. No dogs allowed with the exception of certified service animals. For more information about the Mass Brewers Guild, or to see a full list of participating breweries, visit MassBrewersGuild.org. To purchase tickets, visit massferm.eventbrite.com.

Photo courtesy of Mass Brewers Guild