BEER EVENTS: Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride, NY Craft Beer Week, Hotoberfest, and Hopfenpflucken Adventure

The 2009 Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride:

Elite New England Cyclists Ride 146 Miles in a Single Day for Charity – and Beer

Boston, MA (June 19, 2009) – On Saturday, June 20th over 900 elite cyclists will embark on a 146-mile, single-day trek from the Harpoon Brewery in Boston to the New England brewery’s Windsor, VT facility for the 9th Annual Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride. What started in 2001 as a fun, challenging ride for a handful of cyclists by invitation only has grown to become New England’s premiere event for cyclists, which includes the highest caliber of cyclists such as New England cycling legend Tim Johnson.

The staggered start begins at 5:15 am at Harpoon’s South Boston brewery and ends at their brewery in Windsor, VT. The riders depart from the brewery on a northwesterly route through downtown Boston, turning due north near Westminster, VT. While the route is extremely challenging, it offers riders a unique tour through some of New England’s most picturesque towns. Upon completion of the ride, cyclists are welcomed at the brewery in Vermont with fresh Harpoon beers and a barbecue….

The popularity of the Brewery to Brewery Ride has grown primarily by word-of-mouth throughout the cycling community. This year’s ride of 900 sold out in a record-setting 25 minutes.

The 2009 Harpoon Brewery to Brewery Ride will benefit Team Psycho’s Elite Development Program (EDP) and the brewery’s charitable giving and volunteer program, Harpoon Helps…..

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2nd Annual NY Craft Beer Week – September 11th-20th 2009

Events include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Gotham Cask Ale Festival
– Interactive Bar Crawls
– Beer Walks
– Special Events at dozens of beer bars throughout the city
– Zagat House Specials Beer Pairings
– Let us Eat Local Benefit Gala
– Zagat Presents Beer Dinner Series
– Astor Center Regional Cuisine Beer Dinners
– Scavenger Hunt
– Closing Festival

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Hotoberfest 2009 – October 3rd – 12:00 to 7:00

Tickets are on sale now!!

Here is a message from HOToberFest!

We are proud to announce the date of HOToberFest 2009. Mark your calendar for October 3rd !!

To celebrate the launch of our new and improved web site, we are offering $15 off the Beer Garten General Admission gate price through June 26. This promotion ends next Friday, so get your tickets now! And forward this email to all your friends!

Visit our website and click on the second button “For General Admission tickets, click here:” and enter promo code: launchpromo

Remember, there is no admission fee to the main festival area and World Market. So bring the family and spend the day checking out our Live Music, Green Affiliates, Sustainable Artist Market, Food and Beer Vendors, Kid’s Area, Sponsors and more.

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The Samuel Adams Hopfenpflucken Adventure

Here’s your chance for an amazing trip to Germany. This isn’t your typically planned trip to Germany. It’s not focused around Oktoberfest. This is an 8 adventure to visit the hop growing villages in Bavarian. Here is the description on the Abercrombie Kent website.


Germany is known for its fairy tale Bavarian villages, well-made luxury cars and beer. On this journey, visit some of the country’s top breweries, sampling the beer as you go, and wander through the hop fields that are home to the key ingredient in Samuel Adams beers, plus tour the BMW Museum to learn about the history of Germany’s signature automobile. Explore Munich and medieval Regensburg and ascend the Zugspitze for a panoramic view over Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
& Moments

* Dine at Augustiner Keller, one of Munich’s best-known biergartens
* Visit the Schlenkerla Brewery Tavern in Bamburg, traditional producers of smoked beer
* Tour and dine at the award-winning Weinhenstephan Brewery, the world’s oldest brewery
* View exhibits showcasing the history of BMW at the BMW Museum
* Travel by cable car to the top of Germany’s highest mountain

Jul. 31, 2009 – Aug. 06, 2009

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