Beer Events: Happenings this weekend – HopHead ThrowDown, Harpoon BBQ Fest and Redhook Festival
HopHead ThrowDown – Sat, Jul 25
Join Beer Advocate and other Hop Fanatics at the Publick House in Brookline, MA TODAY, Jul 25 as they host year six of this epic assault on your palate! Enjoy insane IBUs and food that burns … all in a benefit for The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
- 20 (or so) tongue-numbing IPAs!
- Super spicy menu!
- Special guest appearances by the brewer, who will be laughing at the depraved self-abuse of your palate, lovingly inflicted by their demonically inspired, insanely-hopped abominations!
- Noon to 5pm. $15 charity cover at the door. Cash bar.
- 100% of the $15 cover goes directly to the MS Society, as does all proceeds made by the donated kegs.
Prepare to ThrowDown!
Here’s the current list (subject to change and availability):
|Boulder Mojo Risin’||S. Tier Oak Aged Unearthly Imperial IPA||Port Brewing Hop 15|
|Portsmouth Imperial IPA||Victory Hop Wallop||-Allagash Hugh Malone|
|Schneider-Brooklyner Hopfen Weiss||Houblon Chouffe||Rogue I2PA|
|cask of dry-hopped Mayflower IPA||Great Divide Belgica||Great Divide 15th Anniversary|
|Great Divide Hercules Double IPA||Lost Abbey Devotion||Moylans Double IPA|
|Moylans Hopsickle||Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA||Dogfish Head Burton Baton|
|Avery Maharaja||Stone Cali-Belgique||He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.|
|Wachusett Larry||Urthel Hopsinjoor||Urthel Burton Baton|
|Bear Republic Racer X||BBC Drunken Sailor||-|
Note: not all of the beers are high IBU, but most are, and all have been picked for their unique boastings of hop character.
For updates and the final list of beers visit: BA Event
Harpoon BBQ Festival – 9th annual Harpoon Championships of New England Barbecue!
BEER. BBQ. BANDS.
This is a festival unlike any other – 42 competitive barbecue teams from all over New England slow cooking meat for hours upon hours – at our brewery in Windsor, VT. And there’s Harpoon beer….lots and lots of Harpoon beer. The festival, which will also feature live local bands, the Strongman exhibition, BBQ University, and brewer-led brewery tours, will be held this Saturday and Sunday.
Here are the details:
WHAT: The 9th Annual Harpoon Championships of New England Barbecue
Saturday, July 25 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (entrance closes at 6:30 pm)
Sunday, July 26 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (entrance closes at 3:30 pm)
Rain or shine (weather forecast)
WHERE: The Harpoon Brewery – Windsor, VT 05089
Door charge is $10.00 per person.
This admission fee includes a Harpoon beer or Harpoon soda. It does not include food.
Complimentary admission for children under 12 if accompanied by an adult.
The event will be held rain or shine (if anyone has any say over the matter, we’d prefer shine, please). Tickets are not sold in advance. Visit our web site for the band schedule and directions to the Brewery.
We will throw open the gates at 12 noon on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 for the most finger-licking, thirst-quenching event of the entire summer. Hope to see you this weekend!
ABOUT THE BBQ COMPETITION:
On Saturday, Officials certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society judge barbecue in four different categories: chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. The judging starts at 12 noon on July 25 and is followed by a 4:00 pm award ceremony, where the Harpoon New England Grand Champion will be announced. This Grand Champion qualifies for the nation’s ultimate barbecue competition, the Kansas City Royal. Some of the BBQ teams will be selling a wide variety of hot delicious BBQ.
On Sunday, the event shifts to the Harpoon Summer Sizzler BBQ Competition, where competing teams will submit entries in four different categories: fish, lamb, beef, and Chef’s Choice with Harpoon beer. KCBS-certified judges will again determine the champion. The 2008 Harpoon Summer Sizzler Champion All Q’d Up will be back this year to defend their crown.
Redhookfest Donavon Frankenreiter – Redhook Ale Brewery’s 13th annual
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
Doors 12pm / Music 1pm
W/ Tyrone Wells, Mission Hill, Adam Ezra Group
Festival Activities TBA @ www.REDHOOK.com
$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
Rain or Shine
All Ages Welcome ~ General Admission
No Re-Entry ~ Chairs/Blankets Welcome