Beer Event – Recap of Blues n Brews 2009

We just got back from the Blues n Brews festival. If you were there, you’d know how difficult it was today. The true fans of beer and blues toughed it out during the downpours and the extreme heat. I’m home – I’ve changed, but I still feel wet to the core.

The blues music was pumped and jacked today at the Nashoba Ski slopes. The crowd was large – even with the extreme weather conditions. It might even have been bigger if the weather was better.

We met some old friends and some new friends today. The blues bands were rocking the house and the crowd was lovin it. It is a well run event, although the security seemed to be a bit over zealous by the end.

Blues ‘N’ Brews is a project of the Westford Rotary Charitable Endowment, Inc. Beneficiaries of the funds raised from this year’s festival include the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Blister Buddies), Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare, Lowell Humane Society, Animal Rescue League of Boston, Massachusetts National Guard Family Support Fund, Friends Forever International Peace Program, and various scholarships and projects supported by Westford Rotary Club.

• Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries, PLUS a special booth featuring cask-conditioned ale
• GREAT Food, such as BBQ, grilled chicken, hotdogs/hamburgers, Oktoberfest food, snacks, etc!
• Homebrew Competition awards
• Collectible quality program book featuring bands & breweries
• Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Craft & Vendor Booths, more!

Here are some pictures of the festival:

Brewery Tables and Friends

Tom from Cape Ann Brewing TJ  – from Cape Ann Brewing Company and Sean
Cape Ann Brewing Company VW Bus Haverhill Tap
Berkshire Brewing Company Blue Hills Brewing Company
Bret from Gritty McDuff’s Thomas and Jansen Clan
Dave from Gardner Ale House Foam Homebrew Club – Greg
Dan Kochakian – Ale Street News Joe Z, Dan Kochakian and Sean
Kyle from Harpoon Harpoon Van
Kristin from Long Trail Sean and Kristin from Long Trail
Lowell Beer Works Jeremy from Magic Hat
Bob and Mark from Martha’s Exchange Ron from Milly’s Tavern and Scott from FOAM
Phil and James from Pennichuck James from Pennichuck
Peter, Cedric and Chris from Rapscallion Brewing Peter from Rapscallion Brewing
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