NH BrewFest to benefit Prescott Park Arts Festival, Saturday, October 3
30 Breweries, 91 Brews, 1 Great Cause
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The Prescott Park Arts Festival, a local non-profit organization, has teamed up with Redhook Brewery and the Master Brewers Association of America to present the first NH BrewFest on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Being held in Redhook Brewery's courtyard, the event will feature over 30 breweries and 91 varieties of brews, food and live music. Two sampling sessions are being held from 12-3pm and 5-8pm. Advance tickets are $25 and allow attendees to sample any of the 91 brews being offered at the event.
Over thirty breweries from across the Eastern United States will descend on Portsmouth to offer their top beers including Dogfish Head, Magic Hat, Peak Organic, Long Trail, Otter Creek, and Sebago Brewing Company.
Attendees will find a full variety of craft beers such as Elm City Brewing Co.'s Tilt Yer Kilt, Peak Organic's Espresso Amber Ale, Dogfish's Punkin Ale, Shipyard's Pugsley Signature Series XXXX IPA, Pennichuck Brewing Co.'s Russian Imperial Stout Cask, Milly's Tavern's Hopzilla Imperial IPA, Boston Beer Works' Wet Hope Ale, Cambridge Brewing Company's The Wind Cried Mary, and Woodstock Inn Brewery's Pigs Ear Brown Ale.
"This is going to be an exceptional and one-of-a-kind event," says Ben Anderson, Prescott Park Arts Festival's Executive Director, "The number and quality of breweries that will be participating is well beyond what we expected for the first year. Besides great music and lots of fun, this event offers the chance to sample all kinds of unique and great beer...all in support of the Prescott Park Arts Festival."
The fundraising event will also feature live music and entertainment with performances by Adam Ezra Group, Crazy Maggie, Gypsy Tailwind and The Friends. WHEB's Baker & Stoney and WHEB/WGIR's Greg & The Morning Buzz will also be on-site hosting a series of beer-inspired challenges. A variety of local food vendors will also be on-location including Dos Amigos, Joe's NY Pizza, Mike's Hot Dogs, and Mojo's BBQ Shack.
"Our hats go off to Redhook for hosting and helping to organize this event in support of the festival," continued Anderson, "Funds from the event will have a direct impact on what we're able to offer the community next summer in Prescott Park."
The Prescott Park Arts Festival is New England's largest and oldest outdoor arts venue. Since 1996, the Arts Festival has been named by Yankee magazine as a "must see" tourist attraction. In its 35-year history the Arts Festival has never charged a fixed admission. The festival recently concluded its summer performance season featuring the musical Grease, and a full schedule of musical concerts and festivals including performers such as Richie Havens, Tom Rush, Jonathan Edwards, among others.
Tickets are being offered at $25 in advance through www.prescottpark.org, 603-436-2848, and at the Redhook Brewery Pub. Tickets will be sold onsite during the event for $35. Admission includes entry to the event, 5oz souvenir sampler mug, beer samples, and live music.
A full list of breweries, additional information, and event details are available through www.prescottpark.org and www.nhbrew.com