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Workin’ for the weekend 08.18

You made it through another week, you’ve earned yourself a beer or three!

Take a look at what’s going on across southern Mass. and the Ocean State this weekend.

Friday (8/18)

Park Dogs at Black Hat Brew Works

Check out Bridgewater’s newest food vendor, Park Dogs, serving up ballpark franks alongside some great brews.

Saturday (8/19)

Hopfest! 2017 Craft Beer and Food Festival

Hopfest! returns once again, this time bigger and better than ever! Sample plenty of kick-ass local brews, plus some more regional offerings. I hear there are still a few tickets left, so act fast and grab them! Two sessions means twice the fun, but also means smaller groups and more chances to grab a pour. With plenty of beer festivals just over the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity for some very important training.

Hopfest! 2017 After Party

The fun doesn’t have to end after things wrap up at the festival. Keep the good time rolling and the beers flowing at British Beer Company Plymouth. Enjoy brews from several breweries from the festival, including Barrel House Z, Stoney Creek, Otter Creek and Revival.

Fiamma Bella wood fire pizza at Black Hat Brew Works

Classic wood fire pizza served out of a sweet mobile brick oven! Enjoy a slice out on BHBW’s outdoor patio.

Yoga & Brew at Buzzards Bay Brewing

Stretch out after a long week at the office, then knock back a pint. Stick around afterwords for a typical relaxing afternoon at the brewery.

James DeSalvo and Jeff’s Wood Fired Pizza

Pizza, music, whiskey, cocktails and beer. What’s not to love? I highly recommend the beer and whiskey flight.

Sunday (8/20)

Donuts & Drafts at Whalers Brewing Co.

Sample six delicious Whalers brews paired with six unique hand crafted donuts from Matos Bakery in West Warwick. Each donut recipe is individually designed to pair with one of their beers, so don’t miss out!

Don’t forget beer releases at Proclamation and Tilted Barn as well! Plus Trillium and Tree House will probably drop something bananas.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Drink!

In recent years, road races involving craft beer have become increasingly popular. While this is great for those “crazy” people who enjoy running for fun, the rest of us may just roll in after the race for the beer sampling and food.  Continue reading “On Your Mark, Get Set, Drink!”

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Festival Season Kicking Into Full Gear

The weather is finally beginning to warm up, and that means the start of outdoor beer festivals around the Southcoast region.

Below is a list of festivals definitely worth checking out and featuring many of the breweries that will be featured here on Bearded & Brewed.

Boston Beer Summit – May 13th 12:30-4pm/5:30-9pm | TICKETS

Red, White & Brew at Buttonwood Park Zoo – May 19th 6:30-9pm | TICKETS

ACBW Local Beer Cask Fest – May 19th 6:30-9:30pm | Tickets available at door

BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational – June 2nd & 3rd (3 sessions) | TICKETS

Craft Beer Cruise – BRUNCH! – June 17th 11am-1pm | TICKETS

Bacon & Beer Fest RI – June 17th 2-5:30pm | TICKETS

New Bedford Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival – July 15th 12-6pm | TICKETS

Hopfest! 2017 Craft Beer and Food Festival – Aug. 19th 1-8:30pm | TICKETS

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Here, my goal is to highlight good beer that may be getting overlooked in the Southeastern Massachusetts region while also taking a wider look at craft beer in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other beer-related happenings.

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