After putting on a very successful saison festival in Somerville over the summer, the folks at DrinkCraftBeer.com are hosting a Fall to Winter Fest this weekend in Boston.
The festival takes place at Space 57 at the Revere Hotel just off Boston Common. There are three sessions:
Session 1 - Friday, November 30th: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Session 2 - Saturday, December 1st: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Session 3 - Saturday, December 1st: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The event will feature 25 New England craft brewers and cider makers, each bringing at least one beer that showcases a seasonal ingredient from fall or winter. The beer list is 85 strong and is up here.
"This time around the brewers are, arguably, showing up the batch we had at Summerfest," said Drink Craft Beer co-founder Jeff Wharton. "Some of the beers are just phenomenal."
Some highlights to look for are the official fest beer from Peak Organic callled "Nut Your Average Ginger," a harvest brown ale brewed with Massachusetts malted grain, hops, ginger, and honey, and with chestnut puree (the plan was to use local chestnuts, too, until a crop succumbed to bad weather). Some other beers to keep an eye on: Idle Hands' Rosemary For Remembrance, Night Shift's Fallen Apple, and Cody Brewing's Fruitcake Strong Ale and Mint Chocolate Stout.
Food offerings include Mei Mei Street Kitchen (Boston Magazine's Best Meal on Wheels) who will be making Mac & Beer Cheese w/ the fest beer, Redbones BBQ catering, Grillo's Pickles, Shy Brothers Farm (makers of Hannahbells Cheeses), and Taza Chocolate.
Said Wharton, "We want people to come and learn about local beer, some great food that is in the area and, most importantly, have a good time doing so."
All the information about the fest, including how to buy tickets, is here.