Everyone’s favorite beer festival is coming back to Loon Mountain on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The 15th Annual New England Brewfest is a longtime favorite event held in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. Featuring breweries across New England and beyond, the New England Brewfest is the perfect opportunity to sample a bunch of different beers in search of your new favorite beer.
The 15th Annual New England Brewfest has some exciting new changes this year. Now you’ll have even more time to sample beers with the new start times. VIP ACCESS ticket holders will now be able to enter Brewfest at noon, which is two hours before General Admission ticket holders at 2:00 pm. As always, the ticket cost includes all the beer samples, parking, and live music.
This year’s Brewfest is lumberjack themed, so wear your best plaid shirts and give a nod to Lincoln’s logging past. While the details are still under wraps, there will be lots of new fun interactive contests to get your competitive juices flowing. Of course, there will be plenty of food trucks when you start to get hungry. You’ll find all your favorite food trucks from previous years, plus many new ones like BBQ, ice cream, and popcorn.
The brewery list is growing by the day. You’ll find all your favorite breweries from across the Northeast and many new ones at Brewfest. Local favorites, including Woodstock Inn Brewery and One Love Brewery, will be pouring brews all day. You’ll find a mix of well-established breweries like Samuel Adams and Shipyard Brewing Co. and newer breweries like The Traveler Beer Co. and Truly Spiked & Sparkling. From hoppy IPAs to citrus-flavored Belgian-style beers, you’ll find a little of everything at Brewfest.
From Keene, Elm City Brewing Company is back again to sling more beers. Owned and operated by Debra Rivest, Elm City brews a variety of beers, including some light and fruity like the Keene Kolsch and more hoppy beers like the 18 Mile IPA. Clown Shoes Beer is a relatively new kid on the block. In 2017, Clown Shoes joined Mass. Bay Brewing Company to expand their collection of unique beers with big personalities. Not to mention, they have the best names and can art for all their beers!
While the New England Brewfest started as a beer festival, it has expanded to include other types of alcohols like hard cider, wine, and tea. Wild Leaf Craft Hard Tea brews two different hard teas using various flavors. It’s like iced tea with a punch! Hailing from Portland, Maine in the shadows of Allagash Brewing Co., Lone Pine Brewery has exploded in popularity in the recent years. Their flagship pale ales and IPAs are a big hit locally.
Tickets are limited, so it’s best you buy them in advance, especially if you’d like two extra hours to sample all the beers with VIP ACCESS. Both VIP ACCESS tickets and general admission can be purchased online. Safety is always essential at Brewfest! Non-drinkers tickets are available at a discounted price, and free shuttle buses are available to select lodging properties in the Lincoln area.
While Brewfest might be the main draw to the area, make it a weekend and discover everything the western White Mountains have to offer! Several resorts, like the Mountain Club on Loon, Lodge at Lincoln Station, and Kancamagus Lodge, all offer special lodging discounts for the weekend.
The New England Brewfest is one of the longest running beer festivals in New England. Wear your best plaid shirt and enjoy an afternoon of sampling all your favorite beers while surrounded by the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire.