Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival 2017

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It's back! Beer you can't find anywhere else. Join us for the 3rd Annual Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival brought to you by the museum, Harvest Country Store, and Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits. Dozens of breweries will create unique casks of Real Ale for the occasion with one minor stipulation: their brew must include an ingredient from Noah Webster's 18th century garden. The specialty casks are made just for the occasion and good for one day only! A panel of judges determine the Cask Champion and attendees will vote for the Taster's Choice Winner. This is an indoor / outdoor event with live music by James and the Untold Riches and Spark Plug. Food will be available for purchase from Harvest Country Store. Tickets are limited, get yours before they sell out!

26 breweries will compete in the cask competition this year, including:

New Park Brewing, 2016 Cask Champion & winner of the Taster's Choice Award
Alvarium Beer Company
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Back East Brewing Company
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Cambridge Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
City Steam Brewery
Counter Weight Brewing Company
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Co.
Jack's Abby Craft Lagers
Brewery Legitimus
Mayflower Brewing Company
Mystic Brewery
New England Brewing Co.
Relic Brewing Co
Revival Brewing Company
Steady Habit Brewing Company
Stony Creek Beer
Thomas Hooker Brewery
Two Roads Brewing Company
Victory Beer
Willimantic Brewing Company
Witchdoctor Brewing Company

An additional 9 breweries will offer specialty tastings.

There are two sessions: 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Tickets for each session are $40 through August ($35 for members and Let's GO Arts Cardholders,) and include unlimited tastings and souvenir tasting glass. Designated driver tickets are available for $20. Ticket price goes up on September 1 to $45 and to $50 at the door. Food will be available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the museum's educational mission. Co-hosted by Harvest Fine Wines & Spirits and Harvest Wine & Spirits Elmwood.

Thank you to our lead event sponsor ESPN.

Additional thanks to event sponsors Keating Agency Insurance and Telefunken Electroakustik, to media sponsor Yelp and Taylor Rental.

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