2015 Vermont Brewer’s Fest Weekend Events

This coming up weekend is the 23rd Vermont Brewers Festival and beer lovers from all over are converging on Burlington. To provide even more entertainment for both fest-goers and non-fest-goers, bars and breweries in the area are hosting fun events and having some cool specials. Here is a short list of events happening this coming up weekend. Below the list are some descriptions of what’s going on. Let us know if we missed any events and we’ll be sure to add them!

Thursday

11:00 AM @ Farmhouse Tap & Grill – Cellar-brate
3:00 PM @ Mule Bar – Hill Farmstead tap takeover

Friday

10:00 AM @ ECHO – Fizzy Fest
11:00 AM @ Farmhouse Tap & Grill – Cellar-brate
11:00 AM @ Switchback Brewing Tap Room – Dog Days of Summer
12:00 PM @ Mule Bar – Funky, Wild, Sour, and Tart beer tap takeover
2:00 PM @ Queen City Brewery – Steinbier release
4:30 PM @ Guild Tavern – Hill Farmstead tap takeover
5:00 PM @ Juniper Bar – Hill Farmstead tap takeover
5:00 PM @ Bleu Northeast Seafood – Burlington Beer Company tap takeover
10:00 PM @ Skinny Pancake – Otter Creek Joint Custody release party

Saturday

8:30 AM @ City Hall Park – Burlington Farmer’s Market
10:00 AM @ ECHO – Fizzy Fest
11:00 AM @ Farmhouse Tap & Grill – Cellar-brate
11:00 AM @ Switchback Brewing Tap Room – Dog Days of Summer
12:00 PM @ Queen City Brewery – Steinbier release
12:00 PM @ Mule Bar – Hop Heads
5:00 PM @ Bleu Northeast Seafood – Burlington Beer Company tap takeover
10:00 PM @ Ri Ra’s – Long Trail Brewer’s Fest After Party

Sunday

11:00 AM @ Farmhouse Tap & Grill – Cellar-brate
11:00 AM @ Switchback Brewing Tap Room – Dog Days of Summer
12:00 PM @ Growler Garage – Post Brewfest Brunch
12:00 PM @ Queen City Brewery – Steinbier release
12:00 PM @ Mule Bar – Leftovers
12:00 PM @ Magic Hat Artifactory – Extra Tours at 12, 1, 2, and 3

Farmhouse Cellar-brate

The Farmhouse will be getting some special brews to celebrate Brewfest weekend. Start cellar-brating on Thursday and keep it going through the weekend. For more information, check out their event page on Facebook. Give them a like on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.

Mule Bar Tap Takeovers

Mule Bar will be doing three tap takeovers and one leftover takeover. For an updated list of what they will be offering, check out their event page on Facebook. Give them a like on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more information.

Hill Farmstead: Mule Bar will also be starting the weekend festivities with a Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover and will have around 12 different brews all from Hill Farmstead.

Funky, Wild, Sour, and Tart: Mule Bar will be continuing their takeover but focusing on funkier and sour beers for people who love puckered lips. The tap list for this takeover can be seen on their Facebook event page linked above.

Hop Heads: Moving into hoppier realms, Mule Bar will be serving up beers for those that love IBUs and the dank aroma of hops. No tap list yet but keep your eyes on their Facebook page.

Leftovers: Judging from the name Mule Bar will be dishing out whatever they didn’t pour through over the rest of the weekend. This is your chance to bat cleanup for whatever delicious suds are let.

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center Fizzy Fest

The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center will be hosting Fizzy Fest. This is a tasting event for all ages with local sodas, syrups, and fizzy drinks. They will have root beer floats, BURP contests, and a giant outside bubble pit. Stop by with your Brewfest ticket and you get $2 off your admission to the ECHO center.

Queen City Brewing Steinbier Release

Queen City Brewery will be releasing their most recent batch of their Steinbier, a traditional German style of beer brewed using hot rocks as the heat source. They are open from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM Friday, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday, and 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday. Read more about their Steinbier on their website.

Skinny Pancake Otter Creek Joint Custody Release Parrty

Otter Creek will be having a release party for their newest collaboration with Jack’s Abby Brewing at the Skinny Pancake down on the Waterfront. Join the brewers and listen to some music from SWALE. For more information check out the event page on Facebook.

Switchback Dog Days of Summer

Switchback will be offering $1 hot dogs with the purchase of a pint at their taproom.

Magic Hat Artifactory

Magic Hat will be offering extra tours at the Artifactory on Sunday at 12, 1, 2, and 3. In additon, they will be give you a pint glass with a purchase of $30 and a Brewfest ticket.

Juniper Bar Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover

Juniper Bar located in Hotel Vermont will have 10 Hill Farmstead beers on tap starting at 5:00 PM on Friday and going while supplies last. For more information, check out their blog post.

Bleu Northeast Seafood Burlington Beer Company Tap Takeover

Bleu Northeast Seafood will be hosting a Burlington Beer Company tap takeover on Friday and Saturday featuring four beers on draft and two in cans. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Ri Ra’s Long Trail Brewfest After Party

Join Long Trail for their official after party at Ri Ra’s featuring four of their beers on tap and music from The Bean Town Project. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Guild Tavern Hill Farmstead Tap Takeover

Guild Tavern will be hosting a Hill Farmstead tap takeover featuring 9 of the brewery’s beers. Definitely a place to check out if you don’t want to deal with the bustle of downtown. For more information, check out their Facebook event page.

Growler Garage Post-Brewfest Brunch

Girl’s Pint Out will be hosting a brunch at the Growler Garage on Sunday at noon. The brunch will feature donuts from Miss Weinerz and bagels from Meyer’s.

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