September 23– Experience an autumn biergarten at the largest public garden in southern New England! The full day of brew-related and family activities at Heritage Museums & Gardens features beer tastings from some of the best local Massachusetts breweries. When visitors aren’t saying Prost! (Cheers!), they can expand their knowledge at home brewing demos, craft beer workshops, and a talk and book signing with Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards. Families will also enjoy a number of fun activities, including food trucks, games—including Cornhole, Kanjam, and other backyard favorites—crafts, and more.
“Not only is this a great way to celebrate autumn with family and friends, but it’s also a tribute to the centuries-old beer heritage in New England and the creative art of growing hops and craft brewing,” said Ellen Spear, Heritage President and CEO. “Our horticulture staff takes you to the beginning of the brewing process with hops that they’ve grown this season, through brewing and ultimately tasting. The family-friendly festive atmosphere includes great food and activities for children of all ages, and full access to all Heritage has to offer.”
Tickets, which are $30 for non-members and $15 for members, include admission to all gardens and exhibits; six, four-ounce beer tastings from Massachusetts breweries; home brewing demos and talks; and more. Beer-friendly food is available for purchase. Massachusetts breweries featured include Cape Cod Beer, Cisco Brewers, Independent Fermentations Brewing, Castle Island Brewing Company, Devil’s Purse, Hog Island, and Mayflower Brewing Company.
The tasting happens rain or shine at a beer tent on the Parade Field. Visitors must be 21 years or older to participate in the beer tasting, and a valid ID is required. WBUR, Boston’s NPR Station on the Cape and Islands at 89.1 and 92.7 FM, is the Hoppy Fall Festival media sponsor.
Heritage is open through October 9, 10 am-5 pm daily.
Click here or information and tickets, or call 508-888-3300.