Summer Homebrew Festival Returns This Weekend To Bennington
The Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Hopridge Farms will present the 6th annual Southern Vermont Summer Homebrew Festival this coming weekend on Saturday, August 7th. The festival goes from 12pm to 4pm on Depot Street in Bennington, Vermont.
The festival encourages brew-loving patrons to come and enjoy unlimited sampling of home-brewed beer, wine, mead, cider and more, plus entertainment and eats from food trucks.
Tickets are very limited at this point and are first come first serve. Patrons should not expect ticket sales at the door. VIP tickets allow participants into the event an hour earlier (at noon) to try rare and limited beverages. General Admission tickets are available which get patrons into the festival from 1pm to 4pm that day. Designated Driver tickets are also available. To order tickets head to www.vthomebrewfests.com.
“Our Brewers are so anxious to return to Bennington for another home brew festival” said Will Gardner, Festival Organizer. “Having missed the Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 Festivals they are chomping at the bit to share their delicious beverages to a crowd, safely of course!”
The 2021 Summer Home Brewers include: PUNCH Hard Tea, Jeff and JJ from Schaghticoke, All Nighter Brewing, Harmon Hill, Chasing the Craft Brewery, Invisible Mountain Brewing, Cydersour Brewery, Catseyesoup Brewing, Lamson Brewing , The Jolly Fool Brews, Teddy K's Brewing, Albany Brew Crafters, Battenkill Brewhouse, Smooth Liquidation, Hugs Brewing, Texermont Brewery, Shady Brewing, Groff Garage Brewery, Vintage Cider Co.
Unique and niche vendors have always been a staple at the Homebrew Festivals and this Summer festival is no different with some veterans and new ones included. Those vendors are Outdoor Secrets Unwrapped Hot Sauce, Northtastic, Nomadic Threads, I Want Pig Candy, Crazy Mike’s Beef Jerky Company, LLC, and The Vintage Soul/The Nutty Bavarian.
The festival will feature multiple food trucks including: The Rollin’ Rooster based out of Rutland, VT serving delicious fried chicken and other specialities, Los Lobos Tacos from Cambridge, NY serving Mexican-inspired dishes, and Hound Dogs from Manchester, VT serving everyone’s favorite hotdogs, hamburgers and more!
Music has always been a feature at the Summer Homebrew and this year won’t be any different. Luminous Crush will be performing throughout the event. This musical performance is sponsored by TPW Real Estate.
There will be changes to the festival this year to make it as safe as possible for everyone. Increased spacing, one use disposable/recyclable cups, sanitizing stations, and guidance from the Vermont Department of Health will be followed.
The producers of the festival know they could not do the event without the generous support of their host town, Bennington, as well as these sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Coggins Auto Group, Brewer Sponsor Farm Road Brewing, Vendor Sponsor The Bank of Bennington, Food Sponsor Vermont Roofing Company, Music and Host Sponsor TPW Real Estate, and Media Sponsors The Bennington Banner and Catamount Access Television.
Matt Harrington, executive director of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber adds, “We are thrilled to bring back the Summer Homebrew Festival. We invite the community to come see the next great brewers of Vermont, as well as enjoy a sunny summer day filled with food, music and crafts! What a time to be in Southern Vermont!”
For more information please visit: www.vthomebrewfests.com