Some beer festival are all about the masses, offering hundreds of beers, where theirs something for everyone. But for Big Beers & Barley Wines, the focus is more narrow. From it’s inception in 2009, when Mike & Donna Schwartz, owners of Belmont Party Supply, teamed up with Resident Home Association who support individuals with developmental disabilities, to host a small boutique quality beer fundraiser. Showcasing about 100 beers, attendance that first year was about 300 guests. Now five years later the event has grown quite a reputation for showcasing premium and rare craft beers. Last year there were about 500 in attendance, and with the increased interest in craft beers, there’s no doubt that this event will probably have increased attendance this year. Organizers have acknowledged the desire to keep this event intimate and will probably cap ticket sales at about 700.
This years event, scheduled for Sat, Oct 11th from 4-8pm, will continue that tradition of extraordinary beers inside the Roundhouse at Montgomery County Fairgrounds. For your $35 admission you’ll get a tasting glass and 20 samples of unique and rare craft beers. All proceeds from this event go to Resident Home Association. Non-drinker/DD tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door day of event.
One of the unique aspects to this festival is the special tappings that happen throughout the event, usually by beer reps who are more than willing to share the history of the brews as they pour.
You can pick up tickets at your favorite beer stop including: Belmont Party Supply, BrewTensils, 5th Street Wine & Deli, Bee Gee’s Market, Boston’s Bistro, Chappy’s Tap Room, Harrigan’s Tavern, King’s Table, Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery, Pour Haus, South Park Tavern, Thai 9 and Trolley Stop or purchase tickets online.
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