The Granite State On Tap Beer Festival takes place on Saturday, November 15th at the Expo Center inside the Manchester Radisson Hotel from 3PM – 6PM. This three-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Saturday in November than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!
*Participants must be at least 21 years of age to attend*
STANDARD TICKET | $35
*TICKET PRICES INCREASE BY $10 AT THE DOOR* INCLUDES:
We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to the event as ID checks must be performed. In order to be admitted to the event you must have your printed paper ticket in hand or a digital ticket on your mobile device. Additional event information can be found in our FAQ section.
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT
In addition to sampling over 100 brews from America’s best craft breweries, we are happy to announce that this event will feature live music and delicious food available for purchase. Please check back closer to the event date for an announcement of the entertainers and food vendors that will be on-site.
Baxter Brewing Co., a Maine-based craft brewery, is the first of its kind in New England to can all of its beer. Their beer never sees UV light, which spells death for fresh beer. Their dissolved oxygen levels are much lower than similar beers in bottles, helping the beer maintain its freshness. Taste the difference from Baxter Brewing Company by sampling their Stowaway IPA, Phantom Punch Winter Stout, and Tarnation California-Style Lager.
The Brewery has never had so many beers available in so many places. At last count, Brooklyn beers can be enjoyed in 25 states and 20 countries. At Brooklyn Brewery, we're as fond of the seasons of the Northeast as we are of the beers that accompany them.
Champlain Orchards hard and ice ciders begin with Champlain Valley Vermont apples, renowned for their heritage, quality, and flavor. Each batch of hand-crafted cider is pressed, vented, cellared, and bottled on-site at the orchard with creativity, joy, and skill. They offer a variety of hard and ice ciders, including the popular Pruner's Pride Hard Cider, Honeycrisp Hard Cider, and Sparkling Ice Cider.
Downeast Cider House has an established policy of NO SHORTCUTS. No matter the cost, they are fully committed to using only fresh-pressed juices and pure, natural ingredients in their cider. When it comes to flavor, there’s no substitute for the best, and that’s what they stand by: simple, honest, authentic. Their line of ciders, including Original Blend, Cranberry Blend, Barrel Project, and Antoine Dod-Saison, are made the right way: locally grown, freshly pressed, gluten-free, and not from concentrate.
Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island is one of the most successful craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular and award-winning beers in the U.S. Since 1989, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
Henneker Brewing crafts beer with real a New Hampshire spirit of independence, home-town pride, and hard work. Using only the finest ingredients, they brew all of their beers by hand and stake their reputation on every pour. They showcase year-round brews, including Hop Slinger, Amber Apparition, and Whipple's Wheat, while also offering seasonal brews as well.
Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their approach is to create complex, full tasting beers with a relaxed style and charm that expresses their Hawaii-based roots.
The first batch of Long Trail Ale rolled off the line in 1989. Andy Pherson, Long Trail's founder, embarked on a journey to brew an affordable, American-made alternative to the pricey German and English exports that filled store shelves. Long Trail Ale slowly weaved its way into the local Green Mountain landscape—becoming as much a Vermont tradition as the famed hiking trail itself.
The Magic Hat Brewery has been putting a performance into every bottle of beer since 1994. Today, the brewery cranks out 400 bottles of beer every minute. Magic Hat brews four year-round beers and several seasonal products and one-off batches.
Located in the scenic backdrop of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, Moat Mountain Brewing Company has been brewing their award-winning ales and lagers on-site with fresh mountain water for over 15 years.
Narragansett Beer is New England’s oldest beer, founded in 1890. It was the #1 beer New England from the 1890’s through the 1970’s and the official beer of the Red Sox for over 30 years. Their flagship lager was winner of the Bronze Medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup and First Place at the Great International Beer Festival in 2010.
A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, CA. The brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 70 awards in national and international competitions.
RedHook currently produces several styles of beer marketed under distinct brand names, most notably it's Redhook ESB. This nationally-recognized brewery also brews its famed Long Hammer IPA, Pilsner, Mudslinger Brown Ale, Copper Hook and many distinct seasonal offerings.
Samuel Adams is America's leading craft brewer, producing handcrafted, full-flavored beers with the world’s finest ingredients. Jim Koch first brewed Samuel Adams Boston Lager in 1984, challenging conventional thinking about beer. Today, Samuel Adams continues to innovate, and has won more awards in the last five years than any brewery.
Shipyard Brewing Company has been making award-winning, hand-crafted beer in Maine for 20 years. Now one of the largest craft breweries in the country, Shipyard beers are all about drinkability, consistency and balance. Every batch is brewed by hand in small batches using only the finest ingredients, including top-fermenting, multi-strain yeast from Ringwood Brewery.
Whether it is a Craft Ale, Crisp Lager or Cycliquid - each of Sixpoint’s beers is a unique creation. The fountainhead of their creativity is not confined to the shackles of "style guidelines" because style simply has no guidelines. They do not reverse engineer their formulations, but instead "proverse" engineer them. Before there is a description, there is an intent, and the intent produces a concept, and the concept manifests itself in a formulation.
Smuttynose Brewing Company prides itself on making a wide variety of distinctive beers - from their five full-time beers to their seasonals and famous Big Beer Series. Vegetarians, please take note: Smuttynose beers are made without the use of any animal products, such as isinglass or gelatin. Come and see what all the hoopla is about!
Stark Brewing Company is dedicated to the art form of creating fine craft ales using old world techniques and the finest ingredients on earth. They take painstaking care in making some of the best craft ales in the world. With dozens of awards over the last two decades, they are proud of the quality and consistency of their beers from start to finish. Their fine craft ales include Milly's Oatmeal Stout, ManchVegas IPA, and Pumpkin Ale.
Widmer Brothers Brewing is located in beautiful and brew-friendly Portland, OR. Widmer Brothers Brewing proudly brews Widmer Hefeweizen – America’s Original Hefeweizen, Drifter Pale Ale, Rotator IPA Series, Drop Top Amber Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, and our popular seasonal line up “W” Brewmasters’ release series, Citra Blonde Summer Brew, Okto, Pitch Black IPA, and BRRR.
All Woodchuck ciders are naturally gluten free because the product is made from apples only, without any grains. The company sells several types of award-winning cider under the Woodchuck name, including core flavors, limited releases which are sold at particular times of year, private reserves which are produced in limited batches, and "farmhouse select" which is produced in small batches and sold in 750ml bottles.
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