Extreme Beer Fest is almost upon us.
For BeerAdvocate’s 16th annual EBF on February 1 & 2 we’re bringing 30+ breweries (!) to Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center for two days and three sessions of ridiculously delicious beer (limited tix still available!). Before (and after) we head to the fest, we’ll be tapping kegs and cracking cans at events all around Boston to ring in EBF week. Here’s where you’ll find us and what we’ll be pouring. (We’ll update this list regularly as we confirm draft lists and additional events. Yes, we know it’s a sh*t ton of info. That’s why we added lots of pics – and a map – for ya’!)
Wednesday, January 30
EBF Kick-Off with Craft Collective
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6-9p @ The Tip Tap Room (138 Cambridge Street, Boston) | POURING: Civil Society Tracks Double NEIPA + Pulp American Wheat Ale, Four Quarters Brewing Equations of Time DIPA, Singlecut Beersmiths Diamond Star Halo DDH IPA
Transient Artisan Ales The Juice is Loose Double NEIPA, Finback Brewery Coquito Milk Stout, Aslin Beer Company Johann Needs a Bigger Broat DIPA, Aardwolf Brewery Foeder Aged San Marco Blueberry and Acai Sour Ale, and Monday Night Brewing Dr. Robot Sour Ale. RSVP here.
Thursday, January 31
EBF Pre-Party with KCBC at The Ginger Man
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7p @ The Ginger Man (148 State St, Boston) | Kings County Brewers Collective is in town for the fest and The Ginger Man is tapping ELEVEN of the brewery’s beers. More here.
POURING: Ridiculously Dangerous Precedent TIPA, Scissor Kick DDH IPA, Robot Fish #14 IPA, Superhero Sidekicks IPA, Ryders of the Black Rainbow Imperial Coffee Stout (collab with Mikkeller), Creature from the Deep Imperial Chocolate Stout, Demons on the Dance Floor BA Imperial Chocolate Stout, Marble of Doom II Sour, Gold Bones BA Gose, Chaos & Convenience Lager and Morbid Hour Black Pilsner.
Tap Night With Monday Night Brewing
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7p @ Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale (48 Temple Place, Boston) | Monday Night Brewing is in from Atlanta and hanging at Stoddard’s. Stay here and here for the draft list.
America’s High Five!
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7p @ The Merchant (60 Franklin Street, Boston) | Five of Michigan’s best breweries – Brewery Vivant, New Holland Brewing, Right Brain Brewing, Short’s Brewing and Transient Artisan Ales – are descending on Boston for EBF and bringing their mid-western charm and beer to us all! Don’t leave us hanging…you coming?
- Brewery Vivant: Wizard Burial Ground BBA Belgian Quad | Space Queen Immortal BA Sour
- New Holland: Dragon’s Milk BBA Milk Stout | Tangerine Space Machine NEIPA
- Right Brain: BBA Coffee w/ Cream? Cream Ale | Pist. Avocado Milk Stout
- Short’s: Chocolate Wheat Porter | Mule Beer KC (a Moscow Mule inspired Ale)
- Transient: TBD!
Civil Society EBF Pre-Party
Thursday, Jan. 31, 5p @ The Publick House (1648 Beacon St, Brookline) | Civil Society Brewing is bringing their incredible beer to Boston for EBF and an EBF pre-party at The Publick House. Draft list is almost ready for consumption.
West Coast EBF Party
Thursday, Jan. 31, 6p @ Lord Hobo (92 Hampshire St, Cambridge) | TRVE and Cellador are reppin’ at this West Coast gathering. ON TAP: Cellador Berlinerish Masumoto Peach, Yuzu Famille, and Loufoque Deux, plus TRVE Seven Doors, Sortilege, and Decaying Realms.
haley.henry EBF Pre-Party with Interboro
Thursday, Jan. 31, 7p @ haley.henry wine bar (45 Province St, Boston) | POURING: Interboro Bushburg Pils (draft) and DDH Premiere and Primo Remix (cans).
Friday, February 1
Row 34 X EBF: NY & NJ Takeover
Friday, Feb. 1, 5p @ Row 34 (383 Congress Street, Fort Point) | New York & New Jersey breweries are taking over Row 34’s lines before EBF Session One commences. Featuring pours from: Finback, Interboro, SingleCut and Carton.
Monday Night Brewing Tasting
Friday, Feb. 1, 2-4p @ Craft Beer Cellar Fort Point (34 Farnsworth St, Fort Point) | Come meet the Monday Night Brewing crew and sample some of their brews from 2-4p.
Saturday, February 2
Row 34 X EBF: FOAM PARTY
Saturday, Feb. 2, 5p @ Row 34 (383 Congress Street, Fort Point) | Pre-Session Three, Row is pouring a variety of beers from one of Burlington, Vermont’s finest: Foam Brewers. Hang at the bar and meet the crew. Confirming the draft list as we write this…
Sunday, February 3
Brewery Vivant Beer Brunch at Branch Line
Sunday, Feb. 3, 11a-2p @ Branch Line (321 Arsenal Street, Watertown) | Keep your EBF game going strong, and join us for Sunday brunch at Branch Line with Brewery Vivant. Is there any better way to bridge the beer gap between EBF and The Super Bowl? (No, and go, Pats!) Featuring Vivant’s famous Michigan Farmhouse Ales and an a la carte menu with perfect pairings. More info here.
POURING: Space Queen Immortal – Barrel Aged Sour dry hopped with Citra & Amarillo | Tart Side of the Moon kettle-sour Imperial Stout | Nordhouse IPA with MI Chinook hops & crushed juniper berries | Tropical Saison with pineapple & mango | The fan favorite famous “farm-mosa” featuring Farm Hand Farmhouse Ale
If that wasn’t enough information for you, well, we made you a map, too. On it: all of our EBF events, times, locations (obvs), etc. Message us on Instagram with any questions, and we’ll see you around EBF Week!