Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cure Me I'm Irish: Update

Sorry for the delay on this folks, but there has been a lock down put on us at work regarding the internet, so I haven’t been able to post as often as I’d like to. However, I thought it would be a good day to announce the next three confirmed breweries for the 2012 Cure Me I’m Irish event. I hope you’re as excited as we are!

After receiving confirmation, and announcing the first five breweries at the end of December, we received a Facebook message from Jeff Nelson, one of the New England sales reps for a certain Arrogant brewing company out of San Diego county California, asking if they could take part. Well, not being the one to turn away a brewery eager to help out, let alone one that makes such superb beers, simply because they are not a New England brewery, we instantly said a resounding “Yes!!” to Jeff. It was a no brainer really.

We’re happy to have Stone Brewing Company on hand as the sixth brewery for the beer festival! Jeff said he’s got some vintage kegs he’s going to bring to the party, and who knows what else he’ll bring. All we know is that we’re pretty pumped to have Stone on board.

Similarly, we received an email from Jon Hill the very next day asking if we were still looking for breweries to help out! Holy crap, the second brewery to contact US to see if they could be a part of this event…it was such a cool feeling, and obviously the event was generating some buzz. Well, details were given, and we’re also happy to confirm Atlantic Brewing Company as the seventh brewery. They’ve been handcrafting beers and have been the premier microbrewery in Bar Harbor, Maine since 1991. They brew about 3,000 barrels of beer each year, and will be increasing their distribution in Massachusetts this year, which makes this a perfect match for the beer festival!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the past 25 years, you will no doubt be very familiar with brewery number eight to confirm. They really need no introduction, but we’re just super pumped to have them and we’re curious to know what they’ll be bringing to the party. We’re very pleased to have Boston Beer Company, better known as Samuel Adams, coming to pour their beers to those in attendance.

With that the brewery list comes to eight confirmed and very excited breweries to date – Mayflower Brewing Co, Smuttynose Brewing Co, Cape Ann Brewing, Cody Brewing Co, Baxter Brewing Co, Stone Brewing Co, Atlantic Brewing Co, and Boston Beer Co. There are some breweries yet to confirm; however, we are in strong pursuit of other great New England breweries to round out the list.

As always, check the website often for updates on the event! More info can be found at www.curemeimirish.org as well. You can also follow the event on Twitter (@CureMeImIrish, also @BrewEngland) and on our respective Facebook pages!


Adam & Sarah

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