Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer Brewfest Returns to Indian Ranch

Once again, the Indian Ranch in Webster, MA will be hosting their 5th Annual Summer Brewfest featuring great New England breweries! The event is set to take place next Saturday August 18th on the water front of Lake Webster, better known as Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.
No, you are not reading that name incorrectly! We have no idea how to properly pronounce it, but from what we hear there are some YouTube videos on how to pronounce it. Seriously...there are, We've checked. Here's an interesting one:

Anyway, this year's event is shaping up nicely! There are tons of New England breweries attending, as well as some favorites from outside the region.

See below for the full details!

Summer Brewfest Returns To Indian Ranch on August 18
Fifth Annual Festival Features Craft Brewers from New England and Beyond, Music, Food and More

(Webster, MA; August 8, 2012)—On August 18, 2012, just steps from the shore of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Indian Ranch will host its annual Summer Brewfest.  In a setting that normally offers music lovers a chance to see some of the greatest country, classic rock and pop bands, on this day only, music will take a back seat to beer. From 2 pm– 6 pm, attendees at the Indian Ranch Summer Brewfest will have the opportunity to sample some of the finest local, regional, national and international micro-brews, craft beers and malt beverages. 

While brands like Harpoon, Sam Adams, Shocktop and Red Hook are staples to the Brewfest, the event has become well-known as the place to discover local and regional craft beers.  Massachusetts breweries are well represented at this year’s festival; Worcester’s own Wormtown Brewery will be joined by Wachusett Brewing Company, Watch City Brewing Company, Blue Hills Brewery, Berkshire Brewing, 50 Back American Lager and Paper City Brewery as well as festival newcomers the Somerville Brewing Company (makers of Slumbrew) and Notch Session Beers out of Ipswich.

Making their mark as the first craft brewery in New England to can its entire line of beers, Maine’s Baxter Brewing Co will make their Indian Ranch Summer Brewfest debut this year. They will be joined by and Peak Organic and Geary Brewing from Maine as well as Magic Hat and Long Trail Brewery from Vermont, and Woodstock Inn from New Hampshire.

The beer doesn’t stop there– breweries from around the country taking part in Brewfest include Wild Blue Lager and Ithaca Beer Company from New York state, Leine's Lemon Berry from Chippewa Falls, WI and Boulevard Brewing from Kansas City, Missouri;  Widmer Brothers from Oregon, and Kona Brewing Company from Hawaii. International brands include Hoegaarden and Leffe from Belgium; Worthington’s from the UK; and Beck’s from Germany. Malt beverages like Woodchuck Cider, will also be available at Brewfest. Additional breweries are expected to take part in the Summer Brewfest.

The afternoon affair will also feature performances from Worcester’s Chyldz Play and the beachfront will be alive with beach volleyball and other games and activities. And what is a beer festival without food? Voted one of the Top Ten BBQ Joints in New England by the Boston Globe, BT’s Smokehouse of Sturbridge will once again serve up their award-winning Southern Style BBQ. From pulled pork to brisket and rib tips BT’s Smokehouse provides the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of beer sampling.

Tickets for Summer Brewfest at Indian Ranch are $25 until August 11 and $30 after and available online at or by visiting the Indian Ranch box office.  Summer Brewfest is a 21+ event. Indian Ranch, less than an hour's drive from Boston, Providence and Springfield, is located at 200 Gore Road in Webster, MA.  For more information, visit

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