Get ready for the 4th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring over 400 craft beers from over 100 American brewers. Held at the Seaport World Trader Center Boston, ACBF is the largest celebration of American craft beer on the East Coast. The festival will take place on June 3 and 4. There will be one session on June 3 and two sessions on June 4.
What is a craft beer? A craft beer can be defined by three characteristics:
1. Small: Annual production of beer less than two million barrels. Beer production is attributed to a brewer according to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Flavored malt beverages are not considered beer for purposes of this definition.
2. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member who is not themselves a craft brewer.
3. Traditional: A brewer who has either an all malt flagship (the beer which represents the greatest volume among that brewers brands) or has at least 50 percent of it’s volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor.
The three sessions are as follows:
* Friday Session (June 3, 2011, 6 – 9:30 p.m.)
* Saturday Session One (June 4, 2011, 1 – 4:30 p.m.)
* Saturday Session Two (June 4, 2011, 6 – 9:30 p.m.)
Tickets are $45 per session and include: entry into one session, access to over 400 craft beers, all 2oz beer tastings, compostable tasting cup, and festival guide.
Be safe and have a great time!