Boston’s most dedicated beer lovers know that Extreme Beer Fest returns to the Seaport World Trade Center on Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd, but only those truly in the know have the inside scoop that the best part of the fest starts even before the official craft beer throwdown kicks off. Snag a spot to The Smoke Shop – Seaport’s sneak peek party on Thursday, January 31st for a first look and meet & greet with four local breweries that’ll be at EBF: Exhibit A Brewing Company, Bentwater Brewing Co., Vanished Valley Brewing Co. and Springdale Barrel Room. You can chat with the brewers themselves and pick their sudsy brains on all things fermentation while enjoying a flight of four sippers and equally awesome BBQ bites from chef Andy Husbands and co. Tickets are $20 per person with a small processing fee — get yours here.
Exhibit A Brewing Company (Framingham, MA), “We’re Going to Need you to Come in on Saturday”, Scotch Ale
Bentwater Brewing Co. (Lynn, MA), “Natural 20”, Brut IPA
Vanished Valley Brewing Co. (Ludow, MA), “If Trees Could Talk”, Double IPA
Springdale Barrel Room (Framingham, MA), “Fruits ‘n’ Shoots”, Mango-Basil Sour