Second Annual Brew Fest Will Complement Races

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 9:13am EDT

To go along with the strenuous sporting events scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 7, the second annual Central Vermont Brew Fest will offer music by several area bands, food trucks, and artisan vendors.

The first Brew Fest was held last year at the downtown Randolph parking lot, but it’s been moved to the Ayers Brook Goat Dairy on Route 12 just north of Randolph Village.

It’s organized by the One Main Tap & Grill and the adjacent Filling Station, which specializes in craft beers.

The event offers free parking and carries no admission charge. Organizers say it is partly a celebration of Vermont’s national leadership in the production of craft beers and cider.

Unlike most beer fests, this one welcomes families with young children,

Gates open at 3 p.m., and beer tasting sales will end at 8 p.m., but the Fest will continue with its entertainment schedule.

The Fest will offer at least 20 different craft beers, most of them from Vermont. Those attending will receive 12 tasting tickets, each good for four ounces of beer—with the tasting glasses provided.

Rules have been set up to keep the event appropriate for families, which is unusual for brew fests. Obviously intoxicated persons will not be permitted to enter the tasting area, and once an attendee leaves the event, he or she will not be allowed to re-enter.

Identifications will be required and wrist bands must be worn.

No large bags or coolers will be permitted, including backpacks. Attendees may bring a chair along with them.

No outside food or beverages, including water, will be permitted. Water will be available free on the grounds.


Musicians performing at the Beer Fest will include such area bands as the Party Crashers, the Welter- Weights, and the Bow Thayer Trio.

After the tasting, Twisted Rhythms will play at an acoustic jam session.

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