This Is What Your Should Be Doing This Weekend- Beer Contest in Essex


A Crafter’s Delight

Written By: Rachel Linthwaite,


Curious about what the local Boston area home brewing community is up to? Love beer and helping out worthy causes? Check out Ales Over ALS – A Crafter’s Delight taking place in Essex on Saturday, October 5th. The afternoon event at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum is, for the second year in a row, a celebration of all things locally crafted – including the aforementioned brews. A ticket will get you a sample of over a dozen amateur brewers’ concoctions which run the gamut from wheat beers, Märzenbier and Kolsch to Irish Reds, Double IPAs and Porter. There’ll be seasonal treats like a Maple Brown, an Apple Pie Brown, the ever popular pumpkin beer and even a cider. We hear Frank McClelland of L’Espalier will also be entering the competition with his Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale – just because someone is a master chef doesn’t mean they can’t brew on their off hours you know. All of these fine folks will be competing, in a competition judged by the head brewers at Sam Adams and Cape Ann Brewing plus an avid home brewer on the ALS Therapy Development Institute Team, for the chance to have their beer brewed by Cape Ann as a onetime special release with proceeds benefiting the foundation.

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To Check Out  Pictures From Last Year’s Event-

Here is a link to a photo album on FB from last years event.

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