NH Brewers Festival & Virtual Tasting Experience

Sat. Sep 12, 2020 12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
21 and Over
$3.00 - $500.00
21 and Over
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$3.00 - $500.00
21 and Over
Event Description
NH Brewers Festival & Virtual Tasting Experience

Beer always brings us together and this Summer we missed celebrating the 7th Annual NH Brewers festival with our craft beer lovers! So...we've decided to try something new!

Join us at Backyard Brewery in Manchester, NH for our first-ever Brewers "Drive-Thru" and Virtual Beer Tasting hybrid event.



When: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Time: 12p-4p (Curbside Beer pickup) & 4p-6p (Virtual Tasting)
Where: Backyard Brewery 1211 S Mammoth Rd Manchester, NH 
 
How does it work?
Purchase your NH mystery mixed pack beers online prior to the event. Then on September 12th from 12p-4p, stop by Backyard Brewery to pick up your order and have your trunk filled with a delicious mix of NH craft beer.  After you stock up head back to the comfort of your home or backyard and tune in for our virtual beer tastings featuring the NH breweries in your mystery mixed packs!
PRE-ORDER is NOW CLOSED, however, there will be a limited number of 6-packs available at the event for purchase. 


What is in the NH Mystery Mixed 6 or 12-packs?
We've teamed up with a number of NH Breweries to bring you a wide selection of all NH brewed beers from all corners of the State.  Our hope is to surprise you and help explore more NH breweries!  Like a beer fest, we want to offer you the chance to try beers from breweries you're less familiar with, and different styles of beer that may or may not be your go-to. And for all, you IPA lovers, don't worry we also offer a mystery IPA 6 or 12-pack; featuring a mix of only IPAs and DIPAs. 

What is included in my purchase?
We're doing things a bit of al a carte for this event. There are several items available to choose from and place in your online cart.  

Our NH Mystery Mixed 6-pack also includes (2) festival tasting glasses and a ticket/access to the Virtual Tasting event.

Our NH Mystery Mixed 12-pack also includes (4) festival tasting glasses and tickets/access to the Virtual Tasting event. 


Participating NH Breweries
We'll feature several NH Breweries from all corners of the state, just like at our festival.  




  • 603 Brewery | Londonderry, NH

  • Backyard Brewery | Manchester, NH

  • Bad Lab Beer Co | Somersworth, NH

  • Branch and Blade Brewing Co | Keene, NH

  • Concord Craft Brewing Co | Concord, NH

  • The Dam Brewhouse | Campton, NH

  • Deciduous Brewing Co | New Market, NH

  • Great North Aleworks | Manchester, NH

  • Great Rhythm Brewing Co | Portsmouth, NH

  • Henniker Brewing Co | Henniker, NH

  • Hobbs Brewing Co | W. Ossipee, NH

  • Litherman's Limited | Concord, NH

  • Martha's Exchange | Nashua, NH

  • Northwoods Brewing Co | Northwood, NH 

  • Oddball Brewing Co | Suncook, NH

  • Out.Haus Ales | Northwood, NH

  • Rockingham Brewing Co | Derry, NH

  • Schilling Beer Co | Littleton, NH

  • Smuttynose Brewing Co | Hampton, NH

  • Stoneface Brewing Co | Newington, NH

  • Stripe Nine Brewing Co | Somersworth, NH

  • Throwback Brewery | N. Hampton, NH 

  • To Share Brewing Co | Manchester, NH

  • Tuckerman Brewing Co | Conway, NH

  • Twin Barns Brewing Co | Meredith, NH

  • Woodstock Inn Brewery | N.Woodstock, NH



More added daily!

How to Contribute/Participate

1.) Pre-order your mixed 6-pack(s) or 12-pack(s) of NH craft beer online for curbside pickup on Sept 12th @ Backyard Brewery from 12p-4p.  PRE-ORDER is NOW CLOSED, however, there will be a limited number of 6-packs available at the event for purchase. 

2.) Stock up on NH Brewers Festival merch!

3.) Buy a ticket to the Virtual Tasting, sit back, and watch the fun unfold.

4.) Donate to the cause! All proceeds benefit the NHBA.

5.) Spread the word using #KeepNHBrewing and #NHBrewers and we'll share your photos and videos on our page!

Your contribution will enable the NH Brewers Association to continue to support, promote, and protect NH breweries as well as advocate for the extension of temporary privileges like online ordering, delivery, and curbside pickup of craft beer.

Festival Merch
T-shirts are print to order and will be shipped directly from our vendor partner starting the week of September 14th when event sales close. 



The Pick Up Information


PRE-ORDER is NOW CLOSED, however, there will be a limited number of 6-packs available at the event for purchase.  There will be a "drive-thru" entrance set up in the back parking area of Backyard Brewery, near the Best Western hotel from 12p-4p.

This is a contact-free event. Please consider wearing a mask, if you need to speak/interact with staff.

Per NH Law, we're required to ask that each driver have a valid ID present for our staff to check. When you arrive, please have your ID and event ticket/order confirmation ready for review, as we'll need to match your name to your order.


Once we have confirmed your order, place your ticket on your dashboard and we will direct you through the drive-thru to the Brewers curbside pickup tents. Please remain in your vehicle, and let our brew crew place your beer into your trunk. All tips for our brew crew are welcome and will be donated to the NH Brewers Association. 

Please be mindful, that the "drive-thru" is only open from 12p-4p, don't miss the pickup window.


Virtual Tasting Information


Now that you've grabbed your Mystery Mixed packs and your tasting glasses, don't forget to tune in from 4p-6p for our Brewers Virtual Tasting event on Facebook (the link will be sent to your email 48 hours in advance). Join the NH Brewers featured in the mixed packs as they share their insights, tasting notes, inspirations, knowledge, and humor for each of the beers in your pack. It is sure to be entertaining and interactive, look for other surprise content and videos... don't forget to share your comments and photos in the group page too! 

Can't make it at 4p? Don't worry all beer purchases include an access link to the content, so you can tune in later.  Didn't buy any beer? You can still snag a ticket to the virtual event for $5 and tune in, we will send you the link 48 hours in advance. Remember all proceeds benefit the efforts to support our NH brewers and NH craft beer!


**The FINE print (Legal Bits)**



  • All beer must be ordered and paid for online prior to pick up.  Order by 11:59p Friday, September 11th!

  • Curbside pickup will take place one day ONLY on Saturday, September, 12th from 12p-4p at Backyard Brewery. 

  • Valid ID is required. 21+ plus. Your ID presents at the time of pickup must match the name on the order/ticket confirmation.

  • No beer will be shipped or delivered, curbside pickup only.

  • No beer shall be permitted to be consumed onsite.

  • Be safe! Purchasing beer from this event is not meant for immediate consumption, do not drink and drive. Save that for when you get home and join us for the virtual tastings.

  • T-Shirts are print to order, thus will be shipped directly from our vendor partner and not available for pickup.



FAQs:

Why is this different than picking up beer from your favorite craft beer store?
Some beers at this event are not even sold in stores!  Also, you get to see our Brew Crew and some of your NH brewers from a distance, support their business and the NH Brewers Association, and well just get out of the house for a drive! Why not be an NH tourist!  

What is in the NH Mystery Mixed 6 or 12-packs?
We've teamed up with a number of NH Breweries to bring you a wide selection of all NH brewed beers from all corners of the State.  Our hope is to surprise you and help explore more NH breweries!  Like a beer fest, we want to offer you the chance to try beers from breweries you're less familiar with, and different styles of beer that may or may not be your go-to. And for all, you IPA lovers, don't worry we also offer a mystery IPA 6 or 12-pack; featuring a mix of only IPAs and DIPAs.   


Can I pick my own beers?
Nope, sorry. Fear not, we've got you covered! Our brew crew team is hard at work creating mystery mixed packs with a variety of styles from 6 or 12 different breweries.   


Can my beer order be picked up before or after 12p-4p? 
Our Brew Crew will be available to assist with curbside pickup up at the Brewers Drive-Thru from 12p to 4p only, please respect this window of time.


I ordered beer, but now I am unable to make it to the event?
We'll be happy to refund a portion of your purchase, please note there is a $10 minimum charge withheld for a restocking fee.


Can someone else pick up my order?
No, sorry.  A valid ID matching the name on the order must be presented at the time of pickup.  We'll happily refund a portion of your purchase, please note there is $10 minimum charge withheld for a restocking fee. 


Do I need a Facebook account to attend the Virtual Tasting?
Yes, all the content will be on our group page and the link will be sent at least 48 hours in advance so you know where to find us ahead of time!  Make sure to check the email you provide at checkout for details. 

I ordered a t-shirt, when will it arrive?
T-shirts are print to order and will be shipped directly from our vendor partner starting the week of September 14th when event sales close. 

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Backyard Brewery and Kitchen 1211 South Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109
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