FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest’s growing craft beverages industry will be showcased and celebrated at MetroWest on Tap, a unique brewfest on May 18, 6-9 p.m., , in Longfellow’s Wayside Inn event tent in Sudbury.
A program of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau, MetroWest on Tap will feature the region’s five breweries and one hard cidery, who will pour samples and chat informally about their techniques and innovations. Participating breweries are Battle Road (Maynard), Cold Harbor (Westborough), CraftRoots (Milford), Exhibit A (Framingham), Jack’s Abby (Framingham), and Start Line (Hopkinton). Lookout Farm (Natick) will participate to represent the region’s hard cider industry.
In addition to beverages samples, guests will enjoy dinner stations set up throughout the tent offering upscale pub food. Two, 12-ounce craft beverages are included in the ticket price; wine, liquor, and soft drinks will be available.
Attendees at this exclusive event (limited to 200) will also enjoy a live music performance by State Rep. Jeff Roy (D-Franklin) and his band, Ben Gardner’s Boat. Hopkinton-based Steve Spector will also perform live with his trio.
Lawn activities will be provided by Boston Rustic Party Rentals.
Attendees will have the opportunity to win an overnight hotel/spa package courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Westborough and Release Well Being Center, and makeup/skin-care products courtesy of Invidia Spa & Salon.
Avidia Bank, with MetroWest branches in Hudson, Westborough, Marlborough, Northborough and soon to be in Framingham, is the event sponsor.
Tickets are $95 each; $60 of the price is a tax-deductible donation to the MetroWest Visitors Bureau’s regional collaborative programs.
Located at 72 Wayside Inn Road in Sudbury, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn is America’s oldest continuously operating inn. Its event tent is renowned as a venue for weddings and other special festivities.
Established in December of 2011, the MetroWest Visitors Bureau serves 19 municipalities in the MetroWest region. The Bureau is one of the 16 Regional Tourism Councils of Massachusetts, with responsibility for strengthening the MetroWest economy by marketing the region’s assets to visitors and residents. With an office in Framingham, the Bureau’s service area includes Ashland, Bellingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.