12% Imports And Shelton Brothers Present . . . The Festival

The FestivalAn International Celebration of Small Brewers and Cider Makers, 23-24 June 2012, Worcester MA

12% Imports and Shelton Brothers have partnered to present a unique international festival focused on artisanal brewers, as well as cider and mead makers. We aren’t just throwing the words ‘unique’ or ‘artisanal’ around lightly here. We specialize in importing small-batch products, from tiny producers, in far-off places, in very small quantities. Never before has any festival in the U.S. featured such a broad array of traditional drinks from across the globe. That alone is unique, but what’s even more special about The Festival is that the people who create these beers, ciders, and meads will actually be on hand to pour them! Every single producer will be there: more than sixty different artisans, bringing over three-hundred different beers, ciders, and meads! We have producers traveling from as far away as Japan and New Zealand – all told, more than a dozen countries will be represented at The Festival.

This two-day event in Worcester, Massachusetts, will also feature some of New England’s best gourmet food trucks, including: Julian’s Omni Bus, BT Smokehouse, Clover Food Truck, and Shuckin’ Truck.

Location: Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608

Session 1: Saturday, 23 June, 12pm – 4pm
Session 2: Saturday, 23 June, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Session 3: Sunday, 24 June, 12pm – 5pm

Cost: Each individual session is $60; a weekend pass for all three sessions is $160.

Shelton Brothers, Belchertown MA – There’s no miracle to importing good beer – it just takes hard work and a lot of travel. We generally seek out un-manipulated beer, looking primarily to small breweries, whose craftspeople take seriously a passion for natural, traditionally-made beverages. When it was founded in 1996, Shelton Brothers was the only importer with these specific criteria for hand-selecting the beer to offer our customers. In the past sixteen years, we’ve turned down countless breweries – both large and small – who didn’t meet these criteria, and we’ll do it again. We’re only interested in bringing you what we believe is the very best. www.sheltonbrothers.com – @sheltonbrothers – facebook

12 Percent Imports, Brooklyn NY – At 12%, our aim is simple: travel the world in search of the finest, hand-crafted ales available. And bring them home. We import beer for selfish reasons, but with the hope of letting others indulge in our spoils. Our focal point is Belgium, where we work with brewers who have an intimate knowledge of beer, knowing its history and adhering to traditional brewing methods, yet still striving for originality. The result is a portfolio of rare, hand-crafted ales of superior quality. Our goal is to share with others the very best of what we travel far to get. We love our beers, and we bring them home as a hobby and a passion. www.12percentimports.com – @twelve_percent

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