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The Harpoon Brewery in Boston on August 18 at 8pm at the ACM Foundation Benefit Beer Tasting. We'll combine things that we love: Friends, Cold Beverages, and Community Media.
The tasting will feature the wares of great local brewery (take a look here to see what they offer http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer/available-now) and the proceeds of every ticket will go to the ACM Foundation, which invests in young people in community media, and developing and growing our field.
Tickets to the beer tasting event are $50.00 each (not included with a full conference registration). This is a 21+ event and the Harpoon Breweryis just a 15 minute walk from the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them.
In June of 1987 a warehouse space on the Boston waterfront was transformed into a brewery and the first Harpoon Ale was brewed. Fresh, local craft beer began making its way out to Boston beer drinkers. It was hard to imagine that craft brewing would become what it has today.