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Historic Brew Reborn: “Farm to Trail Ale” Release Party

March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Beer glass with wheat

Help us celebrate the Pioneer Valley’s farming heritage with the rebirth of a historic craft beer, brewed to benefit Kestrel Land Trust. On March 4th, from 4 pm to 6 pm, join us at the release party for the new limited edition “Farm to Trail Ale,” a unique Roggenbier style of rye ale. Farm to Trail Ale is being brewed by Abandoned Building Brewery in Easthampton, using a historic recipe created by Beerology in Northampton, and made from local rye and barley malted by Valley Malt in Hadley.

The Farm to Trail Ale Release Party will be hosted by Beerology. You’ll get to enjoy the new local brew and learn about the complex beer-brewing process that starts with locally grown grains. Beerology brewing expert and educator Mike Schilling will share the history of the Roggenbier, as well as some useful beer-tasting tips.  Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt will describe the malting process and how it has historically benefited farmland in the Valley. Matt Tarlecki, owner and head brewer of Abandoned Building Brewery, will also be on hand to talk about the brewing process.

Enjoy appetizers and with your Farm to Trail Ale, (non-alcoholic beverages will be available as well), and receive a complimentary pint glass while supplies last. You may purchase 4-pack cans to take home. There may even be a few door prizes that you could win!

Farm to Trail Ale is a limited edition beer that will be available at a variety of local retail stores, bars, and restaurants. Kestrel thanks Abandoned Building Brewery for donating a portion of the proceeds from every pint or can sold to support Kestrel’s work.

Tickets may be purchased on a sliding scale from $10 to $20. Space is limited and registration is required. All proceeds benefit Kestrel Land Trust. 



March 4, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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342 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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