Market Garden Brewery kicks off 5-day Pumpkin Beer Fest

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Market Garden Brewery’s ninth annual Pumpkin Beer Fest is under way – with a few twists thanks to Covid, of course.

Instead of one day, it’s a week, co-owner Sam McNulty said. The previous fests were held over one day. But to disburse crowds the brewery decided to space this year’s fest over five days, running today through Sunday, Oct. 11.

“With distancing and all the Covid protocols, instead of having one packed festival evening, it’s the entire week,” he said.

On tap:

• Franklin Castle Pumpkin Spice Ale

• Magis Cider with a pumpkin-spice rim

• Magis Peary Cider

• Mulled Magis Cider cocktail (“for those cooler nights around the fireplace,” McNulty said.)

• Market Garden fall seasonal cocktail line-up. He said the brewery is down to its last few kegs of Summer Shandy, so “we’re bridging summer and fall” by concocting cocktails with it.

The brewery launched Magis Cider a year ago.

Also, a surprise guest tap will be poured daily.

“Between the pumpkin beers and the pumpkin cocktails we’re really tripling down the autumnal (flavors) to round things out,” he said.

Chef Andrew Bower is preparing dishes to pair with the seasonal drinks, McNulty said, including:

• Homemade pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream

• Pork belly and pumpkin pizza with black garlic miso, fresh sage and tamari peanuts

• Beet and carrot salad with spiced barley and Boss Amber Lager vinaigrette

McNulty and brewer Andy Tveekrem always get in the spirit of the event. Hay bales and pumpkins for carving were dropped off at the brewpub today.

Market Garden is at 1947 W. 25th St.

Related coverage: Magis Cider to launch

I am on cleveland.com’s life and culture team and cover food, beer, wine and sports-related topics. If you want to see my stories, here’s a directory on cleveland.com. Bill Wills of WTAM-1100 and I talk food and drink usually at 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning. And tune in at 8:05 a.m. Fridays for “Beer with Bona and Much, Much More” with Munch Bishop on 1350-AM The Gambler.

Source Article

Read more

Pawtucket’s Guild brewery now has a pop-up beer garden in Providence – Food and Dining – providencejournal.com

Every great city needs a beer garden, said Jeremy Duffy, co-founder of The Guild brewery in Pawtucket.

“They bring people together and build community,” he said.

Now, he’s doing his part to make that happen introducing The Guild PVD, a weekend-only, pop-up beer garden in downtown Providence that launched Sept. 25 for a six week run.


TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the coronavirus outbreak. Sign up for our daily or breaking newsletters to stay informed. Please support local journalism by
subscribing to The Providence Journal.

The outdoor space with beer poured from a truck, occupies 4,200 square feet in the Providence Innovation District Park, by the pedestrian bridge. It will be open Friday-Sunday, with limited capacity, through Sunday, Nov. 1. There are no reservations, only walk-ins from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Each weekend will also feature different food trucks organized by Smoke & Squeal BBQ and Ocean State Food Truck Festivals.

How did The Guild get here?

It started with Duffy talking to I-195 Redevelopment District Commission last year after the opening of the pedestrian bridge. They discussed The Guild offering some temporary concessions.

“This was all pre-COVID,” Duffy said.

Fast forward to last summer when Duffy was told the park was ready and setting up a beer garden would go well with Governor Raimondo’s “Take it outside” campaign.

And so a public-private partnership between The Guild, Rhode Island Commerce and the 195 Commission was born.

Though smaller than Duffy’s original vision, the space offers distanced seating for 74 people at long tables set eight feet apart, outside.

“The views are phenomenal,” he said. “Everyone seems thrilled,” he said.

The Guild, which brews for not only Guild beers, but also for Wash Ashore Beer Co., Night Shift Brewing, Devil’s Purse, Narragansett Beer and others, serves a sampling from a beer truck manned by Guild staff.

The first weekend, Duffy said they were busy the entire time and served more than 600 people from a wide selection of craft beers from The Guild brewing partners Peak Brewing Company, Monopolio and Willie’s SuperBrew.

Duffy now expects the partnership to do the beer garden on a larger scale in 2021.

In Pawtucket, The Guild never shut down during the pandemic. They did make a change to fill more cans than draft tanks destined for restaurants.

“We are probably only going to be down 10-15 percent,” Duffy said.

Retail on site took a hit, though, he said, being closed from March and opening outside only in May.

They had to cancel a lot of events, including weddings. Now they can do smaller events.

“We expect a great 2021,” he said. “But we have to get out of winter months and flu season and then get a vaccine.”

He’s hoping for a strong second quarter and teased some news.

“We have big plans, on production, with new brewers coming in.”

Read more

Oktoberfest In Montclair: Brewery To Host Outdoor Beer Garden

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Brewery will host an outdoor beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The outdoor event will take place in the rear of the brewery at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. It will include live music, craft beers, food and activities, while following social distance and safety guidelines.

“We decided to keep an outdoor Oktoberfest this year for many reasons,” Montclair Brewery co-owner, Denise Sawadogo said.

“One is that we believe we can do it safely and deliver a fun event for those that are yearning to come out to socialize with those in their safe circle,” Sawadogo explained. “Many are depressed and feeling lonely since so many in-person events have been canceled.”

For this year’s Oktoberfest – the brewery’s second since opening in 2018 – staff will run a pair of five-hour sessions to limit capacity and allow for social distancing. The first session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the second session will take place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

According to the brewery:

“Due to increased safety measures, all tables will be socially distanced from each other and drinks will be served at the table. To ensure that guests are seated with family or friends, tickets are sold by tables ranging from a table size for 1 person to an eight-person table. Masks must be worn whenever customers are not seated with drinks or food at their table. Children must be seated and have a ticket. However, infants staying in a stroller do not need a ticket. Although pets are normally allowed, they will not be permitted at this event.”

Tickets must be pre-purchased on Montclair Brewery’s EventBrite page at http://montclairbrew.eventbrite.com.

In true Oktoberfest fashion, the tap list will include a Czech style pilsner, Claremont Pilsner, and their German style lager, MB Lager. They will have their new Margarita flavored Pilsner, Key Lime Ale and Fullerton Belgian Blonde Ale on tap along with approximately 19 other beer styles. There will also be a variety of drinks for any non-beer drinkers, such as their new hard seltzer, as well as non-alcoholic craft drinks.

Entertainment will include:

“During Montclair Brewery’s first session of Oktoberfest, the Paradise Vendors, an acoustic duo, is expected to perform 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Bard Band, an indie folk-rock band playing original, poetry-inspired music, performs from 3 to 4 p.m. During the second session, the Howlin Poets will play a mix of rock, R&B, funk and soul music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ROSTAFA & Co. is expected to perform a mix of reggae, rock, blues, country and R&B from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Lily Vakili Band will help close the event out from 9:15 to 10 p.m. with an energizing mixture of original rock tempos.”

Other activities will take place all day long, and will include the popular Stein Hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest, trivia and table games.

Willow Street will be closed off to traffic during the event

Read more

Brewery To Host Outdoor Beer Garden

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Brewery will host an outdoor beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The outdoor event will take place in the rear of the brewery at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. It will include live music, craft beers, food and activities, while following social distance and safety guidelines.

“We decided to keep an outdoor Oktoberfest this year for many reasons,” Montclair Brewery co-owner, Denise Sawadogo said.

“One is that we believe we can do it safely and deliver a fun event for those that are yearning to come out to socialize with those in their safe circle,” Sawadogo explained. “Many are depressed and feeling lonely since so many in-person events have been canceled.”

For this year’s Oktoberfest – the brewery’s second since opening in 2018 – staff will run a pair of five-hour sessions to limit capacity and allow for social distancing. The first session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the second session will take place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

According to the brewery:

“Due to increased safety measures, all tables will be socially distanced from each other and drinks will be served at the table. To ensure that guests are seated with family or friends, tickets are sold by tables ranging from a table size for 1 person to an eight-person table. Masks must be worn whenever customers are not seated with drinks or food at their table. Children must be seated and have a ticket. However, infants staying in a stroller do not need a ticket. Although pets are normally allowed, they will not be permitted at this event.”

Tickets must be pre-purchased on Montclair Brewery’s EventBrite page at http://montclairbrew.eventbrite.com.

In true Oktoberfest fashion, the tap list will include a Czech style pilsner, Claremont Pilsner, and their German style lager, MB Lager. They will have their new Margarita flavored Pilsner, Key Lime Ale and Fullerton Belgian Blonde Ale on tap along with approximately 19 other beer styles. There will also be a variety of drinks for any non-beer drinkers, such as their new hard seltzer, as well as non-alcoholic craft drinks.

Entertainment will include:

“During Montclair Brewery’s first session of Oktoberfest, the Paradise Vendors, an acoustic duo, is expected to perform 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Bard Band, an indie folk-rock band playing original, poetry-inspired music, performs from 3 to 4 p.m. During the second session, the Howlin Poets will play a mix of rock, R&B, funk and soul music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ROSTAFA & Co. is expected to perform a mix of reggae, rock, blues, country and R&B from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Lily Vakili Band will help close the event out from 9:15 to 10 p.m. with an energizing mixture of original rock tempos.”

Other activities will take place all day long, and will include the popular Stein Hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest, trivia and table games.

Willow Street will be closed off to traffic during

Read more