Are you going to the NanoFest at Tunbridge Fairgrounds????Jul 29, 2021 07:42AM ● By John Gales
Beer Festival Returns to Tunbridge Fairgrounds
TUNBRIDGE, Vt., July 30, 2021––
The fifth annual Vermont Nanobrewery Festival takes place Saturday, August 21, 12:00–6:00 pm, at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. The event, known as NanoFest, celebrates Vermont’s smallest breweries, those that produce 5 barrels (155 gallons) of beer or fewer per batch. NanoFest will feature eleven Vermont breweries, along with four food trucks and three local bands. Last year’s event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019 NanoFest brought over 1,200 attendees to the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.
Ben and Anne Linehan, owners of Brocklebank Craft Brewing in Tunbridge, are organizing the event. “We are so happy to be bringing back NanoFest this year. Everyone is ready to get together and enjoy some new beers,” Anne Linehan said. “This year, we are limiting ticket sales and moving breweries to the large Pavilion building to have lots of room to spread out. We’re planning a safe and fun event.”
In addition to Brocklebank, the other breweries at the event will be Bent Hill Brewing of Braintree, Farm Road Brewing of Bennington, Flag Hill Farm Cider of Vershire, Good Measure Brewing of Northfield, Green Empire Brewing of Colchester, Kraemer & Kin of North Hero, Lucy & Howe Brewing Co. of Jericho, Red Clover Ale Co. of Brandon, Upper Pass Beer Co. of Tunbridge, and Whirligig Brewing of St. Johnsbury.
“The environment is like no other beer festival in Vermont,” said Mike Czok, owner of Bent Hill Brewing, who has attended every NanoFest since the first one in 2016. “It’s not just about the beer! We love the beautiful setting at the Fairgrounds and the relaxed vibe with kids and dogs and music.”
Food offerings will include Big Head Ed’s barbecue trailer from West Fairlee, Carlita’s Cocina taco truck from South Royalton, The Melted Cheesiere grilled cheese truck from Barre, and Sweet Doe Gelato from Chelsea. Three local bands, McCaffrey Coane & Rowell, Still Hill, and The Pillsbury Slow Boys, will provide music throughout the day. There is free parking at the Fairgrounds.
Entry tickets to NanoFest are available online. Beer tickets will be sold for cash only at the event. All ages are welcome, but attendees must show identification and be at least 21 years old to drink beer. For more information about the festival, visit vtnanofest.eventbrite.com.