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Landsdowne Quad at University Park

38 Sidney Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

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4th Local Craft Spirits Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019


Back by popular demand, Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival is Boston’s premier spirits festival focusing on New England craft distilleries and brews. The festival will be held in Central Square, Cambridge on October 12, 2019, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm (with a special 3:30 pm start time for our VIP guests). Join us at the Landsdowne Quad on 38 Sidney Street, University Park, at MIT to sample New England’s best artisan beverages from more than 25 craft spirits-makers, wine-makers, cider-makers, and craft brew-makers, all of whom will offer an expansive variety of locally crafted cider, gin, wine, vodka, rum, bourbon, whiskey, bitters, beer and more. In addition, our vendors will be serving a variety of unique and interesting artisan beverages. The event is presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Distillers Alliance, Central Square Business Association, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and with support from Forest City.

Local restaurants will present delicious and creative fusions of local flavor, and will price each item at $6 or less. Our cocktail gurus will share special "tricks of the trade" with their Cocktail Demos, and our pros will compete during the Local Craft Cocktail Throwdown for bragging rights over who can mix Boston’s Best Local Craft Cocktail. Our DJ will keep the audience energized throughout the evening, but patrons can also chill out with fun games and our photo booth.

Participants will receive plenty of tasting tickets to try cocktails and alcoholic beverage products. We are also offering unlimited tastings for non-alcoholic beverages.


Check a recap of last year's festival HERE.

Local Craft Spirits Festival is a unique opportunity to taste, discover, socialize, and network with the people behind the products, while savoring local music and enjoying great local food. The Local Craft Spirits Festival features new up-and-coming distilleries, breweries, wineries, and local makers of added value products, some before they are even on the market. Admission to the festival comes with plenty of tickets to sample from the craft makers. General admission is $50, VIP tickets are $75, and our “Date or Friend Night” special admits 2 for $90.

SBN's Local Craft Spirits Festival is affiliated with, and is a major fundraiser for, the Annual Boston Local Food Festival, a celebration of local food with more than 50,000 festivalgoers. We thank you for supporting the local food movement by helping us raise much needed funds for the Boston Local Food Program. We look forward to your participation. For more information, email


  • 4:00pm festival entry

  • 20 beverage sampling tickets which include: tasting tickets for up to (2 oz servings) of beer, mead, cider, wine and cocktails and less than 1/4 oz of straight liquor flights from vendors

  • Local food dishes for sale for only $6 or less

  • Live DJ entertainment from DJ Nomadik

  • Local Cocktail Throw-down Competition featuring local ingredients

  • Festival Guide with listing of all vendors

  • Compostable tasting cup and utensils

              VIP tickets holders get all of the above PLUS:

              • Early admission starting at 3:30 pm

              • 23 beverage sampling tickets which include: tasting tickets for up to ( 2 oz servings) of beer, wine, mead, cider, and cocktails

              • Fast lane check-in + Swag

              • One meal voucher to redeem from food vendor

              • Discounted parking coupon for $5.00 parking

              • $10 off the 2019 SBN’s 9th Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

              Please note that SBN has a no-refund policy for ticketed events. All sales are final. All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID. No refunds, transfers or exceptions.

              Are you a local craft beverage vendor interested in joining us? Apply HERE.


              Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

              All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID.

              How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

              Feel free to contact the Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts at (617) 395-7680, if you have any question or concerns regarding this event.

              Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

              You have the option of bringing a printed ticket to the event or pulling up the barcode on your phone sent to you via eventbrite to your email address.

              What's the refund policy?

              No refunds, transfers or exceptions.

              When will I know if the event has been moved to the rain date?

              In the event of expected prohibitive weather (e.g. lightening, heavy winds, excessive precipitation, etc.), an email notice will be sent on the day before the originally scheduled event (October 12th) to inform all ticket holders that the event take place on its rain date (October 13th); please alert all members in your party.

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              38 Sidney Street

              Cambridge, MA 02139

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