Do you love the pub atmosphere as you wash your favorite meal down with a pint of ice cold, refreshing beer? Well you’re in luck because for the first time in Big E history, the Fair is teaming up with local restaurateur, Peter Rosskothen, and a wide selection of New England craft breweries to open the New England Craft Beer Pub across from the Rhode Island Building.
Featured breweries include Long Trail, Woodchuck Cidery and Shed Brewery of Vermont; Baxter Brewing, Peak Organic Brewery, Rising Tide Brewing Company and Shipyard Brewing Company of Maine; Sommerville Brewing Company, Westfield River Brewing Company, Ipswich Ale Brewery and Notch Brewing Company of Massachusetts; Thomas Hooker Brewing Company of Connecticut; Grey Sail Brewing and Foolproof Brewing Company of Rhode Island; and Smuttynose Brewing Company of New Hampshire. As an added bonus, brewers from these companies will visit the New England Craft Beer Pub on their respective “State Day” to educate fairgoers on their products.
To make for the ultimate pub experience, the New England Craft Beer Pub will feature a list of menu pairings to match each beer. Try our delicious Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and pair it with a Westfield River Oktoberfest. For a lighter meal; enjoy a Cape Cod Chop Chop Salad with a Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale.
Bring the whole family and enjoy an extensive menu of pub favorites. Looking for a home style meal? We have a rich, delicious chicken pot pie and a hearty stout beef stew. For something a little different try our Irish nachos which are covered in corned beef, bacon, tomato, onion and cheddar cheese. Finish your meal with apple and berry cobbler topped with whipped cream. Yum!
Mix and match your beers and meals, or enjoy them by themselves at the New England Craft Beer Pub.