Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

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ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate!

Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social Enterprise Centre (75 St. Ninian St, Antigonish), will feature 12 top-notch craft breweries from across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Attendees will have a chance to sample their products, enjoy live entertainment, and take home a souvenir glass. The event will showcase the best of the region, celebrate the thriving local craft beer industry, and highlight the spirit of innovation.

Confirmed brewers to date include:

· The Townhouse – Antigonish

· Half Cocked – Antigonish

· Propeller Brewing – Halifax

· 9 Zero 2 – Antigonish

· Big Spruce – Nyanza

· Meander River – Newport

· Maybee – Fredericton

· Garrison Brewing – Halifax

· Sober Island – Sheet Harbour

· Upstreet – Dartmouth

· Tatamagouche Brewing Co. – Tatamagouche

· Off Track Brewing – Dartmouth

Tickets to the event are on sale now. Tickets are $40, with a special early bird price of $35. VIP tickets are also available for $55, which include exclusive access to the event during the VIP hour and a selection of complimentary finger foods.

Tickets are available online at https://tickets.festivalantigonish.com,  or in-person at the CACL Cafe or the Legion lounge (75 St. Ninian Street, Antigonish).

The evening will begin with a VIP Hour at 6 p.m. General admission runs 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission includes a souvenir beer glass and eight sample drinks from any vendors. Hot and cold food items, and additional drink tickets will also be available for purchase on site. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $10.

Organizers say this will be a premium, first-of-its-kind experience for the residents of Antigonish and surrounding areas and will draw media attention as well as business investments to the region. It will support local entrepreneurs, bolster Antigonish’s tourism and destination marketing, and provide a unique event with mass appeal across various demographics. They expect the event to sell out early so advance tickets are recommended.

All three hosting partners are well-respected non-profit organizations with deep roots in the local community and a strong national presence for their innovative work in social and cultural growth. Proceeds from the event will support these organizations in furthering their work within the community.