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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

[Giveaway] Eat Local, Drink Local, Be Local: Local Craft Brewfest

[The Giveaway is CLOSED - Scroll to the end to see the winner!]

Note: Boston Local Food Festival has offered me a pair of tickets to the 3rd Annual Local Craft Brewfest to give away to one lucky reader!  Details on how to enter to win are at the bottom of this post.

We mainly talk about food on this blog, but we really love our local brews, too. Did you know you can support one while enjoying the other? 

This is the third year of the Boston Local Food Festival, and Sunday, 10/7 will be a day where local restaurants offer up tasty bites prepared with things made right here in New England, experts teach us things during demos, and tons of local food love goes around. You may remember that at last year's fest, we did a pickling demo! 

Since BLFF is free for all to attend, part of the funds that go to support the event come from the Local Craft Brewfest. Tons of local breweries, meaderies, and wineries come together at the Courthouse on the Waterfront to sample their wares, all in the name of local love. Lyn and I attended the Hyper Local Brewfest in June, and had a great time tasting, talking, and discovering some new local favorites. Though there's a lot of people, there's also a lot of vendors, and lines move speedily so you can taste to your heart's (or liver's) content. Local food purveyors will also be on hand.

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Since now you're super excited, here’s how you can win a pair of tickets to the 3rd Annual Local Craft Brewfest on 10/5!

How to enter (one chance for each of these activities for a total of five possible chances):
  • Comment on this blog post and tell us your favorite local brew.
  • Sign up for our newsletter and leave a comment telling us you did.
  • Like Boston Local Food Festival on Facebook and comment telling us you did.
  • RSVP to the Local Craft Brewfest on Facebook and comment telling us you did.
  • Tweet about the giveaway, including the hashtag #localcraftbrew and this link: http://goo.gl/H4eT6. Example: I want to Drink Local at #localcraftbrew! Win tix from @bostonlocalfood & @BOSswappers http://goo.gl/H4eT6
And a few rules:
  • Only those in the United States and Canada are eligible to win. (But it makes the most sense if you're in the Boston area, yes?)
  • When commenting, please include a way to contact you. For instance, link your comment a website that contains your email address or include your email in your comment. If you include an e-mail, spell everything out and use spaces – we don’t want the spam bots harassing you!
  • All tweets, likes, subscriptions, and comments must be received by Sunday September 23 at 11:59 EST. After that, we will use Random.org to choose the winner and post the results on Monday.
  • If the winner does not respond to email requests within one week, we reserve the right to choose another winner.
UPDATE: Thanks for the tweets and comments, everyone! And the winner is:

Jon Singer! Congrats, Jon, you won 2 tickets to Local Craft Brewfest! We'll be emailing you with details. 

Tickets for the event are still available on Eventbrite. Thanks for playing! 

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