Hudson Rotary gets ready for eighth Spirit of Hudson Brewfest

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Hudson Rotary gets ready for eighth Spirit of Hudson Brewfest
Brian Bishop with brothers Aaron and Brandon Beaudoin try Hidden Cove Brewing Company during the 2019 Spirit of Hudson Brewfest. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

HUDSON – The Spirit of Hudson Brewfest is back.

Hosted by the Hudson Rotary Club, the festival is returning to downtown Hudson on Aug. 5. 

This marks the eighth Spirit of Hudson Brewfest. The Rotary Club took several years off after the last event in 2019

“I think the most exciting part is being able to bring the community back together for another fun summer event that we haven’t had since the last event occurred in 2019,” said Hudson Rotary Club Treasurer and event chair Justin Provencher.

Provencher said the Spirit of Hudson Brewfest will be smaller and more intimate this year.

The first brewfest was held in 2012 in the Avidia Bank parking lot. After that first event, the Spirit of Hudson Brewfest grew, expanding into the Horse Shoe Pub parking lot and to the Hudson Elks. 

There are some changes coming to this year’s brewfest. One of which is using food trucks, including Say Cheese, Texas Smoke Shack, Lalo’s Mexican restaurant and Figsfood. 

This year will feature a lineup of 30+ breweries, most of which are local Massachusetts breweries. The brewers will be pouring a selection of craft brews, ciders, seltzers and malt beverages, including from local breweries like Clover Road, Cold Harbor, Flying Dreams, Lost Shoe, Medusa and Tackle Box.

In addition to the food and drinks, there will also be music and cornhole for visitors to enjoy.

The general admission tickets cost $50 and will get guests into the brewfest from 3 to 6 p.m. However, the Rotary is also offering VIP tickets for $65, which will allow guests in an hour early along with special samples from the breweries, a pretzel necklace, $5 voucher for the food trucks and brewer swag. 

“It ends at 6 so people can still enjoy downtown. Maybe getting a bite to eat afterward in the downtown area, but we have plenty of food truck options for during the event,” Provencher said. 

The Rotary Club uses the proceeds from the event to go toward their local and international projects.

For more information, visit https://spiritofhudson.com/.

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