The Sherborn Business Association will host the 5th Annual Summer Brewfest on Friday, September 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at The Heritage of Sherborn. A number of new local breweries, such as Start Line Brewing Company and Greater Good Imperial Brewing, are joining this year along with repeat local favorites such as Jack's Abby, which has supported Brewfest from the first, and Sherborn’s own Bully Boy Distillers and Stormalong cider. As many as 20 local brewers are expected to be serving their exciting products, accompanied by a variety of backyard barbecue food. Entertainment from Group Therapy, a highly popular local band, will complete the experience.
This tremendous community event was started in 2012 by Ed Rose, owner of Rose's Automotive, to fulfill a wish to encourage young people in Sherborn to consider a vocational education. The vocational grant is only one of ways the annual Brewfest gives back to the community. All proceeds from the Summer Brewfest go into a non-profit Community Action Fund, from which grants are awarded to various projects that benefit the community.
Eighteen local organizations have been funded with past grants, including a new rescue board at Farm Pond, lobby furniture for Pine Hill School, lighting at the Transfer Station SWAP shop, support for the Sherborn Playground Rebuild, purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator ("AED") for the Community Center, and assistance to the local Disability Action Committee to install automatic doors at Town Hall. To date, over $40,000 in grant money has been awarded to local non-profits organizations. Any member of the community may submit an application for funding.
Tickets are available at Rose’s Automotive, Sherborn Market, Sherborn Wine & Spirits and Dowse’s - they cost of $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets are also available on Eventbrite.