The Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest is during the weekend of Friday and Saturday, June 22-23, 2018. It features live music and unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, hard cider, artisan beverages, and a variety of Caribbean themed libations. Jerk hot food bites will be for sale and spicy snack samples will be offered. Of course, we can’t have tropical drinks without coconuts, so there will be plenty on hand for sale. This event is for 21+ ONLY and proper I.D. required to attend–no exceptions. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THIS YEAR”S FEATURED PRODUCTS.
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Rum & Brew Schedule
The Rum & Brew Tasting will include Cocktail Demos featuring vendors who will stir up the best “Irie” drinks made from products featured at the Rum & Brew Tasting. We’ve also introduced a Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with some of Boston’s hottest Mixologists. Vote for your favorite drink and help select the winner who will own bragging rights and get a trophy for the 2016 Boston’s Best Caribbean Cocktail. For the Cocktail Throwdown, we will have a few rounds where three Mixologists will vie for bragging rights for Boston’s Best Caribbean Cocktail. The judges will decide who wins. Several members of the public will get a chance to try the Caribbean themed Libations that the Mixologists whip up and we all eat, drink and be Irie!
Cocktail Throwdown Line-up
Emcee – Tara Perrone
|Round 1||7:30-8:00pm||Willie’s Superbew, Rumson’s Rum, GrandTen Distilling|
|Round 2||8:00-8:30pm||Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Doc Brown Really Bad Rum, Hartford Flavor Company|
|Round 3||8:30-9:00 pm||Winners of Past 2 Rounds|
Cocktail Throwdown Criteria
All Mixologists are required to use product featured at the festival. They must also use rum, and they may chose any type of rum and other spirits they would like to add, as long as it is supplied by one of our vendors.. Each Mixologists will make enough to serve 5 judges and the Emcee as well as 30 tasting cups for the audience to try.
Cocktail Demo Schedule
|7:00 – 7:15pm||Doc Brown Really Bad Rum|
|7:20 – 7:35pm||Hardshore Distilling Company|
|7:40 – 7:55pm||The Real McCoy Spirits, Corp|
|8:00 – 8:15pm||Rumson’s Rum/ Pirate Dog Brand LLC|
|8:20 – 8:35 pm||Willie’s Superbrew|
|8:40 – 8:55 pm||Ghost Tequila|
2018 Rum & Brew Vendors