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Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest

The Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest is Friday night, Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm  and  6pm entry for VIP ticket holders for 21+ year old festival attendees. It features live music and unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, wine, mead, hard cider 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. View our 2014 Boston JerkFest video.


Scroll down to see our list of vendors so far.

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!


Chef Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet

What’s included with Rum & Brew Tasting General Admission Tickets:

  • Beverage Sampling: Unlimited sampling of rum, other spirits, craft beer, mead, hard cider, wine and artisan beverages
  • 2017 Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown: Featuring Boston’s best Mixologist competing for bragging rights and winner of the Boston’s best Caribbean cocktail.
  • Cocktail Demos – Showcases featured cocktails from participating vendors stirring up the best “Irie” drinks
  • Jerk bites for sale at reasonable prices
  • Spicy snack samples from Cabot Cheese

The VIP admission ticket that includes early access to the event, starting at 6pm, complimentary ticket to the food festival on Saturday and much more. Advance tickets are $55.00 for general admission and $100.00 for VIP Admission.

What’s Included with Rum & Brew VIP Admission Tickets:

  • All of the above benefits

    Cocktail Demo featuring local spirits

  • 2-day Festival Pass  ($20 value)
  • Exclusive ½ hour early access to Rum & Brew Tasting at 6:00pm access ($ priceless)
  • Fast lane VIP line to enter event ( $priceless)
  • One complimentary food sampling ticket to be redeemed by any vendor at Rum & Brew ($7.00)
  • JerkFest welcome goodie bag ($20+)
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    Cocktail Demo featuring local sprits



2016 Rum & Brew Vendors (as 6/12):

SamuelAdamsLogo traveler-beer-co
Angry+Orchard+Logo Spiked Seltzer for vendor page
artisan bev coop Artisan Beverage Cooperative
DowneastCider 200Logo Rhum Clement Logo 2014 200px
DenizenRum Rhum Dem splash_logo
Urban-Farm-Fermentory Rhumlogo_damoiseau
WBD logo 600dpi


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Bent water brew Circle_Logo-03

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