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Rum & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest

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, 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 for 2017.


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


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 Throwdown Schedule (2017)

Round 1


Boston Harbor Distillery, Artisan Beverage Cooperative, ParTea, Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer, Rumson’s Rum

Round 2


Logwoodcompany, LLC, Rocket Fuel High-Test Coffee Milk, Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Short Path Distillery, 2K-Kremas, Hartford Flavor Company

Round 3

8:30-9:00 pm

Winners of Past Rounds

Boston JerkFest Cocktail Demo Schedule:

7:00 – 7:15pm

Logwoodcompany, LLC

7:20 – 7:35pm

Rocket Fuel High-Test Coffee Milk

7:40 – 8:55pm

Boston Harbor Distillery

8:00 – 8:15pm

Rumson’s Rum/ Pirate Dog Brand LLC

8:20 – 8:35pm


8:40 – 8:55pm

The Real McCoy Spirits, Corp

9:00 – 9:15pm

Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer

2017 Rum & Brew Vendors

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