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beyond the brewCraft breweries are all the rage, with innovative techniques and entrepreneurial spirit playing a huge role in the success of these exciting start-ups.

Beyond the Brew, a series of events that began in fall 2015, not only caters to attendees’ love of beer, but educates them about the science, sustainability, and business acumen needed to manufacture and market a successful product. Join fellow members of the Northeastern community for these informative presentations and get a chance to sample some of the best craft beers around.



Thursday, June 15, 2017
Beyond the Brew: Rising Tide Brewing
5:00 p.m. | 103 Fox Street, Portland, ME

Experience some of Portland’s best brews with the Northeastern community at Rising Tide Brewing Company on June 15. The evening will feature a brewer-led talk about the brewery and beer-making process and will be filled with great craft beer, food, and company! 

Rising Tide Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery located in Portland, Maine. They specialize in artisanal, hand-crafted ales brewed in small batches. Their beers are available in cans and on draft in our tasting room in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood and at select locations in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Registration is $10 per person and includes 2 craft beer tickets and appetizers. Must be 21+ to attend.


Past Events

Oct. 5, 2015

aeronaut-16:30 – 9 p.m. | Aeronaut Brewery
Somerville, Massachusetts
The kick-off event of the Beyond the Brew series was hosted at one of the Boston area’s most innovative breweries; Aeronaut! The event featured talks on innovation and science by the founders of the brewery, craft beer tastings, bar snacks, games, and more!

Oct. 23, 2015

ballast-17 – 9 p.m. | Ballast Point Brewery
Miramar, California
Members of the San Diego community enjoyed a night of networking over beer and dinner at Ballast Point Brewery. The new state-of-the-art Miramar location features two giant copper kettles discovered in a brewery in Lohr, Germany, an innovation lab, tasting bar, and restaurant.

Oct. 28, 2015

oktoberfest-16:30 – 9 p.m. | Oktoberfest-Style Beer Tasting
This event represented our take on a traditional Oktoberfest beer tasting event! The Northeastern community enjoyed Bavarian-inspired fare, live music, and tastings from local craft breweries including Mayflower Brewing Company, Mystic Brewery, and Jack’s Abby.

Nov. 10, 2015

brewbusiness-16:30 – 9 p.m. | The Business Behind the Brews
The founders of several local breweries discussed the business side of starting and owning a craft brewery, moderated by Northeastern professor Ted Clark. Represented breweries included Mayflower Brewing Co., Downeast Cider House, and Medford Brewing Co.

Feb. 29, 2016

denver-yoga6:30 – 9 p.m. | Brewhouse Yoga
Denver, Colorado
Northeastern alumni, parents, and friends living in the Denver area got together for a yoga class inside Alpine Dog Brewery. After class, guests had the chance to sample Alpine Dog signature brews like Bourbon Barrel Peach Pale Ale and Liquid Pancakes.

March 3, 2016

stone_brewing6:30 – 9 p.m. | Guided Beer Tasting at Stone Brewing Co.
Escondido, California
Members of the San Diego community gathered at Stone Brewing Co. for a guided beer tasting with locally-sourced appetizers on the breathtaking balcony. Guests were even surprised with an impromptu tour led by an alumna who is currently working as a microbiologist for Stone.

April 13, 2016

btb_hopsters6:30 – 9 p.m. | Hopsters Beer Making Class
Newton, Massachusetts
Boston-area alumni gathered at Hopsters in Newton for a full hands-on beer making experience. Attendees brewed their own batch of craft beer in small groups, indulged in some great farm-to-table fare and enjoyed getting to know one another. Following the event, everyone got to take home the beer they brewed!

June 29, 2016

btb_huntington6:30 – 9 p.m. | Craft Beer Tasting with Huntington Wine & Spirits
Boston, Massachusetts
Craft breweries and other craft beverage companies are popping up all over Massachusetts! On 6/29 the Northeastern Community had the chance to taste offerings from two newcomers in the craft beverage market – Bent Water Brewing and Nauti Seltzer as well as some new brews from the old favorite – Berkshire Brewing. This on-campus social event was co-hosted by alumni-owned Huntington Wine & Spirits and Rubi’s Hot Dogs.

July 14, 2016

6:30 – 9 p.m. | Beer for Dessert at Blue Jacket Brewery
Washington DC
Guests experienced some of the best craft beer DC has to offer with inventive and inspired brews from Blue Jacket Brewey. This wasn’t a typical beer tasting, but instead the brilliant minds at Blue Jacket and their restaurant, The Arsenal, walked attendees through pairing craft beer with delectable desserts! Move over wine, there’s a new dessert beverage in town!

September 9, 2016

6 – 9 p.m. | Backyard BBQ and Brews at Redhook
Portsmouth, NH
Who says September has to signal the end of summer weather? Attendees gathered at Redhook Brewery for a quintessential summer backyard barbecue featuring bbq fare, signature Redhook craft brews, live music, and games all with the ambiance of the outdoor patio and gardens!

October 20, 2016

7 – 9:30 p.m. | Angel City Brewery
Los Angeles, CA
Beyond the Brew debuted in Los Angeles this fall at Angel City Brewery where brewers were onsite playing eclectic jams from their personal collections. The Northeastern community mixed and mingled over great beer and local Mexican fare.

November 9, 2016

6:30 – 9 p.m. | Homecoming Edition
Northeastern craft beer lovers celebrated Homecoming in style with tastings from some of Boston’s newest local brewers! Featured breweries all opened in the last year and included Bone Up Brewing Co., Lamplighter Brewing Co.Merrimack Ales, and Winter Hill Brewing Co.

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