BFD Brew Free or Die
Established January 1991. New Hampshire's oldest homebrew club. Celebrate beer!

BFD Events

    • 2023-03-25
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Liars Bench Beer Co: 459 Islington Street #4, Portsmouth, New Hampshire US

    Annual outdoor spring beer festival at Liars Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth NH featuring 20 Northeast breweries + goat centric cuisine.

    For more info:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bockfest-2023-tickets-530659997337?aff=erelexpmlt

    • 2023-03-26
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Cask & Vine: 1 1/2 East Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire US

    Join us for the biggest Real Ale (cask) event in New Hampshire! We are once again rallying both hyper-local and regional breweries to put together a unique tasting experience! Last year we had the biggest attendance of brewers, guests and the most unique collection of casks do date. Two sessions: 11am and 3pm Cask.On Cask Ale Awards New this year, we have added a pre-fest event. A limited number of panel judge spots are available for Saturday evening. Panelists will be put into groups and provided 5-6 cask samples, along with corresponding score cards. At the fest's conclusion, we will announce the first, second and third place casks as decided by our panel judges. Attendees of both the first and second session will have the ability to vote for their favorite casks, and a "crowd favorite" award will be selected.

    For more info:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/692550491796020/

    • 2023-04-14
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Manchester, NH


    • 2023-04-15
    • Mansfeild, MA

    For more info:
    https://ssbc.brewcompetition.com/

    Entry registrations accepted 01/09/2023 12:00 PM, EST through 03/29/2023 12:00 PM, EDT.

    Entry bottles accepted at drop-off locations 03/03/2023 12:00 PM, EST through 03/31/2023 12:00 PM, EDT.
    Entry bottles accepted at the shipping location 03/01/2023 8:00 AM, EST through 04/01/2023 6:00 PM, EDT.

    • 2023-04-29
    • 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Cyclorama: 539 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts US

    Join the Mass Brewers Guild this spring in Boston on Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and/or 6 to 9:30 p.m. and sample beer from more than 40 Massachusetts craft breweries all under one roof.

    *NEW* in 2023, breweries that also make seltzer and cider will add those offerings to their lineup.

    Ticket proceeds from the Massachusetts Craft Brewers Festival support the Mass Brewers Guild, the state’s nonprofit organization that works to protect and promote the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. Mass Brewers Guild beer festivals are the only beer events run by brewers, for brewers.

    For more info:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massachusetts-craft-brewers-festival-tickets-489647497847

    • 2023-05-06
    • 56 Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452-3126, United States

    https://www.facebook.com/events/930118848340987/?ref=newsfeed

    • 2023-05-06
    • TBD

    In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. Come join BFD to brew beer or just hang out and see the different ways we brew.

    • 2023-05-12
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Durham, NH


    • 2023-06-03
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Anheuser-Busch - Athletic Field: 221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, New Hampshire US

    The 6th annual NH Bacon & Beer Festival celebrates the greasy, fatty, savory goodness of bacon alongside fresh beers & ciders from local brewers. Come enjoy local chefs and local brewers alongside the glory that is bacon. This event will be hosted by The Biergarten in Merrimack again in 2022. As in prior years, a limited amount of tickets will be available. This is a 21+ event with a valid ID required to enter. All Proceeds benefit High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire.

    For more info:
    https://www.nhbaconbeer.com/

    • 2023-06-09
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Londonderry, NH


    • 2023-06-17
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Newport Town Common: 2 North Main Street, Newport, New Hampshire US

    The 9th Newport Nano Brewfest is back! We feature some of the best small batch, local Nano Breweries and Brewpubs that New Hampshire has.

    For more info:
    https://www.facebook.com/NewportBrewfest/

    • 2023-06-22
    • 2023-06-24
    • San Dieago, CA

    For more information: https://www.homebrewcon.org/

    • 2023-06-24
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Riverfront Park: 100 Boulder Drive, Fitchburg, Massachusetts US

    Our 13th festival features over 35 small, independent breweries and cider-makers under a large tent in a downtown park, with live music all day. Only $35 in advance, $40 day of event with unlimited 4 ounce pours. And we give you a nice collectible glass. See our webpage for details on music and food options! 

    For more info:
    http://www.nashuariverbrewersfestival.com/

    • 2023-06-24
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 148 Main Street, Kingston, New Hampshire US

    Kingston Fire Association it hosting its 4th annual Brewfest and food truck festival with live entertainment, games, and more on the Plains in downtown Kingston NH. Enjoy unlimited samples of beer, cider, and more. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food truck offerings.

    For more info:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/563303059051358/

    • 2023-07-08
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Everett Arena, Concord NH

    https://nhbrewers.org/event/keep-nh-brewing-festival-2023/

    • 2023-07-08
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Kittery Trading Post: 301 US-1, Kittery, Maine US

    1st Annual GATEWAY BREWFEST 2023. Meet the Brewers while enjoying tastes of specialty beers from all over New England.

    For more info:
    https://business.gatewaytomaine.org/events/details/brewfest-2023-kittery-me-37453

    • 2023-07-08
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Steele Hill Resort: 516 Steele Hill Road, Sanbornton, New Hampshire US

    The 8th Annual A Brew with a View will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Steele Hill Resorts! Enjoy a taste of New England hosted in the Large Event Tent overlooking magnificent views of Lake Winnisquam, Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountain Range. Join us for this local Brewfest and sample a variety of local craft breweries and select meads, wines, and liquor. There will also be great music, door prizes, and delicious food.

    For more info:
    http://abrewwithaview.com/

    • 2023-07-14
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Raymond, NH


    • 2023-08-12
    • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Amherst, NH

    Our Summer Party

    • 2023-08-20
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cisco Brewers Portsmouth: 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire US

    The 9th Annual Portsmouth Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returns to Cisco Brewers on Sunday, August 20th from Noon to 5 PM (VIP hour 11 AM to Noon). This 2023 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family. Most importantly - bring your friends and family, lawn chairs, blankets, and soak in the sun!

    For more info:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1362500194542517/

    • 2023-08-26
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Holman Stadium: 67 Amherst Street, Nashua, New Hampshire US

    The Gate City Brewfest is an annual brew festival that takes place at Historic Holman Stadium to benefit the Nashua Police Athletic League. Featuring 50+ local & regional craft breweries with 150+ Brews, Live Music, Games, & Entertainment for the whole family.

    For more info:
    https://gatecitybrewfestnh.com/

    • 2023-09-15
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Amherst, NH


    • 2023-09-23
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Salem Common: North Washington Square, Salem, Massachusetts US

    The 4th Annual Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returns to Salem Commons on Saturday & Sunday, September 23rd & 24th from 11 AM to 5 PM. This 2023 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family. Most importantly - bring your friends and family, lawn chairs, blankets, and soak in the sun!

    For more info:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salem-food-truck-craft-beer-festival-tickets-499839763187

    • 2023-09-24
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Salem Common: North Washington Square, Salem, Massachusetts US

    The 4th Annual Salem Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival returns to Salem Commons on Saturday & Sunday, September 23rd & 24th from 11 AM to 5 PM. This 2023 festival will be a weekend of craft beer, great food, lawn games, music, and fun for the whole family. Most importantly - bring your friends and family, lawn chairs, blankets, and soak in the sun!

    For more info:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salem-food-truck-craft-beer-festival-tickets-499839763187

    • 2023-10-07
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Swasey Park Way, Exeter, New Hampshire US

    The 11th Annual Powder Keg Beer Festival is scheduled on Saturday, October 7th at Swasey Parkway from 12:00-4:00PM; one great session with an optional VIP hour. This is your chance to get outside and enjoy the largest beer festival in New England. Chili is back, along with chili judging. There will be some family-friendly activities along with some great food trucks! IMPORTANT UPDATE: All ages are welcome! Bring the kids, but please keep the pets at home. No pets allowed (park rules) .

    For more info:
    https://powderkegbeerfest.com/

    • 2023-10-13
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Amherst, NH


    • 2023-10-14
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cisco Brewers Portsmouth: 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, New Hampshire US

    Held on the grounds of beautiful Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, New Hampshire Brewfest is back in 2023! A partnership between Prescott Park Arts Festival, the New England District of the Master Brewers Association of Americas (MBAA), Cisco Brewers Portsmouth and WHEB. New Hampshire’s premiere event for craft brewers from throughout New England and beyond. Proceeds from this event support both an MBAA scholarship fund and Prescott Park Arts Festival.

    For more info:
    https://nhbrewfest.com/

    • 2023-10-22
    • New Haven, CT

    For more info"
    https://snerhc.com/

    Account registrations accepted 03/01/2023 9:00 AM, EST through 10/07/2023 5:00 PM, EDT.

    Entry registrations accepted 08/26/2023 9:00 AM, EDT through 10/07/2023 5:00 PM, EDT.

    Entry bottles accepted at drop-off locations 09/23/2023 9:00 AM, EDT through 10/07/2023 5:00 PM, EDT.

    Entry bottles accepted at the shipping location 09/23/2023 9:00 AM, EDT through 10/07/2023 5:00 PM, EDT.

    • 2023-11-03
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBD


    • 2023-12-09
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBD

    Our Holiday Party

Previous Events

2023-03-10 BFD March Meeting
2023-02-10 BFD February Meeting
2023-01-13 BFD January Meeting
2022-12-10 BFD December Meeting
2022-11-11 BFD November Meeting
2022-10-14 BFD October Meeting
2022-09-16 BFD September Meeting
2022-09-09 New England Homebrewer's Jamboree
2022-08-13 BFD Summer Party + August Meeting
2022-07-08 BFD July Meeting
2022-06-10 BFD June Meeting
2022-05-13 BFD May Meeting
2022-04-08 BFD April Meeting
2022-03-11 BFD March Meeting
2022-02-11 BFD February Meeting
2022-01-14 BFD January Meeting
2020-12-12 December Holiday Party
2020-11-13 November BFD Meeting
2020-10-17 NERHBC
2020-10-09 October BFD Meeting
2020-10-03 Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
2020-09-19 Derry After Dark
2020-09-18 September BFD Meeting
2020-08-07 August BFD Meeting
2020-07-11 NH Brewers Festival
2020-07-10 July BFD Meeting
2020-06-27 New England Brewfest
2020-06-05 June BFD Meeting
2020-05-08 May BFD Meeting
2020-05-02 Big Brew Day
2020-04-10 April BFD Meeting
2020-03-13 March BFD Meeting
2020-02-29 Maine Brewers' Guild Winter Session Beer Festival
2020-02-15 Ancient Fire: Meadmaker Clinic #1
2020-02-07 February BFD Meeting
2020-01-25 Beveridge Ice Fest
2020-01-10 January BFD Meeting
2019-11-21 Beer for History: Bad Labs
2019-11-16 Knickerbocker Battle of the Brews
2019-11-07 Beer for History: Tilton Brothers Brewing
2019-10-24 Beer for History: Sea Dog Brewing
2019-10-19 NERHBC
2019-10-13 22nd Annual Oktoberfest (day 2)
2019-10-13 White Mountain Oktoberfest (day 2)
2019-10-12 11th Annual NH Brewfest (session )
2019-10-12 11th Annual NH Brewfest (session 1)
2019-10-12 22nd Annual Oktoberfest (day 1)
2019-10-12 Crazy Brew Bash
2019-10-12 White Mountain Oktoberfest (day 1)
2019-10-10 Beer for History: Throwback Brewery
2019-10-05 Derry Village Rotary Oktoberfest
2019-10-05 Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival
2019-09-28 Seaside Brewfest
2019-09-28 Seacoast Microbrew Festival
2019-09-26 Beer for History: von Trapp Brewing
2019-09-21 Derry After Dark
2019-09-21 The Great Mass. COllab
2019-09-21 Claremeont Brewfest & 5K
2019-09-14 Passport Craft Beer & Food
2019-09-14 IPA Fest: Brooklyn
2019-09-08 Harpoon Brewfest 5K
2019-09-07 Blues & Brews Festival
2019-09-07 Oktoberfest Portland
2019-09-06 Homebrewer's Jamboree
2019-08-17 Boot Scootin' Boogie 5K & Brewfest
2019-08-17 Gate City Brewfest 2019
2019-08-10 Trillium Field Trip (Session 2)
2019-08-10 Spirit of Hudson Food & Bewfest
2019-08-10 Beveridge Craft Beer Fest
2019-08-10 Trillium Field Trip (Session 1)
2019-08-03 Wyman Tavern Brew Fest
2019-07-27 Manchester Brewfest
2019-07-27 Beveridge Craft Beer Fest
2019-07-20 WildCat on Tap
2019-07-13 A Brew With A View
2019-07-13 NH Brewers Festival
2019-07-05 Rum and Brew at Boston JerkFest
2019-06-30 Pink Boots Rumble in the Jungle Brewster Arm Wrestling Showdown
2019-06-29 Kingston 325th Celebration Beer Fest & Bonfire
2019-06-29 Nashua River Brewers Festival
2019-06-27 HomeBrew Con
2019-06-22 New England Brewfest
2019-06-21 Midsommer Solstice Party
2019-06-15 Funk BOSTON session 3
2019-06-15 Funk BOSTON session 2
2019-06-15 Newport Nano Brewfest
2019-06-14 Funk BOSTON session 1
2019-06-01 Whip City Brewfest
2019-05-26 Cask.On: New Hampshire's Cask Beer Festival Session 2
2019-05-26 Cask.On: New Hampshire's Cask Beer Festival Session 1
2019-05-25 7th Annual Brattleboro Brewers Festival
2019-05-19 Ipswich Cask & Clam Festival
2019-05-18 NH Bacon & Beer Festival
2019-05-11 Rising Pint Brewfest
2019-05-11 Harmonies and Hops
2019-05-11 Philly Homebrew Cup
2019-05-11 Brewers East End Revival’s 23rd Annual Brew-Off Homebrew competition
2019-05-04 2019 Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition
2019-04-28 Thread City Hop Fest
2019-04-28 22nd Annual TAP-NY Festival Session 2
2019-04-27 22nd Annual TAP-NY Festival Session 1
2019-04-20 Brew Woo presented by The Ranch Session 2
2019-04-20 Brew Woo presented by The Ranch Session 1
2019-04-20 South Shore Brewoff
2019-04-06 Nerax 2019 Session 5
2019-04-06 Nerax 2019 Session 4
2019-04-06 Ocean State Homebrew Competition
2019-04-05 Nerax 2019 Session 3
2019-04-04 Nerax 2019 Session 2
2019-04-03 Nerax 2019 Session 1
2019-03-31 4th Annual Hops And Hots Fest Session 3
2019-03-30 4th Annual Hops And Hots Fest Session 2
2019-03-30 Bockfest 2019
2019-03-30 6th Annual CBC Sour Fest
2019-03-30 Hops on the Snow Brewfest
2019-03-29 Boston Beer & Cheese Fest Session 1
2019-03-29 4th Annual Hops And Hots Fest Session 1
2019-03-29 Bread & Brew Weekend
2019-03-24 Maple Madness IV
2019-03-23 Trillium 6th Anniversary Party Session 2
2019-03-23 Vermont Brewers Festival Killington Session 2
2019-03-23 Vermont Brewers Festival Killington Session 1
2019-03-23 Trillium 6th Anniversary Party Session 1
2019-03-17 Wormtown Brewery's 9th Birthday
2019-03-16 9th Annual Ocean State Homebrew Competition - Registration Closes
2019-02-01 Extreme Beer Festival
2019-01-11 BFD Monthly Business Meeting

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