Freshtival 2024 with Colin McDonnell, HenHouse Brewing

henhouseFreshtival 2024 is this weekend and Colin McDonnell from HenHouse Brewing is here to tell us all about it. It takes place on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at SOMO Village. There is no beer older than seven days.

Colin explains that beer is a lot more perishable than a lot of people realize. Especially when craft beer is made with carefully chosen flavors, it need to be enjoyed while fresh. So they wanted to create a festival to celebrate freshness and to show people how tasty fresh beer can be.

The festival is also a chance to taste new flavors, and to taste familiar beers but fresher than ever. Early access tickets open at 12:30 and general admission is at 1:30. There are bands performing until 5:00. There are also several food vendors there. This is their fourth edition. Humboldt Cider will also be there, with seven different ciders. Cider is different than beer so it’s not subject to the seven-day rule. Hoppy beer doesn’t have a long shelf life.

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No Beer Older Than Seven Days

They are tasting an IPA that is only 10 days old. Even if it’s past the Freshtival limit, it’s still very fresh. There is no bar in the world where you can taste over 150 fresh beers from 63 breweries. The people who make the beer are really into it. “The Freshtival is the largest gathering of fresh beer in the known universe.” They will even be printing fresh shirts there.


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Colin says, “Give me something insane to do and I’ll be inspired.” 7-day beer a very unusual task and it inspires great beer.

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