Craft 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.
Check back for a list of Spring 2018 events.
Oct. 5, 2015
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Aeronaut Brewery
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
7 – 9 p.m. | Ballast Point Brewery
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
6:30 – 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
6:30 – 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
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Brewhouse Yoga
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
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Guided Beer Tasting at Stone Brewing Co.
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
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Hopsters Beer Making Class
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
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Craft Beer Tasting with Huntington Wine & Spirits
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
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
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.
June 15, 2017
6:30 – 9 p.m. | Rising Tide Brewing
Alumni sampled some of Portland’s best brews at Rising Tide Brewing Company on June 15. The evening featured a brewer-led talk about the brewery and beer-making process and was filled with great craft beer, food, and company!
September 14, 2017
5 – 8 p.m. | Portsmouth Brewery
Attendees experienced some of Portsmouth’s best brews with the Northeastern community on September 14. This event featured a brewer-led talk about the beer-making process and amazing craft beer, food, and games!
September 23, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Napa Valley
Napa Valley, CA
Members of the Northern California community came together for a day of wine tasting in Napa Valley. The day began with a tour of Sterling Vineyards and concluded with an outdoor picnic and private tasting at Domaine Chandon.
September 23, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Beyond the Vine: Malibu
On September 23, a group of Los Angeles community members departed on a luxury bus from Santa Monica for a day of wine tasting in Malibu. The group enjoyed tastings at three local wineries plus a delicious lunch at
September 23, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | La Jolla Food & Wine Walking Tour
La Jolla, CA
A group of Northeastern alumni and friends joined us on September 23 for a leisurely food and wine walking tour along the ocean. During this 1-mile walk, attendees enjoyed delicious food pairings while learning about the history and culture of La Jolla by-the-sea.
September 23, 2017
2 – 5 p.m. | Boxing & Brews
This event began with an hour-long workout at Title Boxing Club followed by beer-tasting at Slumbrew’s Assembly Row Beer Garden. Attendees worked up an appetite during this fun and challenging workout and then enjoyed games and delicious appetizers at Slumbrew.
Nov. 1, 2017
6 – 9 p.m. | Strangelove’s Beer Bar
Northeastern community members came together to experience some of Philadelphia’s best brews. The evening featured a “flight school” led by Strangelove’s owner and delicious appetizers and craft beers. A fun night was had by all!CLOSE