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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.

NEW! Beyond the Vinebeyond the vine
If beer isn’t your thing, we’re expanding Beyond the Brew programming into wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms! Join us for Beyond the Vine–where we explore (and taste, of course) new trends in wine and how they’re made.



Dec. 12, 2018

6:00 – 8 p.m. | Downeast Cider House
East Boston, Massachusetts
Temperatures are dropping and seasonal ciders are on tap. Cozy up with your Northeastern community at Downeast Cider House on December 12th. We’ll kick off with a guided tour, followed by a Q&A with fellow alumna Angelina Choy, CSC’17, who will share how she went from being a chemistry major at Northeastern to Assistant Cidermaker at Downeast Cider House.

Next we’ll sit back, relax and dive into festive flavors. Register here
  • Past Events

    Sep. 11, 2018

    7:00 – 10 p.m. | Mondo Brewing Company
    London, United Kingdom
    Experience one of London’s best new brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, established by Northeastern alumni, Todd Matteson, AMD’03, co-owner, and director. Hear from Matteson about his experience in establishing a new brewery, and experience the beer-making process. It’s a great opportunity to bond, socialize and learn something new with your Northeastern community in London. Enjoy great company and fantastic craft beer and food.

    The evening will included beer tasting and appetizers.

    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.

    June 15, 2017

    6:30 – 9 p.m. | Rising Tide Brewing
    Portland, ME
    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
    Portsmouth, NH
    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
    Malibu, CA
    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
    Somerville, MA
    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

    Beyond the Brew6 – 9 p.m. | Strangelove’s Beer Bar
    Philadelphia, PA
    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!


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