On Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 1-5 pm, (12-1 VIP Entry) the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest returns to  the grounds of the historic Wyman Tavern Museum on Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire. The annual gathering features over 100 craft beers and ciders from the Monadnock region and throughout New England. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Street and Savory and Salt n’ Lime Food trucks will be selling some delicious food. There will be live music and cooking demonstrations with guest host Luca Paris of Luca’s Mediterranean Café in Keene, NH.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets provide access to the festival at noon, an hour before the general admission ticket holders arrive.  Many of the brewers offer special limited-edition brews for the VIP portion of the event. Each VIP ticket holder receives a complimentary tasting glass and a bag featuring beer swag from our generous sponsors. (bring back your Wyman Tavern Brew Fest glass and receive $5.00 cash at the gate)

The Wyman Tavern Brew Fest general admission ticket holders can enter the event from 1pm – 5pm. Each ticket holder receives a souvenir glass and drink tickets. (bring back your Wyman Tavern Brew Fest glass and receive $5.00 cash at the gate)

The proceeds of the Wyman Tavern Festival make it possible for the Historical Society to deliver programs for people of all ages to “find their place in history.” The Historical Society puts on about 160 programs per year such as exhibits, living history events, teacher workshops, school programs, a NH Film Series, and events that connect people with different cultural segments of their community. The Brew Fest is one of the most important fundraising events of the year for the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

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Monadnock Broadcasting Group and Amoskeag Beverages are the Presenting Sponsors of the 2020 Wyman Tavern Brew Fest. Other sponsors include Melanson Company, Inc. • Bulldog Design • Mascoma Bank  •   Monadnock Tent and Event • Ingram Construction Keene Eye Care • Norton & Abert, PC  •  Filtrine Manufacturing • Clarke and Mortenson  Monadnock Food Co-op Street & Savory Food Truck Salt n’ Lime Food Truck

For more information about the Brew Fest, contact the Historical Society of Cheshire County at 603-352-1895 or hsccnh.org.


VIP Admission $60.00 (bring back your Wyman Tavern Brew Fest glass and receive $5.00 cash at the gate)

GENERAL ADMISSION $35.00 ( $40.00 at gate, if available) (bring back your Wyman Tavern Brew Fest glass and receive $5.00 cash at the gate)

Free admission for Designated Drivers

Brewer Information

Brewer Registration Package

Saturday, August 1, 2020

 at the historic  Wyman Tavern Museum, Keene, NH

 Thank you for your interest in attending the 2020 Wyman Tavern Brew Fest. We are excited for you to be involved. Proceeds from the Brew Fest support the important work we do at the Historical Society of Cheshire County to help people find their place in history.

At the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest we pride ourselves on featuring the best of New England’s craft brewers, for our 2020 Brew Fest we are expecting to have about 25 brewers and 600-750 guests. The Brew Fest will be held on the grounds of the historic Wyman Tavern Museum located on Main Street in Keene NH.  The location has been very popular for its “backyard” feel.  General admission tickets are $40 from 1-5pm, and the VIP event from 12-1pm with a ticket price of $60.  Guests will receive entry to the event, souvenir 12-ounce tasting glass with a 4-ounce pour line and 10 tokens for tasting.  The VIP event includes 12 tickets, additional time to speak with brewers, a festival t-shirt, and entry into a raffle for an exclusive door prize. If the patrons bring back their 2019 Wyman Tavern Brew Fest glass and receive $5.00 cash at the gate. There will be live music and food. We offer free admission to designated drivers.

The Wyman Tavern Brew Fest offers the following benefits for brewers:

  • An opportunity to sample your product to an audience with great demographics.
  • We will provide ice for your product at no charge, as well as one table for your space. If you have special requirements please let us know immediately so we can make try to accommodate your needs.
  • We can also provide a refrigerated space for your product if you arrive in town on Friday, but we need to know your needs as soon as possible.
  • We will promote your brewery via Social Media, email and our posters.

 We ask you to agree to the following:

  • Complete and submit the Registration Form by as soon as possible. Deadline June 1, 2020
  • Be at 339 Main Street Keene, NH 10 am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 ready to set up..
  • Provide at least one, preferably two pourers and supply their names, birthdates, place of birth, and home address by July 15,2020.
  • Furnish the Historical Society of Cheshire County with a Certificate of Insurance showing the Society as an Additional Insured. (see brewer insurance information)
  • We will contact you to discuss how much product and equipment you will need to bring.
  • Promote the event to your fans and followers via websites, social media, etc.
  • Like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/historicalsocietyofcheshirecounty or on Instagram #Wymantavernbrewfest
  • Provide your company logo (.jpg or.png)
  • Bring promotional items to be included in our raffle
  • Collect drink tickets from guests; please remind your pourers this is a fundraising event for the Society. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase.
  • Clean up your area after the event, dispose of any trash, separate recyclable cans and bottles. Please let us know if you have any questions or need any additional information.
  • Last call 4:30m. Event closes, TAPS MUST BE TURNED OFF.

To reserve space at the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest for your brewery, please contact us. 

If you have any questions please contact:  Rick Swanson at devdir@hsccnh.org Andrea Cheeney at devcoord@hsccnh.org Phone # 603.352.1895

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Wyman Tavern Brew Fest is a fundraising event held at the Historic Wyman Tavern Museum.  Proceeds from the Brew Fest fund the educational mission of Historical Society of Cheshire County . If you are interested in being an event sponsor please contact Rick Swanson, Development Director at 603.352.1895.

Brew Fest Registration Packet Request

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Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
A: Valid ID will be required for entry into the festival grounds

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: No, we are not able to allow pets into the event, service animals only.

Q: Will this event be held rain or shine?
A: Yes. This event is rain or shine, and all beer will be poured under the tents. Please note, we reserve the right to end the event early or cancel in cases of extreme weather or any weather deemed a public safety hazard by officials.

Q: What’s the refund policy?
A: All ticket sales are FINAL. This is based on our need to ensure we have enough beer and facilities available.

Q: A friend has a Designated Driver ticket and I have a VIP pass, will they be able to use their DD ticket to enter at the same time as me?
A: Yes. DD ticketholders are not allowed to consume any alcohol, thus can enter during the VIP session.