The Beer Experience



Ribfest is proud to offer
the Beer Experience:

We will have 2 beer tents for you choose from, the main tent serves main stream beers and the Beer Garden Experience tent is for those wanting to try something special,  both tents are in the same area with seating close by.  Please remember to first get I.D.’d at the Beer ID tent and get your wristband that allows you to purchase beer, you will not be able to purchase beer without a wristband.

Award winning 16 -year-old Nashville recording artist from New England, Paige Davis, will be performing in the Beer Experience “Wolf Den” on Saturday from 6pm to 8pm.

Last year’s Beer Experience was such a great success we are introducing an even better Experience this year with Amazing craft beers including several that you won’t find anywhere else in New Hampshire.  The Beer Garden Experience features Video screens and bar seating for you to enjoy:

Craft Beers at the Beer Garden Experience:

European Lager
A rich brewing heritage dating back to 1366. Crisp and clean with a nice hop finish.
 Blue Point’s Blueberry Ale is a crisp golden ale with just a hint of blueberry flavor. Not your typical fruit-forward beer, Blueberry Ale unleashes a lively berry aroma that gives way to a well-balanced session ale that is refreshing year-round.
American Style IPA
Hopped five different ways before bottling for maximum hop flavor and aroma, Hoptical Illusion’s resiny, citrusy up-front flavor burst is known as the “essence of the hop” and is balanced perfectly by a creamy malt backbone.
American Amber Lager
Balanced flavor of malt and hops makes for easy drinking and our special proprietary lager yeast produces and exceptional, long-lasting smooth finish.
Space Dust is a light to medium IPA.  The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo.
Boddingtons Ale is an authentic English Cream Ale that pours with an initial clouding that clears slowly to produce a unique, pale golden color and thick creamy head.
Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale
Tart, dry, sparkling ale with spicy white pepper notes, a hint of orange peel, and a creamy vanilla finish.
Belgian Style Pale Ale
Wild in character, a complex ale with dried fruit and clove aromas, and a satisfying dry finish.
Shock Top Belgian White is a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale is the pinnacle of refreshment brewed with real orange, lemon and lime peels for a smooth, citrusy finish. The beer that’s always down to chill — and be chilled.
 Shock Top Ruby Fresh is slightly tart, subtly sweet, majorly refreshing. This Belgian-style ale balances the delicious sweetness and tartness of the perfect grapefruit for when you’re craving something a little more.
Lemon Shandy
Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with spices and with natural lemon flavor added.
 Shock Top Holy Citrus The limited edition Holy Citrus — a gloriously unique beer with the floral, citrusy taste of the Buddha’s hand.

Main stream beers at the Main Beer Tent:

  Bud Known as “The King of Beers,” Budweiser was first introduced by Adolphus Busch in 1876 and it’s still brewed with the same high standards today. Budweiser is a medium-bodied, flavorful, crisp American-style lager. Brewed with the best barley malt and a blend of premium hop varieties, it is an icon of core American values like optimism and celebration.
   Bud Light a premium aroma hop varieties—American-grown and imported—plus barley malts and rice go into the world’s favorite light beer.
  Shock Top Belgian White Unfiltered Belgian-style white ale (also known as a “White” or “Wit” beer due to its appearance) that is naturally cloudy with a billowy foam head and light golden hue. Slight taste of citrus peel and coriander, with a smooth refreshing finish.
Goose India Pale Ale recalls a time when ales shipped from England to India were highly hopped to preserve their distinct taste during the long journey. The result is a hop lover’s dream with a fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, and long hop finish.
 Michelob ULTRA appeals to beer drinkers interested in a superior tasting light beer that promotes an active, social lifestyle.
 Straw-Ber-Rita mixes the sweet taste of strawberries with classic margarita flavors for a fun drink that is perfect for any occasion.
 Our limited time only Peach-A-Rita combines the sweet, refreshing taste of juicy peaches with a fresh margarita twist.  This well-balanced, easy-to-drink beverage is perfect for creating margarita moments throughout the spring and summer months.
SpikedSeltzer is made exclusively from purified water and natural ingredients. The fresh fruit flavors infused in SpikedSeltzer are derived from cold-pressed citrus essence from a variety of fruits. Fermentation of this citrus essence and sugar naturally produces 6% alcohol. The result is clean and clear without the sugary sweetness of wine or the heaviness of beer.
Redbridge beer doesn’t need to make promises to stand out from the crowd; its very essence sets it apart. Redbridge is made without wheat or barley, so the approximately 3.2 million consumers who are unable to drink beer made with barley due to Celiac Disease or because they follow a wheat-free or gluten-free diet can once again enjoy a great tasting beer. Redbridge is a rich, full-bodied lager brewed from sorghum for a well-balanced, moderately hopped taste.
Stella Artois Cidre, a bubbly cider described as such:

 Balanced. Pairs a soft, apple-y sweetness with a crisp dryness.

Effervescent. As bubbly as the personalities on your blanket.

Refreshing. The perfect partner for any alfresco gathering.

 Premium & extra smooth. O’Doul’s starts as a fine premium beer, full brewed, fully fermented & cold-aged. Contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

Enjoy a photo op with a glorious Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale by your side – Saturday, 1 pm – 2 pm; Sunday, 2 pm – 3pm.



Join the Beer Experience at Rock’n Ribfest in Merrimack, New Hampshire, Father’s day weekend in June. We’ll be looking for you!

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