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We’re kicking off the season of Harpoon Helps in a delicious way! This is the time of year when we tap the first kegs of our Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale and get excited for the Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Dinner.
You should start to see Grateful Harvest in 6-packs in stores near you very soon. For every 6-pack of Harpoon Grateful Harvest we sell, we’ll donate $1 to the local food bank in the area it was purchased. Since we first started brewing this beer a few years ago, we’ve donated more than $132,000 to food banks from the sales of this beer!
Looking for a fun night out for a great cause? We got ya covered! We’re hosting the Harpoon Helps Grateful Harvest Dinner at our Boston Beer Hall on Sunday, November 9th from 6:30 – 9:00. Tickets are $65 and include a fantastic Harpoon spin on a Thanksgiving dinner (including 2 of your favorite Harpoon beers). Think pumpkin soup made with UFO Pumpkin, beer braised turkey, and dessert made with Harpoon Cider… delish! If that’s not enough to make your mouth water, remember that all proceeds will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank during the time of year they could use it most. Nothing better than enjoying a fun night with friends at the brewery to benefit a great cause.
Tickets will be on sale on October 21, 2014. For ticket information make sure you're a Friend of Harpoon! We hope you can join us!
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This year our Boston Octoberfest is going to be extra special. We’re celebrating our 25th Anniversary! So to honor this special occasion, we took a look back at some special moments with the Mayor of Harpoon himself, Mr. Fitz Granger. He’s been organizing the festivals since what feels like the beginning of time. Take a trip down memory lane with us and get an inside look at what the festivals used to be like…(*spoiler alert* they’re pretty much the same, just a little smaller and without Tinder!)
Fresh off the racker, the first keg of Harpoon Octoberfest rolls off the line. Can you spot our current Head Brewer and CFO? I’d tell you which one is which, but I would probably get fired!
Harpoon Octoberfest packaging re-vamp in 1995. The blue diamond pattern is our nod to Bavaria, while the leaves pay tribute to fall in New England. Our Octoberfest is spelled with a “c” as opposed to a “k” because it’s our American interpretation of the German style.
Fun and games at Harpoon Octoberfest! Here’s the winner of the legendary Chocolate Cake Easting Contest. Think it’s easy? You try eating pound cake smothered in chocolate frosting with no hands! #winning
First year of the plastic pint cup! Glass can be dangerous - and those cases were HEAVY. Yes, we were sad to say goodbye to the pint glass, but happy to be able to continue the Octoberfest tradition!
Where are they now?!?! Who knows, but at least they had a blast at Octoberfest 1998. I wonder what that shirt looks like today!
Cheers to the tapping of the Frist Keg of Octoberfest 1999. The faces may have changed, but you can still find the Jolly Kopperschmitz entertaining the crowd to this day.
It only took us a few years to introduce keg bowling at Octoberfest . If you’ve been to a Harpoon festival, you know this is a festival favorite. Plus, the money raised goes to charity!
Who remembers Clutch Grabwell!? Harpoon Octoberfest is not just German Oompah music; we supply a little Rock and Roll as well! P.S. Our stages are much better now…
The Mad Bavarian Brass Band always had the crowd going. This crazy band would parade around and refused to stop playing at the end of the night. Encores were their specialty.
Fast forward 11 years...
You all came out to see us in record numbers last year with almost 20,000 of you coming to celebrate over the two days. We sure did feel special! If you’re up for it, we were thinking we could break that record again this year…thoughts?
Learn more about this year’s festival and come celebrate 25 years of Boston Octoberfest with us October 3rd and 4th!