Max’s Annual HOPTOBERFEST @ Rosedale Farms

hoptober-logo-white-general

Max’s 4th Annual HOPtoberfest @ Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

Max’s HOPtoberfest (2017), our 4th Annual Fall Celebration of all things HOP related

Our mission: To bring together some of the best Connecticut and Regional Breweries as well as top home-brewers, and give guests the opportunity to meet and experience the growing craft beer movement of the North East United States.

Join us for Hoptoberfest 2017 by the Max Restaurant Group, at the historic Rosedale Farms & Vineyards in Weatogue (Simsbury), CT.

Sunday October 08, 2017. 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards

25 E Weatogue St, Simsbury, CT 06070

To Attend: Ticket pricing prior to the event is $55 (which includes all fees and taxes, except Eventbrite processing fee), and can be purchased by visiting our Eventbrite page here.

If tickets are available the day of the event, they can be purchased at the door for $65 per person.

We will be limiting this year’s event to 700 tickets.

Ticket includes: 1 tasting glass, 2 oz pours of some of the best beers in the world, tasting guide for Hoptoberfest, food (see menu below) eat what you like – as much as you like, Journey Home donation, as well all taxes and fees.

A portion of the ticket price is being donated to Journey Home in Hartford, a fabulous organization working daily to end homelessness in CT and beyond.

For more information, please visit – www.journeyhomect.com

This year we expect 40+ Breweries from CT, New England and Beyond

Here’s our Brewery lineup (SO FAR and Subject to Change)

Allagash (ME)

Back East Brewing (CT)

Ballast Point Brewing (CA)

Beer’d Brewing Co (CT)

Black Hog Brewing (CT)

City Steam (CT)

Elysian Brewing Co. (WA)

Golden Road Brewing (Los Angeles, CA)

Goose Island (IL)

Half Full Brewery (CT)

Hanging Hills Brewery (CT)

Harpoon Brewery (MA)

Long Trail Brewery (VT)

McKenzie’s Hard Cider (NY)

Ommegang Brewery (NY)

Otter Creek Brewing (VT)

Relic Brewing Co. (CT)

Shed Brewery (VT)

Stone Brewing (CA)

Stony Creek Brewing (CT)

Thomas Hooker Brewing (CT)

Two Roads Brewing (CT)

Victory Brewing Co. (PA)

Willimantic Brewing CO (CT)

Stay tuned…many more to come!!!

All beers and breweries subject to change.

If you’d like to contact us about this event please send an email to aconstable@maxrestaurantgroup.com or by calling 860-566-8360.

SOME OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW

PHYSICAL TICKETS WILL NOT BE SHIPPED.

You must bring your valid identification to the event and we will verify your purchase at the door.

IMPORTANT:  This is 21 and over-only event.  You must have a valid Driver’s License or other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.

Beware of “driving while intoxicated laws” and plan accordingly. Simsbury Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly. Cabs will be available if needed.

We reserve the right, in our discretion, to limit consumption for any reason.

We reserve the right to check all bags.

Absolutely no outside beverages allowed. Water will be provided.

No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting glass provided.

Questions:

Is there an age limit to get into the show?

This is a 21 and older event. No one will be admitted without a valid photo I.D. US driver license/liquor ID or passport. (no exceptions).

Can I bring my child?

As long as they are 21 or older.

Do you accept credit cards or checks at the door?

Yes to both. We anticipate this event to sell out. If tickets are still available, you may purchase them at the door for $65 each, if available. We will update the web-site on 10/7/17 for ticket availability.

Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?

Due to capacity limitations we do not offer Designated/Discounts tickets. Please make arraignments to ensure proper transportation to and from the fest. Please drink responsibly. 

What does the ticket include?

Ticket includes: 1 tasting glass, 2 oz pours of some of the best beers in the world, tasting guide for Hoptoberfest, food (see menu below) eat what you like – as much as you like, Journey Home donation, as well all taxes and fees.

Will there be entertainment?

Back for a second year to Rock the Tent:

There will be a live performance by Booyah!

What if I lose my tasting glass?

You may purchase a new one for $5

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed in the venue.

Will there be any food?

Yes, there will be food!

No tickets, no hassle, eat what you like.

Here is the line-up from Chef Steve for the food offerings for 2017:

Savoy Road Show Pizza trailer
Pork belly steam buns
Grilled Bratwurst, pickled red cabbage, German mustard
Baltimore “Arancini” crab mac and cheese, Old Bay aioli
Mini Chicago style hot dog
Salmon poke taco
Korean BBQ ribs, house kimchee
Blue cheese deviled egg, bacon
Beef n Bird chili

Will there be any water?

Yes. Water stations will be positioned throughout the event.

Will any of the beer run out?

All beers are subject to availability. Certain beers may go quicker than others.

Can I buy or take home beer from the fest?

It’s against the law and we are not licensed for retail sale of beer. Brewers are not allowed to sell, give-away or trade beer. Violators will be removed from the fest.

Is there camping spaces available at Rosedale Farms?

Camping is not allowed at Rosedale Farms, but there are local sites available for campers.  Check here to find a site.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the venue is wheelchair accessible, but it is also a working farm.  Please note that it is being held under a tent in a field so the ground is not completely even.

Is there parking?

Yes, lots of free parking.

What about weather?

This event is rain or shine – bring your Wellies.  No ticket refunds.

Recent Posts

Max Chef to Farm “Ode to Tomatoes”

On Thursday, August 31, Max Chef to Farm was back at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards for our 8th event this summer: ODE TO TOMATOES.

Featuring a menu by Max a Mia Executive Chef Stephen Lundgren & Savoy Pizzeria Managing Partner/Pizzaiolo Dante Cistulli, this event celebrates the tomato at the height of the season. The Savoy Road Show was in effect and a good time was had by all.

Neruda’s “Ode to Tomatoes” said it best:

no pit,
no husk,
no leaves or thorns
the tomato offers
its gift
of fiery color
and cool completeness.

Here are some photos of the event.

Have A Seat!

 

CT Corn Fritters

Duck Prosciutto Crostini

You Say Tomato….

Local Goat Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Chef’s Meatballs

COURSE ONE

Rosedale Farms Grilled Corn, Eggplant, and Pattypan Squash Stuffed Tomato

bibb lettuce, crispy local basil

Thing 1 & Thing 2

(or Dante Cistulli of Savoy Pizzeria & Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar)

COURSE TWO

Cioppino

royal red shrimp, mussels, cockles, garlic crostini, chive oil, tomato fennel brodo

COURSE THREE

That’s my pie….

Wood-Fired Stone Pies

Squash Blossom: herb oil, tomato, fior di latte, squash blossoms, 
Soppressata: Mystic Cheese “Twain”, Rosedale roasted tomato sauce, fresh oregano

COURSE FOUR

Grilled Prime Skirt Steak

heirloom tomatoes, Cato Corner “black ledge blue cheese”,
crispy walla walla onions, grilled Rosedale corn vinaigrette

DESSERT

Basil Panna Cotta

sungold tomato & papaya marmalade

A good time was had by all!

  1. Max Chef to Farm BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews Comments Off on Max Chef to Farm BBQ, Bluegrass and Brews
  2. Maize: Corn and Tapas Max Chef to Farm Comments Off on Maize: Corn and Tapas Max Chef to Farm
  3. Max Fish Rhone Valley Wine Dinner Comments Off on Max Fish Rhone Valley Wine Dinner
  4. Frosé and Other Summer Cocktails on Better Connecticut Comments Off on Frosé and Other Summer Cocktails on Better Connecticut
  5. Max Classic MA 2017 Comments Off on Max Classic MA 2017
  6. Max’s Oyster Bar Soter Vineyards Wine Dinner Comments Off on Max’s Oyster Bar Soter Vineyards Wine Dinner
  7. Max Burger Longmeadow New Belgium Beer Dinner Comments Off on Max Burger Longmeadow New Belgium Beer Dinner
  8. Max Fish Villa Maria Wine Dinner Comments Off on Max Fish Villa Maria Wine Dinner
  9. Trumbull Kitchen Rose Dinner Comments Off on Trumbull Kitchen Rose Dinner
  10. Max Burger Longmeadow Allagash Beer Dinner Comments Off on Max Burger Longmeadow Allagash Beer Dinner
  11. Max Downtown Silverado Wine Dinner Comments Off on Max Downtown Silverado Wine Dinner
  12. Max’s Lunch Club Wines of Austria Comments Off on Max’s Lunch Club Wines of Austria