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Our Night of the Living Dead Party is back! After being buried away for a couple of years, we decided we’re ready to roll with some spooky good fun. 

This year’s party will go down at ECHO Lake Aquarium on Burlington, Vermont’s beautiful waterfront, Halloween night, October 31st. Papadosio headlines the show, with Spiritual Rez, Serotheft, The Human Canvas, Schadenfreude Circus and Matthew Thorsen lending some invaluable musical and visual support and stimulation. 

Dress your hair-raising best, for the best group costume will garner the winners $500. Plenty of beer and even some local eats will also be available.

Tickets to the party are $20 in advance and $25 at the door the night of the show and can be purchased via FlynnTix.org

The second annual Oktoberfeast is nearly here! On Saturday, October 5th, our brewery will be overrun by a delicious medley of Vermont-made foods from over 25 Vermont vendors in a fabulous farmers market-style set-up. 

Join us from Noon to 5pm and sample some foods, buy some foods, dance to the Blind Owl Band, drink some great beer and help benefit the Vermont Foodbank with your $5 entry fee and numerous raffles throughout the afternoon. Last year Oktoberfeast attendees helped to raise over $10,000, and we’re looking to do the same again this year! 

Our second annual Labels for Libations contest goes into voting mode this Friday and Saturday behind the Maltex Building at 431 Pine St. in Burlington. Check out the finalists up top.

Be sure to stop by the Magic Hat booth behind the Maltex Building at to vote for your favorite label! Polls are open Friday night from 5-10pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm and 6:30-10pm.

Of course, it’s all part of the massive celebration that is the South End Art Hop, presented by the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA). 

We’ll also be slingin’ some beers out back of the Maltex on Friday night, for Hopapalooza, featuring an outdoor beer garden and live music from Funkwagon, Serotheft and Blowtorch. 

On Saturday, we pour some more during STRUT, the Art Hop’s annual epic fashion show. 

See you in the beautiful South End!

The 4th annual Wall to Canvas live art competition hits the brewery tomorrow afternoon, from 12 to 6pm!

While all our brewery events are spectacular, this one is probably the most unique. 12 artists from around the region have been selected to paint, spray and play their way through the day, creating a work of incredible art while revelers watch, drink beer and get their groove on. 

Come on down for some cold brews, including special cask offerings, Chubby Muffin eats and good vibes. Check out the poster above for details, or visit the Wall to Canvas page at magichat.net

You can also visit our Facebook event page for artist bios and examples of their work. Cheers!

The Artifactory ArtSpace is getting ready to usher in a new exhibition of art, beginning this Friday, August 2nd. After a great few months, Haley A. Bishop’s work will come down and pieces by Shaun Boyce (top image) and Emily Heath (bottom image) will begin grace the ArtSpace walls. 

The art show begins with a soft opening this Friday, during which we’ll be serving pints and snacks, to September 30th. The official reception for both artists will take place in the Artifactory on Tuesday, August 6th from 6-8pm. Learn more about the artists here on the ArtSpace page. 

Next time you visit the brewery, take a moment to walk up the tour ramp and check out their amazing works. 

The Vermont Brewers Festival is, in our humble opinion, the best there is. Waterfront Park, a fancy view of the Adirondacks and dozens of the best brewers in the world make this an absolute treat for any beer lover. 

This year, we’re locked and loaded with a bunch of great beer, including Elder Betty#9, Over the Pils, Meatwhistle aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, Seance, Honey Wheat IPA and a special collaboration beer we brewed up with the Vermont Pub & Brewery: A Sour IPA. Hopefully we’ll see you on the waterfront drinkin’ some beer!

The First Annual bARTstool Pub Crawl takes place this Friday, June 21st, in downtown Burlington, VT! 

We asked some local artists to take a bar stool from different bars downtown and to transform them into works of art. What they came up (photos above) with has truly blown us away. We’re stoked to be crawling from bar to bar, drinking beers and bidding on these amazing pieces during a live auction at each stop. Proceeds will go to the artists and to the South End Arts & Business Association (SEABA). 

Meet us at Church St. Tavern at 6:30, and get ready to start crawling through downtown starting at 7. 

For more information, head to the bARTstool site

Burlington-based artist, Haley A. Bishop, takes over The Artifactory ArtSpace on Friday, June 7th! Haley’s exhibition is part of her reward for winning the 2012 Labels for Libations contest, for which we teamed with SEABA to ask local artists to design a label for our brewery-exclusive Art Hop Ale. 

To celebrate the release of Art Hop Ale and the hanging of Haley’s work, we’re throwing a little party at the brewery from 6-8pm. Join us for pints, music, snacks and more! All proceeds from the sale of Art Hop Ale will go to SEABA, our partners in the Labels for Libations contest. We hope to see you there!

Heavyfest 3 returns to our brewery this Saturday, May 18th! It’s a glorious celebration of Vermont-made music, Vermont-made beer and, as an added bonus this year, American Craft Beer Week! Yessir! 

From Noon to 6, we’ll be pouring pints at the outdoor beer garden, dancing to the sounds of The Jen Hartswick Band, Waylon Speed, Casio Bastard, Teleport and Rumblecat

$3, which goes directly to our beneficiary, Big Heavy World, gets you in. After that, drink, dance and mow down some Skinny Pancake crepes all afternoon long. If you need a break, head on inside for a brewer-led tour of the brewery, or some free samples at our growler bar. We’re ready for you…are you ready for Heavyfest? 

For more info, hit up the event on Facebook

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