Bring your appetite to the foothills as our Mash festival makes a stop from August 24-27 at the renowned Blackberry Farm. This four-day celebration of food and beer will feature Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson collaborating with their counterparts at Blackberry Farm for beer tastings, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations and more. Roy Milner and Ron Downer, longtime collaborators and the brewing team behind Blackberry Farm Brewery will work with Garrett Oliver to provide some of the finest and rarest bottles from both brewery’s cellars. Chef Gerson will work closely with Chef Joseph Lenn, executive chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm, to provide seasonal, farm-fresh menus that will celebrate Blackberry Farm’s own produce. This weekend is a must for all true farm-to table enthusiasts-after all, farm to table at Blackberry Farm is literally just outside the door. From their lush gardens to charcuterie, brewery to fromagerie, the incredible fresh bounty of Blackberry Farm and the deep cellars of Brooklyn Brewery are an unbeatable pairing.
Check out the schedule for the weekend below, and call 1-800-557-8864 or email email@example.com for accommodation reservations and event participation details.
Sunday, August 24
Welcome Reception-Meet your Mountain Mash companions at this open air reception to kick off the fun.6:30 PM on the Main House Veranda.
Opening Dinner-Featuring Blackberry Farm’s Chef Joseph Lenn spotlighting Blackberry Farm’s fresh bounty and Brooklyn Brewery beers.7:00 PM in the Main House.
Monday, August 25
Breakfast-Start your day with a delicious country breakfast. Arrive at leisure. 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Farm Tour and Tasting-Learn the ins and outs of Blackberry Farm’s gardens and production centers, with tastings along the way. 10:00 AM, starting in the Garden.
Group Lunch-Mingle with your new friends at this outdoor lunch.12:00 PM in the Garden
Dinner by Reservation-Choose when you would like to indulge in another fresh, hearty meal. 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26
Breakfast-Get ready for another big day with a filling breakfast. Arrive at leisure, 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Cooking Demonstration- Get close to the cooking action with Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson, who will highlight the freshest ingredients Blackberry Farm has to offer.9:30 AM in the Gambrel Demonstration Kitchen.
Rare Beer Tasting-Join Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver as he plumbs the depths of his cellars to provide you with a journey through rare and delicious beers. 11:00 AM in the Wine Cellar.
Lunch-Top off a busy morning with a relaxing lunch. Arrive at leisure, 12:00-2:00 PM in the Main House.
Grand Finale Dinner-Celebrate Mountain Mash with a stunning meal featuring the beers and cuisine of Brooklyn Brewery. 7:00 PM in the Wine Cellar.
Wednesday, August 27
Breakfast-Enjoy your last morning at Blackberry Farm with another rich breakfast. Arrive at leisure, 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Lunch-Linger over lunch as you indulge in your last meal of Mountain Mash. Arrive at leisure, 12:00-2:00 PM in the Main House.
Guest Departure-Leave Blackberry Farm behind as you return to the world relaxed and satisfied from a four-day journey through food and beer. Leave at leisure, after 12:00 PM.
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