SGI Brewfest postponed until October 16, 2021
As a result of ongoing conversations with breweries and distributors about events in spring 2021, we have made the decision to push the 2021 SGI Brewfest to October 16.
Existing ticket holders will of course be honored, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. In addition to the logisitical problems of holding an event built around making new friends and sharing drinks, we also should point out that we are an all-volunteer staff, and many of our most important members are in at-risk demographic groups.
5th Annual SGI Brewfest rescheduled for October 16, 2021!
Hi Brewfest Fans!
After much deliberation and a number of long, soul-searching conversations internally and with our valued brewery partners, we have made the decision to postpone the 5th Annual SGI Brewfest to October 16, 2021.
While we push ahead with our efforts to stay safe here in Franklin County, we don’t think it’s the right decision to invite people from all over the country – last year we had 17 states in attendance! – to come co-mingle on the Island. On top of that, many of the small local breweries that really give our Brewfest its flavor are still recovering both in terms of brewing and staffing. Many of them are still coming back up to full production from slowdowns earlier in the pandemic.
We know our breweries love us as much as we love them, and they have always given generously to support our Brewfest. But this year it doesn’t seem right to ask so much of them. In fact, we think it would be great if you supported them by drinking deeply of their awesome offerings – most if not all are offering to-go and even online orders.
Having said that, we are so excited to see you October 16, 2021! We have great plans, an amazing new location (right by the beach!) and a better-than-ever SGI Brewfest on tap. Look for more info to come out over the next few months, on social and on our website.
For current 2020 ticketholders, we invite you to keep your tickets for the 5th Annual Brewfest and use them in October 2021. All perks and plusses will be rolled over (and we might even throw in something extra for your patience if you already bought a ticket). We’ll follow up in an email to ticketholders with more information.
As always, thank you for your support of the Franklin County Humane Society through the SGI Brewfest. Pints for pets is still our purpose – and we’ll cheers to that!