43 hours of festivals
The Birch’s Beer Festivals!
The “43 Hours of” is a festival concept created by The Birch to take place periodically through out the year, each festival features it’s own theme.
Why 43 Hours?
We are open 43 hours in a week, Tuesday through Saturday. The festival lasts the whole week.
What takes place?
All 21 of our draft lines become the style of beer that is the theme of the current 43 Hours of. We also transform the bottle list into the same theme.
Are there daily events?
Tuesday - GGG Early Admittance Day
Wednesday - Festival Glassware Steal the Pint Night
Thurdsday- Cheese Special Night (a special board is made to pair with the featured beer of the evening.)
Friday - Friday Beer and Cheese Pairing
Saturday - Flight Night or Other Special Finale Event
So do you sell your other beer too, even if it isn’t in the theme?
We only sell beer within the theme of the 43 Hours of to keep the integrity of the event. The festivals are a time to get crazy and try new things!
What if I don’t know any of the beers? How will I know what they taste like?
Each festival we feature a paper draft list that includes everything on the chalkboard AND tasting notes.The tasting notes are written by Malia the week before the event after tasting each beer, so they are very accurate. When’s the next festival? Check out the links on the right to find out!
43 Hours of Dark - JanuaryDark encompasses any brew that is dark in color! Including, sours, imperial stouts, porters, black ipas, and more!
43 Hours of Bitter - AprilBitter applies not only to hops but also spices and herbs. Styles include, IPAs, saisons, sours, and herb/spice beers.
43 Hours of USA - MayDuring American Craft Beer week, featuring all of the best American brewed craft beer we can get our hands on!! Breweries such as Maine Beer, Firestone Walker, Off Color, Founder's, Bell's, Allagash, and many more! Also featuring collaborations with our favorite European brewers!
43 Hours of B. United - JulyA festival focusing on the illustrious portfolio of our friends/family at B. United International, our favorite importer. For reference, this wonderful company brings in our Italians, BFM, Kiuchi, and so much more. Featuring a full draft & bottle list comprising a wide selection of B. United's offerings.
43 Hours of Sour - SeptemberThe most anticipated festival of the year. Featuring an entire draft list and bottle list full of SOURS sourced from all over the world! The finale for the past two years has been Cantillon's Zwanze Day!