About the Brewfest
The Claremont Kiwanis Club is proud to be hosting the 2017 Claremont Brewfest & 5K on September 16th, 2017.
This is our fourth year hosting the Brewfest and, our third year running the “Back to the Brewfest 5K”. We are also pleased to announce the return of the VIP Hour with special Brews that will not be available during general admission, special music selection, and hors d’oeuvres, not to mention some quality time with the brewers.
This will be a fun and competitive event for New England Brewers, runners, and beer lovers. Once again, it is a ballot and trophy affair, but our main objective is to get people together to have fun and taste great beer while raising money for local community needs.
In the center of beautiful Claremont, N.H., sample beers from more than thirty brewers from all over New England as they compete for the top prize on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Claremont Brewfest: Battle of the Brews. Upon entrance, visitors receive a ballot and the victor is chosen by you!
Come taste a variety of microbrews, craftbrews, shandies, and ciders. Enjoy a wide range of food that pairs well with beer and enjoy the live entertainment. The 5K starts at 12:30 p.m., the VIP hour starts at 12 p.m., and the Gates open for general admission at 1 p.m. Last serve is 4 p.m.
Please note this is now a 21 and over event.
The Claremont Kiwanis Club is the local chapter of the Kiwanis International organization. Kiwanis is a global network of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child at a time. Through annual fundraisers such as the spring Auction, the fall Brewfest, and our Ringing Bells fundraiser during the holiday season, all of the money raised is spent in ways that help children. Some charities which we have been proud to support include:
- Claremont Cares
- Unity Giving Tree
- Alstead Flood Relief
- Scholarships for graduating Stevens High School, Newport High School, and Fall Mountain High School seniors
- Teen Room at the Women’s Supportive Services shelter
- Camp Sunshine for terminally ill children
- Special Olympics
- Davis C. Hemingway Memorial Foundation
- St. Mary’s Playground
- Unity Playground
- Fire victims support
- Hurricane Katrina relief
- Claremont Youth Soccer
- Children’s Museum travelling exhibit
- Camp Carefree for juvenile diabetics
- Greater Claremont Christian Academy
- Claremont Skateboard Park
- Kurn Hattin School
- Relay for Life
- Northern Stage Project Playwright
- scoreboard in Claremont’s Monadnock Park
- Cannon Mountain
- Claremont Savings Bank Community Center scholarships
We have also sponsored other community events like the Diabetes Walk-a-thon and a Bike Rodeo to promote bicycle safety.