Culture & Cocktails Back For 10th Season

Culture & Cocktails Back for 10th Season

Culture & Cocktail’s 10th season begins with the ever popular Oktoberfest—the Art of Brew beer tasting and local homebrew contest at the Springfield Museums, October 3 from 5-8 pm on the Quadrangle Green (rain location Wood Museum of Springfield History). Members cost is $10; nonmembers $20.

The October event features beer tasting (all samples free with admission) and a contest to choose the best of the homebrewers present. All ticketed guests will receive the 10th Season Culture & Cocktails souvenir pint glass.

“We are excited to share another season of fun,” said Sharon Ferrara, Welcome Center Manager and Co-coordinator for the Culture & Cocktails events. “Culture & Cocktail evenings are always filled with happy people.”

Culture & Cocktails is an adults-only evening at the Museums that features specialty drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and activities that range from craft making to bouquet creation to listening to music and contemplating art and artifacts. “Sometimes drinking with dinosaurs is an option!” said Ferrara. “We like to think of Culture & Cocktails as a toast to culture, community, and conversation!”

This year especially, the Museums hope to reach out directly to area businesses. “There is such wonderful energy as people gather to laugh and talk together here at the Museums, surrounded by incredible art,” said Larissa Murray, Director of Education and founder of the Culture & Cocktail evenings. “We are hopeful this year area businesses will consider this event as an ideal place for office-wide gathering and even holiday parties.”

There are four Culture & Cocktails evenings planned for the Museums (see listings below). The first is Oktoberfest—Art of the Brew and features a contest for the best homebrewer. Please see the list of participating breweries and homebrewers below.

Amherst Brewing
Artisan Beverage Cooperative
Brew Practitioners
Fieldcrest Brewing
Fort Hill Brewery
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Loophole Brewing
The People’s Pint
Samuel Adams Boston Beer
Scantic River Brewery
Swing Oil Beer
Vanished Valley Brewing
White Lion Brewing

Bear Hole Brewing
Catseyesoup Brewing
Adam Copeland
Drawing Board Brewing
Flying Pig Brewing
Knightly Brewing
Lost in Our Back Yard Farm
Mom Bod Brewing
Stockade Brewing
Strongman Brewing
Mike Thomas

Oktoberfest Includes live music by General Gist and the Mexican Cadillac and hors d’oeuvres by Log Rolling. Ages 21 and up. Advance purchase suggested.

Sponsored by
TD Bank   The Republican Newspaper

Homebrew competition prizes provided by Beerology, the Pioneer Valley’s premier homebrew shop and education center.


Culture & Cocktails: Hollywood and the Holidays

December 12, 5pm–8 pm
Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10
Celebrate the season in the Gingerbread: Hollywood and the Holidays special exhibit, dress as your favorite holiday movie character, watch a gingerbread decorating demonstration with Chef Eric, and experience a special planetarium show. Plus music, festive hors d’oeuvres and cocktails! Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Food and cash bar provided by Log Rolling Catering.

Culture & Cocktails: Candy and Cocktails

February 13, 2020, 5 pm–8 pm
Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10
Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with candy-themed hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Enjoy a few treats at our candy bar, explore the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey, and test your knowledge with candy trivia. Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres by Log Rolling. Ages 21 and up.

Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers

April 2, 2020, 5 pm–8 pm
Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10
See the museums in bloom! View the interpretive arrangements in the art and science museums while enjoying live music, a floral demonstration, hands-on activities, and signature cocktails and creative hors d’oeuvres. Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Advance purchase suggested.Food and cash bar provided by Log Rolling Catering.