PRESS RELEASE / June 28, 2019 (Bristol, RI ) – Stand ready, Rhode Island. The inaugural 13 Colonies Brewers Festival will be premiering June 28, 2020. The craft beer festival will feature breweries exclusively from the original 13 Colonies, and will be held in Bristol, RI, home of the oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the United States at historic Mount Hope Farm.

13 Colonies Brewers Festival was created by Barrington, Rhode Island native, Nils Weldy, who has extensive background in event production and beer festival relations.  “Anyone who has experienced 4th of July celebrations in Bristol, RI knows how special this holiday is to the town and its community. The energy is absolutely contagious.” says Weldy.  “Our mission is to deliver a cheers-worthy event that draws guests to a specific, historically relevant location through the shared appreciation of American craft beer, under a theme we all remember learning about in history class while supporting an organization that truly defines what it means to be a patriot.” Weldy chose Mount Hope Farm, a wooded promontory on the eastern shore of Bristol, Rhode Island, due to the close proximity to downtown Bristol where Independence Day festivities have taken place every year since 1785. The 127 acres site boasts breathtaking shorelines, and classic New England scenery. “Bristol, Rhode Island is a destination in itself and when you take a patriotic theme as recognizable as the 13 Colonies and make it relevant through outstanding present-day craft beer, we’re confident it’s a recipe craft beer lovers will salute from New Hampshire to Georgia.” says Director of Marketing, Brittany Smith.

Festival attendees can expect beer samplings from numerous breweries that call one of the 13 Colony states home. Aaron Gore, Director of Brewery Relations for 13 Colonies Brew Fest, notes “This is the first time that many of these breweries have ever been in the same place at the same time. With so many iconic breweries in a setting this historic, my job is to ensure this festival is one not to miss and we’re well on our way.” 13 Colonies Brew Fest will be announcing brewery participants on its website,, as registrations are confirmed. Live music, a variety of local vendors and food offerings will also be available on site during festival hours, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Interested sponsors, media partners and volunteers are invited to contact organizers through the festival’s Facebook page or by email at

13 Colonies Brewers Festival is proud to be partnering with the Paralyzed Veterans of America New England Chapter as the main beneficiary of the event. Founded in 1946, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is the only non-profit Veterans’ Service Organization (VSO) chartered by the U.S. Congress solely dedicated to support and advocate for the benefits and medical care of our country’s armed forces Veterans who have experienced a spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through therapeutic sports and recreation, and provides community awareness and education. Simply put, PVA’s mission is to change the lives and build brighter futures for these seriously injured heroes, by empowering them to regain what they fought for: their freedom and independence. Primary use of fundraising dollars will send New England PVA Chapter members to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, which will be held in Portland, Oregon in 2020.

Tickets go on sale Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The number of ticketed guests at the inaugural 13 Colonies Brewers Festival will be commensurate with the year The Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies independence from the monarch of Britain, 1776. 235 tickets are available for purchase as of this release in honor of next year’s 235th Annual 4th of July Parade. Access tickets here.

For more information about 13 Colonies Brewers Festival, please visit our website at Representatives from 13 Colonies Brewers Festival will be on hand at   Mount Hope Farm on Saturday, June 28, 2019 at Noon to answer any questions (please see Meet and Greet invitation below).

For more information about the Paralyzed Veterans of America New England chapter, please visit

For more information on Mount Hope Farm, the location of the event, please visit


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