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5th Annual Rum & Brew Tasting at Boston JerkFest

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5th Annual Rum & Brew Tasting at Boston JerkFest


Get ready for Boston's hottest festival! The 5th Annual Boston JerkFest is back for 2 days of fun in the sun this summer, June 23-24, 2017! This out-door/in-door, family-friendly, festival is a Caribbean foodie event that features Jamaican jerk hot spiced BBQ food. The festival is held in South End at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, 41 Berkeley Street, South End, Boston. View our video of the event to get a taste of what to expect below. A portion of the proceeds of this event supports Cambridge Carnival International.

The Rum & Brew Tasting is Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

General Admission: 6:30-9:30pm. VIP Admission: 6-9:30pm. 2-day passes available.

At this in-door/out-door event, enjoy unlimited tastings of rum, craft beer, hard cider, mead and other spirits and other artisan brews. Jerk food will be for sale by selected vendors. Event includes live music, DJ, cocktail demos, and Boston JerkFest Cocktail Throwdown competition. This event is for 21+ year old attendees only and you get the following included with your admission ticket:

  • Unlimited samplings of rum, other spirits, craft beer, hard cider, wine and artisan beverages

  • Cocktail Demos featuring cocktails from participating vendors stirring up the best “Irie” drinks

  • 2017 Caribbean Cocktail Throwdown with Boston’s top Mixologists competing for bragging rights and winner of the Boston’s best Caribbean Rum Cocktail.


VIP Admission to Boston JerkFest Rum & Brew Tasting, Friday, June 23, 2017, 6:00-9:30pm

Hate to wait in lines, want the total Caribbean experience? Try our limited VIP tickets so you can maximize your fun at Boston JerkFest. Here is what we are offering for VIP Tickets:

  • All benefits of a 2-day ticket pass with entry to Friday Rum & Brew Tasting and Session 1 or Session 2 at Saturday’s food festival, June 24th. ($65.00 value)

  • Exclusive JerkFest branded tasting glass ($6 value)

  • Exclusive ½ hour early access to Rum & Brew Tasting at 6:00pm to get an early start on our unlimited beverage tastings. ($ priceless value).

  • Fast lane VIP line for easy entry. ($ priceless value).

  • One complimentary food sampling ticket to be redeemed by any vendor at Rum & Brew event, Friday, June 23 ($8.00 value)

  • JerkFest VIP goodie bag ($20.00+ value)

Boston JerkFest Food Festival, Saturday, June 24, 2017

Two sessions: 11am-3pm and 4-8pm. 2-day passes available here. For Saturday only festival tickets, get your tickets at