The lineup of brewers is set for the second annual Brew-Woo craft beer festival, happening Saturday at the DCU Center in Worcester. They include several New England craft brewers making great beer (Allagash, Baxter, Notch, Watch City, Wormtown), a bunch of brewers we all know very well (Samuel Adams, Harpoon, Wachusett), and some odd choices (Anheuser-Busch's Shock Top, a couple of cider makers, Red Bull).
Here's the lineup of participating breweries: Boulevard, Baxter Brewing, Notch Brewing, Sam Adams, Wachusett, Harpoon, Innis & Gunn, Red Bull, Narragansett, Peak Brewing, Thomas Hooker Brewing, Long Trail, Shipyard, Woodchuck, Vermont Hard Cider, Crispin Cider, Magic Hat, Sierra Nevada, Redhook, Widmer, Kona, Wormtown, Shock Top, Anheuser Busch Craft, Goose Island, Ithaca, Watch City, Saranac, Allagash, Backlash, D.L. Geary, Blue Hills Brewery, Offshore Ale, Woodstock Inn Brewery, Berkshire Brewing, Tully Cross Tavern, Kennebec River Brewery, Trinity Brew House, and Revival Brewing.
The event -- which includes live music by local bands -- will be held in two sessions: 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 at the door, $30 in advance, available at the DCU Center box officer, Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000, and ticketmaster.com. Or, for the same price, you could buy four 22-ounce bottles of this.