Western MA Slider Slam

Get your appetite ready for Western MA Slider Slam – a culinary competition featuring 10 area restaurants presenting their best slider creations on February 9th at The Carriage House on the Eastern State Exposition grounds. Live music featuring Tom Ingram.

Sliders will be judged by professionals based on Taste, Presentation and Most Creative slider. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite: The People’s Choice Award Slider. Sponsored by Sam Adams.

Participating restaurants at this time include:

  • The Wherehouse
  • Bear's BBQ
  • Plan B
  • Hadley Farms Meeting House
  • Murphy's Pub
  • Murphy's Foodtruck
  • 7B’s Bar & Grill
  • The Mick
  • Storrowton Tavern
  • Chandler’s Restaurant

Sam Adams Beer Pairings:

Boston Lager: bold, rich and complex Bold, rich and complex. The distinctive balance of spicy hops, slightly sweet roasted malts, and a smooth finish give Boston Lager its full-flavored taste. The unmistakable character of this brew began as our original and became an American original.

Hopscape: Four types of West Coast hops add bold notes of pine and juicy grapefruit to this deep golden wheat ale, for a crisp flavor that’s a refreshing escape from winter’s lingering chill.

Rebel Juiced IPA: IPA with a tropical twist of mango and citrusy hops. Swirling with ripe aromas of mango and tropical fruits, this IPA is jam-packed with juicy, citrusy hops and mango juice. It’s as if we took fresh hops and mangos and put them in a juicer. You’re left with the refreshing taste of the tropics in every sip.

Rebel IPA: Rebel IPA has the bright citrus and juicy tropical fruit flavors with subtle pine notes that drinkers love in West Coast style IPAs. We hand-selected the hop varieties that to us really say “American-crafted,” and we brewed for maximum hop expression, emphasizing hop flavor and aroma without additional bitterness.


Tickets are $20: Includes entrance to the event, one slider tasting per restaurant (10 total), four Sam Adams beer tastings, and free parking. Live music. Cash bar available. Must be 21 or older to enter. No refunds available.

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