This year's Fall American Field event at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston was a memorable and exciting weekend jam packed with craft beer, amazing food and spirits, and some of the most innovative and emerging brands out there. At AF, we are always trying to stay cutting edge and highlight the world’s best brands and the people behind them. Keep reading for a quick rundown on some of our absolute favorite moments:
1 Vendor Collaboration
The AF community has some serious roots. We love our brands like family, and it’s inevitable they start to think of each other like family! With so many quality brands in one place, we love when they start to build relationships and cultivate creative projects together. One of our favorite collaborations of the weekend was between the insanely talented local Boston artist, Eva Okrent and the innovative and environmentally conscience clothing brand, Charles Miller Brand Denim. Individually, the brands have built amazing products and pieces. However, together they created something so special and unique to their combined styles. Check out their full collaboration here.
2 Lord Hobo Brewing Company
It’s always an honor when a company you’ve loved personally for years decides to partner with you professionally. This is absolutely how we feel about Lord Hobo Brewing here at AF. It would be one thing if they just made a damn good beer (which they do), but each person behind Lord Hobo, from the people pouring your complimentary brew, to the hardworking staff making all of this possible behind the scenes, are some of the coolest people you will ever meet. Lord Hobo practices what they preach, and we are so humbled we got to bring some of their amazing products to the people who came out for our Boston show. Snag a Boom Sauce on your next beer run and you’ll see what we are talking about.
3 Spirit Fruit Beverages
Spirit Fruit Beverages may seem like a fruity, light, refreshing drink - And it is, don’t get us wrong, but a few of these bad boys at the AF After Party definitely helped us forget any stresses of an event day. Not only are these drinks incredibly tasty, but they are made with some of the best ingredients around, so you know exactly what you are putting in your body. People who came out to the event couldn’t get enough of SpiritFruit, and we absolutely understand why
4 Our Brands
When we say we work with some of the most innovative and emerging brands in the nation, we mean it. AF was lucky enough to welcome a handful of new brands to the family this season, and we have to tell you - They knocked it out of the park. We are constantly astounded by the quality products our partnering brands produce. One new brand was the astoundingly talented, C. Richards Leather, who hand pressed each custom leather product. Polar Fleece is also a new brand to the AF family and they came to play. With tablets available for guests to customize their own Fleece’s, and each member of their team more enigmatic than the last, their booth was definitely a fan favorite.
Our brands will always be the heart of AF, and we love that we are able to bring them to you.
5 You Guys
We love you guys. The amazing people who attend AF events season after season always hold a special place in our hearts. We see you, we recognize you, and you guys become family. We also were lucky enough to have a ton of first timers come to this event, and we couldn’t be more grateful that we have the following who believes in the core values of AF. Know where you spend your dollars, meet the makers behind your favorite brands, support local businesses, and have a damn good time doing it.
Didn’t get a chance to attend our Boston even? See you in Brooklyn!