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NY Craft Beer Fest

Tickets are now on sale for an event that people are really getting hopped up about.

NY Craft Beer Fest

February 28, 2014

ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- Governor Cuomo today announced that tickets are now on sale for Craft New York Beer Fest. The beer fest is set for March 22nd at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. This event will feature thirty New York State breweries including Ithaca Beer Company. The beer is paired with an array of foods from local restaurants, companies and farms. The event is in part sponsored by Taste NY.
     “The Craft New York Beer Fest will be another great opportunity to showcase the many world-class beverages being brewed right here in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “Thank to the Taste NY initiative, more and more people are discovering that New York’s local growers and producers are second to none. I am pleased that Taste NY is joining with the New York State Brewers Association to put together the Beer Fest, and I encourage New Yorkers to come out and try some of our world-class farm-based foods and beverages.”
     Tickets include admission and a five ounce souvenir tasting glass. Three ounce samples of 60 New York State craft beers will be available as well as a variety of food pairings from Capital Region farms and restaurants.
     The 30 New York State craft breweries slated to attend the event include Empire Brewing Company (Syracuse), Saranac (Utica), Brown’s Brewing Co. (Troy), Adirondack Brewery and Pub (Lake George), Lake Placid Pub and Brewery (Lake Placid), Olde Saratoga Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), C.H. Evans Brewing Company (Albany), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Druthers Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room (Hamilton), Sixpoint (Brooklyn), Great South Bay Brewery (Bay Shore), Rushing Duck Brewing Co. (Chester), Ithaca Beer Company (Ithaca), Bronx Brewery (Bronx), St. Lawrence Brewing Co. (Canton), Water Street Brewing Co. (Binghamton), Kuka-Andean Brewing Company (Blauvelt), Schmaltz Brewing Company (Clifton Park), Chatham Brewing (Chatham), Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood), Community Beer Works (Buffalo), Hamburg Brewing Company (Hamburg), Crossroads Brewing Company (Athens), Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown), Peekskill Brewery (Peekskill), Middle Ages Brewing Company (Syracuse), Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford), Naked Dove Brewing Company (Canandaigua), and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (Greenport).
     You can get your tickets online at http://www.newyorkcraftbeerfest.com/