There’s really never a bad time for beer, particularly good beer. Especially in large quantities.
That’s why the Craft New York Beer Festival sounds so enticing. Taking place at Brooklyn Brewery on June 5th, the festival will bring together 26 craft breweries from across the state, featuring over 50 rare, unique, and award-winning beers. It’s organized by the New York State Brewers Association in partnership with Taste NY, who will bring food to this shindig.
According to David Katleski, owner of Empire Brewing Company and President of the New York State Brewers Association, there won’t be a single core brand amongst the pours at the festival. “All of the beer featured at this tasting has been brewed in limited quantities,” he says. “Many of which have been barrel aged or sourced with all New York State ingredients.”
This should be pretty exciting, as New York state has become a major player in the craft beer world. In 2012, New York was the sixth largest beer producing state, behind California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio and Oregon; since that time, the number of microbreweries in the state has grown from 95 to 152.
The complete list of breweries participating in the Craft New York Beer Festival is below. Tickets cost $100 if purchased in advance (which you can do here or at Brooklyn Brewery), and $110 at the door.
Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Crossroads (Athens), Abandon Brewing (Penn Yan), Great South Bay (Bay Shore), Keegan Ales (Kingston), Newburgh Brewing (Newburgh), KelSo (Brooklyn), Captain Lawrence (Elmsford), Olde Saratoga (Saratoga Springs), Crooked Ladder (Riverhead), Big Alice (Long Island City), Empire (Syracuse), Heartland (New York City), Good Nature (Hamilton), Shmaltz (Clifton Park), Adirondack (Lake George), Lake Placid (Lake Placid), Browns (Hoosick/Troy), Peekskill (Peekskill), Port Jeff (Port Jefferson), CH Evans (Albany), The Bronx Brewery (Bronx), Southern Tier (Lakewood), Sixpoint (Brooklyn), Greenport Harbor (Greenport), and Ommegang (Cooperstown)
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