The annual NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release is a craft beer tasting festival like no other. The New York Wine & Culinary Center has partnered with the New York State Brewers Association to bring seasonal beers from all across NY for a special holiday tasting! This unusual tasting event presents a rare opportunity to taste a variety of limited release, holiday-season craft beers. Many of them are being specially brewed for this festival only!
Craft brewers are nothing if not inventive and the holiday season gives them just the excuse they need to make something new and special. Winter warmers, stouts, porters, spiced ales, reds, browns, whites, and more. NY breweries pull out all the stops when it comes time to create something truly special and delicious for the holidays.
The NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release also offers an opportunity to meet the brewers, themselves. Many brewmasters and brewery owners will be on hand to serve up their special holiday beers. Most enjoy discussing their beers and brewing process to eager listeners – so don’t be shy.
A variety of educational seminars on beer pairing, tasting, cooking with beer, and more are also being offered at the event. Home brewers and passive consumers alike will find topics of interest.
Your ticket to the NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release festival gives you unlimited beer tastings, specially paired hors d’oeuvres, and live music from Dos Locos.
Serious craft beer fans will want to take advantage of the VIP tickets. VIP Tickets get you into a special, 1-hour panel discussion. Panel members will address current craft beer trends, brewing techniques, and favorite holiday beer selections. The panel ends with a Q&A session with the crowd. VIP ticket holders also enjoy private access to the beer tent one hour before general admission ticket holders.
NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release Festival Participating Breweries
CB Craft Brewers
Empire Brewing Company
Fleur De Lis Brew Works
GAEL Brewing Company
Ithaca Beer Company
Lake Drum Brewing
Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co.
Nedloh Brewing Co.
Peacemaker Brewing Company
Reinvention Brewing Company
Rohrbach Brewing Co.
Southern Tier Brewing Co.
Young Lion Brewing Company
(Note: this list is current as of 10/05/2017 but is still being added to as the event approaches)
NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release Festival
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