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Second Annual NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release

Join us as we celebrate our Second Annual NY Craft Brewers’ Holiday Release!  It truly is a tasting event like never before!

We’re partnering with the New York State Brewers Association to bring you breweries from all across NY for this extra-special opportunity to taste seasonal beers including some brewed specifically for this festival. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about NYS craft beer directly from the brewers/owners. During the festival, breweries will be under a tent, ready to talk about and share their seasonal and specialty beers.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the New York Wine & Culinary Center’s – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – beer-centric educational programming and the NYS Brewers Association’s initiative to protect and promote the craft brewing industry in New York State.

Ticket Pricing:

VIP Ticket Holders – $65.00

General Admission – Advanced Purchase – $40.00

General Admission – Day Of Purchase – $50.00

Please read below for more information regarding VIP and General Admission Tickets:

  • Second Annual Craft Brewers Holiday Release – VIP Tickets

This is not an opportunity you are going to want to miss!  We will begin the VIP programming with entry into a special 1-hour panel discussion including some of the most influencial beer advocates in the NY Craft Beer Industry.  During the discussion, panel members will address current craft beer trends, brewing techniques, favorite holiday beer selections and end it with Q&A from the crowd.  Throughout the panel discussion the New York Wine & Culinary Chef’s will be providing heavy beer-centric hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyement.  Directly after the panel, VIP ticket holders get to enjoy private access to the beer tent from 1pm to 2pm, before general admission arrives.  VIP ticket holders also get all of the benefits of General Admission ticket holders.

  • Second Annual Craft Brewers Holiday Release – General Admission

General Admission ticket holders will get access into the beer tent starting at 2:00pm.  General Admission ticket holders get to enjoy unlimited tastings from participating breweries, access to specially paired beer-centric hors d’oeuvres for breweries with special release beers for this event only, live band enjoyment and much more!




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