5th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival – Albany

Saturday March 3rd at 4:00 PM

Due to popular demand, we are expanding into both courtyards!

Purchase TicketsThe New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the fifth annual New York Craft Brewers Festival taking place on Saturday March 3, 2018 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. The New York Craft Brewers Festival brings together Over 60 New York Breweries (and brewers) from every region of the state featuring up to 150+ hard to find and award winning beers. This is a great opportunity to meet the NYS brewers that make the beer, and the owners of the local food scene in the Capital District that are such an important part of the community.

VIP tickets allow access to the festival one hour earlier and access to enjoy specially selected beer not available to the general public throughout the event.

Festival Details:

Ticket Prices: (sold on-line only)

Tickets Include:

VIP Tickets Include: 

This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show valid photo ID at the door. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or over to attend this event. No exceptions!

We thank our sponsor:


Participating Breweries

42 North Brewing Company

Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Artisinal Brew Works

Aurora Ale & Lager Co

Bacchus Brewing Company

Barnshed Brewing

Big Slide Brewery & Public House

Binghamton Brewing Company

Brooklyn Brewery

Browns Brewing Company

CB Craft Brewers

CH Evans Brewing Co., Inc. at the Albany Pump Station

Chatham Brewing

Common Roots Brewing

Community Beer Works

Coney Island Brewing Company

Copper Turret Restaurant and Brewhouse

Crafty Ales and Lagers

Crazy Williez Brewery

Crossroads Brewing Company

Empire Brewing Company

Fairport Brewing Company

Finback Brewery

Five Boroughs Brewing Co.

Fleur De Lis Brew Works

Fort Orange Brewing

Four Mile Brewing

Galaxy Brewing Company

Great Adirondack Brewing Company

Great Flats Brewing

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

Hamburg Brewing Company

Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company

Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Ithaca Beer Company

Jamesport Farm Brewery

Keegan Ales

Kings County Brewers Collective KCBC

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Mad Jack Brewing Company

Mill House Brewing Company

Moustasche Brewing Company

Naked Dove Brewing Company

Newburgh Brewing Company

Northway Brewing Co

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company

Paradox Brewery

Peacemaker Brewing Company

Peekskill Brewery

Port Jeff Brewing

Prison City Pub and Brewery

Rare Form Brewing Company

Resurgence Brewing

Roscoe Beer Company

Rushing Duck Brewing Company

S&S Farm Brewery

Sackets Harbor Brewing Co

Saint James Brewery

Saranac – FX Matt Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Singlecut Beersmiths

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Strong Rope Brewery

Swiftwater Brewing

Table 41 Brewing

The Brewery at CIA

The Lost Borough Brewing LLC

Thin Man Brewery

Water Street Brewing Company

West Kill Brewing

Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

Young Lion Brewing Company



Is there an age limit to this event?
Since this is a beer festival, you must be 21 years of age to be allowed entrance into the festival. Designated drivers must also be at least 21. You must show photo ID to be admitted (no exceptions). Sorry, but NO children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?
The event is indoors at the Desmond Hotel.

Where can I buy tickets for this event?
On line only through the ticket link on this page.

Am I allowed to leave and re-enter the festival?
Yes, since this is a public space, you can come and go as you please. Every ticketed person will have a wristband, if you do not have a wristband, then you cannot sample beer or food.

What does admission include?
Admission includes unlimited 2 oz beer samples, as well as food samples provided by over 20 local food purveyors. VIP admission will allow you entry one hour earlier as well as access to rare and special beers all night long. Also remember that the brewers will be pouring your beer, NOT volunteers.

What is the entrance fee for Designated Drivers?
The fee is $20 and will include bottled water and food sampling.

Do Designated Drivers need to be 21?
Yes, this is a 21 and over event.

Are children and perts allowed?
We love pets and kids, but they will not be allowed since this is a 21 and over event.

Will there be a designated smoking area?
If you smoke, there a place outside of the hotel where it is permitted.