New York Craft Brewers Festival – Albany

Saturday March 9th at 4:00 PM

Tickets ON SALE NOW!!


The New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the sixth annual New York Craft Brewers Festival taking place on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. The New York Craft Brewers Festival brings together Over 70 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:  

VIP Beer Includes:  – 

Brooklyn Brewery – Passion of the Mango, Table 41 – Bringing up Hostile, Shmaltz – Jewbelation & Hop Momma, Wolf Hollow – Priors Conviction, Four Mile Brewing – Allegewi Double IPA, Keegan Ales – Ruby Red Grapefruit Sour IPA, Cousin Ale Works – Zombie Punch IPA 2.0, Smoking Musket Stout & Bearded Waffle Imperial Stout, C.H. Evans – Skyway Sour, Prison City – Puff Puff Shiv, Great Adirondack Brewing – Barrel Aged – Infinite Forest, Red Shed Brewery – Red Sled Belgian Strong Ale, Fleur De Lis Brew Works – Old Bruin, Great Flats – Dopplebock, Raspberry IPA & Electric Currant Farmhouse Ale, Industrial Arts – Torque Wrench DIPA, Indian Ladder – Naughty Farmer, Coney Island Brewery – Chocolate Ryezome & Midnight Troller, Sager Beer Works – Smugtown Stout, Water Street Brewery – Robot Lips, Lake Placid – #4 Bobby Oud Bruin, Adirondack Pub – Barrel Aged Raspberry Sour, Mad Jack Brewing – Oatmeal Brown Aged on White Oak Chips, Freight Yard Brewing – Switch IPA, CB Craft Brewers – Funky Monkey Hazy IPA, Clemson Bros., – Brewers Mistress, Lake George Brew House – Raspberry Shandy, Salt Point Brewing – Amerillo IPA, Saranac – Super Funk, Crossroads Brewing –  Casked Green Fees Pilsner,Artisanal Brew Works – Totes McGoates, Singlecut – Im an ALiigator DDH IIPA, Brewery CIA – Standard Bretting Procedure, Big Ditch –  Berry Vision, Other Half – Fifth Anniversary Everything Imperial Stout, Webe – Maple Milk Stout & Passion in the Coulds Milkshake IPA, LBBC – Moonshot Russian Imperial Stout, Strong Rope – Critique of Ares, The Brewers Collective Beer Company – Biltzkrieger, Brown’s – Farm Hand Sour, Solstice & Highball, Brooklyn Brewery – Quintaceratops

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

Adirondack Pub & Brewery

Anything But Beer

Artisinal Brew Works

Aurora Ale & Lager Co

Big Ditch Brewing

Big Slide Brewery & Public House

Binghamton Brewing Company

Bolton Landing Brewing

Brooklyn Brewery

Browns Brewing Company

Catskill Brewery

CB Craft Brewers

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

Chatham Brewing

Clemson Brothers Brewery

Community Beer Works

Coney Island Brewing Company

Copper Turret Restaurant and Brewhouse

Cousins Ale Works

Crossroads Brewing Company

Empire Brewing Company

Fairport Brewing Company

Finback Brewery

Fleur De Lis Brew Works

Fort Orange Brewing

Four Mile Brewing

Freight Yard Brewing Company

Frog Alley Brewing

Good Nature Brewing

Great Adirondack Brewing Company

Great Flats Brewing

Helderberg Brewery

Hyde Park Brewing Co.

Indian Ladder Farm Brewery

Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Ithaca Beer Company

K2 Brewing

Keegan Ales

Kings County Brewers Collective KCBC

Kings Court Brewing Company

Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Lithology Brewing Company

Livingoods Restaurant & Brewery

Mad Jack Brewing Company

Moustasche Brewing Company

Naked Dove Brewing Company

New Paltz Brewing Company

Northway Brewing Co

Other Half Brewing Co

Prison City Pub and Brewery

Rare Form Brewing Company

Red Shed Brewery

Resurgence Brewing

Rip Van Winkle Brewing

Roc Brewing

Rohrbach Brewing Co

Rushing Duck Brewing Company

Sager Beer Works

Saint James Brewery

Salt Point Brewing

Saranac – FX Matt Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Singlecut Beersmiths

Strong Rope Brewery

Swiftwater Brewing

Table 41 Brewing

The Brewers Collective

The Brewery at CIA

The Lost Borough Brewing LLC

The Real McCoy Beer Co

Threes Brewing

Unified Beerworks

Water Street Brewing Company

WeBe 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 3 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.