The event organizing company America On Tap has released the initial list of its New York State beer festivals for the coming fall and winter.
The earliest in the Capital Region will be "Troy On Tap," which will have a new location for its Saturday, September 17, event -- the Sage Colleges. That event will begin with a VIP early start from 1 to 2 p.m. and the rest of the crowd will be welcomed from 2 to 5 p.m.
General admission is $35 for three hours of beer sampling and a souvenir glass, VIP tickets $55 for the extra hour of beer sampling, plus food vouchers, a tasting glass, and an event hat. Tickets are available online at a $10 discount that runs until August 1. Use the discount code TENOFF.
Then, during "Saratoga Beer Week," the 6th annual "Saratoga Beer Summit" will be held on Saturday, February 25, at the Saratoga City Center. It will be split into two sessions, 1 to 4 p.m. (VIP admission at noon) or 5 to 8 p.m.
Tickets are available online now, with prices going up as certain dates are reached: $35 until January 1, $40 until February 25, $40 at the gate, and $60 for VIP tickets.
For "Troy On Tap," the event planners promise "more than 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries." For the "Saratoga Beer Summit," they promise "over 150 releases."
Other America On Tap festivals are scheduled for Cooperstown, Oneonta, Utica, and Beacon. Go here for connections to festivals scheduled nationwide.