An old ski event, a new beer emphasis

There have been a few changes in the annual Albany Ski and Snowboard Expo, scheduled for November. Let’s put it this way: Telling you what is being retained would be simpler — “… Ski and …” about covers it.

To explain. Last year, a craft beer garden was so emphatically received by event-goers that the organizers decided to redirect their marketing emphasis. So, when it the 55th annual event is held from November 4 through 6 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany it will go under a new title, “Northeast Ski & Craft Beer Showcase.”

Admission to the craft beer and cider garden will be $10, sold in addition to the $10 general admission fee ($8 general admission if purchased in advance). It will include a sampling area for the brews and light foods.

Participating brewers have not yet been announced, but last year the list included 1911 Hard Cider, Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Brown’s Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Cider Creek Hard Cider, Druthers Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Ithaca Beer Company, Keegan Ales, Lake Placid Brewery, Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, and Saranac Brewery.

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