Craft Brewers Festival ticket sales about to begin

screen-shot-2016-11-19-at-1-44-28-pmThe event won't take place until March, but tickets will go on sale in a few days. The event is the 4th annual Craft New York Brewers Festival to be held at The Desmond in Colonie, usually a sellout.

The creation of the New York State Brewers Association promises 50 or so breweries from throughout the state offering more than 100 different beers. They will be paired with food from Capital Region restaurateurs and food vendors at no extra cost to attendees.

The event, this year set for Saturday, March 25, sells out quickly. Among options this year is a limited number of VIP tickets that will provide access one hour earlier as well as access to selected beer that will not available to the general public. You can check back here to see when tickets for the Colonie event go on sale.

The VIP Ticket beers will include the following rare one-off beers:

 -- Farmhouse Brewery: The Sour Evangelist, Sour Tomatillo Gose
-- Upstate Brewing: Double IPA -- Empire Brewing Company: Two Dragons
-- C.H. Evans: Rum Barrel Aged Poor Soldier Porter
-- Olde Saratoga Brewing: Saratoga Kolsch Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
-- Crossroads Brewing: Black Rock Stout
-- Saint James Brewery: Bottled Conditioned Apple Ale “Pomme” made with apples from Long Island
-- Erie Canal Brewing: Amber Waves of Grain American Pale Ale & Locktender IPA
-- Shmaltz Brewing: Funky Jewbelation
-- Coney Island Brewing: MerMAN Imperial Pilsner
-- Saranac: Barrel Aged Imperial Rye Porter
-- Four Mile Brewing: Reap Series featuring all New York hops and
-- Greenport Harbor Brewing: Cuvaison 2015 and Canard Noir (Black Saison)
-- Brown's Brewing: Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale
-- Wolf Hollow Brewing: District 6 IPA with a special “trifecta” addition of local hops from RockinHops: Chinook, Centennial, and Columbus
-- Prison City Brewing: Passion Fruit Sour
-- Binghamton Brewing: Xocolatl Aztec Porter
-- Good Nature Brewing: Bier De Marc
-- Community Beer Works: Smoke Rauchbier
-- The Brewery at the CIA/Rare Form Collaboration: Ludicrous Speed Winter Pale Ale, – an unfiltered golden pale ale brewed with lemon peel and juniper berries
-- Southern Tier: Grand Arbor, a limited release Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale brewed with Local Maple Syrup
-- Wolf Hollow Brewing: District 6 IPA Cask with a fresh Centennial hop from Rockin Hops local hops
-- Adirondack Brewery: Firkin of Ryan’s Irish Red with wood chips soaked in Irish whisky
-- Rushing Duck: Dog’s Bollocks barrel aged 2014 barleywine
-- Lake Placid Pub & Brewery: Imperial Smoked Porter
-- Brooklyn Brewery: Improved Old Fashioned, the latest barrel aged BQE Series

Curious for more? These other sites have all the information on this blog PLUS additional info and links pertinent to their specialty topics:

Dowd's New York Wines Notebook
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