'Saratoga Beer Week' a showcase of varied events

The schedule, with perhaps a few events to be added closer to the time, is out for the 6th annual "Saratoga Beer Week," set for February 21-25.

The Tuesday through Saturday citywide event will range from specials at individual taverns and restaurants to large public tasting events. Tickets are available online now for both single events and packages.

Here's a sampling of the variety:

Saratoga Beer Week Kick-Off Party -- Tuesday, February 21, at  Olde Saratoga Brewing Company. Samples of 20 different New York State-brewed beers, ales and ciders, plus food samples from 10 local restaurants, and live music. Tickets: $30/35.

Flying High with Lagunitas -- Wednesday, February 22, at Harvey's Restaurant and Pub. Enjoy a pint and build a paper airplane that may win some Lagunitas swag. Free admission.

3rd Annual Cider Night -- Friday, February 24, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Three hours of sampling more than 30 hard ciders from all over the country, plus live music, and food available for purchase. Tickets: $30.

Saratoga Beer Summit -- Saturday, February 25, at the Saratoga City Center. Two sessions: 1 to 4 p.m. (VIP admission at noon) and 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $40 until February 25, $50 at the door, $60 for VIP tickets. Standard ticket includes three hours of sampling, a souvenir glass, and live music entertainment. VIP ticket includes four hours of sampling, a souvenir glass, a hat, $5 food voucher, and live music entertainment.
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