Beer festival features 'best of New York'
WATKINS GLEN--New York state's thriving craft beverage industry will take center stage at the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival, Saturday, Oct. 20, at Watkins Glen International. Over 40 breweries, distilleries, and cideries will be on hand, giving attendees plenty of opportunities to enjoy a wide array of offerings from throughout the region.
"It's special for us to be able to showcase products that are from right here in New York," said WGI President Michael Printup. "The Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival is such a fun event. Not only do we have fantastic breweries from around the state, but there are plenty of exciting activities for the fans, live music, and the fall décor. There's no better way to celebrate the arrival of fall in the Finger Lakes region than at The Glen."
For many, it's those same activities that have separated the Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival from similar events. With a 32-team cornhole tournament to the stein-holding competitions, there are more than a few options for guests looking to get their competitive fix at America's "Best NASCAR Track."
The event itself is housed in the facility's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup garage, which is heated and packed with regional cuisine, brewery and event merchandise along with a select number of craft beer and distilled spirits for sale, along with the tasting stations.
Participating New York state breweries/distilleries/cideries include:
Adirondack Brewing Company (Lake George)
Apple Country Cidery Watkins Glen)
Artisanal Brew Works (Saratoga Springs)
Awestruck Cider (Sidney)
Beak & Skiff 1911 Apple Cidery (Lafayette)
Black Button Distilling (Rochester)
Blue Pointe Brewing Company (Patchogue)
Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown)
Browns Brewing Co. (Troy)
Buried Acorn Brewing (Syracuse)
Diversion Brewing Co. (Chemung)
Ellicottville Brewing Company (Ellicottville)
Empire Brewing Co. (Syracuse)
Fleur De Lis Brew Works (Seneca Falls)
Four Fights Distilling (Corning)
Four Mile Brewing (Olean)
Galaxy Brewing Company (Binghamton)
Genesee Brew House (Rochester)
Good Nature Brewing (Hamilton)
Grist Iron Brewing (Burdett)
Honeoye Falls Distillery (Honeoye Falls)
Krooked Tusker Distillery (Hammondsport)
Lake Placid Craft Brewing (Lake Placid)
LyonSmith Brewing Co. (Penn Yan)
Mackjac Hard Cider (East Aurora)
McKenzie's Hard Cider (Utica)
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Rochester)
Saranac Brewery (Utica)
Scale House Brewery (Hector)
Seneca Lake Brewing Company (Rock Stream)
Seneca Lodge Craft Brewing (Watkins Glen)
Southern Tier Brewing Co. (Lakewood)
Three Heads Brewing (Rochester)
Urbana Hill Distilling (Hammondsport)
Water Street Brewing Co. (Binghamton)
WeBe Brewing (Geneva)
Worthog Cidery (Penn Yan)
A limited number of non-New-York craft beverages will also be available at the event, including Shock Top, Magic Hat, Goose Island, New Holland Brewing, Victory Brewing, Stony Creek Brewery, Fiddlehead Brewing, Citizen Cider and others.
Miller and The Other Sinners, with indie southern soul sound, will provide live music throughout the event, along with more indie rock from The Family Ties Band.
For more information and to purchase tickets and/or camping, visit www.theglen.com, or call 1-866-461-RACE.