This fun, regional craft beer tasting is a fundraiser for the Albany Institute of History & Art and it's an opportunity for the community to see brewing and distilling artifacts from the museum's collection, hear from industry experts, and receive a commemorative glass.
This year, we're toasting to the bicentennial of the groundbreaking of the original Erie Canal!
Participating brewers: (as of March 23, 2017)
Argyle Brewing Co.
Brown's Brewing Company
Green Wolf Brewing Company
Rare Form Brewing Company
Rip Van Winkle Brewery
The Beer Diviner
The best IPAs in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys will be selected in a blind taste test!
Master of Ceremonies: Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union restaurant critic
- Kevin Tighe: longtime beer manager at New World Bistro and Bar, now poised to open Tighe's Bistro Americain
- Dimitrios Menagias: Executive Chef of The City Beer Hall
- Third judge to be announced soon!
Special Invitation: Irish Red Ale
- Chatham Brewery from Chatham, New York
- Browns Brewery from Troy, New York in collaboration with Bill Newman
People's Choice Awards: Select your favorite brew among all the beers served at this year's event!
Plus music by George Ward, designated balladeer of the Erie Canal
Register online or call (518) 463-4478 ext. 412
In advance: $35 non-members/ $30 members
At door: $40 non-members/ $35 members
New World Bistro
Special thanks to:
Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti
Free cab rides home courtesy of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti
If you don't have a designated driver, simply call 1800-LAW-1010 (1-800-529-1010). Enjoy Hudson Valley Hops- have a good time and please drink and drive responsibly.