Beer & The Erie Canal: 2017 Hudson Valley Hops

Public Program, Fundraising Events, Member Events

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
Chatham Brewing
CH Evans
Green Wolf Brewing Company
Rare Form Brewing Company
Rip Van Winkle Brewery
Shmaltz Brewing
S&S Brewery
The Beer Diviner


Special Events:

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
Morgan Linen

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.


Event Date & Time*

From $30.00

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