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Flour City BrewersRochester, NY - Flour City Brewers Fest celebrates thirty years of bringing our bustling craft beer community all together for a night of craft drinks, local food, live music, and more. The festival returns to the Rochester Public Market Friday, August 16, 6pm-9pm. Wander the bricks of the market to sample craft beers from across the state and chat with your local brewers, plus sample from local wineries, cideries, and n/a beverages. The night includes live music, local food trucks, and more!…

Brewery OmmegangCelebrate tradition at the beloved beer, food, art, culture and music festival

Cooperstown, N.Y. (May 13, 2024) – Brewery Ommegang proudly announces its revival of the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown (BCTC) Festival this year, September 27 through September 29 in Cooperstown, New York. Ready to regain its title as one of America’s must-attend beer festivals, BCTC returns after a five-year hiatus with a new wave of beer, activities, food, art, culture, live music and more.

Rochester Eclipse CollaborationRochester, N.Y. – Rohrbach Brewing, Three Heads Brewing, and Strangebird Brewing are proud to announce that they will be teaming up to create a trio of unique specialty beers to commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse over Rochester, NY on April 8th, 2024. Each beer will represent one of three phases of a total eclipse: The Lighter Side, The Darker Side, and Totality. The beers will be released in unison on March 11th, 2024, and will be available in cans at local retailers, as well as on tap at local bars and restaurants.

ADK Barrel FestGuest Producers Announced for Unique, Outdoor Beverage Festival that Includes Brunch, Bonfire and Fireworks

Lake George, NY (February 19, 2024) — Exclusive barrel-aged beverages from the best craft producers in New York are rolling into Lake George for Adirondack Pub & Brewery’s 12th Annual Barrel Fest on March 2, 2024, from 2-5 p.m.

Barrel Fest is more than your average beer festival in a hotel conference room. This outdoor bash knows no walls and takes place nestled in the beauty of the Adirondacks near the shores of Lake George.

Commander in CheersInnovative Augmented Reality Campaign Brings George Washington to Life

Dutchess County’s Revolutionary War Impact Highlighted

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (February 15, 2024) – Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) announced the launch of Commander in Cheers, an innovative augmented reality initiative aimed at sparking new engagement with the Revolutionary War history of Dutchess County, kicking off a multiyear celebration of the United States of America’s Semiquincentennial on July 4, 2026. This innovative project will spotlight the roles Dutchess County played in the Revolutionary War and highlight its contributions to American history. The campaign represents a collaborative effort between DTI, Dutchess County Historian William P. Tatum III, Ph.D., technology partner Evercoast and DTI’s agency of record, FourthIdea, to create an immersive experience that educates, entertains, and inspires visitors of all ages.

Wild Lights Light LagerDebuts on Fri. Dec. 15 at Wild Lights

Tupper Lake, NY - The Wild Center is thrilled to announce a delicious collaboration with another Tupper Lake staple, Raquette River Brewing, a local craft brewery known for its innovative brews. Together, the organizations are launching “Wild Lights” Light Lager, a special edition beer that celebrates the return of Wild Lights, a cherished winter program that continues to captivate visitors yearly. The lager will debut at Wild Lights at The Wild Center on Fri., Dec. 15. 

We Are NYFirst-Ever Japan-led Sake Brewery to Open on U.S. East Coast in Hyde Park 

Partnership with The Culinary Institute of America to Develop Curriculum, Certification Programs and Public Classes

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced premium sake maker Dassai, celebrated the opening of their $80 million, 55,000 square foot, state-of-the-art brewery and tasting room in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, and the launch of their new U.S. brand, Dassai Blue. Over the past thirty years, Dassai has experienced exponential growth in Japan, the U.S. and globally. Opening their New York brewery is their latest expansion into the global sake market.

Schenectady Sips LogoNew Passport being released

Schenectady, N.Y. (September 15, 2023) – Discover Schenectady is re-branding its popular Schenectady Ale Trail to include the county’s distilleries and meadery. The trail will now be known as Schenectady Sips – Craft Beverage Trail. The trail features six breweries including Back Barn Brewing Co., Druthers Brewing Co., Frog Alley Brewing Co., Great Flats Brewing, Seven Points Brewery and Wolf Hollow Brewing Co. New to the trail are the Schenectady Distilling Co., Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. and Helderberg Meadworks.

Oktoberfest_ FinalDekalb Market Hall and Sixpoint Brewery Shake It Up!

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The annual festival that celebrates Bavarian culture, food, and beer is coming to Downtown Brooklyn for an Oktoberfest Bash hosted by DeKalb Market Hall and Sixpoint Brewery.  Inspired by the annual German festival, the event will include authentic eats, games, and activities for all ages. Traditional music and throwback tunes from the Street Brass Band and Shag Horns will keep the party going and people dancing all day.  The Oktoberfest Bash is free and will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 12 pm – 10 pm downstairs at City Point, which is located at 445 Albee Square West in Downtown Brooklyn.

hoochenanny-whiskey-festival-cultivatetheuncommoInvigorate the spirit, tantalize the palette, and experience the unusual as New York State distilleries converge

Geneseo, NY — The first-ever Hoochenanny Whiskey Festival, a groundbreaking event that will unite New York’s whiskey distilleries, announces its distinguished showcase of premier and emerging brands, and invites all to explore its realm of unique experiences. Happening October 20 and 21 in the Village of Geneseo, this event ushers in a new era of spirits celebration that will welcome connoisseurs, creators and adventurers alike.

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