Friday, May 6, 2011

BeerFEST is Back - Celebrating our 5th Anniversary with Limited Special Release Tastings

We are very proud and excited to announce that BeerFEST will be returning for a fifth year this August. The event is scheduled to be held at Terrapin Catering in Staatsburgh, NY, overlooking Dinsmore Golf Course with spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, on August 6, 2011 from 2pm-8pm. Each year BeerFEST draws a unique crowd of beer lovers, from casual tasters to professionals and home brewers. This year, in addition to over one-hundred samples of the finest craft beers brewed in New York State by more than twenty brewers, attendees will have the opportunity to taste special, limited release pours as part of the festival’s fifth anniversary celebration.

“The idea behind the annual New York State BeerFEST is not only to promote New York State, but also to showcase and to raise awareness of the quality of what is available from New York, thus making it easier for establishments across New York State and the entire country to serve and support New York Beer” says Terrapin’s Beverage Manager, Chris “BevMan” Carbone.

All beers at the festival are brewed in New York State, and representatives from most of the breweries involved will be present to guide novice and expert tasters alike. BeerFEST 2010 included tastings from Bluepoint Brewery, Brooklyn Ales, Butternuts, Browns, Captain Lawrence Brewery, Chatham Brewery, Cooperstown, Defiant, Ellicottville, Fire Island, Hyde Park Brewery, Ithaca, Keegan Ales, Kelso, Lake Placid, Mendocino, Middle Ages, Ommegang, Saranac, Olde Saratoga, Schmaltz, Sixpoint, Southampton, Southern Tier, Wagner Valley and Warwick Valley. These breweries have all been invited to return to the festival this year. Interested brewers are welcome to contact the restaurant for more information.

Tickets to BeerFEST 2011 will include beersampling (including special release tastings), all-you-can-eat innovative Terrapin barbeque (with vegetarian friendly options available) and musical entertainment. Designated driver tickets will be available at a discounted price. Tickets will be available beginning July 1, 2011 at Terrapin Restaurant (6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY) or by calling 845-876-3330. Ticket prices will be $35/person or $19/designated driver (no beer tasting included). Tickets are expected to be available (but not guaranteed) at the event doors for $39/person.

We hope to see everyone that has attended in the past, plus lots of new faces this year - spread the word!