Celebrate your love of craft brews this Saturday


beer-is-our-craft1Attention beer lovers: F.X. Matt Brewing Company is hosting the Craft New York Brewers Roots Festival from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at their 830 Varick Street location in Utica. If you purchase the VIP package you will be able to enter at 4 p.m. Beer lovers will be able to sample craft brews from 60 different New York state breweries. There also will be live music performed by Last Left during the night. And, not only will there be some tasty brews there but some of the best local eateries will be there including The Celtic Harp, Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza and Dean’s Concessions. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. VIP admission is $60 in advance and if available the day of the event they are $70. Not drinking and being the designated driver? Don’t worry; tickets are only $10. This event is for 21 and older and tickets can be purchased at the Saranac Gift Shop or visit http://thinknydrinkny.com/2014/12/craft-new-york-brewers-roots-festival/



VIP Tickets are limited and will include the following:


video-brooklyn-3000-photos-velo-1Access one hour early at 4 p.m.

VIP  beers only for VIP ticket holders, breweries bringing special and one off beers include – Mad Jack -Lawrence Strong Ale- Fruited Belgian Strong, Community Beer Works – Singularity, Upstate Brewing – XPA, CH Evans – Triple Barrel Aged English Strong Ale, Good Nature Brewing – Nymph Nectar, Farmhouse Brewery – Crazy Daizy Belgian Tripel, Browns Brewing – Riveter IPA, Lake Placid – Maple Sap Ubu and Imperial IPA, Greenport Harbor – 2011 Hammer & Sickle Russian Imperial Stout, Cooperstown Brewing – Rye/Wheat w/ Orange Spice – “Induction Ale”, Ithaca Beer – White Gold, Empire Brewing – Deep Purple, Port Jeff – Overboard Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Brooklyn – Brooklyn Dark Matter, Wagner Valley Brewing – Reserve Trippelbock, Olde Saratoga – Sour Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Crossroads – Too Many Cooks IPA, a 12 brewery Hudson Valley collaboration, Binghamton Brewing – Belgian Dark Strong , (more coming soon)

Time to meet and talk with brewers from around the state enjoying VIP only beers

Tickets include admission, a 5-ounce souvenir tasting glass (yes glass) and the freedom to enjoy unlimited 3-ounce samples of the various beers present at the event.


New York State Brewing Industry Quick Facts

Adirondack2The number of New York State breweries grew from 95 in 2012 to 207 in 2014

In 2012, New York State was the 6th largest beer producing state behind California, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Ohio and Oregon

New York State craft breweries increased production by 46% from 557,436 in 2011 to 1 million barrels in 2014. Nationally, the craft beer segment grew by 15% in the same period

New York ranked 3rd in the country with and overall economic impact of 2.2 billion dollars in 2012 with an increase of $3.5 billion dollar impact in 2013.


About the New York State Brewers Association 

The NYSBA was cofounded in 2003 by David Katleski of Empire Brewing Company to serve as a promotional and legislative proponent for New York State breweries, microbreweries, brewpubs and brewing affiliated businesses. The growth of the Craft Beer segment continues to be strong and New York State’s share of that growth has exceeded that of breweries on the national level.

In 2013, the NYSBA appointed Paul Leone as its first ever Executive Director as well as a new Board of Directors with revitalized energy and expertise. With this added level of managerial experience, the NYSBA is working diligently to rival other State’s associations and guilds and bring self-sustainability and profitability to an already strong and vital organization.


For more Information

The New York State Brewers Association http://www.thinknydrinkny.com/

NYSBA Executive Director Paul Leone paul@newyorkcraftbeer.com or 585-469-1012

Craft New York Brewers ROOTs Festival info http://thinknydrinkny.com/2014/12/craft-new-york-brewers-roots-festival/



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