april, 2020

14apr4:00 pm8:00 pmNew York Craft Brewers Festival4:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211

Event Details

New York Craft Brewers Festival

Prepare your taste buds! With over 65 craft breweries from every region of the New York State, there’s sure to be a brew for everyone at the 7th Annual New York Craft Brewers Festival.

New York Craft Brewers Festival

Grab a pint from every region of the state! | Photo by Cindy Schultz or Times Union

Entering its seventh year, the New York Craft Brewers Festival, hosted by the New York State Brewers Association, will take place April 4th, with general admission opening at 5 p.m., or (if you need more tasting time) VIP admissions starting at 4. Enjoy a pint from over 70 New York breweries and brewers from every region of New York State, with over 150-plus hard-to-find and award-winning beers. Located at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, this opportunity to meet NYS brewers and the owners of the local food scene in the Capital District is too good to pass up.

New York State Craft Brewers Festival Ticket Options*

General Admission: $40 Advance | $50 At the Door (If Available)

• Event admission
• A seven-ounce souvenir tasting glass (Glass)
• Freedom to enjoy unlimited three-ounce beer samples
• Food sampling from local restaurants and NYS food vendors
• The opportunity to meet the brewers making your favorite beers

VIP Admission: $60 Advance | $70 At the Door (If Available)

• Early entrance one hour access (4 p.m.)
• Opportunity to meet and talk with brewers from around the state enjoying VIP only beers
• Exclusive VIP beers – Breweries bringing special, one-off beers (List TBA)
• Special food sampling designed for food pairing from local Albany restaurants, food trucks, and farms including: The Desmond Hotel, Browns Brewing taproom, Adirondack Pub, Albany Pump Station, Druthers, Chef’s Consortium, The Mohawk Taproom, The Ruck, The Hollow Bar + Kitchen, 20 North Broadway, City Beer Hall and Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen! The Warehouse on Wolf Road

Designated Drivers: $15

*This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show a valid photo ID at the door. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or over to attend this event. No exceptions!*

Take Amtrak to New York Craft Brewers Festival

Experience these performances via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car right at the Albany-Rensselaer Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany-Rensselaer office today at: 518-427-3893.


(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Desmond Hotel

660 Albany Shaker Rd., Albany, NY 12211

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