Get ready for the fourth Shanghai International Beer Festival at Wharf 1846 Bund Promenade from October 30 to November 2. Brooklyn Brewery is proud to join over 100 beers from 24 countries at this three day fest, featuring multinational food, music, DJ’s, entertainment and more. Tickets are 50 RMB and include your first beer, so take your place among the 30,000 people expected to flood this exhibition and experience a truly one-of-a-kind beer festival.
Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will host the 11th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at the Holiday Valley Lodge on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Guests will be able to sample over 100 hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners. Once again there will be live music by Big Leg Emma! Packages, which include lodgings, start at $127.50 per person. More details can be found here:
Come to the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 PM for the inaugural Michael Jackson Beer & Whiskey Fest. While many are quick to jump to the King of Pop on hearing his name, Michael Jackson was a luminary writer credited with rekindling worldwide interest in beer and whiskey through his books and articles. His influence reached many of the best and brightest in these industries, including our own Garrett Oliver. Mr. Jackson sponsored Garrett as a judge at the Great British Beer Festival in the early days of his career, and the two quickly became colleagues and peers. To celebrate Michael Jackson’s dedication to everyone’s favorite beverages, some of New York State’s finest brewers and distillers will come together in his honor at this festival. More than twenty breweries and distilleries will provide paired pours for the evening, kicking off a collaboration between each duo that will next year will result in a barrel-aged beer from each partnership. These companies so far include:
- Brooklyn Brewery and NY Distilling Company
- Brewery Ommegang and Catskill Distilling Co.
- Abandon Brewing and Black Button Distilling
- Empire Brewing and Myer Farm Distillers
- Ithaca Beer Co. and Finger Lakes Distilling
- Saranac and Black Dirt Distillery
- Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. and Tuthilltown Spirits
- Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Long Island Spirits
- Southern Tier Brewing Company and Industry City Distillery
- Adirondack Brewing and Harvest Spirits
- Gun Hill Brewery and Port Morris Distillery
- Grimm Artisanal Ales and Kings County Distillery
- Peekskill Brewery and TBA
Bites will be provided for between sips by Kickshaw Cookery, highlighting NY State ingredients. Tickets are $55, with a portion of the proceeds going toward awarding the Michael Jackson Scholarship for brewing and distilling education. Join us in this celebration of New York State’s beer and spirits and help support the next generation of brewers and distillers.