Drawing: Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival

capital region craft brewers festival logo 2013Drawing's closed!

The annual Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival returns to The Joe this weekend, and we've got a pair of "Grand Slam" passes to give away. The passes include: admission, souvenir sampling glass, 10 tasting tickets, a t-shirt, admission to the VIP area with a catered buffet, and a ticket to a future Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game.

To enter the drawing, please answer this question in the comments:

Baseball and beer are a classic summer pairing. What's your favorite summer pairing?

The answer could be anything, but you'll earn 100% non-redeemable and completely imagined gold stars for local answers. We'll draw one winner at random.

The Capital Region Craft Brewer's Festival is this Saturday, July 27 from 2:30-6:30 pm. It brings together more than 25 brewers from the Capital Region and beyond, including Brown's, Crossroads Brewing, The Beer Diviner, Brooklyn Brewing, Shmaltz Brewing Company, and Long Trail Brewing. There will also be food, music, and brewing demonstrations.

Tickets for the festival start at $25 ($32 at the gate) and include 10 tasting tickets, a sampling glass, and a ValleyCats ticket. (The "Grand Slam" passes are $40 ahead, $47 at gate.) Proceeds from the event benefit the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, which helps maintains youth baseball fields around the area.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 5 pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must be 21 to enter. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by midnight Tuesday and must respond by noon on Wednesday, July 24.


Air Conditioning and Sleep

Harpoon ale and the Sox on the radio, dipping my toes in the kiddie pool, on a Sunday afternoon. Does not get any better.

My pair would have to be the beach and a book.

family + beach

pool and party

Because I haven't done it yet this summer, Stewart's subs and Grafton Lake after 6 pm. Me and the kid like to have a little picnic and take a swim when we have the beach to ourselves.

The first (of many) to come to mind was: soft serve ice cream (preferably with a chocolate or peanut butter shell) and my mouth.

My favorite summertime pairing is hot dogs and cookouts (or picnics).

Sam Summer and clams (or anything) on the grill are my favorite!

Peaches and Blueberries. Best summer combo.

Kayaking and a clear, sunny day.

Ripe tomatoes and basil.
If a third item is allowed, throw in some fresh mozzarella.

My Hammock & a Good Book

Good people & good food :D

Sand and Volleyball!

Any summer ale in a beer coozy while floating on a large body of water, salt or fresh water.

A hammock and a book.

Bare feet and grass

Beer and AC. . .

Home grown tomatoes and mayo :)

A cool lake and a quiet place to take a dip!

Nice greasy bacon cheeseburger and a weissbier.

A sweet seersucker suit and a big winning track ticket.

Soft-Serve Ice Cream and the Drive-In!

MLB and hot dogs :)

The ICE COLD air conditioning at the New York State Museum and happy hour at Lionheart!

An adirondack chair and a cool breeze.

Beer and a BBQ!

My summer pair is my husband & a cold citrus beer! Been a great summer so far! :*

My dogs and cool, slate tile.

A nice porch and a glass of white wine

Beer and BBQ! The perfect summertime activity.

Lake swims and soft serve

A Stewart's milkshake and my back deck!

Glass of wine and my front porch

BUT I'd love some beer this weekend. :)

Chilled white wine and a view of the lake.

A lake and good friends!

burgers and beer.

sun soaking and craft beer'ing.

Sitting on a stoop with friends + cold beer

Picnic lunch and swimming.

Two squares of cinnamon graham crackers, two squares of Hershey bar, and a toasty melty (not burnt) marshmallow fresh from the open flames...all sandwiched together.

beer and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream!

Any body of water + sunblock!


Ice cream and hand holding.

Grill and Beer.

I can't believe no one said sitting on the lawn at the Track and drinking (craft) beer from non-glass containers.

Though I might be the only one that bought a particular keg, double-walled stainless steel growler, and 4 pint glasses just for the occasion...

Anyone want to go to the track this weekend?

Grilling and a beer in hand.

A nice hike followed by cooling your sore dogs in a cool stream.

Taking a walk with my dogs and my woman by my side.

Ribs in the smoker and a cold beer

Ommegang Hennepin and Bob Marley's "Catch a Fire" on the back deck

An afternoon lounging in Washington Park then drinks on Lark!

A few good friends and a pint (or 2) on the patio at Midtown Tap & Tea

Cocktails and a view of the water

A leisurely stroll around OOMS conservation by rock city road and then filling up my growler at Chatham Brewing.

Local summer produce and the not-so-local ocean.

a hammock and a cool breeze

Kayaking at Grafton Lakes State Park followed by a Blue Moon cone at Moxie's in Wynantskill.

Lake George and BBQ. Weird combo but who would disagree?

Wine and a good book.

The pool and SPF 30!

Grilling and the lake

camping and smores!

My backyard at sunset with a summery mixed drink!

Steak and Corn on the Cob.

Boating and camping on the islands on Lake George.

My kayak and a quiet Adirondack lake.

Blazing heat and a cool pool

I guess this is a trio rather than a pair, but nothing beats friends, beer, and a boat.

A roof to sit on with a good chilled shandy.

Grilling and fishing.

Beer and BBQ!

Glass of white wine and shucking oysters

Malta Drive-Ins and a big bag of popcorn

Gatorade and frisbee!

Charcoal and burger

Tomato and Basil

A nice day and nothing to do.

watermelon & vodka!

gin and juice

French Fries and Lemonade

a pool & a grill

Smoking meats, and craft beer.

Beer and Pool

city beer hall patio + late night swim

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