Drawing: Capital Region Brewer's Fest at The Joe

Brewfest 2.jpgBeer and Summer: two good things that are even better together.

This Saturday is the annual Tri-City ValleyCats Capital Region Brewer's Fest at Joe Bruno Stadium, where more than 30 brewers from around the Northeast and beyond will be on hand with samples of some of their best brews. AOA has a pair of Grand Slam passes to Saturday's festival and they could be yours. The passes include:

+Souvenir Sampling Glass
+10 Tasting Tickets
+Commemorative T-Shirt
+Admission to VIP Area with a Catered Buffet
+A Ticket to a Future Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Game

To enter, just answer this question in the comments of this post:

Beer and summer are a great combination. What is a great Capital Region combination? Maybe it's a beer or wine and food. Maybe it's two places you'd like to push together. Maybe it's something more philosophical. Just something you think is or could be a good Capital Region combo.

The Capital Region Brewer's Festival is this Saturday, July 25, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are still available and range from a $10 designated driver ticket through a $47 Grand Slam package.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 11:59pm today (Thursday, July 23, 2015) to be entered in the drawing. 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 10am on Friday July 24, 2015 and must respond by 4:30 pm on Friday, July 24.


Beer Belly on New Scotland and loved ones!

The classic capital region combo: politics and corruption!

Enjoying a slice of cheesecake from Cheesecake Machismo on the Empire State Plaza.

Lark St and Washington Park.

My favorite combination for the Capital Region has been the city of Troy and NYC aesthetic of new business that have thankfully sprung up in recent years. I love whats been happening there. The addition of a permanent home for the farmers market will be amazing.

Being close enough to everything and still being far enough away to escape it all.

Biking and Thacher Park- sweat up the hill and enjoy the fantastic overlook!

Pick your own at Indian Ladder Farms, then cider donuts and coffee.

The view from Oakwood Cemetery and a picnic!

Cold craft beer and the greasy goodness of a cheesy slice after a relaxing day on the river.

Popeye's Fried Chicken & 6 Miles Water Works.
2 well kept secrets...good chicken & peaceful setting

"Six with" and an RC Cola at Famous Lunch in Troy.

Cold craft beer and the greasy goodness of a cheesy slice after a relaxing day on the Hudson.

Great summer weather & the theater productions at Park Playhouse in Washington Park. Free event that has been entertaining generations in the heart of the city for years!

2 chicken empanadas and that amazing green sauce from Empanada Llama!

Kayaking and the Battenkill.

A fenced in Dog Park (We like Westland Hills Dog Park) and an open bar! A girl can dream.

Kay's pizza and beer.

The Hollow and WEQX!

My homegrown heirloom tomatoes and Roma's fresh mozzarella cheese!

It would be wonderful to "combine" or pair, if you will, the fall, spring, and summers of ,my beloved Albany with the winters of Bermuda...instead of my reality: spending five months out of the year staring maniacally at my computer background, pretending to be sunbathing on that glorious tropical island featured in the picture, instead of huddled at my desk in my winter coat.

swim holes and burger stands.

Combine Ninepin Belgian Cider and The Beer Belly 's lobster roll

Weekend dinner at the City Beer Hall followed by walking around downtown Albany when no events are going on, eerily quiet and peaceful.

Malta Drive-in and fried oreos.

Nine Pin and my pool

Stewart's Ice Cream & Ted's Fish Fry.

Beer and rooftops

Corona light cans and a beach

Craft brew and wings at the Ruck!

A beautiful sunset and the back deck of Ryan's Wake.

Local beer and local baseball #ValleyCats #Dutchmen

Fresh Steamers (Clams) from Off Shore Pier steamed in
Brown's brewing Brown Ale and garlic and then served in a soup dish with some of the broth and Fresh Baked Bread

or Chatham Brewing's Farmers Daughter Rye IPA and ANY FOOD on a nice summer day

or Crossroads Brewing's 'Outrage IPA' and Defazio's Pizza with their homemade italian sausage.

Bombers BBQ Tofu Burrito and Hathaway's Drive-in

The kids and I like to get lunch to go from Our Daily Bread in Chatham and then wander down the street to a little bench and wait for train to go by while we eat our food.

So I guess food + waiting for a train to pass chatham

Raw oysters from the wishing well in wilton and Sam ' s summer ale

Brunch at The Shop and a Rare Form chaser..

Civitello's Lemon Ice and a stoop

Adirondack Cabin and Boston lager

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