It's winter beerfest season

NYSBA Craft New York at Desmond 2014

From a previous Craft New York Brewers Festival at The Desmond.

Coming up over the next month or so:

February 20: Saratoga Beer Summit at Saratoga City Center
It's the cap to Saratoga Beer Week. "Sample over 150 releases from some of America's best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors." Saturday, February 20 two sessions 1-4 pm / 5:30-8:30 pm -- $40

March 5: Craft New York Brewers Festival at The Desmond
The third year for this festival organized by the New York State Brewers Association. "The Craft New York Brewers Festival will bring together 45 New York Breweries (and brewers) from every region of the state featuring up to 100+ hard to find and award winning beers. To make this very special event more exclusive, we will feature food sampling and pairing from local Albany restaurants and food vendors to go along with each brewery attending at no extra cost!" Saturday, March 5 5-8 pm -- $40 ahead ($50 day of) / $55 VIP ahead ($65 day) gets you in an hour earlier and access to handful of one-off beers / $15 designated driver

March 12: Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival in Oneonta
"For the third annual Snommegang Invitational; Brewery Ommegang will be inviting a host of our craft brewing brethren to sample their wares and wow our audience. In addition to the seven breweries that are represented by Duvel Moorgat USA LTD we will feature brews by at least 30 of our good craft beer friends." Saturday, March 12 2-6 pm -- $50

photo: New York State Brewers Association

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