Coming in June: Rockland County Craft Beer Festival

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Calling all beer drinkers! The first Rockland County Craft Beer Festival will at Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe in Nanuet, Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. The event takes place in their outdoor area and will feature more than 30 breweries: Newburgh Brewing Company, Dead Guy Ale and Left Hand Brewing to name a few. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste samples of more than 60 craft beers and leave with a souvenir tasting gill. There will also be live music all afternoon, delicious beer-centric food and a selection of retail vendors. There’s also a good Karma incentive: a portion of the profits are going to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Discounted tickets for designated drivers are also available.

A beer tasting at Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe in Nanuet Nov. 29, 2012. ( Peter Carr / The Journal News )

If you’re not familiar with craft beers, this presents a great opportunity to find out what it’s all about. Below is a video about tasting from CraftBeer.com, a great resource for learning about how diverse beer can be.

Ticket Info & Pricing

Purchase Tickets Here or at Growler & Gill

A $2 per ticket donation will be made to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.

General Admission Ticket 3-7 PM

Craft beer samples from 30+ breweries
Souvenir tasting glass

Regular Advance Tickets $40
Tickets at the door $50

VIP Ticket 2-3 PM

Extra advance hour of tastings
Access to limited-release beers from participating breweries

Souvenir tasting glass

Advance Tickets $75

Tickets at the door $85

Designated Driver Ticket 3-7 PM

Unlimited water and soda

Tickets $10

For more information on the event and an updated list of participating brewers, please visit the website.

 

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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