Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
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March 21, 2014

Reminder: “Taste NY” Craft New York Beer Fest Takes Place Tomorrow in Albany

Tickets are still on sale for “Taste NY” Craft New York Beer Fest, which takes place on Saturday, March 22, Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced today.  More than 30 New York craft breweries will be in attendance along with over 20 New York food providers.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, in Albany.  Tickets can be purchased online at

“Through our ‘Taste NY’ program, we continue to expose New Yorkers to some of the best agricultural products anywhere in the world,” Acting Commissioner Ball said.  “A lot of work has gone into this event and we expect a great turnout.  If you haven’t bought tickets yet, now is the time to do so.” 

Paul Leone, Executive Director of the New York State Brewers Association, said, “The response to this event has just been better than we could have imagined.  Tickets are still on sale but they are going fast due to the uniqueness of this event, which celebrates New York State craft breweries paired with the best of the New York food scene.  This is Governor Cuomo’s ‘Taste NY’ program at its very best.” 

Some New York craft breweries slated to attend include: Empire Brewing Company (Syracuse), Saranac (Utica), Brown’s Brewing Co. (Troy), Adirondack Brewery and Pub (Lake George), Lake Placid Pub and Brewery (Lake Placid), Olde Saratoga Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), C.H. Evans Brewing Company (Albany), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Druthers Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), and Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room (Hamilton). 

Over 20 food vendors will also be at the event, including: Elegant Touch Catering and Events, Capital American Eatery and Lounge, Mercato’s, Dinosaur Barbecue and The Ruck. 

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

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