‘TAP’ New York Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival

Welcome to TAPSM New York!

What started out 14 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park has grown into the longest running craft beer and food event in New York State.

TAPSM New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire Base Lodge facilities at Hunter Mountain. Over 30 invited breweries representing over 100 individual beers offer everything from IPAs and lagers to wiesbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales . . . pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don’t.

Craft brewing is alive and well. The resurgence of craft brewing, spawned in part by the creative brewers at Saranac and Boston Brewing, has lead to fuller bodied, flavorful brews featuring rich colors, bold flavors, and imaginative ingredients.

TAPSM New York is also about food. Each year the festival offers plenty to eat. The food theme for 2011 is Comfort Food. Daily cooking demonstrations will also show you some great ideas for your own kitchen.

TAPSM is also a beer competition. Brewers from across the state enter their finest suds to compete for plaques and trophies. Each year on Saturday at TAPSM, highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in New York State and also the best brewery in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, the panel of judges decide the best individual beers in both the Hudson Valley and the entire state.

Tickets Pricing:

  • Saturday (advance sale only): $60
  • Sunday (advance sale only): $49
  • Designated Driver (advance sale only): $20 each day
  • Two-day Special (advance sale only): $100

Please note that Designated Drivers will not be permitted to purchase alcohol at the event. Designated Drivers are expected to abstain from drinking any alcoholic beverages during the event.

Group rates are available on SUNDAY ONLY. The group rate of $44 full admission is for groups of 15 OR MORE. For more information on group rates, call 800-486-8376 ext. 2352.

Location: Hunter, New York

Festival Date: 04/30/2011 – 05/01/2011

Website: http://www.tap-ny.com/

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