For that $60, you’ll receive a two-ounce sampling glass upon arrival, and will be free to wander around and request samples from brewers like Dogfish Head, Abita, and Unibroue. If you don’t like what you taste, don’t go back, but if you do, just get back in line for another taste or three. If you need to take a breather, sit back and enjoy some music. There will be live bands performing to help get the party started, and food vendors will be on site to help you relieve your beer munchies. Just remember to make a mental note of where the restrooms are before you get too “experienced” in the world of beer tasting.
Have A Hoppy Labor Day Weekend In NYC
For those living in New York, the Labor Day weekend usually requires an unfortunate trip out of the city to attend Uncle Herman’s annual family barbeque. However, if you’re lucky enough to not have genetically mandated plans, start thinking about attending this year’s Great World Beer Fest. This is its seventh year running and it used to be called Brewtopia, so we're thinking they've got things down to a sudsy science by this point.
This year’s festival of all things beer will be held at the Park Avenue Armory, and they’ve added an extra day. Craft porters, ales, and lagers will be available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this year’s holiday weekend. If you do plan on attending, the most important decision will be choosing what session to enjoy. There’s evening sessions on Friday and Saturday, and afternoon opportunities on Saturday and Sunday. The only drag is that tickets are a pricey $60 per person.