Friday, June 1, 2012

Craft Beer in the Hudson Valley

At this point, I think we all know that the 64th Annual Tulip Festival is taking place this weekend in Washington Park. It'll be a great time even though the tulips are a bit past peak. The music, the food- it'll all be fun. However, if that just isn't enough fun for the weekend, you should also plan on attending Hudson Valley Hops- a special event at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
beer invite
Yes, this event is at a museum.
No, it is not an exhibit.

Instead, guests will be treated to a celebration of the craft brewing industry that exists today, while also learning about the history of beer making in the Hudson Valley.

Guests can "hop" from table to table sampling the finest local craft brews, enjoy an assortment of food, and talk with area brewers.  A special exhibition of beer-related advertisements, broadsides, and signs from the museum's collection will be on display during the event, as well.

Participating brewers include Albany Pump Station, Brewery Ommegang, Chatham Brewing, LLC, and Keegan Ales.  The event will feature special guest Bill Schaefer of F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Co., who will speak about his family's history of brewing in the region.  Following the tasting, individuals can tour the museum's newest exhibition, Great, Strange, and Rarely SeenIf you haven't been, it's worth it!

The event is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. 
Reservations are required. Please RSVP right away to: (518) 463-4478, ext. 469 or

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