New York State Brewers Association sponsors the 3rd Annual Craft New York Brewers Festival at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY

(Press Release)

New York State Brewers Association Craft New York Brewers Festival, Saturday, November 7th, 4-8pm at the historic Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St, Syracuse, NY  – Fundraiser for the New York State Brewers Association

The New York State Brewers Association, BlueRock Energy, I Love NY, and Empire State Development is proud to announce the 3rd annual Craft New York Brewers Festival to take place on Saturday, November 7th at the historic Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York. This celebration of NYS craft beer will bring together 45+ New York breweries from across the state featuring up to 120+ hard to find and award winning beers. To make this event even more unique, the brewers and brewery reps will be pouring all of the samples – not volunteers! There will also be food sampling from local Syracuse restaurants and food purveyors all included in the ticket price.

“Every year we come to the Landmark, we inch closer to selling it out. Last year the VIP session sold out, and those folks were not disappointed with the VIP beer being offered and the one-on-one time spent with the brewers” said Paul Leone, Executive Director of the New York State Brewers Association. “This year we’ll have 2 of the New York State breweries that won medals at this years Great American Beer Festival – the combination of award winning beer and highlighting the great Syracuse food scene makes this a one of a kind event”.

With over 220 craft breweries in New York, the 45+ that will be pouring samples will come from every region of the state. “We are always looking to celebrate the great beer coming out of this state” said David Katleski, President of the NYSBA and owner of Empire Brewing Company. “So with this festival, we’ve brought together 45 breweries from around New York at one of the most unique locations in Syracuse, this combination alone makes this a one of a kind event” All proceeds from this event will benefit the New York State Brewers Association to help further their mission of promoting the great craft beer being produced in New York State every day.

The Craft New York Brewers Festival will take place between 5–8pm with a VIP session taking place from 4pm to 5pm at the Landmark Theatre, located at 362 S. Salina Street in Syracuse. Tickets can be purchased at Empire Brewing Company, The Blue Tusk, Middle Ages Brewing, the Landmark Theatre box office, or they can be purchased on-line by going to http://thinknydrinkny.com/2014/06/craft-new-york-beer-fest-syracuse-2014/

New York State Brewing Industry Quick Facts

•  The number of New York State breweries grew from 95 in 2012 to 2020 in 2015

•  In 2014, New York State was the 5th largest in total number of breweries

•  New York State craft breweries increased production by 46% from 557,436 in 2011 to 1 million barrels in 2014. Nationally, the craft beer segment grew by 15% in the same period

•  New York ranked 4th in the country with and overall economic impact of 2.2 billion dollars in 2012 with an increase of $3.5 billion dollar impact in 2013.