Craft New York Brewers Festival – Syracuse 2015

Syracuse 2015 NEW DATE

The New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the 3rd annual Craft New York Brewers Festival that will take place on November 7th, 2015 at the historic Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York. The Craft New York Brewers Festival will bring together over 50 New York State Breweries from every region of the state featuring up to 130 hard to find and award winning beers. *The brewers, owners, and direct brewery reps ALWAYS pour the beer at our festivals, and are there to answer your questions, share a beer with you, and have a lot of fun! 

To make this very special event more exclusive, we will once again feature food sampling and pairing from local Syracuse restaurants and food vendors at no extra cost! This is a great opportunity to meet the NYS brewers that make the beer, and the owners of the local food scene in Syracuse that are such an important part of the community.

We will also be featuring a VIP ticket at this years event which will allow access to the festival one hour earlier and allow you access to enjoy specially selected beer not available to the general public (these sold out last year and are limited, so buy early!). This is a great opportunity to get in early and talk with the brewers and enjoy an excelent selecton of local foods.

This event is in support of the New York State Brewers Association to help further our mission of promoting the great craft beer being produced in this state every day.

4:00-8:00PM (VIP admission will be at 4pm, General Admission will begin at 5pm)
Online General Admission Price: $40 | Event Day Price (if available): $50 | VIP Admission $70 | VIP Admission Event Day Price (if available) $80 | Designated Drivers: $15

VIP Tickets are limited and will include the following:

– Access one hour early at 4pm

– Special beers only for VIP ticket holders, breweries bringing special and one off beers include Great South Bay  – Hog Cabin – Bacon Maple Porter (2015 GABF Gold Medal),  Brooklyn Brewery – “Ghost” Bottles, CB Craft Brewers – CB Caged Alpha Monkey IPA Firkin, Community Beer Works – Yuz Not That IPA with yuzu, Southern Tier – CHOKLAT Imperial Chocolate Stout 10.0% ABV, Greenport Harbor – 4 Year Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Moustache Brewing – NoFoRoCo Coffee Porter, 42 North – Limited Edition Aged Barleywine, Browns Brewing – Barrel Aged Whiskey Porter, Roscoe Beer Co. – Two Rivers Rye, WT Brews – Apple Ale made with apples from their own orchard, Nedloh – Anniversary One- Rum Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Ale w/cacao, figs, and cardamom 9.5%, BarkEater Craft Brewery – “Sinzibuckwud”  Belgian Dark Strong style using 100% Pure Lewis Co. NY Maple Syrup, Three Heads Brewing – Buffalo Soul Jah, Four Mile Brewing – South Pacific IPA, Shmaltz – Barrel Aged Chanukah in Kentucky, Great Adirondack Brewing – Adirondack Abbey Ale, Good Nature Brewing – Fare Thee Ale – A Barrel Aged Flanders Red, Prison City Brewing – Laser-Brain, a Berliner Weisse dry hopped on Mosiac & Chinook, Davidson Brothers – Winter Ale, Rushing Duck – Cuvee de Orange County , a Saison/ Apple juice blend that was fermented and aged in an apple brandy barrel, Lake Placid Pub and Brewery – Equinox IPA, Crafty Ales and Lagers – Poltergeist a Milk Stout aged on coffee liqueur soaked oak chips, 42 North Brewing – Limited Edition Barley Wine, Singlecut Beersmiths – White Coffee Bean Dark Lyric Lagerrr, GAEL Brewing – Rye Bread Ale, Keuka Brewing –  FAT Stack Porter, Maple Pecan Porter, Middle Ages – Grapefruit Late Knight Imperial IPA, Great Adirondack Brewing – Adirondack Abbey Ale,  Prison City Pub and Brewery – Laser Brain (mosaic & chinook dry hopped sour),  Ithaca Beer – Creeker, Climbing Bines – Imperial Stout, Keegan Ales – Bourbon Aged Mother’s Milk, Keuka Brewing – Maple Pecan Porter, Binghamton Brewing – Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Stout, Adirondack Brewing – Barrel Aged Dunkelweizen, The Farmhouse Brewery – Smokey Jack smoked pumpkin porter, Abandon Brewing – Belgian Tripel

– Time to meet and talk with brewers from around the state enjoying VIP only beers

– Special food sampling designed for food pairing from a local Syracuse restaurants, food trucks, and farms including: Empire Brewing, Pastabilities, Nicks Tomato Pies, Dinosaur BBQMeadowood Farms, Greyrock Farm CSA, Empire Buffalo,  Smoke Incorporated BBQ, LoFo, Sweet on Chocolate, Kitty Hoynes, Modern Malt, Peppino’s Restaurant and Catering, Ithaca Beer, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Oompa Loompyas, LoFo, Clarks Ale HouseThe Flying Camel Flatbed Grill, and Sky Armory.

Tickets include admission, a 5-ounce souvenir tasting glass (yes glass) and the freedom to enjoy unlimited 3-ounce samples of the various beers present at the event.

This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show valid photo ID at the door. All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or over to attend this event. No exceptions!

The Craft New York Brewers Festival will take place between 5–8pm (4pm for VIP) at the Landmark Theatre located at 362 S Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Sponsored by BlueRock Energy and I Love NY





Tickets $40 In Advance and to be sure we sell this out we are offing a special of $50 at the door!

VIP $70 In Advance $80 at the door (if available)


Volunteer Form


Participating Breweries


Is there an age limit to get into the festival?

Since this is a beer festival, you must be 21 years of age to be allowed entrance into the festival. Designated drivers must also be at least 21. You must show photo ID to be admitted (no exceptions). Sorry, but NO children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted.

Is the event indoors or outdoors?

The event is indoors at the historic Landmark Theatre.

Where can I buy tickets for this event?

On-line here or on loaction in Syracuse at Empire Brewing Company, The Blue Tusk, Middle Ages Brewing, and the Landmark Theatre box office.

Am I allowed to leave and re-enter the festival?

No. Sorry but all exits are final, no one will be re-admitted for any reason.

What does admission include?

Attendees will receive a custom event 5oz tasting glass and unlimited 3oz samples of beer and food samples paired with the breweries throughout the event at no additional charge.

What is the entrance fee for designated drivers?

A designated driver will be charged $15 per ticket. Designated drivers do not receive a tasting glass, however there will be water available and they are free to sample the food. Any designated driver who is seen drinking at the festival will be escorted out immediately. Designated Drivers, must be 21+ and show valid photo ID for admission to the festival.

Do designated drivers need to be 21?

Yes. No one under 21 will be admitted to the festival. Designated Drivers, like everyone else must be 21+ and show valid photo ID for admission.

Are children or pets permitted to attend?

No. We love kids and four-legged friends, but for everyone’s safety, no children, toddlers, infants, strollers or pets are permitted. Admission tickets for the caregiver will not be honored or refunded.

Will there be a designated smoking area?

No. Smoking is not permitted inside the Landmark Theatre and there will not be a designated area outside as there is no rentry allowed. Look at it this way, there will be plenty of great beer and food to enjoy, so stay and enjoy for the entire event, you’ll be happy you did.