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New York State Craft Brewers Festival



Albany festival, January 27th, Desmond Hotel

The 9th annual New York State Craft Brewers Festival takes place on Saturday, January 27th, at the Desmond Hotel (Crowne Plaza) in Albany, NY. The renowned event brings together 50+ breweries from every region of the state offering enthusiasts, both novice and seasoned, a rare opportunity to relish in unique and award-winning beer. Discover new styles, flavors, and brands, and meet the masters behind the craft you love! Brewery owners & representatives pour at the events, NO volunteers.

Great beer deserves to be paired with great food! Savory eats will be available for purchase from some of Albany's favorite food vendors.

With almost a decade of experience, New York State Craft Brewers Festivals are produced with highest level of care and professionalism, with the goal of providing a truly authentic craft beer experience for all.

See you there, cheers!

Scroll down for details, info, brewery lineup.

50+ NYS Breweries

Beer from New York is diverse as the state itself. Breweries are traveling from far and wide to bring YOU unique and award-winning brews to experience at the NEW YORK STATE CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL. From lagers, to sours, IPA's to stouts - this festival offers something for every palette.

Participating Food Vendors

Great beer deserves to be paired with great food! Local vendors will be onsite selling savory eats.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Tracy's Pickles

Muddy River Jerkey

Slidin' Dirty - Southern Friend Chicken + Seafod

The Ruck

Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge

Stylin' Franks Hot Dog Cart

Diego's Chocolate

Festival Details:

  • Date: Saturday January 27th
  • Time: (GA+) 4:00-8:00PM | (GA) 5-8PM
  • Address: 660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
  • 21+ Event

Ticket Prices:

  • (GA) General Admission - SOLD OUT
  • $45 Advance | $55 at Gate (if available)
  •  Includes:
    • Festival entrance 5-8PM
    • Souvenir tasting glass
    • Samples from 50+ NYS breweries
  • (GA+) General Admission Plus - SOLD OUT
  • $65 Advance | $75 at Gate (if available)
  •  Includes:
    • Early entrance 4-8PM
    • Souvenir tasting glass
    • Samples from 50+ NYS breweries
  • Designated Driver: $15 Advance | $20 at the Gate. Includes $5 food voucher (valid at Desmond food booth).


  • Avoid online ticketing fees by purchasing tickets from a brewery near you! *CASH ONLY.
    • Unified Beerworks (Malta)
    • Wolf Hollow Brewing Company (Schenectady)
    • Rare Form (Troy)
    • Fidens *Starting 12/29 (Albany)

Tickets Include:

  • Event admission
    • (GA) 5-8PM
    • (GA+) 4-8PM
  • A 7-ounce souvenir tasting glass (yes glass)
  • Freedom to enjoy unlimited 3-ounce beer samples
  • The opportunity to meet the brewers making your favorite beers


  • 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!
  • Children and babies are not permitted.
  • Dogs are not permitted. If you have a service dog contact
  • NYSBA and participating breweries have the right to refuse service to any attendee to demonstrates signs of inebriation.
  • Designated drivers are entitled to a complimentary tasting glass which they can pick upon exiting the festival.
  • Service fees apply to online ticket orders.
  • No Refunds or Exchanges.

Click here to view the Code of Conduct and full Festival Policies.

Health & Saftey

  • Facemasks are encouraged but not required.
  • Sanitation stations will be available throughout the festival.



New York State Craft Brewers Festivals are fundraising events produced by the New York State Brewers Association whereby profit is used to directly support the craft beer industry.