Wednesday, March 12, 2014

5th Annual Glens Falls Benefit Brewfest April 5

Glens Falls Brew FestA celebration of good beer and charitable giving combine for the 5th Annual Glens Falls Brewfest. Over 60 breweries are expected on Saturday, April 5 at the Queensbury Hotel (88 Ridge St).

The following breweries are confirmed participants in this year’s Glens Falls Brewfest with more expoected to sign-up: Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Ace Cider, City Steam, Coopers Cave Ale Company, Davidson Brothers Brewing Company , Ft. Collins, Goose Island, Kona, McKenzie’s, Paradox, Peak, Redhook, Sea Dog, Shipyard, Shocktop, Southampton, Stella Cidre, Uinta, and Widmer Brothers. Organizers will post the latest additions on the Glens Falls Brewfest Facebook page and GlensFallsBrewfest.org.

Unlike many similar festivals, the Glens Falls Brewfest is distinct because its proceeds are all donated to charity as opposed to being a private business venture. In fact, since its founding in 2010, the Glens Falls Brewfest has contributed over $80,000 to community non-profits. Proceeds from the event will benefit two of our area’s unique non-profit organizations: Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) and The Feeder Canal Alliance.

Those in attendance can enjoy food samples from area restaurants including Carl R’s, Cooper’s Cave Pub, Davidson Brothers, Dickey’s Pit BBQ, Poopie’s , Samantha’s Café and Catering, Sans Souci, Talk of the Town, and others soon to be announced.

Forthlin Road, a Celtic Rock band will entertain the crowd with their energetic and fun twist on Traditional Irish tunes, mixed with many originals and some unexpected surprises.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets include beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass and complementary food sampling from area restaurants. Designated driver tickets are available at the door for $10 and will be offered complementary food tastings, water and soda. Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at: www.glensfallsbrewfest.org. Tickets are also available in person at both Cooper’s Cave Ale Company (2 Sagamore Street, 518-792-0007) and Davidson Brothers Brewery & Restaurant (184 Glen Street, 518-743-9026).

The Glens Falls Brewfest and the Queensbury Hotel have teamed up to offer the “Brewfest Escape Package”. Patrons traveling to the Brewfest from outside the area can take advantage of this easy and affordable package:

• Package for two and one night’s stay with two Brewfest tickets $160.00 + tax
• Package for two and two nights’ stay with two Brewfest tickets $250.00 + tax
• Package for one and one night’s stay with one Brewfest ticket $125.00 + tax
• Package for one and two nights’ stay with one Brewfest ticket $215.00 + tax

Contact the Queensbury Hotel for more information or to reserve your Brewfest Package:
Queensburyhotel.com or 800-554-4526.

Adirondack Theatre Festival is our region’s only professional summer theatre committed to new and contemporary plays and musicals. With performances at the Wood Theater in June and July, ATF provides entertainment for locals and visitors to our area. www.ATFestival.org

The Feeder Canal Alliance was established to preserve, promote and maintain the historic Feeder Canal which provides water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal and from the early 1800s until 1928 provided a means of transportation by canal boats for people and goods. www.Federcanal.com.

 

 

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