Feb. 29th - March 1st 2020
NYCB LIVE'S Nassau Coliseum - Free parking
Enjoy tasting some of the finest craft beers from the region’s best breweries at the Newsday AAA Travel Expo.
Calling all craft beer connoisseurs! Enjoy samples of premium craft beer from New York breweries, as well as the best brews from the rest of the tri-state area. Several breweries offer tours of their facilities, while others will offer trip packages including beer tours visiting destinations across America!
- Free parking
Blue Point Brewing started in 1998 with two friends who built a brewery on Long Island’s South Shore in Patchogue. The first beer brewed, Toasted Lager, quickly became a World Beer Cup gold medal winner. In 2014, Blue Point partnered with Anheuser-Busch, but operations, brewing and management team continue to be led from Patchogue. In 2019, they expanded with a new brewery on Main Street.
Founded in 2011 by 3 brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby is a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide. The brewery has tripled in size, brews with traditional ingredients and techniques, and travels to Germany every year to procure hops and malt from Bavaria. Jack’s Abby produces world class lagers, scoring high ratings from beer critics and enthusiasts.
The brewers of Jack’s Abby were cultivating killer craft lagers for years before launching Springdale. They wanted to push the limits beyond traditional lagers. So they started a whole new brand. Taking risks is what launched Springdale to brew IPAs, European beers with new twists, and fruit-forward kettle sours. The Barrel room has 20 taps, with live barrel samples, dual temperature drafts and cask beer.
DuClaw was born when founder, Dave Benfield, followed his passion and started brewpubs in Maryland. Later, he transitioned to focus on his bottling and canning business so he could get more DuClaw to more people. Always cherishing the craft, DuClaw Brewing does not follow the obvious path.
Cigar City Brewing began handcrafting award-winning beer in 2009. Cigar City’s ales and lagers bring to mind the sun and citrus for which Florida is known, while taking cues from the cigar industry of Tampa. Behind all of Cigar City Brewing’s liquid is the philosophy that quality is achieved by giving first rate ingredients to first rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.
Gun Hill Brewing is bringing beer-making back to the Bronx for the first time since the 1960s. They create handcrafted brews using fresh, local ingredients. Co-founders Kieran Farrell and Dave Lopez met in 2004 and brought on an award-winning brewmaster. They used their strong ties to the Bronx to open a location yards away from Gun Hill, the site of a strategic battle of the Revolutionary War.
Justin Heilenbach, Bryan Holmes and Kris Nelson founded Citizen Cider in Vermont in 2010 on a hunch and hard work. They started pressing sweet cider in Kris’s barn and fermenting test batches of hard cider in Bryan’s basement. Their ideas translated into unique products. They use locally-sourced ingredients. Never from concentrate and always gluten-free. Their core ciders are available in Burlington, Vermont.
In 1996, Belgian breweries Duvel Morrtgat, Affigem and Scaldis joined with Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield to build the first farmhouse brewery in American in over 100 years in Cooperstown, NY. They located an old 140-acre hop farm in the Susquehanna River Valley, in a part of upstate New York once known as Nova Belgium. In 1997, the brewery opened with its first beer, Ommegang Abbey Dubbel.
An independent craft brewery in Portland, Maine, Allagash’s award-winning Belgian-style ales are available every day. Visitors can visit brewery’s tasting room and get tours. In addition to the signature Allagash White-a-Belgian-style wheat beer, you’ll find wild, sour, barrel-aged, and fermented beers. Beyond beer, they work on becoming more sustainable in our brewing and supporting our Portland community.
Destihl was founded on the promise of supporting flavor and boycotting bland. Destihl’s plan is simple: to raise the bar. They opened their first location in Illinois in 2007. The brewery continues to receive accolades and awards, always strives to remain at the forefront of developing bold, even industry-changing new beers and is rapidly growing in volume, sales and new markets, both nationally and now internationally.
Sixpoint was founded in 2004 in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was essentially a cult brewery — draft only and mysterious. In 2010, canned creations were released and Sixpoint has been tweaking, improving, and releasing new formulations ever since.
Brasserie Dupont was founded in 1950, on a farm which dates back to 1759. Saison Dupont is one of the world’s great beers. In 2002, Olivier Dedeycker took the helm of the family brewery. He represents the fourth generation of this Belgian brewer family. Recently they collaborated with Allagash Brewery to create a Brewers’ Bridge Saison and Heartset Saison.
Feb. 29th - March 1st 2020
NYCB LIVE'S Nassau Coliseum - Free parking
Owl’s Brew works every day to carefully craft products with the best ingredients, so that you can have freedom to celebrate with good, clean ingredients (and maybe a spike or two). Owl’s Brew is crafted with care and made with 100% real ingredients. Drink wise, live well, celebrate.
Long Ireland Beer Company was started by Dan Burke and Greg Martin. They wanted to quit their day jobs and make beer for a living. They have been making beer since 2009. The brewery tap room in Riverhead is open 7 days a week. In addition to weekly theme nights, they host parties, tap takeovers, and other shenanigans at various bars, restaurants and festivals
Truly Spiked & Sparkling, a spiked sparkling water, launched nationally in May of 2016. It is available in multiple flavors, include Colima Lime, grapefruit and pomelo, pomegranate and Sicilian blood orange.
Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is an NYC brewery and taproom crafting flavorful beers. They produce high-quality craft beers in Sunset Park, Brooklyn that embody New York City, a place where aspirations are limited only by what you are able to brew up in your head. Ultimately, the goal is to create a culture and family that all New Yorkers can be a part of.
Founders Brewing Co. was Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens and is among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country and one of the fastest-growing in the world. Credit goes to the staff for continuously reinventing what beer can be and thanks to the customers. You can visit our two tap rooms in Detroit and Grand Rapids.
Founded in 1989, in Kansas City, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. Our mission is simple: to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the fi nest ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.
After many visits to Austria, Johannes von Trapp gained an appreciation for the crisp, clean Austrian lager beers. There was a lack of focus on lagers in the U.S. in the 1990s. For two decades, Johannes dreamed of building an Austrian-style brewery at the Trapp Family Lodge, and in 2010, that dream came to fruition. Enjoy flavorful, crisp lagers at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
In 1996, Gideon Coll wanted to reconnect America to its roots by creating a traditional cider with the complexity to satisfy today’s discriminating palates. Original Sin’s unique, award-winning ciders in are found in over 30 states, as well as overseas. But it all started here in New York-inspired by our country’s past: a clean, crisp, devilishly delicious cider for our future.
The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of Samuel Adams beer, relentlessly pursuing perfection. The Samuel Adams portfolio includes the flagship Boston Lager, seasonal brews, Brewmaster styles and the Barrel Room Collection. They pioneered the “extreme beer” movement, challenging drinker’s perceptions of what beer can be with brews such as Millennium and Triple Bock.
Braven Brewing Company, was founded in 2013 by Marshall S. Thompson and Eric Feldman in the historic Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. Braven celebrates the bold and crafty. Its vision is to inspire creativity and independence with every sip. Focused on creating crisp, perfectly balanced ales and lagers, Braven’s beers are the ideal addition to the party, day or night.
Weihenstephan is a German brewery located at the former Weihenstephan Abbey in Freising, Bavaria. Since 1923, the brewery has been known as the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan. By 1930, it was incorporated with the Technical University of Munich and became the center of world brewing technology. The brewery produces pale lagers and wheat beers including Weihenstephaner Weissbier.
The classic Gaffel Koelsch is a particularly fresh speciality beer from Cologne, brewed according to a time-honoured family recipe and the German Purity Law of 1516 with water, malt, hops, and hops extract. The delicately bitter, pleasant, slightly hopsy taste is characteristic for this traditional product and clearly distinguishes Gaffel Koelsch from all other Koelsch brands