Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Terrapin’s BeerFEST Set To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

Terrapin’s BeerFEST is Back, Celebrating our Fifth Anniversary with Limited Special Release Tastings

Terrapin announces that the 5th Annual New York State Craft BeerFEST, a one day festival including tastings from the finest New York State craft brewers, all-you-can-eat bbq, music and fun, will be held on August 6th.

May 20, 2011, Rhinebeck, NY — Terrapin Restaurant is proud to announce that BeerFEST will be returning for a fifth year this August. The event is scheduled to be held at Terrapin Catering in Staatsburg, NY, overlooking Dinsmore Golf Course and spectacular views of the Hudson Valley, on August 6, 2011 from 2pm-8pm. Each year BeerFEST draws a unique crowd of beer lovers, from casual tasters to professionals and home brewers. This year, beer fanatics will have the opportunity to sample more than 100 of the finest New York State craft beers, hand selected by Terrapin’s Beverage Manager, Chris “BevMan” Carbone. In addition, as part of the fifth anniversary celebration, some of Terrapin’s favorite New York State brewers have agreed to pour exclusive tastings of limited, special release beers for attendees. Between sips, tasters will enjoy music and refuel on Chef Josh Kroner’s innovative pub-grub barbeque fare.

“The idea behind the annual New York State BeerFEST is not only to promote New York State, but also to showcase and to raise awareness of the quality of what is available from New York, thus making it easier for establishments across New York State and the entire country to serve and support New York Beer” says Chris “BevMan” Carbone.

All beers at the festival are brewed in New York State, and representatives from most of the breweries involved will be present to guide novice and expert tasters alike. BeerFEST 2010 included tastings from Bluepoint Brewery, Brooklyn Ales, Butternuts, Browns, Captain Lawrence Brewery, Chatham Brewery, Cooperstown, Defiant, Ellicottville, Fire Island, Hyde Park Brewery, Ithaca, Keegan Ales, Kelso, Lake Placid, Mendocino, Middle Ages, Ommegang, Saranac, Olde Saratoga, Schmaltz, Sixpoint, Southampton, Southern Tier, Wagner Valley and Warwick Valley. These breweries have all been invited to return to the festival this year. Interested brewers are welcome to contact the restaurant for more information.

Tickets to BeerFEST 2011 will include beer sampling (including special release tastings), all-you-can-eat innovative Terrapin barbeque (with vegetarian friendly options available) and musical entertainment. Designated driver tickets will be available at a discounted price. Tickets will be available beginning July 1, 2011 at Terrapin Restaurant (6426 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY) or by calling 845-876-3330. Ticket prices will be $35/person or $19/designated driver (no beer tasting included). Tickets are expected to be available (but not guaranteed) at the event doors for $39/person.

About Terrapin Restaurant & Catering

Terrapin Restaurant & Catering is a Hudson Valley dining destination committed to providing our guests with a delightfully unique dining experience, using the freshest, highest quality food and celebrating the robust local bounty. Terrapin Restaurant operates in the center of Rhinebeck, NY and features a dining room, bistro and bar, serving American fusion cuisine seven days a week. Terrapin Catering is located in Staatsburg, NY along the Dinsmore Golf Course, where it hosts both on and off-site events, and operates a café catering to golfers.

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