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The Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods

Join us on October 14, 2017 for the 5th annual Craft Beer Festival at Bethel Woods. Come quench your thirst with a variety of hops brought to you from over twenty breweries from across the region, plus enjoy festival food vendors and artisans. 

 All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST BE 21+ years of age.The festival will be held rain or shine. Sorry, no pets, children, strollers, outside food or beverages permitted. Event staff reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime. 

On The Festival Stage:

Enhance your experience with a VIP ticket. Includes:

  • Access to The Green Room 
  • Access to a private menu (Bratwurst to bacon wrapped marbled potatoes, riblets and more) 
  • Exclusive, early access to all breweries from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • A commemorative glass and T-shirt 
  • Admission to The Museum at Bethel Woods
  • Buy VIP Ticket Here

Participating Breweries (announced daily!)

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Pine Island Brewing Company is a "passionate small-batch, grassroots company, founded by a couple of off-centered beer lovers with a cool idea, great tasting beer, hard-working attitude, and a desire to offer people a beer that is as unique as the person that enjoys it." Cheers to that!

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Shrewd Fox Brewery a local farm brewery located in Eldred, NY, basically Bethel Woods’ backyard, Shrewd Fox won The River Reporter Annual Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Microbrewery in 2016. Now that makes us Hoppy!

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Roscoe Beer Company, the reigning three-year People’s Choice Award Winner at the Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival, is said to have been brought into the world by a small group of folks with a passion for craft beer and a deep-rooted love for their hometown of Roscoe, and they will be back October 14th to defend their title. The Roscoe Beer Co launched its flagship brew, Trout Town American Amber Ale in April 2013. Since then the brewery has added on delicious new favorites such as the Trout Town Brown Ale and the Trout Town Rainbow Red Ale. Brewmaster Josh “The Kid” Hughes brews seasonal beers such as the The Bavarian or the Barley Bonfire throughout the year and even Bethel Woods own Peace, Love, and Ale!

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The Catskill Brewery makes fresh ales and lagers using the best natural ingredients available. We make beer here, but we live here too – in this place we call The Catskills. So, we’ll keep an eye on the steps we take, and make sure we don’t leave a trace. In our building, our beliefs, and our process, we will look for every opportunity to make the best beer, share the best stories

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SweetWater Brewing Company has been makin’ tasty brews in the heart of the south since 1997. What started as a pipe dream of two college buddies has turned into a dream job full of great adventures and lip-smackin’ beers. What would you expect from a couple of boys with more of a hankering for beers than for books? At SweetWater, we like to say we’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time. It’s not just something that we say though, it’s how we live.


At Clemson Bros. Brewery, they say, "we live and breathe to perfect our passion for craft and our beer exemplifies that passion in every sip. As a dedicated team of craft brewers, we ignite that passion daily by reaching back through time to preserve the culture of our foundation, and we take pride in going to great lengths to artfully blend our love of rich history with our love for craft beer."


Founders Brewing Co. - The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”


Empire Brewing Company, est. 1994, is an award-winning brewer of handcrafted ales and lagers in the heart of downtown Syracuse. They aspire to provide customers with the finest all-natural ingredients available by utilizing fresh locally sourced products from over sixty Central New York farmers. In 2007, Empire modified its business model to focus on sustainability. They define their business philosophy with the phrases “Eat Where You Live™” and “We Grow Beer™” and attempt to embody the practice “Be Excellent” in all facets of their business.


Like any other great idea Yonkers Brewing Co. was thought of with a beer in hand. The concept of brewing came to John Rubbo and Nick Califano after they tirelessly helped their grandfathers make homemade wine. As they exchanged stories about crushing grapes and discussed the intricacy of fermentation, they cracked open a cold beer. As the cap fell off the lights went on, “Why not just make the sweet nectar we enjoy so much more?” they asked. Located in downtown Yonkers, they want the brewery environment and culture to reflect how they see their hometown and be a place where the community can come together in a lively environment to celebrate what this city has to offer – culture, entertainment, sports and now good beer.

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You might have noticed the phrase “Why the hell not?” on the side of Southern Tier Brewing Companys bottles and cans. That phrase has come to symbolize a spirit they’ve had since day one, when they set out to do something that on paper might not have made total sense to those around them: To start brewing beer on some gorgeous wooded property down a quiet road in Lakewood, NY.


Brewed fresh, brewed local, Chatham Brewing’s award-winning selection of beers are made with the finest hops and malts available. 14 varieties of lively and unique ales and lagers are on tap at our tasting room with new seasonal offerings.

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Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. They foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers they make and how they make them. Two Roads isn’t just the logo on their brewery building, it’s their philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, they prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in their lives, careers and especially for their beers! Now their “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that they create and how they create them.


Keegan Ales brewed its first batch of beers on August 1, 2003 and set out hand-selling beer to local bars and restaurants early September. The first kegs of Old Capital, Hurricane Kitty and Mother’s Milk went to competition at Hunter Mountain that month. Mother’s Milk took home a gold medal and Old Capital was honored with People’s Choice: Best of Show.

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Awestruck Cidery are fanatical about crafting transcendent, awe-inspiring liquid. That's why they put it right on our labels. Each and every apple in their blends specifically loves you, and they’ve all come together to help improve your day.

awe·struck [ˈôˌstrək] ADJECTIVE 1.filled with or revealing awe: "people were awestruck by the pictures sent back to earth"


Saranac Brewery  is the only brewery in American to have three district tours in craft beer. Their founder, FX Matt, was making craft beers pre-Prohibition (including his West End IPA (AKA Legacy) from 1914). The “Utica Club” brand was likewise notably crafty for the WWII era, having made a large variety of styles. Finally, they came full circle back to their craft roots when they initiated the Saranac brand in the mid-80’s. Why does all of this matter? It Means they’ve got a whole lot of expertise in the craft space. They share a passion for craft and strive to create beers that are distinctive yet drinkable.


Prohibition Distillery is located two hours northwest of New York City in historic Roscoe, NY. Most people know the Catskill town as the home of American fly fishing, but they like to think of it as a "Distilling town with a fishing problem". They made the 1929 Roscoe Firehouse and former VFW Hall their home. Their goal is to produce the highest quality spirits, help the local economy, and live their dream along the way.


Revolution Brewery: "Our brewery has been a labor of love. You can see it in everything we do, from the beautiful details of our mahogany bar at the brewpub, to the massive beauty of our eight 800 barrel fermenters at the brewery, to the commitment to quality in each beer that we put in a can or a keg. Revolution believes in the value of hard work. We work hard to provide great, accessible brews for everyday people. We have fun doing what we do and hope you have fun drinking our beers!"


Like their namesake borough, the Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In their Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities they serve. Together, these Brooklyners have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer. 


Newburgh Brewing Company: "Honor. You’ll find a good deal of it in everything we do here at the Newburgh Brewing Company. We honor the natural goodness of our ingredients, by working hard to make them shine through in every sip. We honor the rich history of Newburgh, a tough-minded town that’s still as hardscrabble as it was when General George Washington stationed his army here more than 200 years ago. That earnest, pull yourself up by your bootstraps energystill abounds in Newburgh and it’s reflected in the simple,honest flavors you’ll find in our beer. People have been brewing beer in Newburgh since before America was America – it’s a tradition we’re proud to be a part of. Most important, we honor you. We love making beer. We pour our passion into this brewery every day and we are deeply honored each time you choose to enjoy the fruits of our labor."


Adirondack Brewery; springs located deep within Lake George’s bedrock provide beautifully pure water for brewing; the perfect blank canvas for our beer. We use locally sourced ingredients to create a beer that is all-natural, unpasteurized, and fresh. Our location in the Southern Adirondacks provides us with an endless source of inspiration for our handcrafted ales.

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Since 2013, Mill House Brewing Co. has become a major player in the explosive craft beer scene coming out of the Hudson Valley, striving for the perfect balance of “Art & Science.” But they still feel like they’re just getting started. In 2016, MHBC expanded their brew pub and relocated most of their brewing operations to a nearly 8,000 sq. ft. facility with a 20 BBL system, right down the road from the Brew Pub.

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New Belgium Brewing; Jeff’s Belgian inspired brews garnered enough praise from friends and neighbors that Jeff and Kim took their basement brewery commercial in 1991. Kim, social worker by day and mother to two always, began the marketing process by knocking on their neighbor's door. Artist Anne Fitch was that neighbor, whose watercolors came to help craft the New Belgium brand for 25 years, including the original Fat Tire label. Our new Fat Tire cruiser is still handcrafted by a painter, Leah Giberson, but this time it's photorealism instead of a watercolor.  


The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while they savor the result, wtheyre just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point Brewing Co.

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All dates, times, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Ticket prices may increase on the day of the event.

  • Oct 14 , 2017
  • Market Sheds
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM VIP Admission
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM General Admission
  • VIP - $80.00
    Tasting/GA - $40.00
    Designated Driver - $15.00
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    This is a 21+ event. All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST be 21+ years of age. Photo ID required for entry. 


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