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YBN Hop Tips, April 2017

Spring is here and the beer world is blooming with enthusiasm. If I can pick a favorite event title, the best name for a spring event is "April Sours" (which you can find in the NY section).

Warmer weather means the number of beer events with outdoor components really picks up, so you can bike, run, and relay your way to a well-earned brew.

Cheers, Tori.

Long Range Event to Plan for:
April 29-30, TAP NY – Craft Beer and Food Festival, Hunter Mountain,Tannersvile, NY
Always a great fest! Make it a weekend to remember. See more information below! http://www.tap-ny.com

Special Late Breaking Event to Enjoy:
#HoponiusBlack: Jack's Abby, Strange Brew Limited Release Party at various locations in MA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1083011348472248

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Hoponius Black


Massachusetts

March 31 - April 1, #HoponiusBlack Jack's Abby, Strange Brew Limited Release Party, Marlborough/Hudson/Worcester/TBD, MA -
Jack's Abby Brewing Co.'s latest Strange Brew Beer: Hoponius Black will be on tap for a Limited Time only at various spots throughout Massachusetts. This Black IPL is an homage to their popular Hoponius Union IPL.
Any questions? Call 508-460-5050.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1083011348472248

Chill Kitchen and Bar, 416 Boston Post Rd E., Marlborough, MA on 3/31/17 at 2 pm.
Kindles Wood Fired Pizzeria, 10 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA on 3/31/17 at 4 pm.
Horseshoe Pub, 29 South St, Hudson, MA on 3/31/17 at 6 pm.
Armsby Abbey, 144 Main St, Worcester, MA on 4/1/17 at 2 pm.
The Dive Bar, 34 Green St, Worcester, MA on 4/1/17 at 4 pm.

April 1-15, Final Days, Barleycorn's Craft Brew, Natick, MA -
Barleycorn's has announced their closure in early May, so now is the time to get in and brew one last time. Brew before 4/15, so that you can bottle before closing. For info, call 508-651-8885, barleycorn.com

April 1, Beer + Bites, Memorial Hall, Melrose, MA -
The 2nd annual Melrose BEER + BITES local craft brew tasting fundraiser is returning to historic Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA, on April 1st, after a sellout in 2016. Due to the event's popularity, BEER + BITES will offer two separate tasting sessions this year -- the first from 2-5 PM and the second from 6:30-9:30 PM -- to accommodate a greater number of craft beer enthusiasts. Come sample a wide assortment of beers and cider from 14+ area breweries, including Bantam Cider, Bent Water Brewing Co., Bone Up Brewing Co., Castle Island Brewing Co., Clown Shoes Beer, Collective Arts Brewing, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Harpoon, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Medford Brewing Co., Merrimack Ales, Mighty Squirrel, Newburyport Brew Co., RiverWalk Brewing Co. and more. Brews will be complimented by tasty appetizer "bites" (and additional food for purchase) from cool local restaurants and food vendors. For a link to tickets at Eventbrite and event details, visit www.melrosebeerandbites.com. Any questions? Direct them to info@melrosebeerandbites.com. Event proceeds will benefit the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church and the programs and outreach it supports, as well as the Bread of Life feeding ministry of Malden, MA, which provided in 2016 more than one million meals to hungry, homeless and isolated people on the north shore of Boston. $40 + $2.99 in fees for online, advance tickets on Eventbrite; day-of tickets may be available.

April 1, Brew Woo, DCU Center, Worcester, MA -
Worcester's Original Craft Beer Festival, presented by Austin Liquors and Wachusett Brewing Co., celebrates its seventh anniversary this year on Saturday, April 1. Enjoy craft beer, live music, local eateries, and unique vendors at Brew Woo! Sessions from 1-4pm or 6-9pm. https://brewwoo.com/

April 6, Night Shift Distributing Partner Launch at Brewer's Fork, Brewer's Fork, Charlestown, MA -
Night Shift Distributing is excited to announce the launch of our first four partners! Magnify Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Pipeworks Brewing Company, and the Reinheitsboten portfolio will be joining Night Shift Brewing in our lineup of fantastic products. To celebrate, we're teaming up with the amazing folks at Brewer's Fork for an epic Night Shift Distributing tap takeover. Stay tuned for details about what will be on tap, and expect a full slate of standards and special offerings to pair with the phenomenal food from Brewer's Fork! RSVP for all the updates as they roll out! https://www.facebook.com/events/163335834183939/

April 20, "The Session" Release, Building 8 Brewing, Florence, MA -
On 4\20 Building 8 Brewing 'The Session' will be released for the 2017 season; a 4.5% hop bursted & dry hopped session I.P.A. The first cans will be for sale starting at 3:00 in the brewery store at 320 Riverside Drive in the Bay State Village neighborhood of Northampton. To add to the already festive day will have I-Ganic sound system spinning Reggae, Dub, Dancehall, and Bass from 3:00-6:00. Free samples as always of The I.P.A. & The Session. https://www.facebook.com/Building-8-Brewing-BLDG8-Brewing-512648938868433/

April 29, Power Beer Fest, SoWa Power Station, Boston, MA -
More than 60 Massachusetts brewers are coming together to launch the first ever, "Power Beer Fest," on Saturday, April 29 at the SoWa Power Station. The two-session festival -- 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. -- will kick-off the season opening of the SoWa Open Market located at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118. Tickets are $55 and include unlimited two ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Proceeds of each sale will benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that protects and promotes the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. Power Beer Fest is the only beer event in the state organized by Massachusetts Craft Brewers to raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, as well as support its government affairs work at the legislative level. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/power-beer-fest-tickets-31898923539 The Massachusetts Craft beer scene is a power house industry with more than 122 breweries across the state. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts' breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly. For more information about the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, visit MassBrewersGuild.org.

April 29, Hophead Fest 2017!, Rapscallion Brewery & Hyland Orchard, Sturbridge, MA -
Hoppy beers from a dozen breweries in the tap room: Homefield Brewing, Altruist Brewing Company, Charlton Beer Company, Stone Cow Brewery, Wormtown Brewery, Flying Dreams Brewing Co., Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, Iron Duke Brewing, Kretschmann Brewery & Beer Garden, 3cross Brewing Co., Amherst Brewing and Willimantic Brewing Company. Live Music from Will Hatch 1–5pm and Big Jon Short 6–10pm, and others! Hop Head Doubles Disc Golf Tournament on the Rapscallion Disc Golf course. Food by Rapscallion Mobile Kitchen. This year's festival will take place indoors and out, utilizing the brewery space and Hyland's pavilion, and allowing for increased parking and two sets of restrooms. Family & dog friendly! http://drinkrapscallion.com/events-live-music/

April 29, Craft Brew Race, Worcester, MA -
The Craft Brew Races return to Worcester for the third year! Over 1,400 craft brew lovers ran with us in 2016! Join us for a 5k road race followed by a local craft beer festival and one unforgettable experience. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in the timed 5k thru Downtown Worcester. The post-race beer festival will be held outside on the historic Worcester Common in front of City Hall. Beer-festival only and designated driver tickets are also available. 10:00 AM: Onsite registration & bib pick-up 11:50 AM: Onsite registration closes 12:00 PM: 5k Race start 12:30 PM: Festival gates open 3:50 PM: Beer Festival last call! Corner of Front St. and Commercial St. in Worcester, MA 01608 http://craftbrewraces.com/worcester/

April 30, Craft Beer Fest, Cyclorama, Boston, MA -
Boston Event Guide welcomes you to The Craft Beer Fest. Hundreds of Boston's young professionals will gather to sample brews & ciders from some of the best vendors around! Come celebrate Spring with our amazing vendors. All guests will be entered to win items values at over $1000! http://bostoneventguide.com/boston-craft-beer-festival-event


New Hampshire

March 31-April 8, New Hampshire Craft Beer Week, Various locations, NH -
Celebrate the Granite State's beer industry during 2017's New Hampshire Craft Beer Week, which runs from March 31-April 8.Craft breweries, home brewers, distributors, pubs, restaurants and bottle shops are hard at work creating a full schedule of events showcasing the many facets of this exciting industry.  Try something new every night of the week! https://www.nhbeer.org/NHCBW/

April 5, Sensory Malt Tasting, Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH -
Join Andrea Stanley (Founder, Valley Malt and President, Craft Maltsters Guild) as she shares her expertise as the first artisan maltster on the East coast, while introducing us to the world of malt sensory evaluation. Utilizing the newly developed and approved Hot Steep method, Andrea will walk participants through a "malt flight", including a Pilsen malt, Pale malt, and a Roasted malt. After, we will sample three Throwback beers utilizing those three styles of malt. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the malting process and how to evaluate malt. This session is perfect for Home Brewers, or, really, for anyone who wants to know more about malt - the heart of every beer! Cost: $20 per person, Limited to 20 participants. http://throwbackbrewery.com/

April 6, Throwback Beer Dinner, 7th Settlement Brewery, Dover, NH -
Join Throwback Brewery in celebration of NH Beer Week and the release of our collaboration with 7th Settlement, a dry hopped pale ale with local malt bill. http://www.7thsettlement.com/dinner/

April 7, Release the Barrels!, Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH -
In honor of NH Craft Beer Week, we are going to put on tap two of our barrel aged beers all day - Oma's Tribute that has been again in a Pinot barrel and a Blonde Ale aged in a white wine barrel. http://throwbackbrewery.com/

April 8, Bend and Brew with Henniker Brewing, Henniker Brewing, Henniker, NH -
Henniker Brewing is teaming up with yoga instructor Janine Mitchell for the Bend and Brew event on Saturday, April 8th from 11-12pm.  It will take place in the brewery taproom located at 129 Centervale Road, in Henniker, NH.  For $25 attendees will receive an hour yoga session with Janine followed by a tasting flight of six Henniker beers, and a tour of the brewery.  If you are interested in attending you can call the brewery to make a reservation at 603 428-3579 or email Ryan Maiola at rmaiola@hennikerbrewing.com.  For more information you can visit the brewery website at www.hennikerbrewing.com or Janine Mitchell's website at www.janinefmitchell.com.

April 28, Redhook Block Party, Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH -
Come celebrate spring, Redhook style! Date: Friday, April 28th Time: 4pm -FREE ADMISSION -DJ Evaredy -Discounted beers -Food vendors -Mechanical Bull -Inflatables -Lawn games https://www.facebook.com/pg/RedhookPortsmouth/events/?ref=page_internal


Rhode Island

April 1, April Fool's Night, Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
Foolproof Brewing Company is hosting our second annual April Fools' Night event on Saturday, April 1, from 7:00-10:00 pm to celebrate our favorite holiday! The event will feature food from Open Season, music by Kickin' Brass, our newest brew – The Grotto IPA, and some other unique beer offerings. Tickets are $25 and include a Foolproof glass, two beers, a $12 take home beer voucher, and a food sample. Additional food and merchandise will also be available for sale. https://www.facebook.com/events/199227693894194/

April 8, Newport Craft Beer Festival, The Dorrance, Providence, RI -
To celebrate the launch of the first Narragansett Beer brewed in RI since 1983, we will be throwing a series of decade theme parties celebrating 1890 through present day. Come celebrate the 1910's with us at one of Providence's most beautiful historic buildings- The Dorrance! Sample the new It's About Time IPA, delight yourself with pre-prohibition cocktails, and dance the night away to old time jazz. This event is free and open to the public. 21+ with ID required. http://eatdrinkri.com/events/narragansett-beer-its-about-time-ipa-release-party-at-the-dorrance/

April 12, Beer & Yoga, Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
Foolproof Brewing Company is hosting our second annual April Fools' Night event on Saturday, April 1, from 7:00-10:00 pm to celebrate our favorite holiday! The event will feature food from Open Season, music by Kickin' Brass, our newest brew – The Grotto IPA, and some other unique beer offerings. Tickets are $25 and include a Foolproof glass, two beers, a $12 take home beer voucher, and a food sample. Additional food and merchandise will also be available for sale. https://www.facebook.com/events/199227693894194/

April 12, Whalers Beer Dinner, The Charlestown Rathskeller, Charlestown, RI -
Whalers Brewing Company and The Rathskeller are thrilled to announce our spring beer dinner, being held Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00. Limited seats available, so get your tickets early! Stay tuned for menu and beer pairings! http://www.whalersbrewing.com/events

April 23, Donuts & Drafts, Whalers Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
***Due to the popularity of the event, we have decided to add a smaller Sunday session. Please note that the Saturday session is SOLD OUT.*** Sample six delicious Whalers brews paired with six unique hand crafted donuts from Matos Bakery in West Warwick. Each donut recipe is individually designed to pair with one of our beers! $20 per person. Space is limited -- purchase your tickets online today! https://www.facebook.com/events/414465678898764/

April 29, Newport Craft Beer Festival, Great Friends Meeting House, Newport, RI -
The sixth annual Newport Craft Beer Festival returns to the Great Friends Meeting House on April 29. Sessions run from noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. This year's theme is #unfiltered; brewers are asked to feature some of their "cloudiest, haziest, wheatiest and hopped-up" beers. The fest is co-sponsored by Newport Storm Brewery and Pour Judgement Bar & Grille, with proceeds benefiting the Rhode Island Brewers Guild and Newport Historical Society. A "VIB" (Very Important Beers) session will be held on April 28 from 8-10 p.m. at Newport Storm Brewery. Special beers will be available in a smaller, more intimate setting. http://newportcraftbeer.com/

April 30, Fool's Mile IV, Foolproof Brewing Company, Pawtucket, RI -
The Fool's Mile is back for the 4th time! Fool's Mile IV will have some new options with both classic beer mile format and modified heats. We will run 4 heats for individuals and one relay heat with 4 people each drinking one beer and running 1/4 mile. Heats will start promptly at 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15 (shotgun), and 3:00 (relay)- Max of 50 runners per heat. Heats 1-3 will follow standard beer mile rules. Heat 4 will be a "shotgun" heat where runners are allowed to shotgun or otherwise modify their cans to allow for faster drinking. Heat 5 will be a 4×1/4 mile relay- team captains will signup and put in information for their team. Each team member gets their race, one post-race beer, pint glass and snack. Individual entry includes the race, one post-race beer, pint glass, snack, race shirt (register before April 1) AND $5 towards the take home beer of your choice (288 oz state limit). Relay entry includes the race, one post-race beer, pint glass and snack. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your heat starts to check in. Prizes for top finishers in each heat as well as fastest relay team.


Connecticut

April 1, Two Year Anniversary Outer Light Brewing Company, Memorial Hall, Groton, CT -
Outer Light turns two years old on April 1. Join us in our Taproom as we release five beers throughout the week, culminating in our Saturday party. We will open up the brewery side for self-guided tours and special releases from our cellar -Hoppy Beerday DIPA (featuring Australian hops) and Red Wine Barrel Aged Firelands Smoked Cherry Porter. 12+ OLBC beers on tap, two casks, live music, food truck. FREE ADMISSION.

April 2, MiKro 3rd Annual Greenhouse Festival , Michaels Greenhouse, Cheshire, CT -
Join us as we shake off the icy frost of this winter. We'll be hosting a beer festival at one of CT's largest greenhouses. It may still be chilly outside, but in Michael's Greenhouse spring will be in full swing! Stroll around and sample amazing craft beer while looking at all of the beautiful plants in bloom! Enjoy live bluegrass music, cupcakes from NoRa Cupcake Company, the Caseus Cheese Truck, Chief Brodys Banh Mi Truck and Mercado Food Truck. Your ticket gets you entrance to the festival and all the tastes you would like. All proceeds from this great event will go to Smilow Cancer Hospital "Closer to Free Ride" and The Guanin Water Purification Project. https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/mikro-3rd-annual-greenhouse-festival

April 8, Saison Day with Two Roads Brewing, Two Roads Brewing Company, Stratford, CT -
Saison season has arrived. On April 8th, Allagash Brewing Company and Two Roads Brewing Company will be celebrating saisons. In homage to this style of beer's multiplicity of different flavors, colors, and ingredients, Allagash is partnering with a selection of breweries, bars, and brewpubs that span the country. Two Roads will be the host to the Saison Day celebration They'll be serving a wide variety of beers from Allagash Brewing Company, and (of course) their own beers. The celebration kicks off at 12:00 PM at their 1700 Stratford Ave. location. Also in attendance will be one of Allagash's own brewers, there to enjoy beers and answer any beer questions attendants may have. http://www.allagash.com/event/saison-day-with-two-roads-brewing/?ao_confirm

April 9, NEBCO Beer Brunch, The Beer Collective, New Haven, CT -
TBC + NEBCO + brunch = BEST SUNDAY EVER Join us as we welcome an Elm City favorite, New England Brewing Company! This brunch will feature SIX beers and FOUR courses.  BEERS: Sea Hag, Comb Over Saison with Apricots, Elm City Pils, Supernaut, Imperial Stout Trooper, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Trooper. COURSES: To be announced https://www.facebook.com/events/1865134433775426/

April 15, Connecticut Blind Beer Awards 2017, The Blind Rhino, Norwalk, CT -
Last year's Connecticut Blind Beer Awards was the most innovative beer related event to happen in the state last year. It saw 12 amazing Connecticut breweries sampled their best beers completely blind and people voted for what they liked best based solely on the liquid, not the logo! Tickets for this event are ONLY $40. That ticket includes entry to the event and samples of all the beer being served. The tickets also include passed appetizers being served all day as well as an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, starting at 4pm! https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/connecticut-blind-beer-awards-2017

April 16, Easter Sunday, Willimantic Brewing, Willimantic, CT -
Easter Sunday - Let us do the work while you relax and celebrate with your family. Reservations begin at 11:30 AM with Easter specials and dinner menu offered all day and night.

April 20, 420 Party, The Hops Company, Derby, CT -
Specialty 420 themed beers from Lagunitas, Sweet Water and many more! plus Matt Vizzo Live! at The Hop Company, 77 Sodom Lane, Derby CT 4-12pm http://www.thehopscompany.com/events/event/420-party/

April 22, Earth Day/Birthday, Willimantic Brewing, Willimantic, CT -
We're celebrating the 26th anniversary of the Main street Café' and Earth Day by heading back to the 60's! Grab your tie-dye and bell bottoms because this is a costume party! Look for blast-from-the-past menu items, prizes for best costume, and dancing.

April 29, The Ladies Who Brew, Willimantic Brewing, Willimantic, CT -
Sisters are brewing it for themselves! In honor of our Women's Year for Beer we are inviting groups to brew with us! Look for the Ladies' Pints to be introduced throughout the! A portion of the proceeds from the Ladies' Pints will benefit the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut's Women and Girl'sFund.

April 29, Beers for Beasts, The Hops Company, Derby, CT -
Dog friendly fundraising event in the Back Garden with Six Point including vendors, US Army Dog Demonstations, Doggie Costume Contest, raffles, get your dog made into an emoji, adoptions and more! The Hop Company, 43 Marshall Lane Lot, Derby CT 12-4pm www.thehopscompany.com

April 30, Thread City Hop Fest, Jillson Square, Willimantic, CT -
The Thread City Hop Fest is coming to Jillson Square (645 Main Street) Willimantic, CT on Sunday, April 30th from 1 - 5 p.m. From great beer, to great food and live music the Hop Fest is an event not to be missed! Tickets are $35/per person in advance, or $50 at the gate (if any remain). (Proper ID will be required.) Attendees will enjoy samples from over 45 breweries from throughout New England.  THIS EVENT DOES SELL OUT! Don't delay, get your tickets today! The Hop Fest is rain or shine! See the Brewer lineup here: http://www.threadcityhopfest.com/brewers/ See the Hop Fest food vendors here: http://www.threadcityhopfest.com/food/ Vulturetown Arts Entertainment lineup here: http://www.threadcityhopfest.com/music-2/. Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1599238446783555/


Vermont

April 1, Hops on the Snow, Okemo 's Jackson Gore Base Area, Ludlow, VT -
This one-day beer festival, located in the Jackson Gore Courtyard, will feature new seasonal beers and cider. Enjoy beautiful spring conditions on the mountain in the morning, then quench your thirst by sampling some brews in the afternoon. We will be firing up the BBQ for the occasion and offering delicious eats. Don't forget your sunscreen! Open to the public. Must be 21 years old (with valid ID) to participate. The event will take place 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Okemo 's Jackson Gore Base Area. Pricing: $15 for four 6oz. samples and sampling glass. $3 for refill tickets. https://www.okemo.com/activities/calendar/hops-on-the-snow/

April 8, Half Marathon Unplugged Finish Line Celebration, Switchback Brewing Company, Burlington, VT -
The Half Marathon Unplugged Finish Line Celebration is at the brewery. Folks run the half marathon that finishes on Flynn ave then continue to the brewery for the party. Participants get one free Switchback brew and food item with their ticket. A brewery open house will be happening, and the Tap Room will be open for pints and flights. Registration Info: http://www.runvermont.org/events/half-marathon-unplugged/

April 20, Smoked Foods Buffet, Switchback Brewing Company, Burlington, VT -
Smoked Foods Buffet in the Tap Room from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. $38/ticket that includes one free Switchback brew and buffet style meal. Menu includes smoked wings, a fried chicken bar with sauces, sides and desserts. Call the Tap Room at (802) 651-4114 to sign up.

April 23, Reinheitsgebot Party, Switchback Brewing Company, Burlington, VT -
Reinheitsgebot Party in the Tap Room. Live German band Inseldudler will be performing, specials on lagers, tasty German food and more! 


Maine

April 7, 2017 Sips and Sea Dogs – Opening Day, Hadlock Field, Portland, ME -
The Sips and Sea Dogs tour will bring guests to three local breweries, distilleries and/or wineries. Participants will learn about each business, meet owners and staff, take brief tours (if available), and have an opportunity to sample their craft alcohol products. The tour will arrive back at Hadlock Field approximately 30 minutes before scheduled game time. Tours will happen rain or shine and will not be canceled or refunded if that night's game is already postponed. Tickets are priced at just $55 per person and includes the three-stop tour, transportation, bottled water, a local snack, a Maine Brew Bus souvenir bag, gratuities at each stop, as well as a Portland Sea Dogs reserved game ticket for each guest. Sips and Sea Dogs guests will also receive a 20% discount coupon with each game ticket for Portland Sea Dogs merchandise that can be redeemed in the Team Store while at the game. Tickets are limited to 13 for each game, and all guests must be at least 21 years of age at the time of the tour. Tickets for other games also available https://themainebrewbus.com/activities/sips-and-sea-dogs-tour/

April 8, Saison Day with Oxbow Brewing, Oxbow Brewing, Portland, ME -
Saison season has arrived. On April 8th, Allagash Brewing Company and Oxbow will be celebrating saisons. In homage to this style of beer's multiplicity of different flavors, colors, and ingredients, Allagash is partnering with a selection of breweries, bars, and brewpubs that span the country. Oxbow will be the host to the Saison Day celebration They'll be serving a wide variety of beers from Allagash Brewing Company, and (of course) their own beers. The celebration kicks off at 12:00 PM at their 49 Washington Ave. location. Also in attendance will be one of Allagash's own brewers, there to enjoy beers and answer any beer questions attendants may have. http://www.allagash.com/event/saison-day-with-oxbow-brewing/


New York

March 30 - April 1, Glens Falls Brewfest, Glens Falls, NY -
This year's event will feature 75 brewers each featuring 3 or 4 styles of their best offerings. As a fundraiser for two local non-profits, he GFBF's unique feature of providing free food samplings from approximately 10 local restaurants will once again be a huge hit. Perennial favorite band Forthlin Road will provide our music. A new feature this year - Join us Friday night for a brew and food pairings (Taps and Apps) offered by Mean Max and the SUNY Adirondack culinary school. You'll have to see this to believe it. 3/30/17 Taps & Apps - $50 / 4/1/17 Brewfest $40 advance, $50 at door. www.glensfallsbrewfest.org

April 1, Moustache Turns Three, Moustache Brewing Co, Riverhead, NY -
It's not a joke, we're totally serious. April 1, 2017 we'll be celebrating our third birthday! Rally beard will make it's return and we have some other fun things in the works as well. SAVE THE DATE! More details will be coming soon! http://www.moustachebrewing.com/events/

April 2, St. Baldrick's at Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Glenville, NY -
Be a hero for kids with cancer! Join us April 2 from 1:00-6:00 for amazing food from Buzzard Bay Barbecue and the capital district's best locally made beer! Tickets for the event are $30.00 for an Adult, $15.00 for a child (under 12) and all proceeds go to The St. Baldrick's Foundation! Ticket prices include a BBQ buffet (served 1:00-4:00) and one beer token good for any draft (Adults only). http://stbaldricks.brownpapertickets.com/

April 7, Founders at The Craftsman Ale House, The Craftsman Ale House, West Harrison, NY -
Join us as we welcome Founders Brewing Co. to the Craftsman. Pouring 8 of their crafted brews. We are always excited for Founders. Maybe we will have a little treat or two for ya'll. Follow us on FB for Tap List and any special appearances. 914.630.7484, www.craftsmanalehouse.com.

April 7-9, Bed & Brew with Brewery Ommegang, The Inn at Cooperstown and Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY -
This 2-night Bed & Brew Package includes lodging at The Inn at Cooperstown, craft beer night on Friday evening, a private VIP tour of Brewery Ommegang and a gourmet beer & food paring dinner in the brewery's café on Saturday evening, a limited edition jeroboam of Ommegang beer signed by the brew master and much more. Check The Inn at Cooperstown website for all the details. See reviews and photos of past weekends on the Facebook and TripAdvisor pages for the inn. http://www.innatcooperstown.com/package/bed-brew-package-with-brewery-ommegang

April 21, Stone Brewing at The Craftsman Ale House, The Craftsman Ale House, West Harrison, NY -
Join us as we welcome our old friends Stone Brewing to the Craftsman. Pouring 8 of their hand-crafted brews. There are always extra goodies and special bottles that appear when Stone comes to town. Be sure to get here early to get a seat. This event is one of our biggest of the year. Follow us on FB to see Tap List as we get closer to event. 914.630.7484, www.craftsmanalehouse.com.

April 21-22, The Brooklyn Brewery MASH presents Beer Mansion, The Monto and The Well, Brooklyn, NY -
For the first time ever, Brooklyn Brewery is bringing their unconventional+eccentric beer bash home to Brooklyn this April with Brooklyn Brewery MASH presents Beer Mansion, now in its fifth year. Beer Mansion is a high-spirited, multi-room interactive celebration of beer, food, music and community kicking off on April 21st and 22nd (6-10pm) in East Williamsburg at The Monto & The Well. A national + international tour will follow — full schedule below. By purchasing a ticket ($55+), partygoers get access to unlimited beer tastings while exploring Beer Mansion's five themed tasting rooms, each complete with festive decor and beers from Brooklyn Brewery and other local craft breweries. http://brooklynbrewerymash.com/brooklyn

April 22, Big Apple Brew Fest, The Tunnel Nighclub, New York City, NY -
This Two sessions with over 150 styles of craft beer, fantastic music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Enjoy the day or evening sessions with friends and sip on unlimited samples of craft beer. * Session 1 - 12pm-4pm * Session 2 - 5:30pm-9:30pm Tickets & Info: BigAppleBrewFest.com

April 22, Albany Craft Beer Festival 2017, Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY -
Hundreds of top-tier, rare and exotic craft beers; keep the sweet glass; live music from Graham Tichy; Albany food vendors; Stacks Espresso Bar. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2719193

April 23, Tour de Staten Island, Flagship Brewery, Staten Island, NY -
This The Tour de Staten Island is a friendly, non-competitive ride. Cycle through diverse Staten Island on the cusp of spring. Both the 35 and 50 mile routes cover some of the most breathtaking – and lesser known – spots of Staten Island. Rest stops include some of Staten Island's most bucolic and stunning spots: Freshkills Park, Great Kills Park, Historic Richmond Town and the oceanfront with its striking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. http://biketours.transalt.org/statenisland

April 23, Walk MS Fundraiser for team Orange is the New Black, Wolf Hollow Brewing Company, Glenville, NY -
On April 23 at 2:00 PM, we will be hosting a fundraiser for the local Walk MS team "Orange Is The New Black!"  This event, which raises money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis Research, is sure to be a great time.  There will be live music form local musician Warren Sieme and plenty of folks around from the Walk MS team to chat with about what they're doing to beat MS.  You're ticket includes a buffet dinner from Buzzzard's Bay Barbecue, a beer token for WHBC beer, and a donation to the Walk MS team.  There are also child and vegetarian tickets available for this event.  So, get a ticket for this one too and enjoy WHBC on a Sunday while supporting a great cause. Get your tickets in the taproom or click this link:  http://walkms.brownpapertickets.com/

April 29, April Sours 2017, Jimmy's No. 43, New York City, NY -
It's the return of April Sours, our tartest, sharpest beer event for spring! We'll be bringing in the best lambics, wild beers, gueuzes and sours from around the globe with possibly a few home brewers thrown in for good measure. This annual event features the best of Europe and America with three hours of unlimited samples of 20+ draught and bottled beer offerings. Plus we'll throw in food fit for carnivores and vegetarians alike. http://aprilsours2017.brownpapertickets.com/

April 29-30, TAP NY – Craft Beer and Food Festival, Hunter Mountain ,Tannersville, NY
TAP® New York started out 20 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State. TAP® New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain, plus added tent space. Over 180 breweries were invited for 2017, offer everything from IPAs and lagers to weissbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales... pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don't. Check out our List of Invited Breweries to see who is invited and who will be attending in 2017. http://www.tap-ny.com/


Happy drinking!