The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) will hold a virtual craft beer tasting on Saturday, May 2. This online tasting will feature four 90-minute tasting sessions, each one highlighting a different brewery.
In preparation for each session, two special craft beers (up to 64 ounces total) will be shipped directly to the homes of ticket holders, who will be able to participate in an exclusive Zoom call with the brewers and owners of that session’s designated brewery.
These intimate tasting sessions will include engaging and interactive discussions about flavor profiles, style categories, stories behind beer names, brewery folklore and more.
Each tasting session will be accessed through a special Zoom code for ticket holders and limited to a certain number of participants. Sessions will be carefully planned and coordinated, ensuring high quality video and audio for the ultimate virtual tasting experience.
The schedule is as follows:
Session 1: Noon-1:30 p.m.: Singlecut Beersmiths (Queens/Clifton Park)
Session 2: 2:30-4 p.m.: Lake Placid Pub & Brewery and Big Slide Brewery & Public House (Lake Placid)
Session 3: 5-6:30 p.m.: Industrial Arts Brewing (Garnerville/Beacon)
Session 4: 7:30-9 p.m.: Prison City Pub and Brewery (Auburn)
Passes are designed to be enjoyed by one to two people. When purchasing tickets, participants will be allowed to choose up to four tasting sessions individually or make a day of it and buy an all-access pass to receive the benefits of all four sessions at a discounted price.
Each session will include two styles of beer from that brewery, totaling up to 64 ounces, or the amount of two crowlers. Beer will be shipped directly to the ticket holder’s house and will arrive the day before the virtual tasting event to ensure freshness.
The cost of a single session ticket is $65, which includes 64 ounces of beer and a 90-minute Zoom session.
Each session is limited to 100 participants. An all-access pass for all four sessions can be purchased for $240.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://thinknydrinkny.com/festivals/nys-virtual_experience/