Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saratoga Beer Week to begin with 'Bites & Brews'

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The 5th annual Saratoga Beer Week will officially begin with a "Bites & Brews" event Tuesday night, although a variety of individual beer tastings, specials, activities, and tap takeovers will take place at numerous establishments throughout the week. (Go here to get day-by-day information)

The host venue is the Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, 131 Excelsior Avenue. Tickets for the 5 to 8 p.m. tasting are available online at $30 a head, limited to those 21 and older. The price includes food and beverage tastings and a souvenir tasting glass.

Event organizers are promising samples from 20 New York State breweries, cideries, and distilleries, along with food bites from 10 local establishments -- Gaffney’s, Skidmore Dining, The Barrel House, Olde Bryan Inn, Max, Boca Bistro, Harvey’s, Mingle, The Parting Glass, and BWP.

During the rest of the week, a variety of events are scheduled. The major activities at the Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway, come on Friday, when the 2nd annual Cider Night is held, and at two sessions on Saturday when the 5th annual Saratoga Beer Summit takes place.

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