Capital Craft Beverage Trail to host Drink Schenectady on April 15

Capital Region craft beverage producers will come together to highlight the area’s best in craft beer, wine, cider and spirits

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (April 13, 2017) — The Capital Craft Beverage Trail Association (“the CCBT”) will host Drink Schenectady, the first of the “Drink Capital Region” events to take place outside of the City of Albany, on Saturday, April 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Schenectady Armory (125 Washington Avenue, Schenectady).

Previously, the CCBT has hosted two successful installments of Drink Albany at Quackenbush Square in Albany in October 2015 and October 2016.

“We’re proud to bring the electricity of craft beverages made in the Capital Region to none other than the Electric City itself, Schenectady, for Drink Schenectady,” said John Curtin, president of the Capital Craft Beverage Trail Association. “It is our hope and mission that this will encourage Schenectady bars, restaurants, and retailers to consider local.”

Drink Schenectady will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a special VIP happy hour running from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the lounge bar inside the Armory. The event will feature live music from Goldee Dust, Kimono Dragons, and Victory Soul Orchestra on the WEQX Stage. Food vendors include Mazzone Hospitality and Slidin’ Dirty. Games are available to play as patrons see fit.

A general admission ticket includes a Capital Craft Beverage Trail signature glass, along with the opportunity to drink from all of Drink Schenectady’s participating craft beverage producers. VIP tickets treat guests to specialty beverages from each producer for the first hour during general session. A set number of beverages are included with each ticket. Advance tickets are available at capitalcraftbeveragetrail.org starting at $40 for general admission, $60 for VIP, before increasing on the day-of the event.

All members of the trail are based out of eight counties in the Capital Region. The CCBT’s mission is to promote the facilities of craft and farm based producers within New York’s Capital Region as a unified tourist destination, including representing, protecting and promoting the common business and regulatory interests of its members and their role as part of the fabric of Upstate New York and to promote tourism in the region.

The members of the trail include:

Albany Distilling Company
Nine Pin Cider
C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station
Druthers Brewing Company
Helderberg Brewery
Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company
Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery
The Beer Diviner
Wolf Hollow Brewing Company
Brown’s Brewing Company
S&S Farm Brewery
Altamont Vineyard and Winery
Common Roots Brewing Company
Crossroads Brewing Company
Chatham Brewing
Upstate Distilling Company
Mad Jack Brewing Company
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Great Flats Brewing

For tickets, sponsorships, and vendor information, visit capitalcraftbeveragetrail.org. Social media includes fb.com/capitalcraftbevtrail and twitter.com/CapBevNY, where the latest updates will continue to be posted.

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