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Saratoga Beer Week Events (February 20-24 2018)

Saratoga Beer Week Events (February 20-24, 2018)

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | February 19, 2018 | in: Beer Events

The 7th Annual Saratoga Beer Week is back! Don't miss these great beer events happening all week long throughout Saratoga County.

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National Beer Can Appreciation Day

National Beer Can Appreciation Day

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | January 24, 2018 | in: Beer Events

Four score and three years ago, the first canned beer made its debut. The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company, in collaboration with the American Can Company, delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale to loyal beer drinkers in Richmond, Virginia. Ninety-one percent of Krueger beer drinkers favored the beer can, made of steel and weighing a mere four ounces, over the bottle. And so, America's love affair with beer cans began!

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History of Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday

History of Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | January 16, 2018 | in: Beer Events

When you think Mardi Gras, I bet you think lavish costumes, beads flying and one heck of a party. Well, it may be all of that, but it’s also true that Mardi Gras is celebrated in many ways all over the world in many different countries and cultures.

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Beer and Baseball Celebrating Americas Pastime

Beer and Baseball: Celebrating America's Pastime

By: Conor O'Brien | June 12, 2017 | in: Beer Events

What's more baseball than freshly cut grass, the roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, and the seventh inning stretch? The sound of someone yelling "cold beer here." Baseball and beer have had a tight-knit marriage since the early days of the American brewery boom. Historically, breweries had some of the first sponsorships in the sport. Baseball teams were onced owned by breweries, like the St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser-Busch and Toronto Blue Jays and Labatt Blue. The Milwaukee Brewers were named to honor the city's huge beer industry. Even baseball stadiums like Coors Field and Busch Stadium have been named after the beer giants.

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Irish Beers to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With

Irish Beers to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | March 8, 2016 | in: Beer Events

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Being half Irish (the other half is Czechoslovakian) I like to think I have beer in my veins. There’s just something about a dark, creamy stout that gets my blood pumping. It’s safe to say that I look forward to March 17th each year. Without getting all ancestral on you, here are five, great Irish beers to celebrate your St. Paddy’s Day with!

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How to Survive Festival of Barrels

How to Survive Festival of Barrels

By: Melissa Hildreth | January 28, 2016 | in: Beer Events

It's that time again. Deep into the depths of wintertime emerges a glorious event! Surrounded by an icy tundra, up in the wilderness that is Lake George, Adirondack Brewery's Festival of Barrels! Now this event is full of awesomeness. To start, it's all specialty barrel aged beer. Then, put theses kegs outside around a hug fire-pit, hanging out all day, drinking amazing beer, and everyone trying their best to stay warm.

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Conquer the Ice with Bon Fires Disco Balls and Snow Much Fun

Conquer the Ice with Bon Fires, Disco Balls, and Snow Much Fun!

By: Guest Author | January 6, 2016 | in: Beer Events

Discover the beauty of winter, embrace the cold, and conquer the ice. The first ever “Funky Ice Festival” is free entry and will be held on January 22nd and January 23rd from 4:00-9:00pm at The Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George.

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Electric City On Tap Brew Fest

Electric City On Tap Brew Fest

By: Melissa Hildreth | December 1, 2015 | in: Beer Events

This upcoming Saturday will be Schenectady's first large brew fest, Electric City On Tap! As a Schenectady resident myself, I'm pretty excited to see this coming to my neighborhood! Here's a quick little rundown of what you can expect this weekend.

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