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Saratoga Beer Week (February 18-23, 2019)

Saratoga Beer Week (February 18-23, 2019)

Saratoga Beer Week will take place Monday, February 18th through Saturday, February 23rd. Come out and enjoy a great week of craft beer and fun! Events for the week are listed below.

Monday, February 18th

Join us for a Yuengling Dart Tournament at Caroline Street Pub from 8pm-12am. Come throw darts and enter for a chance to win Yuengling swag and prizes!

Tuesday, February 19th

Stop by BurgerFi for Artisanal Keep the Pint Night from 5:30-7:30pm! Receive a limited edition pint glass while supplies last.

Come to Bailey's Cafe from 6-8pm for a sampling of Blue Moon Belgian White and Blue Moon Mango Wheat! 

Check out Caroline Street Pub from 7-9pm and taste some Samuel Adams Cold Snap with Rich Ortiz playing!

Come and sample Strongbow at Clancy’s Tavern from 8-9pm. There will also be swag giveaways that you won’t want to miss!

Join us for New Belgium trivia night at Spa City Tap & Barrel! Enjoy New Belgium Accumulation IPA and Fat Tire draft specials. Win New Belgium prizes and press your own custom hat!

Wednesday, February 20th

Join us for a Shmaltz sampling at EBI from 3-5pm featuring Hop Manna IPA, Hop Momma IPA, Messiah Brown Ale, Slingshot Lager and Foggy Goggles.

Enjoy a Lake Placid Ubu Ale sampling at Wheatfield’s from 4-5pm!

Join us at Caroline Street Pub for the launch of Harpoon Brewery's Rec League from 5-7pm! Take a chance at the Pop-A-Shot game for your chance to win West Mountain lift tickets and tickets to Harpoon's St. Patrick's Festival in Boston!

Join us at Flatbread Social from 5-8pm for a Dad Beer Dinner featuring Utica Club, Schlitz, Pabst and Miller High Life.

Stop by BWP between 6-7:30pm for a sampling of the new Brut IPA from Brewery Ommegang at BWP. Also featuring Rare Vos and Witte on draft.

Meet the brewers of Artisanal at Kraverie from 6-8pm and sample through some of their new and popular beers!

Come to Cantina for a special release party and tap takeover from 7-9pm! Brown’s Brewing will be featuring their brand new #HAIRCUT IPA brewed with Vic Secret and Azacca hops. 

Thursday, February 21st

Come to EBI Beverage and sample Brown’s Brewing #HAIRCUT IPA from 4-6pm.

Stop by Olde Bryan Inn from 4-8pm for a Good Nature sampling featuring Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Snow Weasel and Blight Buster!

Join us for Magic Hat's “Be A Hero” kickoff party at BWP from 6-7:30pm! Support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region by purchasing a shamrock pinup. Enjoy Magic Hat Baroom Hero on draft!

"Share A Legend" with us at Saratoga City Tavern from 6-8pm. Enjoy Dragon's Milk, Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut, Dragon's Milk Reserve Orange Chocolate, and Dragon's Milk Reserve!

Come celebrate Adirondack Brewery's 20th anniversary at Saratoga City Tavern from 6-9pm and enjoy some of their most popular brands on draft! Meet the owner and head brewer and expect some fun surprises!

Don't miss Beer Rep Karaoke at Saratoga City Tavern! Join 30+ brewery reps doing some gold old fashion karaoke from 8pm-12am.

Join us for Brooklyn Brewery night at Caroline Street Pub! There will be draft features and giveaways from 9-11pm.

Friday, February 22nd

Sample Saranac Polar Haze IPA, S’mores Porter and the Irish Roots mix pack at EBI from 3-5pm.

Sample Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout at Minogue's Beverage in Saratoga from 4-6pm!

Enjoy an Ommegang sampling of Brut IPA, Rosetta, Three Philosophers and Rare Vos from 5-7pm at EBI Beverage.

Come meet the Brewers from R.S. Taylor & Sons at BWP and sample Sticky Fingers IPA and Chocolate Blood Orange Stout from 6-8pm.

It's Fiddlehead Friday at Saratoga City Tavern from 7-9pm! We will be tapping some delicious beers from Fiddlehead including their flagship IPA, Second Fiddle, Hodad, Ghost Hits and Golden Grillz. There will also be swag, giveaways and a photo booth!

From 7-9pm, Cantina will be featuring a Bel Air Spritz Cocktail or just enjoy a traditional pint of Brooklyn Bel Air Sour! Will also have some specialty “Ghost Bottles” for sampling. These bottles rarely find their way out of the Brooklyn Brewery.

Come join Magic Hat at Putnam Place from 7-9pm for live music from Consider the Source and sample #9, Barrom Hero and Taken For Granite IPA!

Saturday, February 23rd

Join us for Pre-Beer Summit Brunch at Saratoga City Tavern! Enjoy Pick Six Bloody Mary's and great brunch food. The doors will open at 10am.

Join us for a Shmaltz sampling at Minogue's Beverage in Saratoga from 3-5pm featuring Hop Manna IPA, Hop Momma IPA, Messiah Brown Ale, Slingshot Lager and Foggy Goggles.

It wouldn't be Saratoga Beer Week without the Saratoga Beer Summit! Get your tickets today! There are two sessions 1-4pm and 5-8pm. 

Come to Harvey’s between 8-10pm and receive your perfect pint with your perfect picture! The ripple machine will print your picture on the top of a pint of Guinness. We call it a “Stoutie”!

Lauren Sawicki
Lauren Sawicki

Lauren is’s Marketing Communications Intern for the Spring 2019 semester. This Clifton Park, NY native is a Hard Cider enthusiast whom you can often find hanging with her dog, Molly. She is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management at Siena College, and she is very excited to learn more about the beer industry while contributing to!

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