A Hopped Up (NY) State: Check Out Saturday’s First Ever NY-Style Beer Expo!

Saturday is New York Beer Day!

Each batch of John Dory Oyster Stout calls for 50 pounds of shells.

If you’re not heading for the hills and beaches this weekend, you’re in luck. On tap for Saturday, July 27 is the NY State Food & Beer Expo at East River State Park in Williamsburg.

Says Jimmy’s No. 43 owner Jimmy “Good Beer Seal” Carbone: “I’m producing the event to focus on the great brewers in New York State as a part of the Fifth Annual July Good Beer Month

We’ll have 20-plus brewers, and we’ll be presenting Empire Brewing’s David Katleski with a special award for all his service to the Brewers Association and raising the profile of craft beer in New York.”

In addition to offerings from Greenport Harbor, Newburgh, Singlecut Beersmiths, KelSo, Empire Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Barrier, Ommegang, Sixpoint, Shmaltz, Radiant Pig, Bronx Brewery (which is featured in the latest issue of Edible Manhattan, by the by), and a keg-full of others, there will be lots of farm-to-table nibbles to keep you from totally falling into the beer-and-pretzel all-carb diet. Nice!

Tickets are only 10 bucks at the gate (enter at 90 Kent Avenue and 8th Street), and doors open at 10am and stay open ’til 6pm. If that’s enough info for you, click here for more. And cheers.

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Amy Zavatto is the daughter of an old school Italian butcher who used to sell bay scallops alongside steaks, and is also the former Deputy Editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She holds her Level III Certification in Wine and Spirits from the WSET, and contributes to Imbibe, Whisky Advocate, SOMMJournal, Liquor.com, and others. She is the author of Forager's Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients and The Architecture of the Cocktail. She's stomped around vineyards from the Finger Lakes to the Loire Valley and toured distilleries everywhere from Kentucky to Jalisco to the Highlands of Scotland. When not doing all those other things, Amy is the Director of the Long Island Merlot Alliance.