Craft Beer #FLXperience Week events
The Bluebell Hopyard Tour and Tasting
The Bluebell Hopyard
319 Cline Road, Victor, NY
The Bluebell Hopyard - Owned and operated by Kurt Charland, Rob Potter, and Fred Armstrong currently grows Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Glacier, Nugget, Willamette, & Heirloom Cluster F’s. The 19th century Heirloom Clusters have been cultivated from the BBHY property & Valentown Museum.
The VB Brewery, Brew & Brats and ROC Brewing will be on-site for tastings and pints. There will also be live music from Bobby and the Einstein's, food and merchandise available for purchase.
Tours and tastings from noon to 5:00PM. Tickets available at the door for $5.
Schmidt Farm Hopyard Tour and Tasting
415 County Road 8, Farmington, NY
This isn't your ordinary tour. For the beer lovers, or those interested in how beer is made, this is a great opportunity to have your curiosity - and taste buds - satisfied. Schmidt Farm will conduct free Hopyard Tours every 30 minutes throughout the event. The Schmidt farm is currently growing five varieties of hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Willamette and Columbus. Cascade & Centennial are an Aroma hop while Willamette is a Bittering hop. Chinook has both Aroma and Bittering properties. Learn about the art of growing hops from seed to glass. After you've learned how it's made, enjoy beer tastings by Abandon Brewing (there is a fee for these tastings). There will also be food available to purchase from the popular Rochester-based food truck, Roc City Sammich, to add to your experience. Maybe you could even do a little beer and food pairing experiment on your own!
Tours and tastings from 12:00PM to 5:00PM.
Aug. 9 – 10
6621 State Route 5 & 20, East Bloomfield, NY
Daily passes - $30.00
Special Weekend Pass - $50.00
Nedloh Brewing Co. is proud to host the first HopsfestNY, a new festival that will bring together brewers and enthusiasts to celebrate, sample and learn about hops and craft beer. Held at our new brewery the weekend of Aug. 9-10, 2014, the event is expected to attract more than 3,000 people from across New York State.
HopsfestNY will feature educational seminars with tips on crafting great beers, growing hops, home brewing and pairing beer with foods. Beer lovers will be able to sample craft brews from Nedloh Brewing Co. and number of other breweries from the Upstate New York region. In addition to a food truck rodeo, there will be a Big Green Egg Grill chef cook-off.
Seminars run from 9:00AM to noon; food, fun and NYS craft beer samplings from noon to 6:00PM both days.
Finger Lakes Riesling Festival
Canandaigua City Pier and New York Wine & Culinary Center
The weekend-long celebration features the best of what the Finger Lakes region has to offer and is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees. Festivalgoers will enjoy the wine garden, complete with wine education seminars, tastings, cheese pairings, and New York state craft beer and samplings, along with expanded local food, eclectic live music, kids’ activities, fireworks and much more.
Breweries scheduled to be at the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival include 3 Heads Brewing, CB Craft Brewers, Abandon Brewing, Ithaca Beer Company, Saranac, Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Keuka Brewing Co., North American Breweries, Rohrbach Brewing Co., Sixpoint and Southern Tier Brewing Company.
Crafty Ales & Lagers
2 Exchange St., Phelps, NY
Crafty Ales & Lagers in Phelps will be debuting two new beers during the Craft Beer #FLXperience Week!
The new brews will be a Crafty Kolsch and a second Saison from the "Seizoen" series.
The Kolsch will have a blend of west coast and locally grown Mt Hood hops which should impart a slight but pleasant citrus/lemon aftertaste and the latest Saison will have a twist, featuring American west coast hops.
The VB Brewery Aug. 8th release
The VB Brewery
6606 Route 96 Victor, NY
As part of the Craft Beer #FLXperience Week, VB Brewery will be releasing a new beer on Aug. 8. Have a taste, while listening to the open mic night musicians and dining on a wonderful German Meal (provided by Rick from the Village Inn) in our beer garden.
It's time for Belgian Beer! Beginning August 8th (until they're gone), The VB Brewery will have the following new beers on tap:
1) Belgian Dubbel
2) Belgian Tripel
3) Narnian Saison
4) Lemon Ginger Saison
Come in for a taste of the VB Belgians!
Brew & Brats
6461 Route 64, Naples NY
In celebration of Craft Beer #FLXperience Week, Brew & Brats in Naples will be offering a free flight and complimentary tasting glass with a purchase of a meal from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10.
Brew and Brats will all be hosting an open mic night hosted by Maria Gillard on Aug. 8 and musicians Meyer & McGuire on Aug. 9.