New York State Distillers Guild to present seminars at Finger Lakes Beer Festival

Finger Lakes Beer Festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (October 15, 2015) – In addition to over thirty New York State craft breweries and distilleries scheduled to attend the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail at Watkins Glen International, one-of-a-kind seminars have been added to the event’s offerings.

The New York State Distillers Guild will present “Craft Sprits of Empire State”, a 30-minute presentation at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. in the first floor of the Media Center, located in the historic facility’s infield, near the main festival area.

The seminars will include an overview of New York State distilleries, in addition to a spirit tasting opportunity.

“Hot on the heels of the craft brewing boom, craft distillation in New York State in undergoing resurgence,” said Cory Muscato of Buffalo’s Lockhouse Distillery. “With a return to using local agriculture, craft spirits across the state are seeing a revival in interest. Thanks to recent legislation passed, the craft distilleries in New York are now more representative than ever of our entire state, full of life and diversity.”

Tickets to the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by the Finger Lakes Beer Trail can be purchased by calling 866.461.7223 or online at

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