Finger Lakes Beer Festival set to feature New York State breweries, distilleries


The Finger Lakes Beer Festival has grown to over 30 New York State craft breweries in 2015.


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (October 7, 2015) – Beers from the Empire State will be well-represented at the Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Finger Lakes Beer Trail on October 24 at Watkins Glen International.

In the event’s third year, the Finger Lakes Beer Festival has grown to include over 30 New York State microbreweries, 15 distilleries, and 3 cideries, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest regional and seasonal offerings.

“The Finger Lakes Beer Festival is such a fun event for us, and it’s impressive to see the growth each year,” said Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup. “As the industry grows in our region, we’re getting more and more interest from both the breweries and distilleries, along with those who enjoy them. We’re looking forward to closing out our 2015 schedule in a big way.”   

In addition to tastings, the Finger Lakes Beer Festival comes complete with a cornhole tournament, stein holding competition, and more. Registration is available by e-mailing

New to this year’s event, a Friday night dinner will pair Finger Lakes regional fare with local craft breweries to be showcased during the next day’s Festival. For $40 per person, separate from Saturday admission, guests will be treated to an exclusive presentation by a local craft beer expert, along with complimentary beer tasting prior to a buffet-style dinner, which includes several action stations and Finger Lakes beer at the bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance for Friday night’s dinner.

A full, up-to-date list of participating breweries, distilleries, and cideries is available at

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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