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Upcoming Events: May 2009

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May 1- The Brewer’s Ball This local beer tasting event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. With an expected number of 350 guests, beer novices and advanced beer enthusiasts will cheers to great beers poured by microbreweries, brewpubs and other fine craft beers. While great chefs prepare meals for you to pair with the great beer, the entertainment will definitely keep you happy. Remember this is a high end event with cocktail attire. So dress up, and get ready for an experience people wish they had. The tickets are on sale for $60. When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location: I.B.E.W. #5, Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Call: (412) 321-4422 Visit their website: May 1-3– The 18th Tri-Annual ‘Cask Head’ Cask Ale Festival If you feel like drinking is the right way to welcome the good weather than this is for you. There will be 30 casks flowing, 12 at a time. With no entry fee you pay as you drink. So drink up!!! When: 12:00pm – 12:00am Location: The Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Call: (718) 488-0430 Email: May 2- Samuel Adams Tasting Join a representative of Sam Adams for an afternoon of beer. Drink the beer, eat the beer infused food, and enjoy the BBQ. When: 2:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Bellport, NY Call: (631) 286-0760 Check out their blog: May 2- The Genesee Valley Beer Fastival NY craft breweries, wineries and restaurants will be gathering to sample their products. Last year they had 35 vendors total and expect more this year. Some of the breweries that will be represented are: Flying Bison, Southern Tier, Rohrbach, Butternuts, Mendocino, and Roosterfish. There is a limit of 1,000 tickets to be sold and they are selling out fast. Tickets are $20
When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Batavia Downs Casino, NY Call: (585) 343-6154 Email: May 4- Little Giant Invites You To ‘An Evening of Uplifters Spirits’ 9 award-winning beers + 4 courses of fresh delicious fare.. What could be better? Wash down the great food with award winning beers of Hopf, Schonramer, and Reutberger Breweries. Come and enjoy a variety of wheat beers from Bavaria’s finest breweries paired with Little Giant’s belly-filling seasonal fare. Entry is $70. When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Call: (212) 226-5047 Visit their website: May 8- BrewFest @ Mount Hope Concert & VIP Tasting Mount Hope Estate are hosting their first annual Beer Fest. The event will highlight 30-40 breweries with free beer samples, three international food buffets with food from Ireland, Germany and America, live musical entertainment, vendors, a key speaker, brewery tours, cooking with beer demonstrations and more. This is the event you don’t want to miss!!
When: Two sessions, 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm Location: Mount Hope Estate, Manheim, Pennsylvania Call: (717) 665-7021 Visit their website: May 9- Troegs Tasting Spend your afternoon with Big Z Beverage. Introduce yourself with AJ from Troegs Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA, who will be sampling Hopback Amber, Troegnator, Sunshine Pils, Dreamweaver Wheat, Rugged Trail, Flying Mouflan and on draft Nugget Nectar and more. When 1:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Big Z Beverages, Huntington, NY Call: (631) 499-3479 May 11- Long Island Brewer’s Dinner Come and relax at the 2nd Annual Long Island Brewer’s Dinner hosted at Black Forest Brew Haus. The five course dinner paired with beers from each of long island’s craft breweries will make you feel like a king. After an hour of appetizers and local maibocks, the dinner will begin at 7:00mph sharp. Tickets are $60. Seating is limited so please make reservations in advance. When: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location:Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale, New York Call: (631) 391-9500 Visit their website: May 14- Sly Fox VS. Southampton Night @ Barcade Two great breweries + Twenty great beer = One amazing night. Southampton and Sly Fox battle it out with 10 taps each. Sly Fox Instigator Doppelbock,    Sly Fox Incubus,        Sly Fox Panacea
Sly Fox Odyssey,                          Sly Fox Ichor,             Sly Fox Black Raspberry Reserve
Sly Fox Renard D’Or,                   Sly Fox Prometheus,   Sly Fox Saison Vos
Sly Fox Pale Ale Project, May (cask) OR
Southampton Altbier,         Southampton Double White,      Southampton IPA (cask)
Southampton May Bock,    Southampton Abbey Double, 
Southampton Scotch Ale,   Southampton Big Brown Ale,   Southampton Imperial Porter
Southampton Biere de Mars,      Southampton Russian Imperial Stout
You decide!!! When: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: 388 Union Ave., NY Call: (718) 302-6464 Visit their site: May 16- Dogfish Head Tour @ Rattle ‘N’ Hum Dogfish is the 1st in a series of brewery tours being launched from Rattle ‘N’ Hum. 
The bus will be leaving Rattle ‘N’ Hum at 10am and will arrive in Delaware at1:30pm.
The bus will have a keg of 60 Minute some snacks and sandwiches. When you reach the brewery you will have a private tour and a chance to meet the staff who make this delicious brew. When you return there will be a two hour open bar on Dogfish brews. Tickets are $80. When: 10:00am – 8:00pm Location:Rattle ‘N’ Hum, New York, NY Call: (212) 481-1586 Visit their website: May 20- Sixpoint Brewery Night Do you want to meet the brewers of Sixpoint? Drink the Sixpoint beers, and eat the foods that pair with those beers. When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Devil’s Den, 1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Call: (215) 339-0855 Visit their website: May 26- Tuesday Night Tasting with Sixpoint Craft Ales @ Bierkraft Experience the new upcoming Red Hook as you pour, drink, and speak about the beers of your choice. This will be the first Tuesday Night Tasting. It should be fun. When:7:00pm – 9:00pm Location:191 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Call: (718) 230-7600 Visit their website: May 28- Stone Brewing Tasting @ The Golden Rail Ale House Don’t miss out on the ala carte event that will definitely offer some beers that you have never had on draught. When: 7:00pm – 10:00pm Location: 29 Old North Plank Road, Newburgh, NY 12550 Call: (845) 565-BEER Visit their website: May 28- Dive 75 will be having a Bear Republic beer tasting on Thursday, May 28 beginning at 7 pm. We will be featuring some outstanding styles from this great brewery. Come check out our new beer flights and sample all Bear Republic featured beers for one price. Go to for more info. May 30- Spring Craft Beer Festival “Beer @ the Big House” Enjoy the warm, sunny afternoon by experiencing more than 50  beers represented by the most outstanding crafter breweries. There will be Live Music, a food tent, and free tours of the Historic Prison, as seen on Ghost Hunters!!! Tickets $35 in advance sold at the Grill, $40 at the gate. When: 1:00pm – 5:00pm Location: 215 High Street., Mount Holly Call: (609) 265-9199 Visit their website: