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Int’l Great Beer Fest Holds Tasting to Raise Museum Funds

Submitted by on June 25, 2009 – 7:49 AMNo Comment
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Neversink Valley Area Museum

Neversink Valley Area Museum

Cuddebackville, NY – Some of the biggest names in international brewing will be participating in the first annual beer tasting July 25 to help raise money for the Neversink Valley Area Museum.

The Great Beer Expo will feature more than 25 international breweries from across the globe presenting more than 50 of their finest brews for sampling. Beers from Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, China, and of course America’s best breweries will be available for tasting.

Event Producer Andy Calimano of Starfish Junction said the festival will also act as a way to attract the growing number of beer enthusiasts. “We want to help introduce festival attendees to some great imports, beers they may never have tried before,” Calimano said. “Most beer enthusiasts are educated about beer and have sophisticated tastes.  I think the enthusiasts in this region of New York are ready to do some global exploring.”

Stephen Skye, President of the Board Of Trustees for the Neversink Valley Area Museum, said the expo will help the museum provide its services to the public. “The Museum, like other small history museums, is always trying to raise money so that it can continue to fulfill its mission,” Skye said.

The International Great Beer Expo will be held on July 25, 2009 from 2:00-6:00 PM at the Neversink Valley Area Museum. Tickets are $40 each when purchased in advance or $55 at the door. Tickets include admission to the event, participation in special programming, a souvenir tasting glass, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo.  Designated driver tickets are also available for $10 each.  No one under 21 will be admitted and photo ID is required for entry.  Designated drivers must also be 21+.

The Neversink Valley Area Museum is a not-for-profit organization that presents its programs to about 2,000 school children every year. Its mission is to preserve and share the history of the people and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk Valleys of New York’s Catskill region.

Written by Michelle A. Pagano