Greetings Fellow Craft Beer Enthusiasts,
First off, I would like to thank everyone for making this beer program a success, and encourage you to continue to drink local and support the brewers in our community. It’s great to know there are so many of us out there enjoying excellent beer!
I know it has been too long since the last tap room newsletter, but I have been working feverishly on this summer’s upcoming beer events.
There is a lot going on so, let’s get into it:
Thursday July 21st – Sunday July 24th
Celebrate Belgian Independence Day!
Without Belgium, the beerscape of today would look very different. It’s easy to take this for granted in the beer world, with so much great beer available from around the world. Luckily for us (and Belgium), this Thursday is Belgian Independence Day. Belgium celebrates its independence on July 21st, the day the nation attained its freedom from the domination of the Netherlands. In the US, not only will the week of July 18th bring celebrations of food and beer, but a specialty draft-only offering from Ommegang Brewery called Belgian Independence Day Saison, made with lemon peel, white pepper, grains of paradise, coriander, and a Wallonian (the predominantly French-speaking southern region of Belgium) saison yeast strain.
Here at Terrapin we will do our part to honor the traditions and culture of Belgium by offering special selection of exquisite Belgian Beer. Look for selections from Ommegang, Brasseria d‘Achouffe, Maredsous, Duvel, and Liefmans, along with pairings of special Belgian style appetizers and entrées all weekend long. For more information visit our website at www.terrapinrestaurant.com.
Saturday August 6th
5th Annual New York State Craft BeerFest
Join us as we present the beers of New York State’s premiere craft breweries. Enjoy a day of fantastic local craft beers, innovative pub grub, and music.
Terrapin’s 5th annual New York State Craft BeerFest will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 2pm until 8pm. We proudly carry our restaurant’s commitment for fresh local ingredients into our beer program as we showcase New York’s finest breweries; and we are proud to support the people in our community through buying local. Our message is that you need not look any farther than NY for some of the best craft beer in the country, and our goal is to provide a comfortable, fun environment to get acquainted with the beers, brewers, and food of our community. So please, come, enjoy and learn. Advance tickets are on sale by phone at (845) 876-3330 and include all food, drink and music. For updates on the event please go to www.terrapinrestaurant.com/beerfest or join our newsletter.
Also this year:
The Hudson Valley Home Brewers!
The Hudson Valley Home Brewers will have an extract brewing and an all grain brewing demonstration along with a number of kegs of home brew to serve as people visit the tent. They’ll describe the brewing process and answer brewing questions.
To learn more about the Hudson Valley Home Brewers visit http://www.hvhomebrewers.com/
Would you like to volunteer at the Terrapin BeerFest?
I hope so, because I need volunteers!
Please contact me, Terrapin BevMan, at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
I need plenty of help so email me right away to get on the list!
Keep your eyes out for these breweries at Terrapin BeerFest 2011:
Blue Point, Brooklyn, Browns, Butternuts, Captain Lawrence, Chatham, Cooperstown, Crossroads, Defiant, Ellicottville, Fire Island, Hyde Park, Ithaca, Keegan, Kelso, Lake Placid, Mendocino, Middle Ages, Olde Saratoga, Ommegang, Saranac, Schmaltz, Sixpoint, Southampton, Southern Tier, Wagner Valley, Warwick Valley
I love reading your responses, so keep ’em coming! Thanks to all of you who share personal stories; I really enjoy learning of others’ experiences in the world of beer. Please keep sending me questions and comments or stop by the bar at Terrapin if you would just like to have an awesome beer!
Thank you again for your support and as always I encourage you to drink local and support the brewers in our community!