The festival will focus on high-end and limited-release craft beer. Rather than offering an alternative VIP admission that would exclude many consumers from sampling, we are working to curate a selection of hundreds of these exclusive beers making the entire experience VIP. In addition to providing a never-before-seen selection of beer, the festival will offer the opportunity for many consumers to talk to brewers, reps, and other beer enthusiasts. There will be local food vendors, live music, festival-centric merchandise, charitable raffles and giveaways.


We are all incredibly excited to announce that the festival will be taking place at the Washington Avenue Armory.



List will be added to as we get closer to the day of the festival.

Albany Pump Station Short Tart & Handsome: On Holiday, Handsome GuyPA
Alesmith Nibs & Beans Speedway Stout
Allagash Mattina Rossa, Little Sal, Hoppy Table Beer
B. United International Inc. OEC Phantasma Blend 3
Ballast Point TBA DIPA, TBA Barrel-Aged
Barrier TBA IPA, TBA Stout
Boulevard Rye On Rye On Rye, Collaboration No. 6 Barrel Aged Blend
Burial TBA IPA, TBA Stout
Cantillon Fou' Foune *
Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury
Carton Cafe Y' Churro, Caffe Corretto
Common Roots
Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett *
Decadent Ales TBA IPA, TBA Stout
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #4, Siracusa Nera
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze *
Equilibrium Apricot There and Back Again, Casey, TBA IPA
Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus*, Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
Finback The Sun Is Too Bright, Between The Dead, TBA IPA
Firestone Parabola
Founders KBS 2016, KBS 2017
Goose Island Bourbon County 2014, Bourbon County 2015
Graft Cider TBA Cider, TBA Cider
Grimm Cube: Cuvée #2, TBA IPA
Gun Hill TBA IPA
Half Acre Shrub Tundra
Hudson Valley Brewery TBA Fruited Sour, TBA
Indian Ladder Dr. Paul Matthews IPA, Daniel Driscoll Pale Ale, Dry Hard Cider, Brewer's Gold Hop Cider
Ithaca Beer Co. White Gold aged in white wine barrels, TBA CASK
J. Wakefield TBA Sour
Jack's Abby TBA Framinghammer, Sole Artisan Ale Collaboration IPL
Jester King Snorkel *, Fen Tao *
Kent Falls TBA Fruited Gose, TBA IPA
LIC Beer Project TBA IPA, TBA Sour
Mikkeller TBA San Diego
New England Brewing Co. TBA, TBA
Night Shift TBA IPA
Nine Pin Spigold Single Variety, Bourbon Barrel Aged Golden Russet, Gogo's Shiso
Ommegang Barrel-aged Three Philosophers, Neon Rainbows DIPA
Oskar Blues Barrel-aged Ten FIDY *
Other Half Cane Life*, In Absentia Luci*, TBA IPA
Paradox Southern Hemisphere, Imperial Wit, Saison CASK
Peekskill TBA DIPA, Amazeballs CASK
Pizza Boy Raspberry Sour, Sunny Side Up Stout
Plan Bee Barn Beer
Rushing Duck Cuvée d'Orange County, Barrel-aged Blend Part IV
Saranac Muay Thai Sour, Galaxy Monster DIPA
Shelton Brothers Importers - TBA TO OL, TBA
Shmaltz Shebrew Triple IPA
Sloop TBA IPA, TBA Saison
The Bruery White Chocolate, Frucht: Boysenberry
Threes Brewing Vliet Pilsner, TBA IPA
Two Roads
Upland Peach, Darken

As you know, many of these breweries are famous for their incredible IPAs. Due to the importance of the freshness associated with this style we will not be able to confirm specific IPAs until very near the day of the festival. But rest assured, they will be present!

* Indicates very special beers which are present in extremely limited quantities. Pour size is reduced from 3oz to 1.5oz. Thank you for understanding.


Food City Beer Hall, Druthers, Madison pour House

Raw bar Albany Ale & Oyster

nitro Cold Brew Stacks Espresso Bar

Music Graham Tichy BAnd

Festival Tickets


$65 | Access to an unlimited tasting of 100+ rare and special release beers with a limited edition ACBW 2017 5oz. tasting glass.


$20 | Entrance to festival, $10 food voucher, one free Stacks Espresso coffee. NO BEER. NO GLASS.