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, Pump Station Pale, Kick Ass Brown
Alesmith Nibs & Beans Speedway Stout
Allagash Mattina Rossa, Little Sal, Hoppy Table Beer
Artisanal Brew Works Rye Barrel - Aged Whole Lotta Trouble, Impeachment IPA
B. United International Inc. BFM 225 Saison. Wild Beer Co. Modus Vivendi, Sleeping Lemons, Iduna Cru
Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Barmy, Raspberry Sour Wench
Barrier Don't Sweat The Technique IPA (Other Half Collab), Suburb Mosaic IPA
Bell's Kal-Haven
Boulevard Rye On Rye On Rye, Collaboration No. 6 Barrel Aged Blend
Brooklyn Cloaking Device
Browns #SuchTaste IPA, Wild Turkey Barrel-Aged Whiskey Porter
Burial A most Fitting Death DIPA, Firestick IPA, I Know For A Fact You Don't Party
Cantillon Fou' Foune *
Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury
Carton Cafe Y' Churro (Regular Coffee Variant), Caffe Corretto (Regular Coffee Variant)
Common Roots Double Dry-Hopped Daylight DIPA Variant, Tea Cup IPA, Haus Sour #9, American Wild Ale Aged in Blended Wine
Crooked Stave Origins, Nightmare on Brett *
Decadent Ales Mango Colada DIPA, Citra Citra Citra DIPA
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #4, Siracusa Nera
Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze *
Druthers The Dare Gose, 80 Schilling Scottish Ale, Spring Bock, Experimental IPA
Embark Cidery Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry, Wild Fermented Heriloom
Equilibrium Fractal Simcoe IPA, Perturbation Mosaic IPA, Apricot There and Back Again, Casey
Evil Twin Michigan Maple Jesus*, Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
Finback The Sun Is Too Bright Gose, Between The Dead Stout
Firestone Parabola
Founders KBS 2016, KBS 2017
Good Nature Blight Buster IPA
Goose Island Bourbon County 2014, Bourbon County 2015
Graft Cider Green Is Gold, Salt & Sand, Farm Flor
Grimm Idaho 7 DIPA, Cube: Cuvée #2
Gun Hill Kentucky Common, Barrel-Aged Void Of Light
Half Acre Shrub Tundra Coffee Brown Ale, Navaja DIPA
Hudson Valley Brewery Re-Up DIPA, Silhouette Tangerine Sour
Indian Ladder Dr. Paul Matthews IPA, Daniel Driscoll Pale Ale, Dry Hard Cider, Brewer's Gold Hop Cider
Ithaca Beer Co. Hellatta Dodge IPA, White Gold CASK, CranBretty
Jack's Abby PB&J Barrel-Aged Framinghammer, 3X Dry-Hopped Hoponius Union, Leisure Time Wheat
Jester King Snorkel *, Fen Tao *
Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, Apocolocynopsis (Monkish Collaboration)
Lord Hobo Consolation Prize, Boom Sauce
Kent Falls Shruggie IPA, Mango Juicemaker Brett IPA
LIC Beer Project SAMO IPA, Fat Cap Pale Ale
Lagunitas Waldo's Special (paired with vaporized hops)
Lost Nation Roll Away IPA, Gose with Blueberries & Citra Hops CASK
Maine Lunch IPA
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Imperial Stout
New England Brewing Co. 668 Neighbor Of The Beast, Sea Hag IPA, Dry-Hopped Coriolis CASK
Newburgh Rodeo Wild Saison, Gigaboss DIPA
Night Shift The 87 DIPA, Morph IPA
Nine Pin Spigold Single Variety, Bourbon Barrel Aged Golden Russet, Gogo's Shiso
OEC Brewing Phantasma Blend 3
Ommegang Barrel-aged Three Philosophers, Neon Rainbows DIPA
Oskar Blues Barrel-aged Ten FIDY *
Other Half Dream In Green IPA, Cane Life*, In Absentia Luci*
Paradox Southern Hemisphere, Imperial Wit, Saison CASK
Peekskill Stario IPA, Sunday Forecast Wit
Pipeworks Lupine DIPA
Pizza Boy Raspberry Sour, Sunny Side Up Stout
Plan Bee Barn Beer, Quince, Bartlett
Rare Form Raw Beats IPA
Rushing Duck RnD Mosaic Pale Ale, Cuvée d'Orange County, Barrel-aged Blend Part IV
Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk
Saranac Muay Thai Sour, Galaxy Monster DIPA
Shmaltz Circum Session Ale, Jewbelation Reborn 2013
SingleCut Jenny Said IPA, Tell Shaky And Boxcar Joe DIPA
Sloop Doubleplusgood DIPA, Juice Bomb IPA, American Farmhouse
Stillwater / Dugges Tropic Punch, Mango Mango Mango
The Bruery White Chocolate, Frucht: Boysenberry
Threes Bad Wallpaper IPA, Vliet Pilsner
TO OL Sur Sorachi Ace, Mr. Blonde
Two Roads Two Juicy DIPA, Igors Dream
Upland Peach Sour, Darken Sour

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, NEW world bistro bar

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.