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Winter Beer Fest coming to Schenectady

A sample of beer is drawn into a glass. (Erica Miller)
A sample of beer is drawn into a glass. (Erica Miller)

SCHENECTADY — The Great Nor’easter Winter Beer Fest is coming to the Renaissance Hall on Feb. 10.

The 2-6 p.m. event will feature more than 60 beers from over 25 breweries, live music by the Crazy Swedes playing in the former church’s organ balcony, and food for sale by multiple vendors.

Tickets are $50 in advance and good for as many 4-ounce samples as can legally be served. A designated driver ticket is $10, and good for unlimited soft drinks.

Tickets are on sale through the website of the company presenting the event, Lupulin Events. 

Lupulin is partnering on the event with Schenectady County Community College’s Brewing Program, and will donate 25 percent of the net proceeds from the beer fest to benefit the educational program.

The Renaissance Hall is located at 820 Eastern Ave. and is handicapped-accessible. The event will be held regardless of the weather.

Breweries scheduled to participate are Adirondack Pub & Brewery, Artisanal Brew Works, Ausable Brewing, Binghamton Brewing, Bolton Landing Brewing, Brown’s Brewing, C.H. Evans Brewing, Chatham Brewing, Fort Orange Brewing, Good Nature Farm Brewery, Great Flats Brewing, Hudson Brewing, Kills Boro Brewing, Mad Jack Brewing, Mill House Brewing, New Paltz Brewing, Old Klaverack Brewery, Oyster Bay Brewing, Real McCoy Beer, S&S Farm Brewery, Seneca Lake Brewing, Shmaltz Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, Stump City Brewing, Table 41 Brewing, Wolf Hollow Brewing and Young Lion Brewing.

Owners and key employees of each brewery will be pouring their beers and discussing them.