2015 NYC Halloween Harvest Craft Beer Festival

Attention all Halloween lovers and craft beer enthusiasts in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens: It’s time to celebrate because the NYC Craft Beer Festival is back for the Halloween Harvest. So what can you expect to enjoy at this upcoming event? Read our guide to find out!

Save the Date!

The NYC Craft Beer Festival – Halloween Harvest is back for the third time and will be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at the Metropolitan West Pavilion, 639 West 46th Street in New York, NY.

Times for the Fall Harvest events are as follows: 

  • Session 1: Friday from 8  to 10:30 pm
  • Session 2: Saturday from 2 to 4:30 pm
  • Session 3: Saturday from 7 to 9:30 pm

Each session gives you a chance to taste the most popular local and widely renowned craft beers as well as a variety of seasonal brews for the fall. Plus, since the NYC Craft Beer Festival takes place over Halloween weekend, event goers are welcome to dress up and celebrate the holiday and great beer.

Craft Beer Selection

The NYC Craft Beer Festival will have 75 breweries showcasing a total of 150 beers, meads, and ciders, so make sure that you’re thirsty. Below are some breweries you can expect to see during this Halloween’s festival:

  • Lifelong friends Eric Moss, Vaughn Cutillo, and Joe Sullivan founded Montauk Brewing Companyin 2012 and aim to share the spirit of Montauk through high-quality locally brewed beers such as their Arrowhead Irish Ale, Offland IPA, and Driftwood Ale.
  • Nine Pin Cider Works  in Albany is a craft cider company and the first farm cidery in the state. All of their products, including their Signature, Ginger, and Belgian hard cider blends, are created with apples from Hudson Valley and Capital Region orchards to keep everything local.
  • Third Rail Beer was founded just over a year ago in NYC when three friends came together to share their love of beer and the Big Apple. Since then, they’ve brewed beers such as Innate IPA, Alternate Side American Stout, and Skyland IPA using their own recipes and techniques.

Food and Retail Vendors

While the official list of food and retail vendors hasn’t been released, here are some from the previous event to give you an idea of what you can expect:

  • Melissa Tavss started Tipsy Scoop because of her family’s tradition of making ice cream. Now this adult ice cream shop has a place in the family history. Located in NYC, Tipsy Scoops mixes decadent ice creams with vodka, tequila, and more for an indulgently boozy take on a dessert classic. Some flavors you can try are Red Velvet Martini, Spike Hazelnut Coffee, and Maple Bacon Bourbon.
  • Jam Jar Bakery offers a quick and easy to way to eat a pie on the go. Situated in Brooklyn, NY, this bakery fills mason jars with single serving pies for a unique way to indulge in a sweet treat. Pastry chef and founder Abby Levin creates each flavor, including Apple Pie, Pumpkin Bourbon, and Hot Fudge Toffee Crunch.
  • DUB Pies was established in 2003 and since then has provided foodies of NYC with an authentic taste of Australia and New Zealand with the iconic meat pie. They offer a variety of their pies, including Steak and Cheese Pie and Steak Mince Pie. You can also treat yourself with their DUB Apple and DUB Peaches and Cream dessert pies.

Get Your Tickets Today!

You’ll need NYC Craft Beer Festival – Halloween Harvest tickets to attend. Each session offers your choice of two tickets levels. General admission costs $55 and will provide a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited 2-oz tastings, and access to seminars. VIP tickets cost $75 and include the same perks as general admission tickets but will allow you to enjoy the festival an hour earlier.

The NYC Craft Beer Festival – Halloween Harvest is almost here, so be sure to mark your calendars and plan for this Halloween weekend event!

For more information about this event, check out the NYC Craft Beer Festival Facebook and Twitter pages! 

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