Long Island Activities & Things to Do-Spring Craft Beer Festival 2014Craft Beer Festival
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12553 Hempstead Turnpike
Sat., Mar. 22, 2014
Beer, beer, beer-and more beer! Over 50 brewmeisters from all over the United States and Long Island will be in the house for the 8th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival. Grab your souvenir 5-oz tasting glass-included in the price of admission- and be ready to taste more than 100 different kinds of beers. Samples come in 2-oz sips. Food and bottled water will be on hand. Relax in the beer garden and enjoy the uniquely quirky Silent Disco, where music is delivered via headsets rather than speakers.
Choose from two sessions-early or later. Session I takes place from 12:30 to 4 p.m., and doors open at noon. Session II starts at 5:30 and goes to 9 p.m. Doors For the second sesh open at 5 p.m. The price for either is $45 in advance, and on the day of the fest, it goes up to $55-if tickets are still available, that is. Designated driver get a special rate of $12 that includes a bottle of water. You must be 21 or older to attend the Spring Craft Beer Festival whether or not you plan to drink.
Can't find a designated driver? Take the Long Island Beer Bus, aka the Tapped Bus, which offers 5 pick-up/drop-off locations and includes refreshments and snacks onboard. A Tapped Bus ticket is $40, or buy an admission and transport combo for $85. For more information on the Festival, call 1-877-435-9849. For more info on the Tapped Bus, call (631) 913-3817.