It is being billed as the first major New York State Brewer’s Association-sanctioned event in the Capital Region. The co-sponsors of the event are Brown’s Brewing Company of Troy and the Tri-City ValleyCats minor league baseball team that plays at the stadium, located at Hudson Valley Community College.
In addition to samples of beer from a variety of Northeast craft brewers (the organizers have not yet released a list of participating breweries), food, live music and a home brewing demonstration are being planned.
Ticket prices range from $10 for designated drivers to $40 for the deluxe package. Details are available online. This is a fundraising event to benefit the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation, which helps provide safe and well-maintained baseball fields for children throughout the area.
The foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Class A Baseball Short Season New York-Penn League. The foundation’s mission is to provide charitable support for local community efforts to the 14 member clubs of the New York-Penn League.
The New York State Craft Brewers Association is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote the awareness and interests of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs in the state.