The event, to be held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Hempstead Turnpike, will be hosting offering more than 100 beers from 50-plus breweries in 20-plus countries.
Among the nations scheduled to be represented are the U.S., Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Austria, Nicaragua, Thailand, Poland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Sweden and China.
The middle of the expo hall will be open with cocktail tables for attendees to use in a beer garden setting sponsored by Weihenstephan, Krusovice, Urthel, Meantime, Hofbrau, Radeberger, Blackthorn Cider, St. Feuillien and La Trappe.
A menu of German-inspired food will be available for purchase there. The menu will include:
• Spaten brats (grilled pork and veal bratwurst served on a hero roll and topped with spatenkraut: $10)
• Innis and Gunn Chicken and Apple Sausage (fresh chicken and Fuji apple sausage browned and served on a hero roll with sweet-and-sour red cabbage simmered in Innis and Gunn oak-aged beer: $10)
• Philly Beer and Cheese Steak (shaved beef served on a hero with a hofbrau-laced cheese sauce and onions: $10)
Incidentally, speaking of Innis and Gunn beer, the Long Island Press has an interesting story detailing the background of how a whisky-maker acted as the catalyst for this new beer.
The Expo will be split into two different sessions. Session I is set for 2:30 to 4 p.m. (doors open at noon). Session II will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.). Ticket information is available online.
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