First annual saratoga beer week

This February marks the first annual Saratoga Beer Week, sponsored by Saratoga.com, Saratoga Festivals, LLC, Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau, and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Saratoga Beer Week will be a three-day event from February 23-25, where beer enthusiasts are promised fun, food and fantastic beer. With 30 beer-centered scheduled events, the streets of downtown Saratoga Springs ought to be packed with event goers of all kinds.

By purchasing a passport for $129 per person, responsible adults can enjoy all the fun that Saratoga Beer Week has to offer. A passport will provide you with access to all events, seminars, tasting of rare brews and even a meet-and-greet with owners and brewers. This year’s seminars will take place at the Saratoga City center and include educational sessions on how to make the perfect brew at home, pair food and beer precisely, and pick the right seasonal brew. Tickets for the seminars will cost $30 per session without a passport.

The featured events of Saratoga Beer Week are the Grand Food and Rare Beer Tasting and the Craft Brewers Alliance Tap Takeover with Head Brewer. Events will take place at the Saratoga City Center and The Stadium Cafe accordingly, where event goers will have the opportunity to sample brews and food, listen to local musicians and mingle with national brewers. Events will cost $95 to attend without a passport.

Participating bars and restaurants of this year’s Saratoga Beer Week will include Longfellows, The Olde Bryan Inn, Prime at Saratoga National, The Saratoga Hilton, Maestro’s, Circus Café, Irish Times, Saratoga City Tavern, Max Londons, Saratoga Brewery, Seven Horse Pub, The Local Club & Teahouse, Vapor Night Club, The Stadium Cafe, Jacob & Anthony’s and The Parting Glass. Each restaurant will be hosting various seminars/events throughout the three-day event, which kicks off on February 23 at 3:00 p.m.