Over 100 breweries under one roof!

The longest running Brewfest in Central New York is back again for year 26! Often imitated but never duplicated, the CNY Brewfest is kicking it up a notch again this year. Lots of new breweries added and more attendance by representatives of the breweries themselves to pour and answer questions.

Check the complete list of breweries below that we will be pouring at the festival. Tickets are available here, or at the following retail locations: Now & Later, Middle Ages Brewery, All Who Wander, Branching Out Bottle Shop, EJ Wren Homebrew Supply, Buried Acorn, and Meier’s Creek.

Live Music: My So-Called Band

My So-Called Band is an all 90’s tribute band from CNY!  Rock, pop, dance, hip-hop, you name it!  They play it all! 

Live Music: Soul Risin’

Soul Risin’ is the Syracuse, NY, soul grass jam band! Thriving off of their live shows, the group brings together an array of musical influences to get any venue on their feet. 

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FAQ’s

What beers are being poured? We will announce specific beers when we get confirmation from participating breweries.

Are Tickets are session specific? Unless you have a Golden Ticket, your ticket is only good for the session you purchased. Please be aware of this when you are purchasing your tickets, whether you do so online or in-person as there are no refunds or exchanges.

I have a Golden Ticket. What can I use that for? The Golden Ticket will get you in Session One OR Session Two at the regular time (1:00 or 6:00).You may purchase an Early Entry Add On Ticket if you’d like to enter early for your desired session.

Are there attendance caps? We are capping the attendance at each session this year to allow enough room for everyone to move around comfortably and for us to plan for a set amount of people at each session. Keeping this in mind, if we reach this number in a session, no tickets (or a limited number of tickets) will be available at the gate.

Is there a Designated Driver ticket? This year we will offer a designated driver ticket for $20. These tickets will ONLY be available at the gate. While we have tried other options in the past, none of them have seemed to work out despite our best intentions.

Does the ticket price include beer or does that cost extra? Your ticket price includes all beer samples. No beer has to be paid for at the festival.

Where do I park? Parking is on-site at the fairgrounds and is free. The fairgrounds and their employees control the parking and will direct you where to park for the festival. Depending on what other events are going on at the same time, there may be a line to enter and parking may be a bit of a walk. Please let the attendants know you are there for the brewfest to assure the closest parking possible.

Are children allowed? No children or infants are allowed. All patrons must be 21+.

Can I bring my pet? Only registered service animals are permitted.

Is food included? Food will be available for purchase at the event.

Will there be a coat check? Yes, we will have a coat check at the event.

Are there refunds?  No general refunds for this event. Refunds will ONLY be available for the following reasons. 

•If Federal, State, or County mandates change and we are not able to hold this event, we will refund the cost of the ticket and any taxes paid as well as the Eventbrite fees.

•If we need to change the date, time, and/or location of the event, we will offer refunds to those who would like one. Likewise, if there is a vaccine requirement put in place, we will offer refunds to anyone who would like one. In these cases, we will refund the ticket cost and any taxes paid but we cannot refund the Eventbrite fees, unfortunately.

•In all cases above, you will also be given the option of using your ticket for the next Festival. This would save you from having to forfeit the Eventbrite fees.

Breweries

Over 100 of the most sought after tastes

Riseform Brewing

McGraw Box Brewing Company

Haberle Brewing Company

Zero Gravity

Victory

Peacemaker Brewing Company

Meier’s Creek

Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)

Jersey Girl Brewing

Jack’s Abby

Grow Brewing Co.

Frequentem Brewing

Foam

Fifth Hammer Brewing Co

Evil Twin Brewing NYC

War Horse

Mortalis

Burlington Beer Co

Talking Cursive

Singlecut

Local 315

Willow Rock

Stout Beard

Southern Tier

Sloop

Six Point

Other Half

Lagunitas

Interboro

Industrial Arts

Heritage Hill

Shep’s Brewing Company

Equilibrium

Common Roots

Aurora

Schedule

Over 100 brilliant breweries
  • VIP Party • 03.24.23 • 6PM-9PM

    CNY Brewfest’s second ever VIP Party!

    Back by popular demand!!

    We will be hosting a VIP Party Friday, March 24th from 6-9PM.

    This session is limited to just 300 people and provides a much more intimate vibe than the Saturday sessions, with a smaller number of breweries pouring. However, as those of you that attended our VIP sessions in the past know, this party is a blast with some kick ass beers and awesome company. The VIP Party will not have the full variety of what Saturday’s sessions offer, but will instead feature a select list of around 30 unique and hard to find beers. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and chat with some of the great brewery friends we have made over the years.

    As with the Saturday session tickets, VIP tickets will remain at 2022 prices at $50 per ticket.

     

    Live Music: Soul Risin’

    Dance the evening away to Soul Risin’! Syracuse’s soul grass jam band! Thriving off of their live shows, the group brings together an array of musical influences to get any venue on its feet. From southern rock to funk, blues, reggae, and bluegrass jams, with a touch of genuine soul, they take it to new levels on stage with creative improv & jams leaving fans craving more.

  • Session One • 03.25.23 • 1pm-4pm

    Cost: $50
    Early Entry:
     Limited to 300 people. $20 add-on.
    Attendance Cap: Limited to 1200 People

    We are further limiting each session this year to allow enough room for everyone to move around comfortably and for us to plan for a set amount of people at each session. Keeping this in mind, if we reach this number in a session, no tickets (or a limited number of tickets) will be available at the gate.

    Live Music: My So-Called Band
    My So-Called Band is an all 90’s tribute band from CNY!  Rock, pop, dance, hip-hop, you name it!  They play it all!  

     

  • Session Two • 03.25.23 • 6PM-9PM

    Cost: $50
    Early Entry:
     Limited to 300 people. $20 add-on.
    Attendance Cap: Limited to 1200 People

    We are further limiting each session this year to allow enough room for everyone to move around comfortably and for us to plan for a set amount of people at each session. Keeping this in mind, if we reach this number in a session, no tickets (or a limited number of tickets) will be available at the gate.

    Live Music: My So-Called Band

    My So-Called Band is an all 90’s tribute band from CNY!  Rock, pop, dance, hip-hop, you name it!  They play it all!  

Tickets

Over 100 brilliant breweries

Tickets

LOCATION

The Horticulture Building at the NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY

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