Over 100 breweries under one roof!

The longest running brewfest in Central New York is back again for year 25! 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, and Buried Acorn.

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. 

The Hotel Syracuse

This year we are partnering up with Marriott Courtyard Armory Square! They are offering up $119 Rooms for CNY Brewfest goers.

 

 

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.

We are following current Federal, NYS, and Onondaga County guidance in regards to Covid Guidelines. Currently, there is no requirement for masking or proof of vaccination. 

Please use your own personal judgment when deciding if you’d like to attend this event. If you are not comfortable at an event where there may be unvaccinated and/or un-masked attendees, please do not attend. Regardless of any State mandates, if you feel more comfortable in a mask, please feel free to wear one.

Breweries

Over 100 of the most sought after tastes

War Horse

Swiftwater

Flying Monkeys

Beer Tree

Seneca Street

Mortalis

West Kill Brewing

Stoneyard

Peekskill Brewery

Bissell Brothers

BrewDog

Burlington Beer Co

Burial Beer Co.

ONCO Fermentations

Talking Cursive

Singlecut

1911

Willow Rock

Von Trapp

Two Roads

Troegs

Threes

Thin Man

Stout Beard

Stone

Southern Tier

Sloop

Six Point

Sierra Nevada

Shipyard

Saranac

Sam Adams

Rohrbach

Rare Form

Prison City

Peak

Oxbow

Otter Creek

Other Half

Oskar Blues

Ommegang

Nine Pin

New Belgium

Middle Ages

Maine

Magic Hat

Long Trail

Leinenkugel

Left Hand

Lawson’s

Lagunitas

Keuka

KCBC

Ithaca

Interboro

Industrial Arts

Heritage Hill

Harpoon

Gun Hill

Grimm

Graft

Shep’s Brewing Company

Cigar City

Cider Creek

Brooklyn

Bells

Good Nature

Genesee

Garland City

Galaxy

Full Boar

Founders

Firestone Walker

Finback

Fiddlehead

Equilibrium

Embark

Ellicottville

Eastwood

Dogfish Head

Common Roots

Collective Arts

Buried Acorn

Barrier

Aurora

Anything But Beer

21st Amendment

Angry Orchard

Allagash

Schedule

Over 100 brilliant breweries
  • VIP Party • 04.01.22 • 6PM-9PM

    CNY Brewfest’s second ever VIP Party!

    Back by popular demand!! We will be hosting a VIP Party Friday February 11th from 6-9PM. This session is limited to just 300 people. A much more intimate vibe than the Saturday sessions with a smaller number of breweries pouring. However, as those of you that attended our 1st Friday VIP session in 2020, this party is a blast with some kick ass beers and awesome company. This session will not have the full variety of what Saturday’s sessions offer, instead it will 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 2020 prices at $50 per ticket.

  • Session One • 04.02.22 • 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: 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 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 Two • 04.02.22 • 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: 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.

Tickets

Over 100 brilliant breweries

Tickets available at these super fine locations

Early Entry

$20

Session Two

$50

Session One

$50

VIP Party

$50

LOCATION

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

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