On Saturday, June 27 2015, thousands of craft beer drinkers and music lovers will once again gather together for the Fourth Annual Beer Fields Festival, happening at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre at Bald Hill, 55 S Bicycle Path in Selden, NY. The all day event will feature tastings of more than 250 types of beer–the best of Long Island and around the world from local greats, to American craft juggernauts, to worldwide renown imports–music from reggae sensations Collie Buddz and John Browns Body, Dumpstaphunk and some of the best local bands on Long Island including Oogee Wawa, Groundswell,The Offshore Regulars, Soundswell and Shinobi Ninja . Past events have included performances by Matisyahu, Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, The Wailers and others.
The festival begins at 4 pm with free beer sampling until 7 pm. Beer will be available for purchase after 7pm. Ticket prices range $50-55 pre-sale to $60 regular sale and $75 at the door that day. Cost of admission includes a 5 oz tasting glass with a 2 oz pour line, beer samples, access to all vendors, and concert pass. Local food vendors and restaurants also will be on site offering a variety of delectable pub pairings to accompany the beer along with shopping tents for special beer-related apparel and goods.
“What started out as a passion for craft beer led to a vision to share that passion with local friends in a place we’re all proud to call home—Long Island” say the events coordinators. They also state that the event was designed to offer a different type of energy and experience than the typical beer festivals- “This event is all about discovering what’s fresh – we’ll be showcasing some of the best tasting beer selections of the year, all set to the backdrop of some of the music world’s best bands,” says James Bonanno, one of the Beer Fields festival founders. “This is how Beerfields stands out from 99% of all Beer festivals – not only do we have some of the best in craft beers, we are bringing in some of the world’s best live music acts, making this the perfect summer event for craft beer and music enthusiasts”.
The festival also hopes to assist in promoting the emergence of the powerhouse Long Island Breweries, which have helped change Long Island’s reputation from a premier wine-producing destination to one of the nation’s fast-growing hubs for craft breweries, many of which are attending Beerfields including Blue Point, Great South Bay, Long Ireland, Port Jeff and Spider Bite, Fire Island Beer Co., and plenty more. This is a perfect opportunity for Long Islanders eager to jump into the craft beer phenomenon to try all their favorite local buzz beers up close and personal with the brewers themselves.
Those interested in attending Beerfields Craft Beer and Music Festival can purchase tickets at www.beerfieldsny.com Availability is limited.
Beerfields 2015 is sponsored by Blue Point Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Shock Top, and Saranac.
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