TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival

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Welcome to TAP New York!
New York's Largest Craft Beer Festival and the
Largest Single-State Craft Beer Festival in the Nation

TAP New York started out 18 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.

Craft brewing is alive and growing bigger than ever in New York State. The popularity of craft brewing has led to fuller bodied, flavorful brews featuring rich colors, bold flavors, and imaginative ingredients. People ask for it, and the brewers are answering. Many new craft breweries are opening every year, and we're both happy and proud to welcome them aboard.

TAP New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain, plus added tent space. Over 120 breweries have been invited for 2016, representing well over 300 individual beers, offer everything from IPAs and lagers to weissbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales... pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don't.

TAP New York is also about food. Each year we offer plenty to eat. Daily cooking demonstrations will also show you some great ideas for your own kitchen.

TAP is also a beer competition. Brewers from across the state enter their finest suds to compete for plaques and trophies. Each year on Saturday at TAP, highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in New York State and also the best brewery in the Hudson Valley. On Sunday, the panel of judges decide the best individual beers in both the Hudson Valley and the entire state.


Some of the above photos courtesy of John Vaccarelli.


2016 Tickets Now Available

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NEW!! VIP Experience

New for 2016, includes early admission, VIP Parking, exclusive seating and food service, exclusive craft beers and more! Only 100 available each day! Click Here to Purchase!

2015 Winner List

What a great weekend! Congratulations to the award winners!

2015 Cup Winners

  • Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup - Chatham Brewing
  • F.X. Matt Cup - Horseheads Brewing
  • Governors' Brewers' Cup - Barrier Brewing

Click here for all winners

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all brewers for participating. We couldn't do it without you!

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TAP New York, PO Box 295, Hunter, NY 12442

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