TAPSM New York started out 15 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the 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 in New York State. The resurgence of craft brewing, spawned in part by the creative brewers at Saranac and Boston Brewing, has led to fuller bodied, flavorful brews featuring rich colors, bold flavors, and imaginative ingredients. New craft breweries are opening every year, and we're both happy and proud to welcome them aboard.
TAPSM New York has grown over tenfold through the years to now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain, plus added tent space. Over 85 breweries are invited, representing well over 200 individual beers, offer everything from IPAs and lagers to wiesbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales... pretty much any variety you know of, and probably a few that you don't.
TAPSM 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.
TAPSM 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 TAPSM, 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.
Governors' Cup: Higher Standard Imperial IPA
The Peekskill Brewery
Best Craft Beer in the New York State
Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup: Lake Placid Pub and Brewery
Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley
F.X. Matt Memorial Cup: Sixpoint Brewery
Best Brewery in New York State
Click here for all winners
Thanks to all the brewers, vendors, volunteers and attendees for making TAP 2013 the biggest and best so far!
The Governors' Cup. Click here for more.
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Click Here for our Official 2012 Video