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TAP New York Set to Return to Hunter Mountain

The beer festival and competition celebrates its 19th year in 2016

TAP New York is back! New York’s largest craft beef festival returns to Hunter Mountain this month, welcoming as many as 140 breweries — including up to 35 from the Hudson Valley. From pale ales and pilsners to porters and stouts, there are 300 individual beers to sample, as well as plenty to eat — sandwiches, wraps, soups, chili, and corn dogs (a fest favorite). New this month: the VIP Experience, which gets you a boatload of perks, including early admission, special parking, exclusive seating and food service — and best of all, four craft beers on tap that are only available to VIPs.

Stay tuned to The First Draft for exclusive TAP New York coverage.

If you go...

TAP New York
When: Apr. 23-24, Sat. 1-5 p.m., Sun. 12-4 pm.
Where: Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter
Cost: Click here for discounts and full pricing information
Details: 518-263-4223;

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