TAP® New York started out 20 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 180 breweries were invited for 2017, offering 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. Check out our List of Invited Breweries to see who was invited and who attended in 2017.
TAP® New York is also about food. Each year we offer plenty to eat. Food is INCLUDED with your ticket!
TAP® is also a beer competition. Brewers from across the state enter their finest suds to compete for plaques and trophies. Each year, highly qualified judges choose the best craft brewery in New York State and also the best brewery in the Hudson Valley. The panel of judges also decides on the best individual beers in the state by category.
NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 WILL BE ADMITTED. VALID ID MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIMES AND PRODUCED UPON REQUEST.