HUNTER, New York — Hunter Mountain’s annual Microbrew & Wine Festival will kick off on September 22 & 23, featuring microbrews and wines of the Hudson Valley, New York State and beyond. The festival starts each day at noon and ends at 5pm, taking place in the base lodge at Hunter Mountain Resort.
Breweries scheduled to attend include Butternuts, Brooklyn Brewery, Redhook Ale, Ithaca, Albany Pump Station, Lake Placid, Saranac, Keegan, Gilded Otter and more. Wineries include Poplar Ridge, Americana, Cascade Mountain, Red Barn, Ashley Lynn, Warwick Valley, Long Island Meadery, Baldwin Vineyards, Thousand Island Winery and many others.
Tasters will be able to vote for the best beer, best brewery and best winery, which will be announced towards the end of the festival on Sunday. The Christine Spero Group will be performing from 1-4pm on Saturday.
The Microbrew & Wine Festival is the one of two annual beer festivals at Hunter Mountain, the first one being TAP New York in April, which highlights 100+ beers of New York State.
There is free admission to the grounds, and a $20 tasting fee, or an $18 tasting fee if purchased online, through our eSki service at HunterMtn.com. The Skyride will be open both days for trips to the summit, and an array of food and craft vendors will be present.