MARCY — The Woodland Farm Brewery will host the Third Annual New York State Cask Ale Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, at its Marcy location.
The state craft brewing event will include participants from across New York, including such brewers as: 16 Stone Brewpub (Holland Patent), Artisanal Brew Works (Saratoga), Binghamton Brewing Company (Binghamton), Buried Acorn Brewing Company (Syracuse), Copper City Brewing Co (Rome), Fulton Chain Craft Brewery (Old Forge), Frog Alley Brewery (Schenectady), Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Company (Weedsport), Red Shed Brewery (Cooperstown), Saranac (Utica), Seneca Lake Brewing Company (Rock Stream), Singlecut Beersmiths (Astoria), The North Brewery (Endicott), Thin Man Brewery (Buffalo), and Woodland Farm Brewery (Utica).
Other vendors include Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail, Mad Props, D’Angelo Cigars, Grassy Cow Dairy.
Additional brewers and vendors are expected, according to event organizers.
Woodland Farm Brewery has been working to educate and promote cask beer since its inception in 2015, the brewery announcement added. Cask ale is the traditional serving method that predates kegging and refrigeration.
Cask ale is naturally carbonated which provides a smoother mouthfeel and more robust flavors, organizers added.
For this event, all of the various breweries will be bringing unique renditions of their beers that will only be available at this festival. Cask ale is often conditioned on additional ingredients including hops, chocolate, coffee, fruits, and other creative offerings, the announcement said, adding that the styles of beer that have been confirmed so far range from IPAs, brown ales, imperial stouts, imperial porters and others.
Attendees are expected to enjoy an afternoon of unique cask offerings from all over the state. Food will be available through Woodland Farm Brewery and music will round out the event, rain or shine. Remsen Social Club will be bringing their own brand of bluegrass, folk, Americana, and tomfoolery, organizers added.
General Admission tickets are $45, VIP tickets are $55, and Designated Driver tickets are $10. General admission tickets allow entrance at 3 p.m. while VIP tickets allow entrance at 2 p.m. for an additional hour of tasting, plus discounts on merchandise and food!
Tickets and more information are available at Woodland Farm Brewery or online at https://nyscaf.eventbrite.com
Sponsors for the event include: Thousand Islands Winery, Pryzluke Sanitation Services, Cooley Group, Vanderhoof Accounting Services, Comedy CNY, Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail, and FX Caprara.