The Empire Brewfest

June 10-11, 2016
Chevy Court
NY State Fairgrounds
Syracuse, NY
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Empire Brewfest announces new $5 admission ticket option!
New ticket option the result of 2 year test.

     The Empire Brewfest has announced a new $5 admission ticket option for the 2016 Empire Brewfest.  The 2016 Empire Brewfest takes place June 10-11, 2016 at Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds. 

     The new $5 ticket option incudes a commemorative sampling mug.  You can then sample your favorite craft beers for $2(2 tickets) per sample.  If you like a particular beer you can then purchase  full mug of beer for $5 or $6 (depending on alcohol content).  This is a great option for people that don't want to sample a large number of beers.  We still offer the $35 sampling ticket that includes a sampling glass (yes, it's glass) and your samples.  But the new option allows people to come to the event without paying $35 to enter.  This ticket option is only available through this website!

     We have been testing this ticket option for the past ​2 years at various craft beer festivals that we run. We're now ready to roll it out on a large scale.  We are constantly searching for new, innovative ideas to help us reach our stated goal: to be the best summer craft beer festival in the Northeast.  


The Empire Brewfest Team

 Empire Brewfest ® 1201 East Fayette Street Suite 5, Syracuse, NY 13210
2015 Empire Brewfest: early Saturday afternoon! It was raining outside so we moved the party inside.  This event is weatherproof.
Empire Brewfest says "thank you!"
     On behalf of the 2016 Empire Brewfest we'd like to offer all of you a heartfelt "thank you" for making this event this past weekend awesome!  Mother Nature threw us another curveball and we were forced to make the decision to move inside once again.  You came in droves on Saturday and you rolled with the punches, again.  We've built a unique craft beer experience designed to be enjoyed outside.  Forced to move inside you took it in stride and had a great time anyway.  We can't tell you how inspired and excited we are for the 2017 event.  Later this fall we'll announce the date for the 2017 Empire Brewfest.  Once again, thank you all and have a great rest of 2016!

The Empire Brewfest is weatherproof.   The forecast for Saturday is for the possibility of dangerous thunderstorms.  Therefore we've made the decision to move the event into the Center of Progress Building.  Here is the weather headline on today:     Cold front may bring strong storms to Central New York Saturday.  To read the full article click this link: