Inaugural Queens Beer Festival Welcomes Long Island Breweries Oct. 15 & 16

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Three Long Island craft breweries will be among more than two dozen artisan brew producers from across the region taking part in the first annual Queens Beer Festival next month in Long Island City.

Queens Beer Festival

New York is home to an exploding craft beer scene and now ranks within the top five nationally in both the number of breweries and economic impact. As for Long Island, there are more than 30 craft breweries dotting the region, and several others in the works.

Long Island’s trio joins many of the top microbreweries from throughout the five boroughs on hand the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16 in Long Island City for the inaugural Queens Beer Festival.

Attendees will have an opportunity to taste a wide selection of hand-crafted beers from breweries in Queens, along with a curated selection of brews from Long Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island.

RELATED: Ultimate Long Island Craft Beer & Brewery Guide

LI Breweries

The three Long Island breweries on tap for unlimited tastings at the Queens Beer Festival include: 1) Garvies Point Brewery, located in Glen Cove, serving up such contemporary craft beers as Prybil Pale Ale, Port Service Porter, White Squall and Gold Coast, the latter of which celebrates the iconic history of the Long Island Gold Coast. 2) Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., located in a restored historical firehouse in Greenport, is the brainchild of college buddies determined to make great beer right on the North Fork of LI. 3) Blue Point Brewing Co., where the owners’ passion for the collision between the art and science of brewing led to award-winning beer with a Long Island sensibility. Toasted Lager, their first beer brewed, is its flagship.

While sampling IPAs, an abundance of ales, savory lagers, and whatever else these creative brewers can come up with, revelers can enjoy views of Midtown Manhattan with live music and global food vendors representing the ethnic diversity in Queens.

What You Need To Know

The event will take place at the popular LIC Flea & Food Market, at the corner of 46th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City.

Tickets start at just $29 for each session. Enter the “LIPRESS” discount code at checkout for 10 percent off admission!

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.QueensBeerFestival.com.