North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival
50 Brewers/120 Brews at Martha Clara Vinyards – Herricks Lane – Jamesport, NY.
Voted North Fork Event of the Year in 2007, the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival returns to the picturesque Martha Clara Vineyard on August 8, 2009. Martha Clara Vineyard is located at 6025 Sound Ave. Riverhead, NY 11901. Attendees are asked to follow the event signs and enter through the Herricks Lane entrance only.
The event will showcase the finest craft breweries – 50 in all – from across the country and will pair them with outstanding BBQ prepared by Maple Tree BBQ and award-winning wines from Martha Clara Vineyards and other local wineries.
The event is sponsored by and will feature the award-winning beer from Blue Point Brewery and Southampton Ales & Lagers. In addition to local favorites, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample high-quality craft beer from national craft breweries such as Boulder Beer Co., Brooklyn Brewery, Cape Ann Brewing Co., Dogfish Head, Harlem Brewing Co., Kona Brewing Co., Long Trail, Oscar Blues, Peak Organic, Sam Adams, Ramstein, Sly Fox, and many others. Attendees at the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival will have the opportunity to sample over 100 of the nation’s finest micro-brews.
The event will take place rain or shine (no refunds). The fields will have multiple tents to house the attendees, breweries, wineries, special vendors, cooking demos, and event programming. Weather permitting; the middle of the field will have tables and chairs for your comfort and enjoyment.
Great Food, Wine, Music & Education
The event will feature wines from Martha Clara Vineyards and other great Long Island wineries, gourmet barbeque from Maple Tree BBQ – a BBQ sandwich and side dish are included with your paid admission – additional BBQ food will be available for purchase.
Energy Express Band will perform live! Energy Express has music to satisfy all musical entertainment styles and tastes. The five-member band plays songs from the 50s Rock and Roll, to 60s Soul and R&B, to the Disco and Funk of the 70s, Dance hits of the 80s & 90s, plus the #1 top 40 hits of today.
Attendees are invited to attend intimate talks given by brew masters and industry leaders. They’ll cover topics as varied as the growth of the craft beer scene on Long Island to pairing craft beer with food.
Help Raise Funds for Local Charities
The event will help to raise funds for the Peconic Bay Medical Center, a not-for-profit hospital providing quality healthcare for Long Island and the Terry Farrell Fire Fighters Fund.
The North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival will offer two sessions.
Session 1: VIP SESSION 1:00 PM – 6PM. Includes and additional hour (from 1:00PM-2PM) where the VIP invited guests and VIP ticket holders will be able to talk to brewers and taste special beers the breweries have reserved for this session only and will not be being served to the general session attendees.
While most of the tickets for this special event are available by invitation only, a limited number of tickets will be made available to the general public. Gates will open at 12:30PM (first pour at 1PM). Tickets are $75, advance purchase only. (Ticket availability is limited). Ticket price includes a souvenir tasting glass marked with a 2 oz. pour line, admission to special one-hour meet & greet with brewers, beer tasting, a BBQ sandwich & side dish, and attendance at any of the special programming events.
Represented Breweries in Attendance
Southampton Publick House,Blue Point Brewing,Dogfish Head, Unibroue, Butternuts Beer, Brooklyn Brewing, Captain Lawrence Brewing, Boston Beer Co. (Samuel Adams),Fire Island Beer, Harlem Brewing,Ithaca Beer, Long Ireland Beer, Franziskaner, Spaten, Blind Bat,Boulder Beer Co,Cricket Hill,Black Forrest Brew Haus,Magic Hat,Doc’s Hard Cider,Thomas Hooker,Brewer’s East End Revival,Avery Brewing,Lakefront Brewing,Landmark Beer Co., Goose Island,Kona Brewing,John Harvards Brew House,Brick House Brewery,Cape Ann Brewing Co,Arcadia Ales, Long Trail,Smuttynose, Keegan Ales,Greenport Harbor,Empire Brewing Co.,Peak Organic,Green Flash,Stone Brewing,The Bruery,Anchor Brewing,Uinta Brewing,21st Amendment, Sly Fox, and Leinenkugel.