Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mark Your Calendars: 12th Annual Madison County Hop Festival

I received this info today Dott Willsey, announcing the lineup of activities for the 12th Annual Madison County Hop Festival. The event kicks off on Sept 14th and winds down three days later. If you're in the New York area, this seems like an event worth catching.

All proceeds from the Hop Fest support the educational programming at the Madison County Historical Society.

Event highlights (from Press Release)
Hop Fest Weekend commences on Friday, September 14 with a paired brew dinner at the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern in Bouckville, NY. The restaurant's CIA trained chef has created a delicious four- course meal that has been paired with Landmark Brewery. Reservations are required by September 10 and can be made by reserving them online at Tickets for the dinner are $35.
We have paired the following restaurants, chocolatier and breweries to create a culinary sensation that is sure to whet everyone's palate:
  • Blue Barbeque of Chittenango paired with Wachusettes;
  • Copper Turret, of Morrisville, paired with Magic Hat;
  • Dave's Fireside of Bouckville paired with Saranac;
  • Hotel Solsville, of Madison, paired with Saranac;
  • Ye Olde Landmark Tavern, of Bouckville, paired with Landmark Brewery;
  • Meyers Chocolate of Oneida, paired with Brewery Ommegang.
Reservations are limited and some tickets may be available the day of the event. Tickets are $20
The weekend winds down on Sunday, September 16 with a guided coach tour of beautiful hop kilns in Madison County; included during the tour will be stops at various restaurants for light fare and craft brew. Tickets are $60.
Again, this sounds like a fantastic weekend for beer enthusiasts. I'm a bit of a sucker for things historical, and that Hop Kiln tour sounds absolutely amazing!