2014 Saratoga Beer Week

Let’s cheer for Beer!

Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and is the third most popular drink consumed worldwide, right behind water and tea. Some would argue it is the oldest fermented beverage dating back to 9500 bc.  According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia “Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat.”  I guess there are folks who care about the process, but I would wager more care about the result.  Saratoga Beer Week in Saratoga Springs, NY, February 18-22, 2014 will honor all things beer from the brewing process to the imbibing ritual.

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The official Beer Week kickoff party takes place Tuesday February 18th at the Olde Saratoga Brewery located near the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs with beer samplings from 15 New York Brewers. Proceeds from this event benefit the NYS Brewers Association.

The bulk of the Saratoga Beer Week activities offer a perfect weekend getaway on February 20, 21 & 22, 2014.

Thursday, February 20  at 7:00pm at the Saratoga City Center travel back to the glory days of the 1960’ s and Liverpool England’s  greatest export,  The Beatles, or at least Hey Jude The tribute Band an authentic facsimile Beatles band. Relive the classic music and sample English beers.

On Friday, February 21, just like on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish as you rock to the popular Black 47  Irish band at the Saratoga Springs City Center.  They play their own brand of Irish rock and roll that often touches on political and social issues. This is their final year of touring so this is your chance to raise your glass in a toast to them.

On Saturday, February 22, participate in one of two Beer Summit sessions giving you access to the best beer list in Upstate New York. You will receive a souvenir tasting glass for three hours of beer sampling. Delicious food from local vendors will be available for purchase.  Take time to visit various vendors and local artisans and of course it wouldn’t be a party without live music!
Saratoga Arms, our Saratoga Springs hotel has partnered with the Beer Week organizers to offer an exciting Saratoga Beer Week weekend getaway package for Beer Lovers (or for the lovers of Beer Lovers)  for a romantic Saratoga mini vacation.

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Saratoga Arms is a family-owned Saratoga inn located just across the street from the Saratoga Beer Week festivities at Saratoga Springs City Center and within walking distance to all of the events.   This exciting Saratoga Springs package includes 2 or 3 nights of luxurious accommodations (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday).  Two Beer Week tickets will be waiting for you when you check in.  The tickets give you entry to the events that take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Our farm fresh breakfast awaits you each morning . And exclusive to Saratoga Arms Beer Week guests Beer for Breakfast!  Saturday morning enjoy a Brewer’s Breakfast Bash with Craig Theisen from Peak Organic Brewing Company. He will talk about his Portland, Maine brewery and vision for organic beers. And, of course he will offer a sampling many of his fine brews. What a way to start the day!   Exclusive for you  with this package are in-room beer gifts to take home to keep the Saratoga Beer Week memories alive.

♪“In Heaven there ♫ is no beer, that’s why we’re drinking here… ♪♫ ” in beautiful downtown Saratoga Springs located in the foothills of the Adirondacks in Upstate New York.