Fall is one of the most exciting seasons for craft beer enthusiasts. Pumpkin beers, amber harvest ales and Oktoberfest beers are all solid starters for the seasonal craft beer lineup. Here’s a list of the best fall festivals where you can sample a variety of seasonal beers and get in the autumn spirit.
Date: Saturday, October 13th (1:30-5:30pm)
Location: Great South Bay Brewery
25 Drexel Drive
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Price: $20.00 – $70.00
Get ready for beers, brats and punk rock, it’s time for Punktöberfest at the Great South Bay Brewery! Enjoy a great selection of fall beers, traditional Oktoberfest foods and rocking music to kick off the fall season.
Date: Saturday, October 20th
Location: Scully Mansion
Seatuck Environmental Association
550 S. Bay Avenue
Bats & Brews is the annual fundraiser for the Seatuck Environmental Association to protect wildlife and restore habitats across Long Island. This pre-Halloween event includes a presentation about bats, live music, games and craft beer from breweries from Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens that use locally-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices.
Date & Time: October 20th (6pm)
Location: TJ Finley’s
42 E Main Street
Bay Shore, NY
Sample over 20 different types pumpkin beers served in hollowed-out mini pumpkins for TJ Finley’s Pumpkin Fest! This festival is a great place to sample a large variety of pumpkin beers from different breweries. Proceeds for this event benefit Gavin’s Got Heart, a non-profit organization that helps families of children battling congenital heart defects.
Saturday, October 20th
(VIP) 12:30pm- 5pm
Academy Sports Complex
875 Conklin Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
The Long Island Fall Beer Festival is an outdoor beer festival with unlimited samples of local brews, food trucks, large lawn games and fall foliage. Purchase a VIP ticket which includes early entry and a souvenir tasting cup.
Friday October 26th (7pm-close)
Lithology Brewing Co.
211A Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Lithology Brewing Co and Long Island Strong have joined forces to create a special craft beer collaboration. Loyal to the Soil, a session IPA made from local ingredients and hops from Rt. 27 Hop Farm in Moriches, NY. Proceeds from this event benefit the John Bowne Agriculture Program, a hands-on program that helps students find careers in their field and further their education. Also, while you’re at Lithology, get into the fall spirit and try U-Pick Pumpkin Porter brewed with fresh roasted pumpkin and seasonal spices.