Top Holiday Craft Beer Events


It’s the beeriest time of year! If you’re looking to celebrate the season with craft beer inspired events and gifts, add these fun and festive holiday happenings to your calendar. Have a Malty Christmas and a Hoppy Hanukah counting down to these craft beer outings.

Ugly Sweater Beer + Yoga

Date/Time: Sunday, December 2nd (11am-12:15pm)

Location: Great South Bay Brewery

25 Drexel Dr. Bay Shore, NY

Time for the 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Beer + Yoga at Great South Bay Brewery with the Beer Fit Club. Avoid holiday weight gain and manage holiday stress with a yoga class paired with a delicious draught beer. Wear your tackiest ugly Christmas sweater and get ready to sweat off the Christmas calories. A portion of the profits will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, a great way to give back this holiday season.

You’ll Shoot Yo’ Rye Out +Leg Lamp Lighting Party

Date/Time: Friday, December 7th (3-8pm)

Location: Moustache Brewing Co.

400 Hallett Avenue Suite A, Riverhead, NY

The leg lamp from the American Christmas comedy, A Christmas Story is one of the most recognized movie props. Get in the holiday spirit and head down to Moustache Brewing Co. for the annual Leg Lamp Lighting and release of their holiday brew, You’ll Shoot Yo’ Rye out!

Eight Crazy Taps

Date/Time: Friday, December 7th

Location: Lithology Brewing Company

211A Main Street, Farmingdale, NY

Experience Eight Crazy Taps at Lithology Brewing! Sample a variety of Lithology brews with eight tastings for $15. Play games and earn prizes and while taking advantage of holiday drink specials. Enjoy live music from Bryce Larsen from American Idol season 9 as you celebrate the festival of lights.

8th Annual Sleigh Ryed Pub Crawl

Date/Time: Saturday, December 8th (12-6pm)

Pick Up Locations:

11:15 AM LIE Exit 63 Park and Ride (Between Speedway & Applebee’s)

11:30 AM LIE Exit 58 Park and Ride (Islandia, North of the LIE)

11:45 AM LIE Exit 52 Park and Ride (Commack Rd. South of the LIE)

12:00 PM Great South Bay Brewery (25 Drexel Dr. Bay Shore, NY)

Kick off the holiday season with the 8th annual Tapped Enterprises Sleigh Ryed Pub Crawl. Two buses will jingle all the way down the South Shore while stopping at some of the best craft beer bars on Long Island including South Shore Dive in Sayville, Great South Bar in Patchogue, Maxwell’s in Islip, Coastal Kitchen & Daiquiri Bar in Bay Shore, and Village Idiot Pub in Oakdale.

Be sure to sample Great South Bay’s seasonal beer, Sleigh Rye’d Winter Ale. A special limited edition Sleigh Rye’d Winter cask ale will be available at each pub location. The pub crawl includes one cask ale tasting at each location, drinks and snacks on the bus and a meal voucher from The Royal Elite BBQ Truck, located at the Great South Bay Brewery.

1980’s Après-Ski Party and Craft Beer Festival

Date/Time: Saturday, December 8th (12-7pm)


Session 2: 4-7pm

Location: Five Boroughs Brewing Co.

215 47th Street Brooklyn, NY

GA ticket ($69) Includes entry to the festival and a limited edition tasting glass.

DD ticket ($20) Includes entry to the festival and a Hop Culture t-shirt of your choice.

Get your neon snowsuit ready for 1980’s Après-Ski Party, a craft beer festival featuring unlimited pours from some of the best breweries. Choose a session and enjoy a plethora of pours, food trucks with local eats, and a DJ . If you attended the Juicy Brews Winter Invitational last year, this year’s event got an 80s makeover, so get your perms, mullets and rat tails ready! If you don’t have any 80s apparel to rock, check out ski- themed merchandise from Sam Taylor at the event.

The list of breweries pouring includes Allagash Brewing Company, Back to Basics, Burley Oak Brewing Company, Casey Brewing and Blending, Civil Society Brewing, Cloudburst Brewing, District 96, Equilibrium Brewing, Five Boroughs Brewing Co., Hacienda Beer Co., Hudson Valley Brewery, Humble Sea Brewing Co., Ingenious Brewing Company, KCBC, Kent Falls Brewing, Marz Community Brewing, Mikkeller Brewing NYC, Root + Branch Brewing, The Answer Brewpub, Threes Brewing, Triple Crossing Beer, Twin Elephant Brewing Company, Vitamin Sea Brewing, and West Kill Brewing.

Great South Bay Holiday Market

Date/Time: December 2nd, 9th & 16th (12-6pm)

Location: Great South Bay Brewery

25 Drexel Dr, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Avoid crowded stores and shop for locally made goods at the Great South Bay Holiday Market. Shop local brands from WKND Outpost, an indie lifestyle boutique located in Bay Shore as well as other artisans and designers. The best part is when you’re done shopping, you can enjoy a beer in the tasting room. Cheers!

LIC Beer Project’s Holiday Party

Date/Time: Saturday, December 15th (3-11pm)

Location: LIC Beer Project

39-28 23rd Street

Queens, NY

Don’t miss LIC Beer Project’s Pile of Crowns release party! Pile of Crowns is an American Imperial IPA style beer with dry accents of berries and citrus, perfect for the holidays. Get the party started with live music by Little Gorgeous and Italian food from San Antonio Wood Fire Pizza. The best part is this event is free, be sure to RSVP due to limited availability and space.

Beer-Mug Making

Date/Time: Sunday, December 16th (2-7pm)

Location: Brooklyn Glass

142 13th Street

Brooklyn, NY

Looking to do some holiday crafting? Sign up for a Beer-Mug Making class and learn how to make festive beer steins at Brooklyn Glass. Beginners are taught how to form and shape glass into a handcrafted beer mug, no experience necessary. If you’re looking to give experiences rather than a holiday gift, make memories with the craft beer enthusiast on your list or create a special mug, for a functional and fabulous one of a kind gift.


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