Don’t let the cold weather keeping you cooped up at home. There are many fun ways to combat cabin fever, including indoor winter craft beer festivals. Here’s a list of hop-pening beer festivals where you can warm up with unlimited tastings of the best brews around.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 26th
Location: North Shore Beach Clubhouse
55 Clubhouse Drive
If you prefer intimate festivals with small batch, local craft beers, LI Nano Cask Ale Festival is the place to be. This year is the 10th Anniversary of the LI Nano Cask Ale Festival, celebrating the homebrew community where several local breweries have emerged from. Beat the crowds and chat with your favorite brewers during the VIP hour. Each ticket comes with a black knitted beanie to keep you warm along with a special collector’s glass.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 2nd
Session 1: 1:30-4pm
Session 2: 5:30-8pm
Location: Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Celebrate the winter season with unlimited craft beers, spiked drinks and tasty treats including gourmet truffle mac n’ cheese, a comfort bowl of chili, light and fluffy waffles and decadent desserts. Pummel your pals in a indoor snowball fight, warm up by the fire pits, and bust a move to bumping live music. VIP guests get to enter 30 minutes early before the crowds roll in, sip a specialty cocktail, and have access to a cozy lounge and a DIY s’mores station. Also, be sure to tackle the ultimate shot-ski with your craft beer buddies!
Date/Time: Saturday, February 9th, 7-10pm
Location: Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY 11530
Sample beer from the best breweries from the Northwest at Hops & Props. Some local favorites include Great South Bay Brewery, Barrage Brewing Company, Barrier Brewing, Barnshed Brewing, Eclectic Ales, Flying Belgian Brewery, Garvies Point Craft Brewery, Hopwins Brewery and Lithology Brewing Company. The Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts will also be sampling special beers, brewed exclusively for this event.