Beer Festivals to Beat Cabin Fever


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.

LI Nano Cask Ale Festival

Date/Time: Saturday, January 26th

VIP: 12-1pm

GA: 1-5pm

Location: North Shore Beach Clubhouse

55 Clubhouse Drive

Rocky Point, New York

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.

NYC Winter Warmer

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!

Hops & Props

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.


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