Unlike synchronized swim teams and Olsen twin look-alike contests, beer samplers celebrate variety. Embrace diverse brews with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get admission to the Saratoga Beer Summit at Saratoga Beer Week (up to a $20 value). Session One of the summit will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Saratoga’s city center, roughly 45 minutes north of Albany. Admission includes the following:
- Beer-summit entry for one
- Four food or drink samples
- One commemorative glass
Saratoga Beer Week celebrates the art of brewing with three jam-packed days of events. At the summit’s first session, visitors browse domestic lagers and international libations, including Irish, German, and Belgian brews. Most participating breweries unveil their seasonal spring collections at the event, unveiling the hard work that their hibernating craftsbears have been doing all winter long. After tasting four complimentary samples, revelers can continue to explore liquid trends by purchasing further tipples at an additional cost. After the summit’s close, a commemorative event glass goes home with sippers to revive the thrill of the festivities.
As stunning fall colors settle into the leaves of Saratoga County, beer lovers gather at the Malta Drive-In to celebrate the changing of the season with 27 different German and seasonal fall craft beers. Traditional German food complements a wide selection of American seasonal favorites, such as the Fall Summit ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company and the traditional Oktoberfest beer produced yearly by the Spaten brewery. The organizers endeavor to entertain more than taste buds, arranging live musical performances throughout the day from German accordion player Herb Liebenhagen, Saratoga favorite Headband Jack, and the Bluz House Rockers. Visitors also partake in games and contests such as Best Brat Costume or Who Smells the Most Like Cabbage.
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