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First-ever Queens beer festival coming to Long Island City

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Queens’ first-ever beer festival will be hosted in Long Island City on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, shining a light on the borough’s growing craft beer scene and all local craft breweries. From noon to 6 p.m., attendees can sample all Queens-based breweries, plus additions from Brooklyn, The Bronx, Long Island and Staten Island. In addition to sampling beer, attendees will enjoy live music and food vendors representing the ethnic diversity of Queens.

This ticketed event will feature beers from such breweries as Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Queens Brewery, Big Alice Brewing, Singlecut Brewery, Finback Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Company, Coney Island Brewing Company, Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co., Garvies Point Brewery, LIC Beer Project, Flagship Brewing Co., Braven Brewing Company, The Bronx Brewery, Montauk Brewing Company and more.

Tickets range in price from $29 to $68 for each session and can be purchased for the following times and days here.

Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, each have two sessions: noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.

Specific ticket offerings for each session include the following:

  • $29 General Admission: Ticket includes tastings from participating breweries.
  • $43 VIP Admission: Ticket includes tastings from participating breweries, $10 worth of LIC Flea Bucks to be used toward food or crafts at the market and a VIP Gift Bag
  • $68 Beer Enthusiast Admission: Ticket includes tastings from participating breweries, $10 worth of LIC Flea Bucks to be used towards food or crafts at the market, VIP Gift Bag and a limited-edition Queens Beer Book which offers 30 beers at 30 great bars, breweries and beer-centric eateries across Queens ($30 value).

“We’re excited to be hosting this one-of-a-kind Beer Festival right here in Queens,” said Joshua Schneps of the Queens Beer Festival. “This borough is home to a growing number of craft breweries and we are looking forward to showcasing a wide variety of local beers.”

The Queens Beer Festival will be located at the site of LIC Flea & Food at 5-25 46th Ave., Long Island City. The festival is walking distance from the 7, N, Q, E, M and G trains, as well as the LIC East River Ferry stop and a parking garage on Fifth Street, so it is easily accessible to people living throughout New York City.

LIC Flea & Food regularly operates every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 30.

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