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Craft brewer’s event set for New York Wine & Culinary Center

The New York Wine & Culinary Center will hold its first New York State Craft Brewer’s Holiday Release event on Nov. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m.

The event is slated to feature seasonal beers from some 30 breweries throughout New Yorke, officials said. There will be a VIP event from 2 to 3 p.m. where each brewery’s release will be paired with food to complement the tasting experience for patrons.

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. and Constellation Brands Inc. are sponsors of the inaugural event. Guests will be able to attend educational seminars, visit the culinary center’s food truck and other vendors, and listen to music, officials said

“This event represents more than the center successfully fulfilling its mission of heightening awareness and promoting the New York craft beverage industry during our 10th anniversary,” said John Berndt, general manager of the New York Wine & Culinary Center. “Our new inaugural fundraiser exemplifies the efforts of the center to embrace current trends, including craft brews’ increasing popularity, and our desire to provide more industry-related, relative programming and partner support in our next 10 years.”

The proceeds raised from the release party will benefit beer-centric educational programming at the center and the New York State Brewers Association’s initiative to protect and promote New York’s craft brewing industry, officials said.

“This Holiday Release party is far more than just another beer festival,” said Paul Leone, executive director of the association. “This event is a celebration of New York State craft beer and the people that work so hard every day to make some of the best beer in the country.”

General admission tickets are $35 per person in advance and $45 per person the day of the event. Additional information is available at nywcc.com.

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