March 9 Nassau Coliseum Spring Craft Beer Festival to feature 50 breweries

Beer fest logoTickets still available for popular Long Island brewers fest.

Hard to believe it’s been seven years since the first Spring Craft Beer Festival at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island.

The March 9 event, put on by Starfish Junction Productions, always draws a huge crowd.

This year, more than 50 craft brewers from around the country will be pouring samples of more than 100 brews in the venue’s 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall.

A handful of breweries will be offering special kegs at select times during each session. Among them: Goose Island Bourbon Barrel Stout and Big John Imperial Stout, Great South Bay Massive IPA with hops from the Condzella farm in Calverton and Harpoon Director’s Cut.

There also will be samples of homebrews produced by members of the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts club.

Tickets remain available online for both the afternoon and evening sessions, but once sold out no tickets will be sold at the door.  The first session runs from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; the second from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Advance tickets are $45 and tickets at the door, if available will be $55. Designated drivers get in for $12. The times can be found at this link.

Food will be available for purchase during each session.

Attendees must by 21 or older to attend and must show a valid photo ID at the door.

Are you going?  Look for me at the afternoon session.

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