Contact: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 28, 2014
CONTACT: Sydney L. Loftus, Executive Director
RE: The Taste of Hops: food and beer pairing and Beer Sampling at Hop Fest on September 13, 2014. Get your advance tickets now!
The 19th Annual Madison County Hop Fest presented by the Madison County Historical Society is September 12-13. Come see what everyone else has been experiencing at the Taste of Hops: a food and beer pairing like no other right here in Madison County at the annual Madison County Hop Fest. The Taste of Hops matches an area restaurants and/or caterer with a craft brewery to create an appetizer using beer as one of the ingredients. The Taste of Hops: food and beer pairing will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Madison County Historical Society (435 Main Street in Oneida) from 12-2 pm. The Colgate Inn of Hamilton is serving “Spaghetti and Meatballs” Beer-B-Q glazed pork belly meatballs topped with a cilantro and citrus gremolata with roasted and spiced spaghetti squash pairing their dish with Ommegang’s Witte. TheHamilton Inn of Hamilton is serving a Milk Stout Chocolate Cake with a Foie Gras and Peanut butter crème anglaise and crispy bacon pairing with Southern Tier 2x Milk Stout. Kenwood and Vine of Oneida is serving “Beer Baked Chicken on Butternut Squash Bread with pickled plum and shaved fennel. Paired with Rogue 7 Hop IPA. Madison Bistro of Wampsville is serving“Hop Picker Popper” Croquette Italiano – Italian Sausage and Cheese breaded and fried with Chipotle Ale BBQ Sauce pairing with Erie Canal Brewing’s Muleskinner. No. 10 Tavern of Hamilton is serving is serving Crawfish Etouffee over rice pairing with Bayou Teche Biere LA-Biere Noire. The Ridge Golf Club and Tavern of Chittenango is serving “Hop’in Pigs”-thick-cut applewood smoked bacon with Erie Canal Brewing’s Muleskinner-maple glaze and cracked black pepper pairing with Erie Canal Brewing’s Muleskinner. Ye Olde Landmark Tavern of Bouckville is serving Buttermilk fried shrimp with jalepano grits, smoked tomato vinaigrette and corn salsa pairing with Brooklyn Pilsner. Cakes and other Goodies of Oneida is servingTourtière, a French Canadian holiday pie, using Drover Hill Farms beef and pork rolled into a flaky pastry accompanied with a homemade beer catsup, fennel celery salad dressed with lemony vinaigrette shaved parmesan and roasted pine nuts.
Tickets are limited- only 150 will be sold. Advance Taste of Hops tickets are $20 and $25 at the door.
Join us after under the craft beer sampling tent from 2:30-5:30 that same day for beer samplings from over 30 styles of craft beer. Come enjoy offerings from: Bayou Teche Biere, Bell’s Brewing, Binghamton Brewing, Brooklyn, Crispin’,Dog Fish,Empire Brewery, Erie Canal Brewing, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room, Goose Island, Harpoon, Henneberg Brewing, Lagunitas Magic Hat, Middle Ages Brewing, Saranac, Sierra Nevada, Strong Bow, Southern Tier- more to be added!
For more information about the 19th Annual Madison County Hop Fest please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 435 Main Street in Oneida, 315-363-4136, www.madisonhopfest.org, email Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Hop Fest on Facebook. All proceeds from the Madison County Hop Fest support the educational programming at the Madison County Historical Society. There is no admission to attend the Hop Fest. Admission is charged for the Paired Beer Dinner, Taste of Hops and Beer sampling. No one under the age of 21 will be permitted to enter the events where beer is served. Proper ID is required for entrance to all areas where beer is served! Please do not bring children, strollers, or pets to the event. Tickets will be available for designated drivers (who must be 21 years of age) at the entrance of the beer-sampling tent. Advance Beer Sampling tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. Buy them ahead at the following locations: at MCHS, Empire Brewing Co., Erie Canal Brewing in Canastota, Good Nature Farm Brewery in Hamilton, Kraig’s Kegs in Sherrill, Middle Ages Brewing in Syracuse and Canastota Hometown Specialties in Canastota, or at www.madisonhopfest.org.