Episode 23 – Kingston Craft Beer Festival 2017 – UPDATED



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Correction: Hi guys, I’m updating this as I had the incorrect list of brewers attending the festival. I apologize for the oversight. I’ve amended this entry to reflect the correct beer list. So sorry! 

It’s April and April means the beer festival season BEGINS.

I’m headed to The Brooklyn’s annual Kingston Craft Beer Festival on the 8th and oh man, is it gonna be fun. Yes, it is sold out, but there might be tickets at the door. This week’s episode talks about what new breweries I’m looking forward to, beer styles I prefer, and why I wish I knew more about cider.

I promise in the episode that I would give you with a list of participating breweries (complete with links!). If you are a fan of any of them, let me know which ones. I want to know about some of the new-to-me ones I’ve mention.

Without further ado:

Whew! A lot breweries, sure, but most of all, a lot of noteworthy breweries. This list is subject to change, because beer festivals can be in flux. As a result, check online before heading over to avoid disappointment.

Find the show on iTunes and Stitcher. Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and on Untappd. Furthermore, if you see me at this festival, come say hi, and take a picture with me for the Instagram feed, yes? I will see you there!

Episode 8 – On the Road and at Beau’s Oktoberfest



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Who has two thumbs and went to Beau’s Oktoberfest? (I hoped you guessed me or this got weird real fast.)

It was a live-ish edition of Harpy Hour. I recorded some live commentary, I ate a giant pretzel, I drank wonderful beers (the list is at the bottom), I played midway games and lost horribly, and I also was present for the incredible announcement of Beau’s involvement with the Rwandan Craft Beer Project. I was able to nab some audio from that panel but truly, please check out the short film on Beau’s website as well as the active Kickstarter. An all-woman-owned and run brewery would be a marvelous thing for this country; I urge you to check it out and donate if you can.

I also got some brief hanging out time with the indomitable Crystal Luxmore, Certified Cicerone and Beer Judge. She was presenting a beer knowledge panel at the festival and I am grateful she gave me some time to catch her highlights of this year’s edition. I’ve been wanting to get Crystal on the show properly for a while, so I hope to have an episode featuring her within the next few weeks!

Additionally, I had the pleasure of meeting Katy Watts, the genius behind the beer podcast 613.Beer! I’ve been listening to her episodes and I encourage you to do the same!

It’s the usual refrain: follow me on Twitter (@HarpyHour), email me at Marisa@harpyhour.com, and FINALLY THERE IS AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT! I’ll be uploading my pics from Beau’s Oktoberfest all week.

A huge shout-out and thanks to Jennifer Beauchesne from Beau’s; she is aces.

Beers I Sampled: