Remember the song "99 Bottles of Beer"? How about more than 100 beers available for sampling? That's what you get at the 12th Annual Great Beer Expo: Long Island, coming to NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Saturday, November 2.
Enjoy brews from local Long Island craft breweries, national award-winning breweries, and notable breweries from the international scene. A selection of wines and ciders will also be available. A pay-one-price ticket gives you access to all the samples plus a souvenir cup. Spend a few hours relaxing and trying a variety of beer, wines and ciders from around the world, while playing backyard games like giant jenga and cornhole.
The Great Beer Expo is Long Island’s longest running beer festival. The following breweries, cideries, and wineries are among the many that will be showcased at the event:
1940’s Brewing Company
Angry Orchard Hard Cider
Blue Point Brewing Company
Founders Brewing Company
Ghost Brewing Company - a new brewing company opening in Bay Shore
Great South Bay Brewery
Port Jeff Brewing Company
Beer lovers will also have plenty of opportunities to pick up some event merchandise for themselves or to give as gifts for fellow beer enthusiasts.
Supporting Veterans and Kids
The event will feature a Color Guard presentation by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Nassau County, Ch. 82. Attendees are invited to witness a special salute to our veteran heroes, sign a giant thank you card thanking veterans for their service, and write a holiday card to send to active duty soldiers who won’t be home with their families for the holidays.
Kids Need More Toy Drive
The Great Beer Expo has partnered with the non-profit organization Kids Need More. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Holiday Cheer Bus Toy Drive. Staff and volunteers from Kids Need More will deliver toys to 250 local children coping with serious illness.
Ticket and Session Information
The Great Beer Expo: Long Island on November 2 will be held in two sessions:
Session 1 • 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Session 2 • 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ticket prices are as follows:
General Admission Tickets: $45 (+tax/fees when purchased online/in advance); $55 (+tax/fees when purchased on event day, if still available). Ticket includes: a 5 oz. souvenir tasting cup for enjoying 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery, winery, or cidermaker. Pick from Session 1 or Session 2.
Military/First Responders: Eligible veterans, active-duty military personnel, and first responders can purchase discount General Admission tickets (while supplies last) through the Veteran Tickets Foundation at www.vettix.org or First Tickets Foundation at www.1sttix.org.
Designated Driver (DD) Tickets: $12 (+tax/fees). A DD ticketholder will get a bottle of water.
Parking is $5. You must be 21 or over to enter the event.
NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. For more information about the event, visit The Great Beer Expo: Long Island website.