Hudson Valley Brewmasters


Cheers! Prost! Salute! Join us as we celebrate New York State’s brewers with an array of local craft beers, food, and music during this exciting weekend devoted to all things beer! Experience a craft beer dinner pairing, lectures, and don’t forget to explore some of our regional best at our Craft Beer Expo with local brewers and purveyors. You’ll leave inspired to start brewing your own beer.

For reservations, please call .

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New York Brewmasters Events:

Friday | Saturday Sunday | Program Leaders

Friday, April 21

9:00 p.m.  Home Brewing 101
Demonstration and Tasting
with Yard Owl Craft Beer

Curious about how beer is made? Interested in making your own home brew? Join brewmasters Kristop Brown and James Walsh of Yard Owl brewery in Gardiner, New York as they give a detailed talk on what you’ll need and how you can get started on brewing your own craft beer. A craft beer tasting will follow! 
NOTE: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Tasting fee is $30 per person. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend the tasting.


Saturday, April 22

10:30 a.m.  Explore the Culinary World of Beer!
Join us for a delicious cooking demonstration and tasting. Our guest chef will introduce you to the many uses of cooking with beer in the kitchen.

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Local Craft Beer Expo
Explore, taste, and play during this special event, with displays from local brewers, food purveyors, and more! Your taste buds will be tantalized by some of New York State's finest. 
Please note: guests must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID to taste. 

9:00 p.m.  Live Music
Band TBD



KRISTOP BROWN AND JAMES WALSH are the brewmasters of Yard Owl brewery in Gardiner, New York.  Kristop and James are dear friends who have grown their business from the ground up, starting as a hobby in their kitchen and evolving to their own craft beer. With diverse backgrounds in food and wine, Kristop and James form a dynamic team. Kristop had previously established himself as an award-winning winemaker in the Hudson Valley. James is the co-owner of the Mudd Puddle Coffee Roasters and Café in New Paltz, New York.  

See you there!

For reservations, please call .