Great Beer Expo – NY State – July 25th

International Beer Tasting Event July 25

To Raise Funds for Orange County Museum

expoCuddebackville, NY. June 24, 2009 — Some of the biggest names in international brewing will gather on the picturesque grounds of the Neversink Valley Area Museum in Cuddebackville, NY on July 25, 2009 for the first annual beer tasting and fundraising event at the museum. The beer festival will feature more than 25 international breweries from across the globe presenting more than 50 of their finest brews for sampling. A pay-one-price ticket allows adults 21+ to enjoy a fun day of beer sampling, beer education, and live entertainment. The event will help raise funds for the Neversink Valley Area Museum.

This international beer tasting event will showcase breweries from across the globe, each providing samples of their country’s proudest brewing achievement. Shoulder to shoulder with some of America’s best breweries will be amazing beer from Japan, Germany, Belgium, Italy, China, and others.

As the U.S. beer industry continues to battle for highly coveted market share with the wines and spirits category, the range of styles and flavors offered by the imports are attracting new fans and enthusiasts. “We want to help introduce festival attendees to some great imports, beers they may never have tried before,” said event producer Andy Calimano of Starfish Junction. “Most beer enthusiasts are educated about beer and have sophisticated tastes. I think the enthusiasts in this region of New York are ready to do some global exploring,” said Calimano.

“The Great Beer Expo allows the Museum to gain publicity to a broad audience. The Museum, like other small history museums, is always trying to raise money so that it can continue to fulfill its mission,” said Stephen Skye, President of the Board Of Trustees for the Neversink Valley Area Museum. “The Great Beer Expo will be a significant contributor to the museum’s 2009 income,” he added.

The International Great Beer Expo ( will be held on July 25, 2009 from 2:00-6:00pm at the Neversink Valley Area Museum located at 26 Hoag Road, Cuddebackville, NY 12729. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. Tickets are $40 each when purchased in advance at the event website or $55 at the door, if tickets remain. Tickets include admission to the event, participation in special programming, a souvenir tasting glass, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10 each. No one under 21 will be admitted and photo ID is required for entry. Designated drivers must also be 21+.

The Neversink Valley Area Museum is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Its mission is to preserve and share the history of the people and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk Valleys of New York’s Catskill region. The history of American industrialization during the nineteenth century and its effect on local and regional history is displayed and interpreted through exhibits, lectures, research, school classes and Museum tours. It presents its programs to about 2,000 school children every year.

The event is produced by Starfish Junction, winner of two prestigious awards honoring events produced for the beer industry: The 2008 Philly Craft Beer Fest ( was named one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler and The 2007 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival ( was awarded the North Fork “Event of the Year” honor from Dan’s Papers.

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