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From: 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM
What started out as a small evening event is growing this year into an all-out Craft Beer Festival. Taking place June 8, World Oceans Day, from 2 6 pm, this years indoor/outdoor tented event hopes to raise the much needed funds for museum education programs and camp scholarships. As a private institution, we really rely on the generosity of our community to help subsidize the costs of our public education programs. Through donations, weve been able to offer full camp scholarships to our week-long summer camps, so no child is turned away. Were hoping this event will help us expand such programming, says Assistant Director and event organizer, Cindy Grimm. With so many breweries on board already, were hoping this will be a great annual event!
Participating breweries include: 1940s Brewing Company, 27A Brewing, Barrage Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Brickhouse Brewery, Destination Unknown, Oyster Bay Brewing Company, PoBoy Brewery, Six Harbors Brewing Company, Spider Bite Brewing Company, W A Meadwerks, and Homebrew clubs B.E.E.R, L.I.B.M.E, and H.H.C.B.C. Along with dozens of craft beer tastings, guests will also enjoy musical sea shanties by Sampawams Creek, hourly whaleboat chats about what whaling was like in the 1850s, and Ale Tales in the workshop where brewers will share some of their brewing secrets. Participating Brewer Paul Dlugokencky, whose Blind Bat Brewery is opening soon in Centerport explains, While I enjoy every step of the brewing process, the smoked beers are even more fun depending on the recipe, I smoke some of the ingredients over various woods. One of those, which I expect to have at WA&ST, is my Old Walt Smoked Wit (named after our own Walt Whitman). It is a Belgian-inspired Wit Beer, but for this version, I smoke some of the wheat over mesquite.
Johns Crazy Socks has signed on as the event sponsor. We love the Whaling Museum because of the way it keeps us connected to our past and the maritime life around us, explains co-founder Mark Cronin. We like to organize social events outside of work for our colleagues and thought Whales, Ales & Salty Tales would be a fun time for all. Since we have a mission to spread happiness, it wasnt a big step to decide to sponsor the event. We want to help the Museum reach as many people as possible." There are still more opportunities for local businesses to get involved. Interested companies can email Assistant Director, Cindy Grimm at email@example.com for more information.
Tickets are available at the museum's website (cshwhalingmuseum.org/ales): $35/$25 for museum members/$15 for designated drivers. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $45. Please note this is a 21 and over event; photo ID will be required for entry.
Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm
The Whaling Muesum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY