Glens Falls Brewfest is Back at the Cool Insuring Arena!

GLENS FALLS, NY — Two exciting events for craft beer lovers are coming up in Glens Falls!

Glens Falls Brewfest


April 1, 2023 | 4 to 7 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

Cool Insuring Arena
Arena Floor
1 Civic Center Plaza
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Excitement is brewing for this annual festival in Glens Falls! Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of craft beer from more than 35 breweries while savoring complimentary finger foods.
In addition, there will be 17 food, home décor and home improvement vendors, plus live music performed by Dirt Cheap!
This year Brewfest takes place on the Arena floor of the Cool Insuring Arena.
The Queensbury Hotel is offering a special Brewfest package including overnight accommodations, two Brewfest tickets, and shuttle transportation from the Hotel to Cool Insuring Arena. Learn more here.

The Beneficiaries

What makes this even more special? 100% of the net proceeds of the Glens Falls Brewfest support two local not-for-profits — the Feeder Canal Alliance and Adirondack Theatre Festival.
The Feeder Canal Alliance (FCA) is a non-profit organization that fosters the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of the historic Feeder Canal and Towpath Trail, which opened in 1822.  North Country residents as well as day trippers and tourists can enjoy walking, running, biking, paddling, bird-watching and family fun along the scenic nine mile long trail that meanders through a city, villages and the countryside.
Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays. This relationship engages the community as audience members and participants in workshops, discussions, and educational programming.

About Brewfest

Brewfest was started thirteen years ago by Chris Reed, John Cordes and Bill Mason.
“What they did was give our town one of the first area beer festivals. As dedicated community members, however, they wanted to see this Brewfest do much more than simply satisfy a desire for handcrafted brews. They wanted it to have a positive impact on the community,” as stated on the Brewfest website.
Over the years through sponsors and attendees, Brewfest has contributed more than $200,000 to community causes!

Taps & APPS


March 31, 2023 | 6 to 8 p.m.

14 Hudson Ave.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
The night before Brewfest, enjoy an evening of sampling great food by chef Matthew Bolton and the SUNY Culinary Arts School paired with amazing brews from this year’s guest brewer Battle Hill Brewing Co. Only 70 tickets are available.
A special combo package price is available for $99 that includes a ticket to Taps & APPS on Friday March 31 and the full Brewfest on Saturday, April 1, 2023
NOTE: All attendees must be 21+ and present a valid photo ID upon entry.
Purchase tickets to Taps & Apps, Brewfest, or both here!