40 of New York State's best breweries will gather at the F.X. Matt Brewery to celebrate NY's amazing craft beer industry.

If you aren't familiar with the delicious beer that is made right here in NY with local ingredients by our friends and neighbors, then it's time to put down the Bud Light and pick up a quality brew that was made in your own backyard and not shipped for days to get to you.

One of the best parts of the NYS Craft Brewer's Festival is that the owners, brewmasters and brewery representatives always pour the beer, so any and all of your questions will be answered on the spot.

You'll also get to see special exhibits on the Malt and Hops industry in New York State, and of course there will be food available for purchase from local restaurants.

The Old Main will also be on hand providing the live music.

The festival starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday June 9, at the F.X. Matt Brewery Courtyard.

The NYS Craft Brewer's Festival is the perfect place to get to know how delicious the great craft beer being produced every day right here in Utica, Oneida County and New York State is.

For ticket information and the complete list of NYS Breweries participating visit NewYorkCraftBeer.com.

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