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Orange County Beer Expo, July 24 Selected as Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Choice Polling Place

Cuddebackville, NY. July 6, 2010 - The 2nd Annual International Great Beer Expo being held at the Neversink Valley Area Museum in Cuddebackville, NY from 2-6pm on July 24, 2010 has been selected as an official polling place for the 2010 Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Choice national taste test. www.GreatBeerExpo.com/Neversink.

Since 2005 the brewers of Samuel Adams have been offering drinkers a voice in choosing one of the new beers they will introduce in the coming year. This summer the trend continues as the Boston Beer Company, the makers of Samuel Adams, will take two recipes on the road to be judged in a head-to-head consumer taste test. Among the first stops on the tour will be The International Great Beer Expo at the Neversink Valley Area Museum, an official polling place for the 2010 Beer Lover's Choice competition. The 2010 contestants are: (SAMPLE A) Belgian Style IPA and (SAMPLE B) American Rye Ale. Attendees at this year's Beer Expo will be invited to sip both samples and then cast their vote by official ballot for the national taste test competition. Once the 2010 nation-wide polling is closed, the Boston Beer Company will announce a winner and begin preparations to bring the winning recipe to market for all to enjoy.

The International Great Beer Expo, an annual fundraiser for the Neversink Valley Area Museum, will showcase more than 25 international breweries from across the globe, each presenting their finest brews for sampling-more than 50 beers in all. A pay-one-price ticket allows adults 21+ to enjoy a fun day of beer sampling, beer education, and live music performed by the local band Eight Days of Blues.

The International Great Beer Expo (www.GreatBeerExpo.com/Neversink) will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 2:00pm-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 www.GreatBeerExpo.com/Neversink or $55 at the door, if available. 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+. Live music performed by Eight Days of Blues. Local restaurant, Cornucopia, is the event caterer and will be offering an assortment of fine food items for sale.

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 (www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com) was named one of the "Top 10 Beer Festivals in America" by Forbes Traveler and The 2007 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival (www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com) was awarded the North Fork "Event of the Year" honor from Dan's Papers.

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