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Summer's Best Fest Welcomes New Breweries & Special Guests

JAMESPORT, NY. July 18, 2013 - Long Island's most popular event of the summer, the award-winning 7th annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival, is being held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Martha Clara Vineyards in Jamesport, NY. With the VIP session already completely sold out, it promises to be another fantastic event. This year's festival will welcome many first-timers to the event including three Long Island breweries making their debut. Limited tickets remain for the General Admission session, info and tickets at www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com.

A must for this summer's to-do list, the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival will act as the official introduction of three newly established Long Island breweries, Crooked Ladder Brewing Company (Riverhead), Barrage Brewing (Farmingdale), and Moustache Brewing Co. (Riverhead). "We are delighted that the timing was right for this event will be our first," said Matthew Spitz, co-owner of Moustache Brewing Co.

The event also welcomes several first-time exhibitors, including: Dark Horse Brewing Co. (MI); The Fort Collins Brewery (CO); Andean Brewing Co. (NY) makers of KUKA Beer; Two Roads Brewing Co. (CT); Yonkers Brewing Co. (NY); Bayou Teche Brewing (LA), Steadfast Beer Co. (NY) makers of gluten-free beer; and Shiner Beer (TX). "We're also delighted to have one of the brewers from Sam Adams, Boston Beer Co. join us at the show. Seth Adams, a full-time brewer tasked with crafting small batch beer in the Sam Adams nano brewery will be on hand to meet and greet attendees," said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction.

More than sixty world-class craft brewers will gather on the picturesque grounds of Martha Clara Vineyards to participate in the 2013 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival. The festival will include a broad range of nationally recognized craft beer industry leaders as well as many of Long Island's award-winning hometown favorites. The event will feature wines for sampling from the Martha Clara Vineyards collection and other specially selected Long Island wineries. Gourmet barbeque food prepared by Maple Tree BBQ and live music from Eddie Ayala, one of Long Island's most popular acoustic guitarists, will add to the day's enjoyment. The event will help to raise funds for the national Beer for Brains Foundation.

The 7th annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival has two ticket options: VIP ($85) is SOLD OUT; General Admission (2:00pm - 6:00pm, $57). General Admission tickets can be purchased at www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com. Tickets include a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass with the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery or winery. Designated driver tickets are available for $15 each. All paid attendees get a coupon for a barbeque sandwich and side order of their choice as part of their admission price. No one under 21 is permitted and valid photo ID is required for entry. No children or pets permitted. The event will take place rain or shine. All ticket sales are final. Martha Clara Vineyards is located at 6025 Sound Ave., Jamesport, NY 11901. Attendees must enter through the Herricks Lane entrance. Advanced purchase of ticket(s) is required. Visit the event website for more information, www.NorthForkCraftBeerFestival.com.

The event is produced by Starfish Junction, an award-winning Long Island-based event production and marketing company.

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