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Beer Expo Returns to Belmont Park Racetrack
60+ Breweries to Gather on Nov. 5
Six Breweries Make Festival Debut

ELMONT, NY. October 20, 2016 —The Long Island Great Beer Expo returns to Belmont Park Racetrack, home of the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing, on Saturday, November 5, 2016.  The 9th annual Great Beer Expo will once again offer over 100 beers for sampling with a pay-one-price admission ticket.  The racetrack at Belmont Park is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY 11003.  Tickets are on-sale now and selling quickly.  Like year’s past, another sell-out is expected.

The biggest names in brewing are excited to be joining in on the festivities.  This year’s beer tasting extravaganza will showcase breweries from around the corner, around the country, and around the globe—more than 60 breweries in all.

What makes the Great Beer Expo even greater this year is that six breweries will be making their festival debut, including: New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, CO); Big Alice Brewing (Long Island City, NY); Tweaking Frog Brewing Company (Farmingdale, NY); Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville, CA); Flagship Brewing Co. (Staten Island, NY); and New York’s first organic beer company, Smart Beer (New Paltz, NY).  “We’re excited to introduce these breweries to the attendees at Belmont.  The lineup for this year is spectacular,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction.

The event is sponsored in part by, Long Island’s local beer calendar.  This event is proud to support and help raise funds for Kids Need MORE (MOtivational Recovery Environments, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  It is one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and siblings.

The Great Beer Expo ( will have two sessions:  12:30-4:00pm and 5:30-9:00pm.  A limited number of tickets will be sold.  Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase.  Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the event website  General Admission tickets include admission to the Expo, a souvenir tasting cup, the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo, and free parking.  Food is available for purchase.  Designated driver tickets are also available for $12 each.  No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted and photo ID is required for entry.  Belmont Park Racetrack is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY  11003.

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