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Spring Craft Beer Festival Returns to Belmont Park Racetrack 4/1
Attendees Get Sneak Peak at Summer Seasonal Releases

March 13, 2017—Elmont, N.Y. Event producer, Starfish Junction is putting the final touches on the 11th Annual Spring Craft Beer Festival, being held on Saturday April 1, 2017, at Belmont Park Racetrack located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003. Local and national craft breweries will be in attendance pouring samples of their finest brews—more than 100 beers in all. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the event website This is a 21+ event.

“This could very well be our best Long Island show yet,” said Scott Pflug, Certified Ciccerone and event producer at Starfish Junction. “With more than 150 beers available for sampling, a few summer seasonal previews, and the debut of some new breweries, this year’s festival will not disappoint.”

Making a splash at this year’s Spring Craft Beer Festival will be the newest innovation from Blue Point Brewing Company--Prop Stopper Seaweed IPA. “The creative and innovative team at Long Island’s most popular brewery has created a beer using four different types of North Atlantic seaweed. The Prop Stopper IPA offers a subtle savory and salty finish, leaving you wanting more after every sip,” said Pflug. Also making its debut at the festival will be the Aquanaut IPA from Port Jeff Brewing Company and a selection of radlers (craft beer double-brewed with organic tea) from Owl’s Brew (Steven’s Point, WI).

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 Spring Craft Beer Festival will offer two ticketing options, Session 1 (afternoon): 12:30-4:00pm and Session 2 (evening) 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 $46 each when purchased in advance at the event website, $60 on event day if the event is not sold out. General Admission tickets include admission to the festival, a souvenir tasting cup, the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the festival, and free parking. Food is available for purchase from venue concessions. 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 is located at 2150 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, NY 11003.

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