The 16th Annual Madison County Hop Fest fun-filled weekend starts at the Ye Olde Landmark Tavern in Bouckville for the Hop Fest’s Paired Beer Dinner on September 16 at 6 pm.  The five-course meal created by Culinary Institute Chef, Andrew Hengst will be paired with a variety of craft beer styles from Southern Tier Brewing Company.
The first course is a roasted vegetable samosa of chickpea salad with cilantro chutney paired with Southern Tier’s 422 Pale Wheat Ale. The second course is a garlic soup served with crispy chorizo and parsley oil paired with Southern Tier’s Phinn and Matt’s American Pale Ale.  The third course is crispy shrimp cake accompanied with a tomato and corn salad drizzled with jalapeno vinaigrette and paired with Southern Tier’s IPA. The fourth course is Pork Tenderloin, served with apple and herb stuffing, fried brussels sprouts, macaroni and cheese in a mustard aioli paired with Southern Tier’s Harvest Extra Special Bitter. The fifth course is a pumpkin cheesecake finished with a caramel praline sauce paired with Southern Tier’s Pumking Imperial Pumkin Ale.
Tickets for the dinner are $45 and seating is limited.  Please contact the society to reserve your seat online at www.mchs1900.org/hopfest, or by sending a check payable to the Madison County Historical Society by September 9th.

Southern Tier will be on the society’s grounds on Saturday, September 17 under the Beer Tent! Tickets for the brew sampling are ($25 advance and $30 at the door) and available at Kraig’s Kegs in Sherrill, the historical society, or online at www.mchs1900.org/hopfest. Tickets for the Taste of Hops are $15 advance and $20 at the door and available at the participating restaurants, or online at www.mchs1900.org/hopfest.

For more information about the 16th Annual Madison County Hop Fest please contact the Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, 315. 363.4136, 315.361.9735, www.mchs1900.org/hopfest.  Become our fan on Facebook and like Hop Fest. All proceeds from the Hop Fest support the educational programming at the Madison County Historical Society.  The Madison County Hop Fest is a 21-year and older event. Admission is charged only for the paired beer dinner, beer sampling, and taste of hops.

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