Beer World in Kingston and WDST Radio Woodstock will host the Uptown Boogaloo this Saturday. Held in the cavernous back room at BSP on Wall Street in Kingston’s Stockade District, the Boogaloo is a craft beer festival where your price of entry allows you to sample to your heart’s content from among 75 microbrews from more than 40 breweries and cideries, many of them New York State-based. There’s also live music from Simi Stone, J. K. Vanderbilt and American Film History, plus an illusionist, games, a photo booth and food vendors.
This year, there will be two ticketed sessions: one from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, and another from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For an extra fee, VIP ticketholders get to arrive one hour early, and have access to ten additional hand-selected beers in the San Severia Spiegeltent, plus complimentary snacks from Yum Yum Noodle Bar. General admission tickets for each session cost $55 in advance, $60 at the door; VIP tix go for $125; and Designated Drivers get in for $15 ($45 for VIP treatment).
This year’s brewery lineup includes Abita Beer, Adirondack Brewery, Awestruck Ciders, Ballast Point, Brewery Ommegang, Broken Bow Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Bull and Barrel Brewery, Butternuts Beer & Ale, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Chatham Brewing, Cisco Brewers, Coney Island Brewing Co., Cooperstown Brewing Co., Cricket Hill Brewery, Empire Brewing Co., Flying Dog Brewery, Founders Brewing Co., Golden Road Brewing, Goose Island Beer Co., Harpoon Brewery, High Point Brewing Co., Ithaca Beer Co., Keegan Ales, Millhouse Brewing Co., New Belgium Beers, Newburgh Brewing Co., Paradox Beer Co., Peak Organic Beer, Pine Island Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Rogue Ales, Roscoe Beer Co., Samuel Adams, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Sly Fox Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Co., Twin Fork Beer Co., Two Roads Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Co., Virtue Ciders, Yankee Folly Cidery, 10 Barrel Brewing, 1911 Hard Cider, 2 Way Brewing Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery. VIP-only providers include Grimm Artisanal Ales, Gun Hill Brewing Co., Prairie Artisan Ales and Zero Gravity Craft Brewery.
To purchase tickets to the Uptown Boogaloo, call (877) 987-6487 or visit www.uptownboogaloo.com. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston.