SUNY Adirondack collaborates with brewery for annual Taps & Apps

seafood paired with beer
February 18, 2020

Glens Falls Brewfest, SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts program and Artisanal Brew Works are collaborating for the annual Taps & Apps event from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6 at Seasoned, SUNY Adirondack’s student-run restaurant in Glens Falls.

The tasting party, which is a precursor to the annual Glens Falls Brewfest, pairs appetizers created by SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students, under the leadership of Chef Matthew Bolton, with craft beers by Artisanal Brew Works.

Tickets are $65 per person, or $99 for a ticket that also includes admission to the Glens Falls Brewfest on March 7 at the Queensbury Hotel. Guests must be 21 or older.

Glens Falls Brewfest is a beer, wine and cider tasting event featuring local, regional and national breweries, as well as a few wineries and cideries. The fundraiser benefits Adirondack Theatre Festival and Feeder Canal Alliance.

Two Saratoga Springs High School teachers with a passion for Belgian beer opened Artisanal Brew Works in 2016. Located minutes away from downtown Saratoga Springs, the brewery features a tasting room and outdoor beer garden. The beer portfolio includes Belgians, IPAs, stouts and some experimental beers.

“It is our pleasure to finally get to showcase Artisanal Brew Works’ craft with ours in a pairing dinner,” said Chef Bolton, instructor of Culinary Arts at SUNY Adirondack.

“Pairing up with a wonderful chef to showcase their food next to our liquid is always a great time,” said Daniel Kravitz, Artisanal Brew Works general manager. “Supporting the local community is one of our objectives. We are local, and want to help other local businesses succeed right along with us.”

The SUNY Culinary Arts Center and Seasoned restaurant are located at 14 Hudson Ave. in Glens Falls.

Purchase Taps & Apps and Glens Falls Brewfest tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.