Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats

Erie Armada will celebrate its inaugural year in Macedon Canal Park, September 20 – 22, 2019, with a multi-tiered, immersive experience featuring exclusive canal-inspired collaboration brews from brewers throughout New York including Queens-based LIC Beer Project and Buffalo’s Thin Man BreweryBarrier Brewing Co. in Long Island and Rare Form Brewing Co. out of Troy, plus upstate cideries Nine Pin Cider Works and Rogers’ Cideryard from Albany and Johnstown respectively.

The three-day event, born from the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Reimagine the Canals Competition, will include waterborne activities on the Erie Canal in partnership with Genesee Waterways and the New York Adventure Racing Association, locally sourced culinary offerings curated by NY Kitchen and canal-side glamping from Naturluxe & Stars.

Erie Armada pays tribute to the area’s history while looking to the future of the New York State Canal System. New York, once a leading grower of hops, shipped its goods nationwide via the Erie Canal. The event combines the exceptional craft brewing of New York, home to 400 breweries, with new recreational activities along the canal.

In addition to access to exclusive specialty collaboration brews from hand-selected partners and curated bites representing both NYC and upstate with food trucks and chef pop-ups, attendees will be able to participate in a series of on-canal challenges focusing on teamwork, creativity and human-powered crafts. Authentic historical canal boats from Erie Canal Adventures, Corn Hill Navigation’s Sam Patch, the Colonial Belle, and tugs from the Canal Corporation will fill out the mix.

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