Madison County Hops Fest

What: Beer & Food

When: Friday - September 12, 2014 @ 06:00PM to Saturday - September 13, 2014 @ 05:30PM

Where: Madison Historical Society, Oneida, New York
The Madison County Hop Fest celebrates the past, present and prosperous future of the hop industry in Madison County and throughout New York State.

Sept. 12-Paired Hop Dinner at Kenwood and Vine, 170 Kenwood Ave, Oneida, NY. The five course meal created by Executive Chef, Don Smith, will be paired with a variety of craft beers. Tickets for the dinner are $55. Reservations required by September 5 and seating is limited.

Sept. 13- on-site at the Madison County Historical Society-11am– 5:30 pm. Free admission- featured guest speakers- Don Cazentre (11:00 am), Food and Drink writer for syracuse.com, Syracuse Post Standard and new author will present a program and book signing on his new book, 2nd Edition of New York Breweries. Steve Miller(11:00 am) , New York’s first Hop Specialist from Cornell Cooperative Extension and crowned Madison County Hop King in 2013 will share his research on the commercial hop industry in Madison and Oneida Counties. Al Bullard (2:45 pm) collector of hop tools and consultant on hop exhibits and crowned Madison County Hop King in 2005 will examine specialized farm implements used in the hop trade and highlight structures in the landscape that may have been buildings used in the 19th and 20th century hop industry. There will also be brewing demonstrations by American Home Brewers Association, exhibits on the history of hops, crowning of the 2014 Hop King (2:00 pm), Taste of Hops: a food and beer pairing(12:00-2:00 pm), and of course craft beer sampling(2:30-5:30 pm).

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