Do you like running? Do you like boozing? We prefer one over the other but will participate in both if it means a nice cold beer. Get it?
The Brew Hop is excited to announce their first annual 5K + Craft Beer Festival, coming to Randall’s Island Park on Sunday, September 18th. The event will feature complimentary tastings from craft breweries around the Greater New York Area, such as: Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths, Third Rail Beer, Bronx Brewery, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing, KelSo Beer Company, Alphabet City Brewing, Blue Point Brewing Company, Great South Bay Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, and more to be announced.
The Brew Hop (how appropriate of a name) is a brand new event that gives people a chance to combine their loves for running and drinking. And you thought you were the only one! It’s not just these two activities as there is a festival that comes with all of this fun. The day starts off with a 5K race (not bad) followed by a festival from 12:30pm – 4pm for attendees to indulge in the best beer and food New York City has to offer.
Don’t worry, if you’re like one of our team members, there is a ‘Beer Fest Only’ ticket available for purchase. VIP tickets are also available for purchase, which will grant access to a private lounge area with wait staff to get beers for you, free massages, private bathrooms, exclusive food and beer offerings, and a limited edition poster.
All attendees will enjoy complimentary beer samples with their ticket purchase, along with a tasting glass, koozie, and other surprises from participating breweries. The post-race festival will feature live music, lawn games, brewery row, art installations, local food trucks, vendor village, and seating areas. In addition to the participating NY breweries, attendees will also enjoy beverages from Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and SpikedSeltzer.
Now for the mushy stuff: The event will benefit City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, by donating 10% of the proceeds directly to the charity. There will also be a food drive on-site for attendees who wish to bring nonperishable food items to donate. City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982, and this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, restaurants, grocers, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the five boroughs. City Harvest takes a long-term approach to hunger relief through its Healthy Neighborhoods initiative. For more information, please visit www.cityharvest.org.
Good workout. Good beer. Good cause. Buy your tickets today!