Thursday, August 11

Craft Beer Festival Returns to Heckscher State Park – Long Island Craft Classic, 8/13


The Long Island Craft Classic will return to the picturesque Heckscher State Park on Saturday, August 13, 2022 for what promises to be summer’s best beer, wine, and cider tasting celebration. This tasting event is one of Long Island’s longest-running and best fests—showcasing local hometown favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, international trend-setters, and more. All tickets include a barbecue sandwich from the official event caterer,  Bobbique . Another sell-out is expected.Tickets and information are available at
“As the Craft Beer world navigates our way out of the Covid era, it’s great to see the return of the Craft Classic at Heckscher! This festival is a perfect marriage of the beauty of Long Island at one of our premier State Parks & a showcase of some of the finest beers & breweries the region has to offer. All in a safe outdoor setting that’s hard to beat! This is one festival we’re more than happy to be a part of!” said Ryan Niebuhr,  EBB’s Long Island Sales Manager.
Representing local producers will be some of Long Island’s most-loved distributors, including  Synergy Brew Project, Spider Bite  and DUBCO . A variety of national and international distributors will also join in for the day’s festivities, including: Mahou,  Alhambra, and  San Miguel from Spain. Hailing from Massachusetts ,Exhibit “A” Brewing Company , will be returning to the event this year as they have since our first Long Island Craft Classic back in 2016. Other members at large in attendance this year include 2022 New York State Craft Beer Gold Medalist  Ebbs, Live Nation partner  Fountain and recent Empire State Development grant recipients  Sloop Brewing.
“What’s better than a large beer fest in a large sunny field? Nothing!” Said Larry Goldstein, Owner of Spider Bite Beer Co. The  Long Island Craft Classic is an amazing showcase for local breweries, wineries, and cider makers from around the corner and around the world.  Tickets  are $70pp (plus tax/fees) and include a barbeque sandwich, beer, wine, and cider sampling. Designated driver tickets are also available ($20pp). This is a 21+ event.  Valid photo identification is required by all attendees for admission.
To purchase  tickets or for additional information, visit Heckscher State Park is located at 1 Heckscher State Parkway, East Islip, NY 11730.


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