Archive for February, 2010

The Craft Beer Express…the Better Beer bus

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Saturday, March 13th 11 am – 7pm
8 great bars hosting must-attend beer events

What’s that you say? You want to hit as many of these stellar events as possible?
Fear not, loyal beer geeks! The Craft Beer Express is here!

The Details:

  • Buses have been chartered to run from 11am until 7pm.
  • Drop off/Pick up runs approximately every 30 minutes (no matter where you are, the wait for a bus should be no more than 30 minutes).
  • $15 buys a bus ticket for the entire day with unlimited rides (it does not buy you beer!)
  • Each bus will have a “beer ambassador” discussing what we all love (craft beer) and handing out swag.

The Bars and Events:

Johnny Brenda’s offers 10 stouts and a full Irish Breakfast at the 2nd Annual Stout Brunch.
Standard Tap hosts the Big Wood Weekend, so drink some amazing barrel-aged and wood-smoked brews!
The Institute will be pouring a beastly good line-up of Barleywines all day.
Brauhaus Schmitz will feature Carol Stoudt’s newest creation “Karnival Kolsch” as well as many other great Stoudt’s and German beers.
The Kite and Key celebrates “Around the Clock” with DogfishHead where you can get 60, 90, and 120 minute IPA on draft along with other DFH surprises.
Devil’s Den has a cheese and beer pairing featuring Duvel and Ommegang.
Jose Pistola’s hosts the Ithaca Brewing Brunch.
The Sidecar Bar & Grille has a Double IPA event.

Purchase tickets in cash at the participating bars or online at

On March 13th check in at the bar of the first event you attend. If you have a paper ticket, turn it in for a wristband. If you bought tickets online and selected Will Call delivery, show your ID to claim your wristband. Wearing the wristband means you don’t have to worry about where to keep a ticket stub!