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New York City Craft Beer Festival provides one-stop spot for tasting the nation’s top offerings

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New York City Craft Beer Festival provides one-stop spot for tasting the nation’s top offerings

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New York City Craft Beer Festival provides one-stop spot for tasting the nation’s top offerings

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Trent Trulock quit his job this year as executive director of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association so he could work in a brewery in the Thousand Islands.

Derek Domingue is part of a team of beer-lovers at an eco-friendly brewery in the Louisiana Bayou, a place where they use cherry wood to give some of their brews a smoky flavor.

And Joe and Lauren Grimm are “gypsy brewers” from Brooklyn who travel the Northeastern craft brew circuit making small batch beers that tend to sell swiftly in pubs that include the Blue Monk in the Elmwood Village.

These are some of the small business people changing the face of the brewing industry across America – and among the reasons that any Western New Yorker with a passion for craft beer must make a trek to the tri-annual New York City Craft Beer Festival.

“It’s a great way to try beers,” said Domingue, sales manager for Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, La., a two-hour drive northwest of New Orleans. “It’s easier to find what you like than going out and buying a six pack of craft beer. And it’s great for us. We meet a lot of retailers, a lot of bar owners.”Buffalo […]

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