Opening Bash Cruises

DATE: 20 FEB 2016

LOCATION: Nautical Empress Boat, Pier 36 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10002

TIME: 1:00pm-4:00pm | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Opening Bash Cruises

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For the first time ever, the NYC Opening Bash hits the seas! Come join 30 of NY State’s premier breweries, along with 5 NYC Restaurants aboard the Nautical Empress for a floating beer festival and harbor tour.

Fully enclosed and, yes, heated, the Nautical Empress will tour the NYC harbor, with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, The Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC skyline.

All with beer. Lots of it. Space is limited, so get your tickets early. 

Light fare provided by:

The Randolph

Jake’s Handcrafted

Pacific Standard

Beast of Bourbon

Breweries Confirmed:

Kelso Beer Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint, Coney Island Brewery, Keg and Lantern Brewing, Queens Brewery, Gun Hill Brewing Co, empire brewing company, Jonas Bronck Beer Co, Rushing Duck Brewing Company, Clemson Bros. Brewing, The Roscoe NY Beer Co, The Bronx Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Defiant Brewing Co., Yonkers Brewing Co.,  Third Rail Beer, Flagship Brewing Company, Cooperstown Brewing, F.X. Matt Brewing, LIC Beer Project, Crossroads brewing co, Broken Bow Brewery, Finback, Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.,  Southern Tier Brewing Company, Shmaltz Brewing, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Heartland Brewery, Port Jeff Brewing Co., Great South Bay Brewery, Big Alice Brewing Co., Chelsea Craft Brewing, Birreria

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Is there an age limit to this event?

Since this is a floating beer festival, you must be 21 years of age to be allowed entrance into the cruise. Designated drivers must also be at least 21. You must show photo ID to be admitted (no exceptions). Sorry, but NO children, toddlers, infants or strollers are permitted.

Is the event indoors or outdoors? 

The boat has two decks inside, heated and cozy. There is a top deck for a chilly escape for uninhibited skyline views and smoking. 

What does admission include? 

Admission includes unlimited 3oz tastings from 30 New York State Breweries. It also includes food sampling from some of the best NYC area beer bars at NO EXTRA COST!

What is the entrance fee for designated drivers? 

Designated drivers would need to buy a full price ticket, as space is limited. There will be soda options and food provided. 

Do designated drivers need to be 21?

Yes, no one under 21 will be allowed into the cruise. 

Are children or pets permitted to attend? 

We love kids and pets, however, since this is a 21 and over event on a boat, kids and pets will not be allowed this time around.

Will there be a designated smoking area? 

The Top Deck of the boat is designated smoking area. Bring a jacket.

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