For the founders and management team of Roscoe NY Beer, the creation of a community event was truly a labor of love. “Most of our team are actually from Roscoe,” noted Shannon Feeney, Roscoe’s Director of Marketing.
So in 2015, The Roscoe NY Beer Company launched the Trout Town Oktoberfest. “The fall season is upon us, despite the weatherman and our goal was to ring in autumn by celebrating all of the great things fall has to offer,” Feeney continued. The fishing town is called Trouttown USA and back in 2011 we actually received the official name from the World Fishing Network as the ultimate fishing town for the United States,” said Feeney.
The second-annual Trout Town Oktoberfest, a free, family-fun event that will be held on October 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day’s activities will include games for kids and families, local vendors, beer tastings, live music, and so much more!
“Oktoberfest is an amazing opportunity to sample new craft beers for fall and delicious local food, all in a fun environment,” Feeney noted. “We encourage the Metro New York community, to come visit and take in the fall foliage and beautiful scenery, and wrap up the last warm days of the season with a great time. Like the original Munich festival, which celebrates local beer, the Roscoe NY Beer Company will feature Trout Town beer, made proudly by local folks who love the great outdoors, craft beer, and their community. The event also calls for an exciting new Oktoberfest beer release. We will also feature our Autumn Spice, which we look forward to every year. It’s a very different type of beer that we flavor with squash. The festival will also feature Roscoe’s brown ale which is a very popular American style and our stout.”
In addition to the amazing craft beer selection, the festival will include pumpkin painting contests, pumpkin painting for the children, carriage hay rides, live music, and food. Roscoe Cares will have a booth selling hot cider and doughnuts to raise funds for local families in need. Rockland House will also have a booth serving delicious food throughout the day. There will be several local vendors selling goods, as well. Live music with the event starting at 1 p.m.
Roscoe NY Beer also utilizes the annual Oktoberfest event to highlight its Roscoe Cares. “We have a whole area set up with a group that raises money for people in need. They actually sell cider and donuts at the festival every year and all the proceeds go back to them.”
Can’t make it to the Oktoberfest event? In addition to the exciting events the brewery offers, Roscoe NY Beer Company is open all year round. Plan a trip to Roscoe to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage, or come in and warm up by the relaxing fireplace. There’s also plenty to do in town. Join the brewery for a great taste-testing experience, and allow the team to take you on a tour of the brewing facilities. Each tour lasts about 30 minutes, and describes the main stages of the brewing process.
Call to schedule your visit, or just stop in. Take Exit 94, go through the only red light in town, and proceed up Rockland Road. Make sure to follow Roscoe NY Beer Company on Facebook and Instagram, and visit their website to stay updated on the event.