Ben Keene, the managing editor of Beer Advocate, has traveled all over the east coast to taste some of the best beers around, and this week he's in Ithaca to talk about his new book, "The Great Northeast Brewery Tour." He's speaking at Buffalo Street Books this evening.
Keene has sampled local favorite breweries like Two Goats Brewing in Hector, Hopshire Brewery in Freeville, and Bandwagon Brewpub, right around the corner from today's event.
The book, released earlier this year in paperback and e-book formats, introduces readers to 62 craft breweries in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.
Expect a crowd at Buffalo Street Books for the 6pm talk. Assistant manager Woody Chichester says Bandwagon Brewpub will be offering beer samples, and Hopshire has provided some giveaway items.
Buffalo Street Books is on the north side of the Dewitt Mall in downtown Ithaca, with entrances on Buffalo Street and from the mall's lower level near GreenStar Oasis.