Paired Beer Dinner
Friday, September 17, 2021

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 Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at madisoncountyhopfest.org, or HipStir Café on July 31. This event is co-sponsored with Foothill Hops Farm Brewery. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the educational programming at the Madison County Historical Society.

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Madison County Hop Fest

Everyone attending the Madison County Hop Fest this year must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, i.e. original vaccination card, or copy of vaccination card to security prior to entering the Madison County Historical Society’s grounds on September 18. Attendees at the Paired Beer Dinner on Sept. 17 at Foothill Hops Farm Brewery must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, i.e. original vaccination card, or copy of vaccination card upon entry to the brewery. The Madison County Hop Fest will be presented in accordance with applicable public health requirements as of the date of the event, affecting capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other preventative measures. Should the Hop Fest be canceled due to state and local rules and regulations prohibiting events to occur as a result of COVID-19, then a full refund will be honored.

Kick-off Madison County Hop Fest Weekend right by joining us on Friday, September 17 at 6 pm with a Paired Beer Dinner hosted at Foothill Hops Farm Brewery located at 5024 Bear Path Road in Munnsville. The 4-course Paired Beer Dinner will be catered by HipStir Café. HipStir’s Executive Chef, Jennifer Di Giorgio, an accomplished chef graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has curated an exceptional meal that has been exquisitely paired with craft beers from Foothill Hops Farm Brewery.

 

At the paired beer dinner this year, we will recognize this year’s 2021 Hop King, Chad Meigs, owner of the Bineyard in Cazenovia. Chad has been growing, harvesting, drying, pelletizing, and packaging hops for eleven years at his hop yard. Chad has demonstrated his passion for honoring hop heritage in our region through his dedication and continuous efforts to improve conditions for hop growers through leadership, education, lobbying, and marketing to brewers. Chad has also shared his wealth of knowledge with visitors by presenting programs at the Hop Fest and by hosting tours of the Bineyard during the Hop Heritage Tour. The Madison County Hop Fest Committee is honored to bestow the title of Hop King 2021 to Chad Meigs.