(Press Release)CLIFTON PARK, NY—Wear your colors, get your stripes and celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Shmaltz Brewing Company's new 50-barrel brewery in Clifton Park on Saturday, May 17, 2014 (10 minutes north of Albany's capital district). Last year, Shmaltz opened a 20,000 square feet brewery, and it's time to party with the Beer Gangs of New York. Craft beer connoisseurs are invited to the ultimate beer experience with a delicious selection of core and barrel-aged Shmaltz libations and special offerings from gangs of their favorite brewers from and around New York State, including Peekskill, Adirondack, Alphabet City, Barrage Brewing, Brown's Brewery, Chatham Brewery,Druther's, Empire, Evans Brewing (Pump Station), Keegan, Olde Saratoga, Peak Organic, and many others TBA. Revel in a rare treat of barrel-aged casks of Shmaltz's new year-round offering, DEATH OF A CONTRACT BREWER®. Feast on the savory selections from a round up of local food trucks, and if you're in NYC, Shmaltz has got you covered. A charter bus leaves 514 Metropolitan Ave (Brooklyn, NY) at 9 am, and departs from the brewery at 5:30 pm (cost is only $50 for a single bus ride and admission). Beer Gangs of New York - 1st Anniversary Bash - Shmaltz Brewing Company Saturday, May 17, 2014 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, NY (Between Albany and historic Saratoga Springs, NY) Time: 1 pm - 5 pm Buy Tickets: $25 (Includes Admission + Five Beer Tokens) @ Eventbrite $50 (Includes Bus Ride from Brooklyn + Admission & Five Beer Tokens) For 17 years, Shmaltz championed contract brewing and developed a dedicated cult following for their award-winning HE'BREW - The Chosen Beers®. Breaking company tradition, Shmaltz opened its own New York State production brewery in May 2013, boasting a 50-barrel brewhouse with 20,000 barrels of annual capacity. The new Shmaltz brewery packages 12 and 22 ounce bottles and kegs of their diverse core and seasonal favorites. Several new releases and collaborations are on tap for 2014, and Shmaltz continues their acclaimed barrel-aging projects, utilizing a current inventory of more than 300 bourbon, rye whiskey, and tequila barrels. Don't miss this special opportunity to check out Shmaltz's new brewery filled with custom-made brewhouse and manufacturing tanks from Oregon's JV Northwest, and a bottling line from well-respected Italian experts SBC/BC International. General Admission tickets are $25, which includes a commemorative glass, five beer tokens and initiation into the beer gang of your choice! Additional tokens can be purchased on-site. Attendees must be 21 years old and over.