The Ausable River Association (AsRA) will host their “September Shindig” on September 20 from 5 pm to 8 pm. All are welcome for an evening of good eats, brews, and friends at Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, NY, but tickets are limited.
Appetizers, dinner, and dessert will be provided by Northern Feast. A cash bar with a selection of beers and beverages made by Ausable Brewing Co. will be available all evening. There will be an assortment of raffle items, including a local stay package, handmade quilt, and a Hornbeck New Tricks canoe.
Guest speaker and national stream restoration expert Rich Starr of Maryland will discuss AsRA’s stream restoration achievements from a regional and national perspective. AsRA is advancing the East Branch Restoration Program, a comprehensive strategy for restoring the health of the East Branch Ausable River while creating flood resilience for the communities alongside the river.
Thirteen projects along the East Branch in the Town of Jay are identified as priorities in the plan. Work began this summer on Project Area 2—a critical 3,000’ stretch of river upstream of the State Route 9N bridge in Upper Jay — to protect public and private infrastructure and reduce the risk of ice jams. There will be limited availability to attend an intimate meet & greet with Rich Starr and other members of AsRA’s stream restoration team from 4 pm to 5 pm before the Shindig.
Ausable Brewing Company is a farm-based nanobrewery dedicated to serving a variety of ales, lagers, and house sodas. Food offerings from Northern Feast will include chicken, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan dinner options.
Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online or over the phone. Space is limited, so purchase tickets by 5 pm on Friday, September 8th to guarantee your seat.
Limited tickets may be available at the door for $125. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit this website or call (518) 637-6859. This year’s event is sponsored by North Woods Engineering.
Ausbale Brewing Company is located at 765 Mace Chasm Road in Keeseville, New York, within walking distance of Ausable Chasm and just 3.5 miles west of the Port Kent-Burlington ferry (running June-September).
Photo of Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, NY provided.