The second annual Capital Region Beer & Wing Festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Times Union Center on South Pearl Street in Albany. Admission ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) gets you a commemorative beer glass and samples of wings from at least a dozen-plus area restaurants and brews from growing list of more than 50 beer vendors. Suppliers list here.
To address complaints about last year’s event (too crowded, wings ran out), organizers have almost doubled the amount of space devoted to the festival, to 40,000 square feet; required 100,000 total wings be available; and limited ticket sales to 2,500. As a commenter below points out, that’s an average of 40 wings per person — a number the arena confirms.
Tickets go on sale Monday at the arena box office, online or at (800) 30-EVENT.