The inaugural Amsterdam Craft Beer Festival attracted hundreds of people to the South Side near the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge for a buffet of brews. Around 35 breweries were featured at the event, which had more than 75 samples offered. Several restaurants from the South Side added some local flavor to the event with food stands and trucks. The Amsterdam Recreation Department hosted the festival in partnership with Edible Roots Food Co. and the Amsterdam Mohawks.