SARATOGA RACE COURSE -- Horse racing wasn't the only competition at the Spa on Friday. Close to a thousand people raised a glass at the 16th annual Battle of the Brews at the Saratoga Race Course.
Breweries from throughout the northeast were on hand, showcasing their best selections. Participants then cast their vote for their favorite craft beer.
The judges pick for the win was Lake Placid Ubu Ale, while the Red Cross picked Mendicino.
"This is Adirondack Saratoga Chapter's major fundraiser. It keeps is out in the community and doing what we need to do on a daily basis. It is great. Our volunteers love it. We have disaster volunteers, every kind of volunteer helping us out at a good, fun loving event. We are thankful we can help out and have fun at the same time," said Kara Livingston, Red Cross Northeastern New York.
The money raised at Friday’s competition goes to Adirondack/Saratoga Chapter of American Red Cross.