Buffalo Brewers Festival @ Canalside
by Hannah Epstein - posted 8:38 am, July 18, 2014
Guys and Gals of Buffalo: here is the summer event you do not want to miss. On Saturday, July 19 from 3pm-10pm, Western New York’s premier craft beer festival will take place at Canalside. Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Co., Pearl Street, and over thirty New York State craft breweries will be present, in addition to food trucks, local fare, and live music on two stages.
From 3-7 pm the festival will provide opportunities for beer tasting and listening in on “meet the brewer” talks. Festival-goers will enjoy sampling food from local farms & chefs, wine, cheeses and a barbecue complete with a T-Meadow Farm hog roast in the VIP tent.
From 7-10 pm, headliners J.J. Grey & Mofro, deemed as a “grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling,” will take the main stage. $5 pints of refreshing, local beer will be on sale.
Community Beer Works will be one of the various breweries on site; they’re looking forward to serving up brews many WNY-ers are familiar with. Beyond appreciating the event’s fusion of beer, people, food, and music, owner Ethan Cox is also excited about educating individuals who are unfamiliar with CBW’s brews, including their summer seasonal Belgian pale ale, cleverly titled “Rutherford B. Haze.” CBW will also feature their flagship 4.6% American Pale Ale, “Frank.” The VIP section will offer CBW’s signature 6.2% “The IPA;” a slightly sweet malt & hops blend that’s amalgamated to create bitter, fruity, and earthy goodness.
Other festival-attending NYS craft breweries can be found here.
Whether you’re interested in the music, beer, or simply the atmosphere, ticket options range from $15-$75. Here is the link for ticket purchase.