Buffalo Beer Week promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day festival in Erie and Niagara counties that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for Buffalo’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

Buffalo Beer Week 2014

FIFTH ANNUAL BUFFALO BEER WEEK TO SHOWCASE RENAISSANCE OF CRAFT BEER SCENE IN WESTERN NEW YORK  Dozens of events scheduled at venues throughout the region!

BuffaloBeerWeek_2014_WebBuffalo, NY – Buffalo Beer Week will once again dominate the local craft beer scene as the 10-day celebration returns for its fifth year. Running from Thursday, September 25th – Sunday, October 5th, 2014 Buffalo Beer Week will once again feature dozens of unique events at bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout the Buffalo Niagara region, including many breweries that have opened over the last few months.

“One thing is clear: Buffalo loves beer and for that reason Buffalo Beer Week celebrates Buffalo!” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, which organizes the annual festival. “Our Beer Week honors Western New York’s rich brewing history while showcasing the tremendous revival of our craft beer culture that’s currently sweeping the region.”

The 10-day lineup features dozens of events – from tastings at local pubs to ticketed special events and nearly everything in between – including a ceremony to unveil the third annual class of inductees into the Buffalo Beer Hall of Fame which this year honors Bill Metzger of the Great Lakes Brewing News, Peter Kreinheder of Ellicottville Brewing Company, and Phin de Mink of Southern Tier Brewing Company.

This year’s featured events include:

Buffalo Beer Week Launch Party Thursday, September 25, 5-10pm at Templeton Landing (2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo NY 14202). This event will benefit the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper and Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association. Please visit http://bit.do/BBWLaunchParty for tickets.

Buffalo Beer Goddesses One Year Anniversary Party  Thursday, September 25, 7-10pm, at Mr. Goodbar (1100 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo). Join beer-loving women, from aspiring brewers to homebrewers to interested drinkers and everything in between. Enjoy the malty mojo of beer and grab a pint with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses upstairs at Mr. Goodbar.  On tap is a limited release of craft beer from Flying Bison and Three Heads. For more information visit the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/buffalobeergoddesses

Brewed in Buffalo Release Party Friday, September 26, 7 pm – 12 am at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle (612 Fillmore Avenue near the Broadway Market in the city of Buffalo). Various breweries will provide exclusive new brews along with a Polish food buffet. Participating breweries include Resurgence Brewery, Community Beer Works, Big Ditch Brewery, Hamburg Brewery, New Buffalo Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, Pearl Street Brewery, Black Bird Cider Works, Ellicottville Brewing Co. and Old First Ward Brewery.

Locktoberfest  Saturday, October 4, 12-5 pm, in Lockport on Canal Street along the Erie Canal. Includes: cultural programs; narrated tours of the Lockport Locks Historic District; an expanded Community Market; sampling of regional craft brewers and wineries; children’s activities; farm fresh produce & artisan demonstrations; and Erie Canal-themed music, art and photography. There will be beer for sale along with a commemorative glass from Big Ditch, Blackbird Cider, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Co, Hamburg Brewing Co., Old First Ward, Southern Tier, & Woodcock Brothers.

Food Pairings and Tastings, Pub Crawls and more! Throughout the 10 days of events and activities, various pubs, restaurants, and retail shops will provide beer dinners, beer and food pairings and pub crawls in communities such as East Aurora, Williamsville, and Black Rock. See website and 64 page program guide on display around the region for full details.

“Since its inception in 2007, Buffalo Beer Week has become one of the most highly anticipated craft beer celebrations in the region and the various events continue to bring visitors from across Upstate New York, Southern Ontario, Ohio and Pennsylvania to Western New York,” Brooks continued. “Successful growing festivals like Buffalo Beer Week and our first Buffalo Brewers Festival this past summer are unique ways we are celebrating the rebirth of craft brewing in the Buffalo Niagara region as well as successfully promoting the region as a destination for beer enthusiasts from all over the world.”

For more information about all of the great events taking place during Buffalo Beer Week, please visit www.buffalobeerweek.com.

About Buffalo Beer Week:  Buffalo Beer Week (BBW) promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture by putting on a ten-day celebration in Erie and Niagara counties that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage and serves as a showcase for Buffalo’s breweries, restaurants, pubs and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. Established in 2010, BBW is a growing annual celebration, featuring multitudes of festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights at area bars, restaurants and other locations throughout the Buffalo Niagara region — as a growing organization, BBW promises to become one of Buffalo’s mostly highly anticipated annual tourism events. Visit www.buffalobeerweek.com for more information.

About The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association: The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association exists to unify the Buffalo Niagara craft beer community in order to increase regional sales of craft beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness, consumer education, and to monitor and assure a thriving craft beer and brewing industry within the Buffalo Niagara Region. For more information about the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, including membership, please visit http://buffaloniagarabrewersassociation.org

FIFTH ANNUAL BUFFALO BEER WEEK RETURNING TO WNY SEPTEMBER 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BuffaloNiagaraBrewersAssociationLogo_Contact:   August 12, 2014     Earl Wells    e3communications  716-854-8182

FIFTH ANNUAL BUFFALO BEER WEEK RETURNING TO WESTERN NEW YORK SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 5 FOR LARGEST CELEBRATION OF CRAFT BEER IN REGION’S HISTORY!

10-day festival will celebrate rebirth of local craft beer production; Includes dozens of unique events throughout Western New York

Buffalo, NY – – Buffalo Beer Week is back and bigger than ever! Running from Thursday, September 25th – Saturday, October 5th, Buffalo Beer Week will feature dozens of unique events at the best bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout the Buffalo-Niagara region.

“One thing is clear: that Buffalo loves beer and for that reason Buffalo Beer Week celebrates Buffalo!” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, which organizes the annual festival. “Our Beer Week honors Western New York’s rich brewing history while showcasing the tremendous revival of our craft beer culture that’s currently sweeping the region.”

The 10-day lineup features dozens of events – from tastings at your local pub to ticketed special events and nearly everything in between – including a ceremony to unveil the third annual class of inductees into the Buffalo Beer Hall of Fame.
The initial schedule of events will be made available to the public on BuffaloBeerWeek.com by September 1, and additional events will be added to the lineup as Beer Week approaches. Brochures containing the list of events will also be available at participating Beer Week venues throughout Western New York in the weeks leading up to Beer week.

Highlights of last year’s Buffalo Beer Week included:
• Nearly 100 separate events – pub crawls, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers, meet the brewer nights, and much more – across Western New York;

• Showcasing 16 local breweries as well as several out-of-town favorites; and

• Several events organized by the unique breadth of community groups active in the local craft beer scene, from the Buffalo Beer League to the Queen City Roller Girls to local home brewing clubs.

About Buffalo Beer Week: Buffalo Beer Week promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day festival in Erie and Niagara counties that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for Buffalo’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other craft beer destinations. Visit www.buffalobeerweek.com for event details.

About The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association: The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association exists to unify the Buffalo Niagara craft beer community in order to increase regional sales of craft beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness, consumer education, and to monitor and assure a thriving craft beer and brewing industry within the Buffalo Niagara Region. For more information about the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, including membership, please visit http://buffaloniagarabrewersassociation.org

Buffalo Beer Week Passport Drawing at KegWorks Retail!

The drawing for the Buffalo Beer Week Passport contest will take place at the KegWorks Retail store at 1PM on Saturday October 5.  If you cannot attend and your number is picked, we will leave your prize at Kegworks where you must pick it up and with proof of your identity.  The prizes to be drawn are:

  1. A beercation to Ponce de Leon Beer Festival in Atlanta, GA on Nov 16th
  2. Brewer for the Day at Ellicottville Brewing Company
  3. Craft Beer Prizes, including $50 gift certificates from Premier Gourmet, $50 gift certificates from Aurora Brew Works, and Draft Cards from Pizza Plant.

For more background on the Passport please see here.

KegWorks Retail is located at  1460 Military Road in Buffalo, NY 14217.  See the KegWorks website for more details.

Saturday 9/28 Beer Week Events

8 AM – 1 PM Community Beer Works Retail at the Bidwell Farmer’s Market

Community Beer Works is located at 15 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo NY 14213. Our brewery is near the corner of Lafayette Ave. and Niagara St. It’s across the street from Santasiero’s

We have retail hours: come get a growler filled and take a look around!

Thursday: 3-7
Friday: 3-8
Saturday: 8-1 at the Bidwell Farmer’s Market

11 AM – 4 PM All Grain Brewing Demonstration at Niagara Tradition

Join us at Niagara Tradition while we whip up a batch of all-grain beer. We’ll be mashing in at approximately 11 am and plan to wrap up by 4pm. Homebrew tasting in the shop will begin at noon. We’ll have our own homebrew on tap and welcome homebrewers to bring in samples of their latest efforts.

11 AM – 4 PM Flying Bison Tastings at the Flying Bison Brewing Company

12 – 11 PM Hoptember Showdown at the Aurora Brew Works

1 – 9 PM Buffalo Beer Geek Festival at Artisan Kitchens & Baths

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Tickets KegWorks, Pizza Plant, Premier Gourmet, and http://buffalobeergeeks.brownpapertickets.com/<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Join fellow beer geeks celebrating Buffalo Beer Week for a Buffalo Beer Geek FESTIVAL to end all festivals:

------>World Class Beer
——>Food Pairings with Festival Beers for sale
——>music, friends, fun!

Brought to you by local craft beer pioneers from the Pizza Plant, Cole’s, the Blue Monk, and local Buffalo Beer Geeks. The venue is Artisan Kitchens & Baths located at 200 Amherst St Buffalo, NY 14207. Only 125 tickets per session are available.

TWO SESSIONS (one for $40, both for $70, $45 at door)
–>>>>September 28, 2013, 1-4pm
–>>>>September 28, 2013, 6-9pm

The average beer fest is created to appeal to the average beer drinker, with breweries pouring their most popular labels. Every so often, though, a beer fest is held that follows a more stringent set of guidelines that causes beer geeks to rejoice. This is THAT kind of beer fest.

This fest was created by a team of beer geeks in order to focus on putting on less common craft brews from around the country and around the world. And special brews from our local breweries. Nothing against flagships, but this fest does not focus on beers you can regularly find on tap or in bottles. This is a one-of-a-kind fest that will pour unique beers of a very high quality.

Ticket price includes entrance to the event, tickets for beer tastes, and a commemorative festival tasting glass.

A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (who will raffle a rain barrel full of beer prizes), the Queen City Roller Girls (who will be pouring beer). Members of the Buffalo Beer Geeks group will be on hand to answer geeky beer questions!

Don’t miss this. Beer list coming soon. Join Buffalo Beer Geeks Facebook Group for free for more frequent updates (https://www.facebook.com/groups/buffalobeergeeks).

1 – 3 PM Southern Tier Brewing Company Tastings at Premier Gourmet

2 – 11 PM Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Pub Crawl in the Village of Williamsville

This pub crawl begins at the Pizza Plant in the Walker Center in Williamsville. Check out the stops you’ll be making.
2:00 pm Pizza Plant
3:30 pm Irishman
5:00 pm Milos
6:15 pm Parings
7:30 pm Sorrentinos
9:00 pm The Eagle House

5 – 7 PM Southern Tier Tastings at Village Beer Merchant on Elmwood

8 – 10 PM Sam Adams Hoist-Off. How long can you hold a mug of beer? Pizza Plant in the Walker Center

9 PM – 2 AM Bands and Brews at Mr. Goodbar

Friday 9/27 Beer Week Events

ALL DAY Firkin Friday at Gene McCarthy’s

12-11 PM Lagunitas Tasting at Aurora Brew Works

Stop by and get a little sumpin’ FREE from Lagunitas Brewing Company!

3-8 PM Community Beer Works Retail Friday at Community Brew Works Brewery

Community Beer Works is located at 15 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo NY 14213. Our brewery is near the corner of Lafayette Ave. and Niagara St. It’s across the street from Santasiero’s, if you’re in the mood for some good Italian food.

We have retail hours: come get a growler filled and take a look around!

Thursday: 3-7
Friday: 3-8
Saturday: 8-1 at the Bidwell Farmer’s Market

3-8 PM Oktoberfest in the Village of Williamsville at Glen Park Tavern

More information here.

Enter the “Great Sam Adams Hoist Off” You could be eligible to enter the National Championship and win a trip to Munich, Germany in 2013 See the schedule below to enter and win prizes! Sam Adams Hoist Off Schedule
Friday, September 28
8:00 pm – Creekview at Island Park under Tent
8:30 pm – Milos
9:00 pm – The Eagle House Saturday, September 29
2:00 pm – The Irishman Pub & Eatery
5:00 pm – Sorrentino’s
8:00 pm – Glen Park Tavern under the Tent
9:00 pm – Pizza Plant Sunday, September 30
5:00 pm Finals will be held at the Glen Park Tavern under the tent!
So…How long can you hold a stein of Sam Adams? Enter the contest and find out!

5-7 PM Tastings with Green Flash & Hamburg Brewing Co. at Premier Gourmet

Friday, Sept. 27 In store tastings with Green Flash Brewing Co. (5 pm – 7 pm) and Hamburg Brewing Co. (6:30 pm – 9 pm)

5-7 PM Stillwater Tasting at Village Beer Merchant on Elmwood

5-7 PM Victory Tasting at Villager Beer Merchant on Hertel

5-10 PM Zwickelbier Tasting Tour at Gordon Biersch

6-11 PM Troegs Tap Takeover at Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

Join rep, Andy Piela, from Troegs in enjoying their signature brews. Swag give-aways (food specials to be announced)

7-10 PM Hopzinga! Celebration of extreme hops at Pizza Plant on Transit

Pizza Plant – Transit 7 pm Hopzinga – Celebration of extreme hops. Taps, bottles & flights.

7-11 PM Stillwater Tasting at Blue Monk

Meet Brian Strumke, the “gypsy brewer” extraordinaire from Stillwater Artisnal Ales.

7:30-11:30 PM Blind Beer Challenge at Mr. Goodbar

Test your knowledge of beer! The rules are pretty simple. Receive blind beer pours and guess the beer style. Novice and advanced levels: the novice level requires you to match the number on the cup to the list of beers provided; the advanced level is to write a complete description of the beer and guess the style. Partial credit is given for advanced. Prizes for the winners and good times for all! Proctored by Great Lakes Brewing News publisher and Spree Magazine Buffalo game changer Bill Metzger (aka “The Beer Messiah”). 2nd floor at 7:30. Limited tickets available. $20 each. 10 different beers. Challenge upstairs. Live music downstairs.

10 PM – 2 AM Bands and Brews at Mr. Goodbar

Thursday 9/26 Beer Week Events

If you thought Wednesday was full of Buffalo Beer Week events, you haven’t seen Thursday. Tonight’s Beer Week events spread across the communities and taste buds of Western New Yorkers. From East Aurora to Amherst to downtown Buffalo, you can find something to pique your interest and beer desires.

12 – 6 PM Flying Bison Brewery Tastings at the Flying Bison Brewing Company

Tastings at the Flying Bison Brewery.

12 – 6 PM Flying Bison Samplings at Chef’s Auction for the March of Dimes at the Hotel
Lafayette

2 – 9 PM Evin Twin Takeover at Aurora Brew Works

Enjoy Low Life Pils, Hipster Ale, Spicy Nachos, Falco, Femme Fatale Yuzu, Lil’ 8 Imperial Porter and Imperial Biscotti Break – ALL on draft!

3 – 7 PM Community Beer Works Retail Thursday at Community Beer Works
Brewery

Community Beer Works is located at 15 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo NY 14213. Our brewery is near the corner of Lafayette Ave. and Niagara St. It’s across the street from Santasiero’s, if you’re in the mood for some good Italian food.

We have retail hours: come get a growler filled and take a look around!

Thursday: 3-7
Friday: 3-8
Saturday: 8-1 at the Bidwell Farmer’s Market

4:30 – 6:30 PM Victory Brewing Company Tasting at Premier Gourmet

Thursday, Sept. 26 Victory Brewing Co. in store tasting.(4:30 pm – 6:30 pm). See other in-store Buffalo Beer Week tastings at Premier Gourmet. See other in-store Buffalo Beer Week tastings at Premier Gourmet.

4:30 – 6:30 PM Troegs Tasting at the Village Beer Merchant on Elmwood

5 – 7 PM Sierra Nevada Tasting at the Village Beer Merchant on Hertel

6 – 10 PM Green Flash Night at the Blue Monk

Come hang out with Ally, the rep from Green Flash!

6 – 9:30 PM Home Brewing Demo at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Great beer can be made in your own kitchen. Come to see how it’s done and try samples made by experienced homebrewers. Visit www.buffalobeerweek.com/sultans for more info. Happy hour @ 6PM » Brewing @ 7 PM.

6 – 11 PM Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at Coles

Meet rep, Scott Sullivan, and explore more than 20 Sierra Nevada beers on tap!

7 – 10 PM Buffalo Beer Goddesses Assemble at Mr. Goodbar

Enjoy the malty mojo of beer and grab a pint with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses upstairs at Mr Goodbar. On tap: a limited release beer from Flying Bison and Three Heads The Kind IPA. Samples of Steam Punk Cider. For more information join the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Facebook Group

7 – 9 PM Tour 125 Party Featuring Legacy IPA at Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

Enjoy Legacy IPA at Fat Bob’s

7 – 10 PM Victory Night Featuring Red Thunder on tap at Pizza Plant Walker Center

Pizza Plant – Walker Center 7 pm Victory night – featuring Red Thunder on tap – with rep Bob Gera.

8 – 11 PM Monthly Beer Tasting at Alternative Brews

Three newest Buffalo breweries showing off their finest beer! New Buffalo Brewing, Big Ditch and Rusty Nickel.

8 – 11 PM New Buffalo Brewing Beer Week Tasting at Alternative Brews

Featuring Saloon Boss Brown, Big Fisher Bitters and More!

10 – 11 PM Spin the Can at Mr. Goodbar

DJ Scott Down and $1 off all craft beer cans.

Buffalo Beer Goddesses Assemble

Enjoy the malty mojo of beer and grab a pint with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses upstairs at Mr Goodbar. On tap: a limited release beer from Flying Bison and Three Heads The Kind IPA. Samples of Steam Punk Cider. For more information join the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Facebook Group.

BEER-LESQUE at Gene McCarthy’s

BEER-LESQUE at Gene McCarthy’s -8 – 10 PM – Come celebrate the combination of Beer and Burlesque with Razzle and Tootsie Pop – Event runs from 8-11 PM – Cost is $20 – Razzle and Tootsie Pop will perform strip tease and comedy throughout the evening while you enjoy Gene McCarthy’s great craft beer selection.

Suicidal Saucie’s Buffalo Beer Week Celebration at Mr. Goodbar 7-10PM

Come celebrate Buffalo Beer Week with Queen City Roller Girls’ Suicidal Saucies. $7 includes admission, door prize entry, your first craft brew, plus $1 off pints of Flying Bison Brewing Company and Community Beer Works! Also featuring a limited-edition specially-brewed IPA from our friends at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery infused with a saucilicious spiciness for the most the adventurous Saucy supporters. Roller Girls + Craft Brews? Yes, please!

*We will be in the upstairs private party area of Mr. Goodbar.