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September 12, 2013

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FOURTH ANNUAL BUFFALO BEER WEEK RETURNS TO WESTERN NEW YORK FOR LARGEST CELEBRATION OF CRAFT BEER IN REGION’S HISTORY

10-day celebration includes dozens of unique events at WNY’s best craft beer establishments; check in at any Beer Week event for entry to win a craft beer trip for two!

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Beer Week is back and more exciting than ever! Running from Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 29th, 2013, Buffalo Beer Week will feature dozens of unique events at the best bars, pubs, restaurants, breweries, and other craft beer destinations throughout Western New York.

Buffalo Beer Week features a Passport Program contest that will award one lucky winner a craft beer trip for two! Use the Beer Week mobile web app (available Sept 20 at Midnight) at www.buffalobeerweek.com/passport to check in at various Beer Week events and you will automatically be entered into the contest, no purchase necessary. Each check-in earns another chance to win, so visit as many events as possible to increase your chances.  As always, remember to drink responsibly.

This year’s celebration will also include a ceremony to unveil the second annual class of inductees into the Buffalo Beer Hall of Fame.

“Buffalo Beer Week is back and more exciting than ever,” said Willard Brooks, Chairman of Buffalo Beer Week. “Now in its fourth year, the annual celebration continues to play a key role in the ongoing expansion of the craft beer scene here in the Buffalo Niagara region.”

This year’s featured events include:

Brewed in Buffalo Release Party
Friday, September 20 from 7-10pm at Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle (612 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo NY 14212)

A celebration of Buffalo’s world-class breweries, featuring unique collaboration brews such as Down by the River Belgian IPA from Flying Bison and Community Beer Works, Lord Lupulin IPA from Pearl Street Brewery, Community Beer Works and Big Ditch. Will include free samples from in-planning brewery New Buffalo Brewing, as well as a complimentary Polish buffet.

Ballpark Brewbash
Saturday, September 21 from 4–8pm at Coca-Cola Field

Western New York’s premiere beer tasting event!  The Brewbash will feature dozens of brewery tables set up along the warning track, serving craft beer from across the country.  Ticket information available at ballparkbrewbash.com

Beer Hunter Film Screening
Monday, September 23 at 7pm at the Pan American Grill and Brewery (391 Washington Street, Buffalo)

Beer Hunter is a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist, Michael Jackson. His books on beer and whiskey have sold millions of copies and his 1993 Discovery Channel television series, Beer Hunter inspired countless brewers and beer enthusiasts and literally helped shape the course of the craft brewing revolution that continues to sweep the world. Buffalo Beer Week Collaboration Beer – Lord Lupulin (and all Pan Am Beers) – will be on tap! For those “Beer Geeks” who are not familiar with Mr. Jackson – it’s right time you learn!

Buffalo Beer Goddesses Assemble!
Thursday, September 26 from 7-10pm at Mr. Goodbar (1100 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo)

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 beer from Flying Bison and Three Heads: The Kind IPA. Samples of Steam Punk Cider will also be available. For more information join the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/buffalobeergoddesses

Buffalo Beer Geek Festival
Saturday, September 28th from 1-9pm at Artisan Bath & Kitchen (200 Amherst Street, Buffalo)

Brought to you by local craft beer pioneers from the Pizza Plant, Cole’s, the Blue Monk, and Willard Brooks, beer week chair, and founder of the Buffalo Beer Geeks group. This event will feature unique, high-quality beers of the finest and rarest variety. Tickets are available at Pizza Plant, KegWorks Retail, Premier Gourmet, and online at buffalobeergeeks.brownpapertickets.com/. Includes entrance to the event, tickets for beer tastings, 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) and the Queen City Roller Girls (who will be pouring beer).

Please visit www.buffalobeerweek.com/ for a full list of events or pick up a brochure at participating Beer Week venues as well as select Artvoice newsstands.

“The growing popularity of craft beer in Western New York has helped Buffalo Beer Week become one of the most highly anticipated annual tourism events in the region,” Brooks continued. “Western New York enjoys a rich brewing history and is home to a growing number of local breweries. Buffalo Beer Week’s mission is to help make this region become a destination for locals and tourists alike.”

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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 May of 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. Visitwww.buffalobeerweek.com for more information.