As another Buffalo Beer Week comes to a close, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the sheer love that all of you have shown our beer scene these past few days. It’s hard to believe that the eighth annual Buffalo Beer Week is already over, but we shouldn’t be sad that it’s over, we should be happy that it happened. Hey, forgive us for being extra sappy; we just watched a Saved By The Bell marathon.
It is with a full heart and a cold pint that we here at the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association say, thank you. Simply, thank you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and hard earned money out of your wallet to order a pint of local craft beer and walk into a local brewery or corner bar and ask for something local. It’s because of all of you that Buffalo Beer Week exists and gets bigger and better year after year. We think a round of applause for all of you is in order, or at least another round of beers. Cheers.
Join Gene McCarthy’s and Old First Ward Brewing for their 3rd Annual OFest! Harvest March and Celebration! Be a part of the parade through the Old First Ward while wearing your best German garb. Afterwards stay for a ceremonial blessing and tapping of the cask of Ofest! Oktoberfest Lager. Enjoy $3 shots of Jagermeister, live music from the New Direction Band, $15 German plates all day (Sausages, German potato salad and kraut) and get a free pint with food purchase. Prizes will be awarded for best female and best male dressed. Parade starts promptly at 11:30am from Undergrounds Coffee House at 580 South Park Avenue.
Bootleg Bucha is taking over 42 North Brewing’s regular Sunday Brunch. Root’s Kitchen is preparing a special brunch menu to pair with various kombucha/beer combos that will no doubt be delicious. No tickets in advance, just show up and place your orders for your brunch/kombucha/beer pairing right at the 42 North Kiosk. 11am.
Join Pizza Plant Transit and Community Beer Works at Hop Art! at 3pm where they will attempt to make art from exploding hops. Join them as they will have a few casks on site, which they will tap in the general direction of some canvases and spray some dry hopped goodness all over the place. Then plans call for drinking beer and auctioning off the Hop Art to the benefit of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.
Gruvology will bring some hot jazz to the Colored Musicians Club from 6-9pm. Two Roads Brewing will serve as the featured brewery. $10 for non-members, free for members.
West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company are open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.
Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.
Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.