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