The annual Buffalo BrewFest, now in its 11th year, is scheduled for this Friday, August 10th from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the First Niagara Center. Craft Beer Exchange at APlus is the presenting sponsor for the event. Savarino Companies, Flying Bison, and Abbey Mecca & Company, are supporting event sponsors. All proceeds from the event go to support the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, a not-for-profit organization providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs for children and adults with speech-language and hearing disabilities.
"In 2011 we welcomed our largest crowd for the Buffalo BrewFest," says Joseph Cozzo, president and CEO for Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. "The event sold-out and we saw representation from more brewers than ever. For 2012, we added 50 percent more space to the event footprint and increased the number of brewers and craft beers on tap."
This year's Buffalo BrewFest will feature as many as 150 special craft brews from around the world. Brewers will be set up across the two floors of the First Niagara Center and outside in the Plaza area. Food will be available from a menu specially prepared by Delaware North's Sports Service for the event featuring beer-inspired items.
A maximum of 5,000 tickets will be sold for the event. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $35 day of the event. Admission price includes a souvenir sampling glass and 20 tickets to taste and enjoy craft brews from as many as 150 brewers.
Online ticket sales for 2012 Buffalo BrewFest are available at www.buffalobrewfest.com
. Tickets may also be purchased at all Western New York locations of Craft Beer Exchange exclusively at APlus stores.
Parking at the event is free and attendees must be 21 or older - proper ID is required with ticket for admission.
All proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, a not-for-profit organization, is a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for children and adults with speech-language and hearing problems. The Center employs more than 300 staff members, including full and part time licensed Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Teachers and Teacher Aides.