As the endless summer draws to a close, there's still some summer fun to be had at the ballpark in the form of trying out some delicious micro brews. For the third year in a row, Bisons baseball is hosting the Ballpark Brew Bash, which is an event that is designed to capture the spirit of summer in various ways - live music, beer tastings, a chili cook-off (signs of seasons to come), and a pig roast. The chili cook-off is sponsored by Headstone Heat, a local hot sauce company. The pig roast will be hosted by BW's Smokin' Barrels Barbecue.
A new twist to this year's event is the pairing of specific brews to live music. For example, there are some beers out there with some pretty crazy names, such as Purple Haze, Dream Weaver, Hazed and Infused... and we've all heard the songs that would be considered a perfect match.
With over 50 breweries represented, there will be no lack of beer sampling on Coca-Cola Field. Craft brew events are a great way to learn about the breweries and the beers that are popping up in markets and restaurants all over Greater Buffalo. The events give visitors a way to taste-test multiple beers while learning about the various brewing processes. Here are the event details:
*The 3rd Annual Ballpark Brew Bash is brought to you by Consumer's Beverages on September 15, 2012 at Coca-Cola Field (4-8 p.m.). Proceeds from the event will benefit Team Cure of the Roswell Cancer Center.
Tickets are $25 prior to the event and $35 at the door on September 15. Your ticket includes admission to the event, a souvenir tasting glass, program, and 20 tasting tickets. One tasting ticket is good for one 3 oz. beer sample at any of the brewery tents on throughout the ballpark. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the event for $1.00 each. Admission to the event does not include food or beverages.
There will also be a VIP Area located in Pettibones Grille. A limited quantity of tickets for the VIP Area will be available for $60. This special section of the Brew Bash will feature over 20 hand-selected hard to find brews. Pettibones Grille offers a spectacular view of the Ballpark and will provide a great setting for VIP guests to sit, relax and enjoy the event with complimentary food. The VIP ticket also allows you to visit all the other brewery tents in the different areas of the Ballpark.
Ballpark Brew Bash tickets are available at all Consumer's Beverages locations, the Coca-Cola Field Box Office, tickets.com or by calling (716) 846-2032.
Consumer's Beverages will host its 1st Annual Consumer's Beverages Homebrew Competition in coordination with the Niagara Association of Homebrewers. The award ceremony will acknowledge and reward the breweries in attendance for their beers based on different standards of criteria.