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Buffalo Brewfest

Organizers, volunteers and brewers today are making final preparations for the 2013 Buffalo BrewFest presented by Craft Beer Exchange.  The event is scheduled for tomorrow, August 9th, from 5:30pm – 9:30pm in the pavilion and Alumni Plaza of the First Niagara Center.

Organizers worked hard to make this year’s event the best yet. “We listened to many comments from people who attended Buffalo BrewFest in the past and really focused on making the experience better this year.” Comment Joseph Cozzo, president and CEO of Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. “We’ll have more than 100 special craft brews, great food from Delaware North Companies’ Sportservice and more room to enjoy the great beer and food.  We made plans to make sure the event is enjoyable – rain or shine.”

This year, only 3,500 tickets are being sold to ensure that everyone attending gets a chance to sample the great craft brews. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at the First Niagara Center box office tomorrow.

Admission price includes a souvenir sampling glass and 20 tickets to taste some of the 100 craft beers. Parking at the event is free and attendees must be 21 or older – proper ID is required with ticket for admission. Again this year, Buffalo BrewFest will feature a Celebrity Judging of beers.  The judges will review each submission and award one winner in each of the following categories: Coolest Label, Best Name, Best Display, Boldest Flavor, Smoothest Taste, and Consumer’s Choice.

Following is a schedule for the 2013 Buffalo BrewFest.  Times are subject to change.

Thursday August 8
9:00am – 3:00pm – set-up in First Niagara Center pavilion floors 1 and 2

Friday August 9
12:00pm – 3:00pm Brewer load-in, tap set-up
5:00pm – Doors Open for General and VIP Admission & Celebrity Judging
5:30pm – Beer taps open, Food station open, 2013 Buffalo BrewFest begins
9:30pm – Beer taps closed.

Beer tasting, having fun, people watching, beer tasting, food eating, beer tasting, spending a beautiful night in the historic Cobblestone District and helping a good cause all at the same time…being at the Buffalo Brewfest is a “no brainer”.

Friday August 9th – 5:30pm – 9:30pm   Over 100 Craft Beers to sample, great food and wine.

Tickets at and at the First Niagara Box Office.

For more information, visit  All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center Foundation. Presenting sponsor Craft Beer Exchange exclusively at A-Plus, along with sponsors Savarino Companies, Abbey Mecca & Company, Flying Bison, Lamar Advertising, WKBW-TV, WBBZ and Chem Station.

Written by WCPerspective


Buffalo and development junkie currently exiled in California.

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