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Second Annual Buffalo Brewers Festival

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, over 30 NY State breweries will attend the Buffalo Brewers Festival. The festival is being hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, and features the following breweries:


Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Flying Bison, Four Mile Brewing, Gordon Biersch, Hamburg Brewing Co, Old First Ward, Pearl Street & Pan Am, Resurgence, Southern Tier, Woodcock Brothers

NY State

3HB, Abandon Brewery, B.Nektar Meadery, Beau’s, Bells, Birdland, Brooklyn, Butternuts, Captain Lawerence, CB, Cortland, Dark Horse, EBC, Empire, ERIE, Evil Twin, Founders, Galaxy, Genesee, Great Lakes, Greenport, Grimm Ales, He’brew, Horseheads, Ithaca, Jolly Pumpkin, Keuka Brewing, Lake Placid, Lavery, Middle Ages, Muskoka, Nine Pin Ciderworks, Ommegang, Pearl Street, Penn Brewery, Ringside, Roc Brewing, Rohrbach, Saranac, Singlecut, Sixpoint, Southhampton, Spider Bite, Wagner Valley

“Our second annual Brewers Festival at Canalside will once again showcase the best of Western New York’s craft beer and food producers,” said Willard Brooks, chairman of the BNBA board of directors. “This event is one of the only festivals in the region that truly celebrates locally-produced craft beer and farm-to-table products, aligning with the BNBA’s mission to promote sustainability and buying local.”

“Part of Governor Cuomo’s Taste New York Initiative is to promote agribusiness across the state,” said Sam Hoyt, regional president of Empire State Development.  “The Buffalo Brewer’s festival at Canalside is a unique event in which it showcases the local breweries and farms. These local breweries are instrumental in not only improving our local economy and creating jobs, but also in providing a boost to the state’s agricultural and tourism industries.”

“The craft beer industry is another component of the continuing resurgence of our city,” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.  “I thank our local brewers for their commitment to downtown Buffalo and our beautiful waterfront by hosting the 2nd Annual Buffalo Brewers Festival at Canalside, where people from all over Western New York and beyond can experience the vibrancy of Buffalo.” 

“The growth of the micro-brewing industry in the Buffalo Niagara region is another unique quality of life asset and business opportunity that has captured national attention while shining a very positive light on the community and we are pleased to actively promote it,” said Paul Pfeiffer, Director of Investor & Public Relations at Buffalo Niagara Enterprise. 

Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) | Second annual Buffalo Brewers Festival | Saturday, June 20, 2015 | 3 – 7 pm.

  • More than 30 New York State breweries and
  • Local food-to-table vendors
  • Live entertainment by local headliners Skiffle Minstrels, Steve Johnson and Corey Kertzie, Flatbed and Steam Donkeys  


There are various types of tickets available for purchase at The ticket options are as follows: 

Brewer’s Fest Ticket – $40 each
Includes ALL beer tastings from 30+ New York State Breweries from 3 to 7 p.m. Live music by regional bands from 3 to 7 p.m.

Brewer’s Fest Ticket (Early Admission) – $49 each
Includes all beer tastings from 30+ New York State Breweries from 3 to 7 p.m.

Best of Buffalo – VIP Ticket – $75 each
Includes early entry and all beer tastings from 30+ New York State Breweries from 3 to 7 p.m. VIPs are allowed access to the VIP tent and VIP-only brews and pairings.

Meet the Brewer – Session 1

Join brewers from 4:30-5:30 p.m. as they collaborate on pairing their brews with courses of various purveyors. $5 tasting ticket is required. Only 75 tickets are available and can only be purchased on site.

Meet the Brewer – Session 2

Join brewers from 5:40-6:40 p.m. as they collaborate on pairing their brews with courses of various purveyors. $5 tasting ticket is required. Only 75 tickets are available and can only be purchased on site.

Designated Driver Ticket

Designated Driver admission is valid from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ticket price includes admission to the event and a free bottle of water. Tasting glasses are not provided to designated drivers. $10 ticket is required. Must purchase tickets at the gate.

The Buffalo Brewer’s Festival is a 21 and over only event. There will be no outside food or beverages are allowed into the festival area. Tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are available online at and at the following breweries: Aurora Brew Works, Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Consumers Beverages, Flying Bison, Hamburg Brewery, Kegworks, Niagara Tradition, Pearl Street, Premier Gourmet and Resurgence Brewery.

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