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Buffalo 2016 Winter Hop Fest!

Hop heads will be coming together this Saturday to celebrate the region’s hop-filled brews. Each year, Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing Company hosts the majority of the region’s breweries in order to serve up the hoppiest varieties that they brew.

Hop lovers attend the event to pit the hoppy beers against each other, to see who truly delivers (and satisfies) the hoppiest notes in the land. 

Featured local breweries include:

Old First Ward Brewing Company

Community Beer Works

42 North Brewing

12 Gates Brewing

Big Ditch


Hamburg Brewing

Flying Bison

Four Mile Brewing

Woodcock Brothers

Buffalo 2016 Winter Hop Fest kicks off this Saturday at Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing Company – 73 Hamburg Street, Buffalo, New York.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 | 2pm to 5pm

Additional info and tickets can be found at this Facebook event page.

Tickets are $20 – Participants receive a souvenir tasting glass and 7 – 4oz pours. Additional tickets available for $2 each. Food will be on-site for purchase. Kick the kegs at the end of the fest with $5 growler fills. Be sure to dress for the weather!


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