Buffalo Breweries Invade Rochester’s Flour City Brewfest

A number of Buffalo-area breweries are set to invade the 25th Annual Flour City Brewers Fest in Rochester this weekend, including 42 North, Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Hamburg Brewing, New York Beer Project, Pressure Drop, Resurgence Brewing, Rusty Nickel and Thin Man. The event takes place on Saturday (6pm) at the Rochester Public Market.

The festival will feature over 80 breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries. There will also be food from a dozen vendors, including Rubino’s Italian Food, The Meat Ball Truck Company and Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food, live music from Mud Creek and the Secondhand Sidekicks, custom-built lounge areas to relax and enjoy a beer, a special 25th anniversary beer from Rohrbach Brewing and more. Brewed in celebration of 25 years of the Flour City Brewers Fest, Rohrbach’s 25 Peachy Years is a Double New England-style IPA with peaches.

Among the breweries set to attend the fest are Prison City, Fifth Frame, Other Half, Genesee Brewhouse, Mortalis, Abandon Brewing, Rising Storm, Stoneyard, Swiftwater and Triphammer. Cider will be available from OSB Ciderworks and Blackbird Cider Works, as well as mead from 810 Meadworks, spirits from Black Button Distilling and Iron Smoke Distillery and wine from Heron Hill and Living Roots. There will also be a number of other vendors on hand, including the New York Hop Guild, 1886 Maltworks, 585 Rochester Pedal Tours and the New York State Brewers Association.

A limited amount of general admission ($45) tickets are still available at www.flourcitybrewersfest.com and include access to sampling, 6oz. glass and a $5 food voucher good for any food vendor. Tickets go up to $50 the day of.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column for Step Out Buffalo. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague) and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).

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