The third annual Brewer’s Invitational is coming quick, bringing with it a beer list that balances geeky new delights with tried and true staples. The 2019 Brewer’s Invitational will take place January 27, 2-5pm, at New York Beer Project. Pre-sale tickets are available online (more on this below), at select breweries, and at the door come Sunday (if any still remain).

The Brewer’s Invitational brings together the best and the brightest of the Western New York brewing scene for a memorable event featuring a memorable beer list. From New England IPA’s, Milkshake IPA’s and Pastry Stouts to Barrel Aged delicacies, sours and just about everything in-between, chances are the Brewer’s Invitational offers something to properly wet your whistle. And perhaps the best part about this event is, representatives from each brewery will be on hand to answer all of your questions, so you’ll have a chance to chat with the people who brewed the beer in your glass.

This unique event will feature beer from 12 Gates Brewing, 42 North Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing, Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing, Flying Bison Brewing, Four Mile Brewing, Gordon Biersch, Hamburg Brewing, New York Beer Project, Pan Am Grill & Brewery, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Resurgence Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing, Woodcock Brothers Brewing and more.

The 2019 Brewer’s Invitational beer list (subject to change) is as follows:

12 Gates Brewing: Dissolution Oak Aged Baltic Porter | Don’t Stop Meow Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Roasted Habanero Porter
42 North Brewing: Pilot Bob NEIPA | Halt, Who Gose There?
Belt Line Brewery & Kitchen: Rye Nelson IPA | Crosscut Stout with Barrel Aged Whistle Pig Coffee
Big Ditch Brewing: Pina Colada Milkshake IPA | 2018 BBA Towpath Imperial Stout
Big Inlet Brewing: Scott’s Tavern Ale | Low Brow Nobility Wheat
Blackbird Ciderworks: Chandler Street Cherry Apple | Buffalo Bluegrass Kentucky Barrel Aged
Brickyard Brewing Company: Pairs Well With Surrender Chardonnay Barrel Aged Brut IPA | White Bronco NEIPA
Buffalo Brewing Company: 1893 Oat Cream NEIPA | 1970 Oatmeal Stout
Community Beer Works: Squash Goals Imperial Brown Ale | Bang a Uey NE IPA
Eli Fish Brewing: Bourbon Leroy Brown Imperial Brown Ale Aged in Black Button Bourbon Barrels | Madma Edna Saison
Ellicottville Brewing: BBA St. Jacobs Imperial Stout | Black Daze Black NEIPA
Five and 20: Commiseration Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout | Tiramisu Stout
Flying Bison Brewing: Pin Hazy Bison IPA | Blizzard Bock
Four Mile Brewing: Fig Stout | It’s All About Me Cream Ale
Gordon Biersch: Scotch Ale | Imperial IPA

Hamburg Brewing: Gose | Lab Coat Series V: Citra DDH IPA
Lilly Belle Meads: Honey Chill Lager Mead | Brett Aged Purpeara Mead with Fredonia Grapes
New York Beer Project: The One NEDIPA.V2 | Farmhouse Sour
One-Eyed Cat Brewing: Midnight on Mount Hood Cascadian Dark Ale | Champ Stamp Vermont-Style IPA
Pearl Street Brewing: Gose Quervo | Black Pearl Black IPA
Pressure Drop Brewing: Space Monkey Episode 3 IPA | 2018 Blackalicious
Resurgence Brewing: CitMo 2.0 IPA| Blackberry Lactose Kettle Sour
Rusty Nickel Brewing: Oak Aged Slice “O” Imperial Creamsicle Cream Ale
SATO Brewpub: Forbidden Mud Pie Imperial Pastry Stout | Tom Bruz Brut IPA w/ OJ
Southern Tier Brewing: Lakeshore Fog NEIPA | 3X IPA
Steelbound Brewery: EVL DIPA | Portly Gentleman Stout
West Shore Brewing: Green Flyer NEIPA | Oatmeal Stout with Marshmallows and Chocolate
Windy Brew: Windstorm IPA | Chocolate S’more Stout
Woodcock Brothers Brewing: Chocolate Raspberry Porter | XPA V. 16

Limited tickets remain for the 2019 Brewer’s Invitational are on sale now for $45 and are available at Eventbrite (Designated Driver tickets available for $10). Guests will receive a commemorative festival glass, voucher (good for any beer themed plates from NYBP’s menu) and access to over 50 beers available. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.

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. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and