Limited Tickets Remain for 2024 Brewer’s Invitational

There are some tickets left for the 2024 Brewers Invitational, Feb. 18 (2-5pm) at New York Beer Project. The event will feature beer and cider from Froth, Brazen, Prosper Brewing, Big Ditch, Riverworks Brewing, 42 North, Old First Ward, Eli Fish, Britesmith Brewing, Rusty Nickel, Community Beer Works, Flying Bison, Pressure Drop, Woodcock Brothers, Donovan Orchards, Steal Leaf Brewing, One-Eyed Cat Brewing, Spotted Octopus Brewing, Sad Boys Brewing, BriarBrothers Brewing, OSB Ciderworks, Shalooby Loofer, Hammer and Crown, Buffalo Olde Brewing, The Ridge at West Seneca, Marquee Brewing, Resurgence, Buffalo Brewing Company, Griffin Pub & Brewery, Hofbrauhaus, Ellicottville, Wandering Gypsy, Wayland Brewing, and Pod City Beer Labs. For $55.20 (including taxes and fees), you will receive a commemorative glass, food gift card, and three hours of sampling. Purchase tickets here.

42 North’s Brewski Returns to Knox Farm State Farm

42 North Brewing will host the 2024 Brewski on Feb. 17 at Knox Farm State Park. Participants will traverse a two-mile course while sampling some of 42 North’s latest craft creations along the way. You will receive five beer samples, a complimentary beer at the brewery, and a commemorative tasting mug. Additionally, Brewski will feature a number of regional vendors offering demo equipment. Following the event, 42 North will host a post-party (4-7pm) with live music from Davey & The Goliaths and a special tapping of Hot Cocoa Stout. Tickets are $25 at 42 North or online. Event proceeds benefit the Friends of Knox Farm State Park.

97 Rock Home Show Happy Hour Returns to Buffalo Home Show

Not only is the Buffalo Home Show returning to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this year (Mar. 8-10, 15-17), so too is The 97 Rock Home Show Happy Hour. The event, hosted by Tom Ragan from Shredd & Ragan In The Morning, features craft beer, cider, wine, games, trivia and a special building contest, each Friday night (5-7pm), free for all attendees 21 and over. There will be craft beer tastings from local breweries, as well as Clarksburg Cider and Merritt Winery, Cabot Cheese samples and more. You can save $2 by buying tickets in advance online. Free admission for children ages 5 & under.

Big Ditch Brewing Launches New Rewards Program

Big Ditch has launched The Shovel Squad, a new taproom rewards program. Any time you spend money at Big Ditch, you’ll earn points that can be redeemed for discounts and/or prizes. You’ll earn 1 point for every $1 you spend, and once you hit 100 points, you can redeem points for discounts at our taproom. Rewards include gift cards, custom glasses, beer naming rights, brewery tours, tastings and the chance to be a brewer for a day. You can sign up for free online, or ask your server or bartender. Now until Feb. 13, you can earn double points.

Froth Brewing To Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

Froth Brewing is turning five and they are celebrating on Feb. 17 with a 90’s era party. The brewery will be spinning 90’s music all night long, prizes will be awarded for the best 90’s clothing, and there will also be an exclusive Liquid Lollipop smoothie-style sour release. Whether you’re in the mood for a plate of fresh Wingnutz wings and a house lager (Czech Pale, Czech Amber or Czech Black) on side pull, Froth’s anniversary party is the right time and right place to satisfy those urges. Cheers Froth – here’s to many more years.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the 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), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).