First Ever Froth Brewing Froth Fest Coming to Williamsville
Froth Brewing’s inaugural beer festival, Froth Fest 2023, will take place at Island Park in Williamsville on August 12. The event will feature more than 25 local breweries, local food, and live music from The Strictly Hip. The beer tasting portion of Froth Fest, 12:30-3:30pm, is ticketed. General admission tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $100. VIP includes early access, exclusive Liquid Lollipop release, and custom glassware. Froth Fest will take place from 12-10pm and live music, food, and Froth beer trailers will be open to the public for free. You can purchase tickets here.
BTR Brews to Show Down Main St. for Kickoff to Summer
BTR Brews are shutting down Main St. on June 17 for their second annual Kick Off to Summer, which will feature craft beers, vendors, food trucks and live music. The event is free and drink ticket sheets are $20. There will be beer from Community Beer Works, Resurgence, Froth, Southern Tier, Ellicottville Brewing and more, live music by The Strictly Hip and Doubleshot, and food from Yankee BBQ, Coyote Cafe, Buffalo Bros., and more. There will also be a hot dog sale to benefit Buddy’s Second Chance Rescue, pretzel necklaces to benefit the Seneca Girls LAX Team, and more.
Tickets Remain for Rhythm and Brews Benefit at Kleinhans
A limited amount of tickets still remain for Rhythm and Brews at Kleinhans Music Hall on June 16. The event will feature beer from 13 local breweries and cideries, cuisine from Oliver’s, Britesmith, Creekview Restaurant, and Marcato by Oliver’s, and live music by My Cousin Tone’ and The John Bacon Quintet. Proceeds will benefit Kleinhans’s programming and building upkeep. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP is $75, which includes early admission, first tastings and reserved seating. For tickets, call (716) 885-5000 or visit kleinhansbuffalo.org.
Tickets on Sale for 2023 Ballpark BrewBash
While the 2023 Ballpark BrewBash at Sahlen’s Field is still a few months away (September 16), tickets are on sale now at all Consumer’s Beverages locations. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are $75. Consumer’s is currently running a special offer – purchase either a GA or VIP ticket and receive a Buffalo Bisons game flex ticket, $9 coupon for Sahlen’s Premium Meats Field Craft Corner and $10 gift card to Consumer’s.
Brewed & Bottled to Host Wandering Gypsy Cask Tapping
Wandering Gypsy Brewing will tap a cask of their Good Energy IPA at Brewed & Bottled Craft Beer Shop in Lewiston on June 17 (12pm). The cask, brewed by former Brickyard Brewing head brewer John Paul Meteer, who is currently brewing for Wandering Gypsy while building out his own brewery in Niagara Falls, Hammer & Crown, is a juicy, bitter and refreshing hazy IPA that’s triple dry hopped with Mosaic hops. Grab a pint while supplies last and chat with the brewer.
Registration Now Open for The Dude’s Homebrew Competition
Calling all homebrewers! Registration is now open for the 9th annual The Dude’s Homebrew Competition, which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year’s event will be on August 20 (12-3pm) at Resurgence Brewing, where homebrewers will serve samples of their beer to attendees, who will vote for their favorite beer, which will be judged by a panel of local brewers. The winners will then get to brew their entry at Resurgence. For more information, click here. Tickets for the tasting event are not on sale yet. The event has raised more than $12,000 the past two years.
Inaugural Weirdly Wonderful Beer Fest Coming to Buffalo
The inaugural Weirdly Wonderful Beer Festival on July 22 (12pm), presented by Thin Man Brewery, will feature more than 60 breweries from all over the globe, showcasing their wares at Front Park. Beer will be available from Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen, Aslin, 450 North, Bellwoods, Carton, Seven Island Brewery, Sloop Brewing, Allagash, 3 Sons Brewing, Dancing Gnome, and more. Weirdly Wonderful will also play host to local food vendors, live music, local retail vendors, and more. General admission tickets are $65 and VIP is $150 (early admission, festival shirt, 2-500ML barrel aged stouts, 2 16oz. cans of festival beer). You can purchase tickets here.
Resurgence Brewing, K2 Brothers Team on New Fruited Sour
Resurgence and K2 have joined forces on Pie Smash Sour, a fruited sour with strawberry rhubarb and banana cream pie flavors. The beer will be released on June 17 (12pm) at Resurgence in the Park at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park. The release party will also feature other Resurgence and K2 beers for sale and lawn games like KanJam and cornhole. Pie Smash Sour will be available in single cans and 4-pack cans.
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 email@example.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).