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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Waldfest, Sad Boys Xmas in July, Mortalis Buffalo Drops, Farmcraft Market, Halfway to Cask Fest, Beer Justice Pars & Pints

Waldfest: Festival in the Woods Returns to East Aurora

It’s that time of year again – time to gather together in the woods and toast giant mugs of traditional German beer. Yes, you guessed it – it’s once again time for Waldfest, the annual Festival in the Woods, which takes place on July 21, 12-7pm, at Spring Garden Park (3838 Two Rod Road, East Aurora). The German American Musicians and the Auslanders will provide authentic German music and food will be available on site as will plenty of authentic German beers. There is also free parking. Tickets are $10 in advance or $25 at the gate. For more information, visit SpringGarden.com. This is a rain or shine event.

Second Annual Christmas in July at Sad Boys Brewing

Sad Boys Brewing is getting into the holiday spirit at the brewery this weekend with their second annual Christmas in July party on July 20. The event will feature $1 off drinks all day and $1 from every beer donated to Roswell Park. There will also be Christmas trivia at 7pm and an ugly sweater contest at 8pm. Best (or worst) dressed will win a $25 gift card, The festivities get underway at 7pm. ‘

Halfway to Caskfest at Mr. Goodbar

Mr. Goodbar is celebrating the fact that we are halfway to their annual Cask Fest this fall with, what else, cask beer. They will tap a handful of casks this weekend, starting on Friday. They will tap casks of Brickyard Brewing Pekin Pale Ale, Old First Ward Brewing x Buffalo Brewing Altbier, Pressure Drop Double Dry Hopped Sticky Trees IPA with Turkey’s Pick, Flying Bison Aviator Red and Wayland Brewing Waylander German Pils. These casks will be available all weekend while supplies last.

Tickets on Sale for Beer Justice Brewing’s Pars & Pints Tournament

Tickets are now available for Beer Justice Brewing’s Pars & Pints Tournament at Spruce Ridge Golf Course in Arcade on Aug. 3. The event features an 18-hole golf tournament, 4-man scramble, lunch, 12 beer tastings with a free pint, event swag, and more. It is $320 per team and the event kicks off on the course at 10am. There will also be an after party at Beer Justice, where the winners will be announced and prizes will be given out. Tickets are available for purchase now at Spruce Ridge and Beer Justice.

Weekly Drops at Mortalis Brewing Buffalo

It’s a new week, which means a handful of new beers will be available at Mortalis Brewing Buffalo. Available July 18 will be Demihydra Key Lime Raspberry Sweet Cherry (Gluten Free Fruited Smoothie Sour), brewed with key lime, raspberry, and sweet cherry, Cerberus, a fruited smoothie sour with ripe raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry, creamy milk sugar, and marshmallows, Tears of the Goddess: Carrot Cake, a sour IPA brewed with Cheesy Eddie’s that features cream cheese frosting, cake, carrot puree, and spices, Apollo (Pale Ale), hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Citra, and Critical Hit Imperial Stout, a collaboration with Corporate Ladder Brewing that features toasted coconut, cacao nibs, and granola (500mL bottle). All other beers will be available in 16oz. 4-pack cans and on draft.

First Ever Farmcraft Brewery Farmer’s Market

Farmcraft Brewery will host their first ever Farmer’s Market in Strykersville in July 21 (12pm). The market will feature local vendors selling meat, produce, gifts, merch, fresh-cut flowers and more. Attendees will also have the first opportunity to get a sneak peak of Farmcraft’s new facilities before they open to the public. The space is a 11,000 square foot two-story taproom with seating for 100 guests, retail shop, full bar featuring craft beer, spirits and cocktails, full scale production brewery, private party rooms, outdoor patio with fire pit, kitchen featuring artisanal pizzas, and more. Farmcraft is located at 567 Route 20A in Sheldon. 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 brian@buffalobeerleague.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).

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