17 Canadian breweries will team up with 17 Buffalo-Niagara breweries to create one-of-a-kind collaboration beers that will be exclusively available at the first annual Can-Am Craft Beer Festival, set to take place April 7, 2018, in Niagara Falls, New York at The Conference and Event Center.

The new cross-border beer fest will see owners and representatives from 34 craft breweries from across Southern Ontario and Western New York collaborating on special one-off craft beers, which will be unveiled for the first time at the 2018 festival.

Beaus – All Natural Brewing, Block Three, Brimstone, Cowbell, Flying Monkeys, Grand River, Great Lakes Brewing, Lock Street Brewery, Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara College Teaching Brewery, Niagara Oast-House, Nickel Brook Brewing, Railway City Brewing, Redline Brewhouse, Royal City, Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. and Wellington Brewery comprise the Ontario brewery contingent, while Four Mile Brewing, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch, Buffalo Brewing Company, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing, Flying Bison, Hamburg Brewing Company, New York Beer Project, Resurgence Brewing, Southern Tier, Thin Man, West Shore Brewing Company, Windy Brew and Woodcock Brothers will represent the Buffalo-Niagara region.

The pairing will be decided via a draft process, to be held Wednesday, April 26 at 2pm at the Conference and Event Center Cataract Room (101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY), which will see dignitaries and tourism officials pulling logos of participating breweries from oak barrels. The breweries will then be matched up on a draft board.

Following the completion of the draft process, we will have a full write-up on all of the unique brewery pairings, complete with all of the necessary information, as well as photos from the press conference and draft. Stay tuned to www.buffaloniagarabrewersassociation.org.