The New York State Craft Brewers Festival: Buffalo, a testament to the city’s thriving craft beer scene and its commitment to fostering a sense of community and collaboration, returns to Canalside on June 24. The annual event is produced by the New York State Brewers Association and Western New York Brewers Guild.

With its diverse range of beers, delicious food, live music, and local art, the New York State Craft Brewers Festival: Buffalo has become a beloved event that draws visitors from across the region and beyond.

This year will feature fresh craft beer from over 50 breweries from every corner of the state, and attendees can meet the people who make the beer you love while enjoying live music, local food trucks, artisan vendors, axe throwing & more. You can find out more information about the event here and purchase tickets right now here.

First launched as the Buffalo Brewers Festival in 2014, it has grown to become one of the premier craft beer events in the region, serving as a showcase for the diverse range of craft breweries in our area, offering attendees the chance to sample a wide variety of beers and ciders, many of which are not available outside of the brewery. The event has since blossomed throughout the years on a statewide level, becoming what it is today as the New York State Craft Brewers Festival: Buffalo.

The festival returns to Canalside, offering picturesque views of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River, the perfect backdrop for a summer beer festival, attracting thousands of visitors each year. From hoppy IPAs and crisp lagers to fruity sour beers and rich stouts, there is something for every taste and preference. Brewers and cider makers are on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge about the brewing process and the unique flavors and ingredients that make their beers stand out.

The festival is also a celebration of community and collaboration, bringing together brewers, beer lovers, and local businesses and organizations, creating a sense of camaraderie and pride in the city’s cultural and economic vitality. It also highlights the importance of supporting local businesses and promoting sustainability, as many of the breweries and food vendors use locally-sourced ingredients and eco-friendly practices in their operations.

For beer enthusiasts and anyone looking to experience the best of Buffalo culture, the New York State Craft Brewers Festival: Buffalo is a can’t-miss event that celebrates all the things that make this city unique and special.

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).