Few combinations are as iconic and beloved as beer and baseball, two quintessentially American pastimes with a long-standing relationship that spans generations. The clinking of beer glasses and the crack of the bat are synonymous with hot summer days, camaraderie, and the thrill of the game. Few things bring people together like a baseball game and an ice-cold beer, which is why the Buffalo Bisons and Southern Tier Brewing Company have teamed up this season to bring you the Southern Tier Craft Beer Pack, which features 2 undated game tickets and 4 craft beer vouchers, all for $53.
“It’s a natural fit to be hosting the Craft Beer Pack at Sahlen’s Field,” Terry Sherman from Southern Tier and Artisanal Brewing Ventures says. “We partnered with the Bisons to support our local team and to enhance the experience of guests walking through the gates. Southern Tier is excited to serve the Buffalo sports fans.”
Craft breweries and stadium concessions offer an extensive selection of beers, ranging from light and crisp lagers to hop-forward IPAs and rich, malty stouts. Sahlen’s Field, which regularly features a number of local craft beer options from the likes of Resurgence Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing, Hamburg Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing and more, is no different. The diverse flavor profiles of different beer styles can complement the ballpark fare, elevating the taste experience and adding depth to the enjoyment of the game.
“The best part about the Bisons / Southern Tier Craft Beer Pack is the flexibility,” Brad Bisbing, Bisons assistant GM & Marketing Manager says. “The two tickets that are included are undated, so you can use them for almost any game during the season. The craft beer vouchers are also good throughout the ballpark, so you don’t have to get just one style beer, but try all that Sahlen Field has to offer. That and the 30% in savings you get make the Craft Beer Pack a homerun!”
In addition to the Craft Beer Ticket Pack, Southern Tier Brewing hosts Thirsty Thursday’s, where guests can grab any one of Southern Tier’s 16oz. drafts at a discounted price. There are a variety to choose from at the Southern Tier bar near Section 105 just inside the gates.
You can purchase your Craft Beer Pack here.
“The Bisons have always offered a number of unique ticket packages to our fans that add even more value to what already is the great deal in town,” Bisbing says. “We have packs for families and individuals, Star Wars fans and for our big Independence Eve Celebration. It only made sense, with all that we do with craft beer at the ballpark, to design a pack specifically for our craft beer fans.”
The good times don’t have to end once that final pitch is thrown and that final out is made. After the game, guests can bring their game ticket to the Southern Tier taproom in Canalside, located at the corner of Washington and Scott Streets, the day of the game to receiver a $5 Buffalo Brew’d beer, like Pitchin’ Pils, an easy drinking 5% pilsner brewed specifically for the Bisons season.
“Southern Tier has been a great partner at Sahlen Field and we’re excited their back to be our Thirsty Thursday™ presenting sponsor this season,” Bisbing continues. “With all the fun and promotions, Bisons fans look so forward to their weekends at the ballpark, and with our Thirsty Thursday promotion and the great deals all game on Southern Tier craft beer, we get to start the weekend a night early!”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).