After a two-year hiatus, The Western New York Brewers Guild is proud to announce the return of WNY Beer Week, an opportunity to celebrate beer produced in Western New York. As the region’s beer reputation has grown over the years, WNY Beer Week will highlight the quality, diversity, and the economic impact that local craft beer provides for the entire Western New York Region.
Currently, Western New York is home to over 40 craft breweries. Western New York has led the way for New York State to become the 4th largest craft beer producer in the country and contributed over $5.4 Billion dollars of Economic Impact to the state’s economy. Additionally, the local craft beer industry employs over 1,000 Western New York residents and contributes significant dollars to local causes and not-for-profit organizations.
“WNY Beer Week is the opportunity to celebrate the great beer and great people that contribute to our brewing community. If, for some reason, you have not tried a local beer, this is the week to head out and ask “What’s Local?,” states WNY Brewers Guild President Jason Havens.
The week will include special beer events at member breweries of the Western New York Brewers Guild; in fact, a brand-new beer will be released at every one of these breweries to commemorate the start of WNY Beer Week on September 23. In addition, special offerings of locally produced beers will be available at bars and restaurants throughout Western New York during the weeklong celebration.
More information on WNY Beer Week, as well as participating bars, restaurants, and breweries, can be found at www.wnybeerweek.com.
About Western New York Brewers Guild
The Western New York Brewers Guild is organized for the purpose of promoting craft brewing in Western New
York. The mission and purpose of the WNYBG is to represent, protect and promote its members and to further
educate and inform the public about the NY craft brewing industry and its vital role in Western New York as an
economic engine which promotes agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism.