Farm to Pint Week takes place May 12 through May 20. The week-long celebration casts the spotlight on the growing movement of returning to the use of locally grown malt and hops in the making of local beers. F2P Week highlights this with three events that put a spotlight on the local farming. local craft beverages, and locally sourced food. The popularity and growth of F2P shows that keeping it local is both fun & tasty.
Farm to Pint Expo
The 2nd Annual Farm to Pint Expo officially kick starts F2P Week. The inaugural event takes place May 12 (12pm-3pm) at Pizza Plant Transit and brings together a diverse group of farmers & artisans of local craft food and drink. Meet the tastemakers and drink and sample and buy their wares as representatives from Sheldon Grains, Niagara Malts, NY Craft Malt, Blackbird Cider Works, Lilly Belle Meads, Black Button Distillery, Victorianbourg Winery, Dispenza’s farm-to-table sausage, Reverie Creamery artisanal cheeses and Flat #12 locally-grown mushrooms will be on hand, as will F2P brewers from Five & 20, 42 North, Ellicottville, Sato Brewpub, Resurgence, Big Ditch, Thin Man, Southern Tier, Windy Brew, Rusty Nickel, Flying Bison, & Four Mile. Pizza Plant will be running food and drink specials, including F2P beer specials as well as a special F2P pod, during the entirety of F2P week! Experience the true taste of the Empire State at the F2P Expo.
5th Annual F2P Fest @ Hamburg Brewing Company
Then, the very next day, the 5th Annual Farm to Pint (F2P) event celebrates beer created exclusively from exclusively locally sourced ingredients, will feature 20 beers from Buffalo-Niagara breweries. Limited edition and one-off brews will be available from most WNY breweries (click on poster to enlarge and view list). Get tickets Hamburg Brewing Company on May 20, 12pm-5pm. Full pints and growlers will be available after 5 PM. Final beer list will be posted as it becomes available.
Presale tickets gain entry into a raffle where you will be entered to win prizes throughout the day.
3rd Annual Full Circle Fest
Rounding out the week is Full Circle Fest at 42 North Brewing. Back for a second year, the Full Circle Fest takes place May 19 (2pm-6pm) at 42 North Brewing. The festival, which focuses on sustainability in the craft brewing industry, will include 16 local craft businesses sampling their products, along with a pig roast, live music and an all-around community celebration. Tickets are $30 pre-sale at FCF2018.eventbrite.com and in the 42 North taproom, and include beer sampling, live music, a souvenir tasting glass and a plate of pig roast & sides. The pig roast will include pigs from a local farm raised off spent grain donated from the 42 North brewhouse. All remaining tickets will be sold for $30 GA and $40 for a VIP Experience.