Breweries, Tap List Announced For Buffalo Brewers Festival 

The full list of breweries, cideries and meaderies, along with each and every boozy offering they will be pouring, for the 4th annual Buffalo Brewers Festival has been announced. The marquee summer beer festival takes place Saturday, June 24 at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

For those that do not know, or for those just need a little help jogging your memory, the Buffalo Brewers Festival is broken into a number of specialized tents, including one main Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association Tent, which features all of your favorite hometown breweries, Guest Brewers Tent, which this year is bigger and better than ever (just look at the list below), Farm-To-Pint Tent, which spotlights local beer sourced exclusively from local ingredients, New York State Cider & Mead Tent, which is exactly what it sounds like, and the Meet the Brewers Tent, which features unique beer pairings including Reverie Creamery cheeses paired with several local breweries and local chocolatier Thinking Elvish Fantasy Chocolates and several local breweries.

Now, without further ado, here is the complete brewery and tap list for the fourth annual Buffalo Brewers Festival:

BNBA WNY Brewers Tent:

– 12 Gates (Hermetic IPA | Saison)
– 42 North (Borderland IPA | Tart Farmhouse Saison)
– Big Ditch (Hayburner IPA | Squeezer Sour Kolsch)
– Buffalo Brewing Company (1901 IPA | 1842 Vienna Lager)
– Buffalo Brewpub (Blueberry Wheat | Amber Ale)
– Community Beer Works (The Whale | Interrobang IPA)
– Ellicottville Brewing Company (Fistful of Peel Citrus IPA | Blueberry Wheat)
– Five and 20 Spirits & Brewing (Lim Wit Hefe | Double X-ing DIPA)
– Flying Bison (Lemondrop Lager | Low Gear Session IPA)
– Four Mile (New England Pale Ale | Green Street IPA)
– Gordon Biersch (German Pilsner | West Coast IPA)
– Hamburg (Summa This | Roots Tropical Pale Ale)
– New York Beer Project (Supernatural Kettle Sour | Panda Paws Porter)
– Old First Ward (Short Sleeves Hoppy Wheat | Mashtag IPA)
– Riverworks Brewing Company (Conveyor Cream Ale | Rejuvenator IPA)
– Pearl Street Brewery (Train Wreck Amber)
– Pan Am/Lafayette Brewing (Rough Rider Porter)
– Resurgence Brewing (CitMo IPA | Cosmic Truth Session IPA)
– Rusty Nickel (Slice O’ Havens Imperial Cream Ale| Palletizer Pale Ale)
– Southern Tier (Nu Skool IPA | Unfiltered 2xIPA)
– Thin Man (Juicemaster Mango/Passionfruit Sour| Bliss DIPA)
– West Shore Brewing (American ESB | West Shore Wheat)
– Windy Brew (Sheldon Bush Cream Ale | PTSD IPA)
– Woodcock Brothers (Woodcock IPA | Honey Saison)

Guest Brewers Tent:

– Other Half Brewing (DDH Space Diamonds DIPA| DDH All Citra Everything IPA)
– Industrial Arts (Safety Glasses SIPA | Power Tools IPA)
– Ommegang (Rosetta Kriek | Sour Pale Ale)
– Firestone Walker (Luponic Distortion #6 | Bretta Weisse)
– Singlecut (Softly Spoken Magic Spells DIPA)
– Gun Hill (Booby Trap Saison)
– Brouwerij de Ranke (XX Bitter)
– Mill House (Northwest Territory DIPA)
– Thirsty Dog (Wulvers Barrel Aged Wee Heavy)

Farm-to-Pint Tent:

– Hamburg Brewing (F2P Honey Ale)
– Four Mile Brewing (F2P Maple Brown)
– Woodcock Brothers (F2P 425 Pilsner)
– Flying Bison (Newport Pleasureale IPA)
– Rusty Nickel – (Wit & Wisdom Witbier)
– Southern Tier – (Imperial Cherry Gose)
– Windy Brew – (Sheldon Helles)

NYS Cider & Mead Tent:

– BlackBird Cider Works (Dabinett |Et Trois)
– Chateau Buffalo (Baldwin Cider | Pirouette Perry)
– Mac Jac (Black Currant | Blood Orange)
– Blackman Cider Company (Semi Sweet | Hopped)
– Bellweather Cider (King Baldwin | Cherry Street)
– Lilly Belle Meads (Honey & Hops Mead | Bobby Bouchet-style Mead)

Tickets for the festival can be purchased online or at any of your local Consumers Beverages location, Aurora Brew Works or Premier Gourmet.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, 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 buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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