Farm to Pint Week takes place May 13 through May 20. The weeklong 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.
The First Annual Farm to Pint Expo officially kick starts F2P Week. The inaugural event takes place May 13 (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 Blackbird Cider Works, 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 Southern Tier, Windy Brew, Rusty Nickel & 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.
Then, the very next day, the 4th 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 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch Brewing, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Five & 20 Brewing & Distilling, Flying Bison, Four Mile, Gordon Biersch, Hamburg, New York Beer Project, Old First Ward, Pearl Street Brewery, Resurgence Brewing, Rusty Nickel, Southern Tier Brewing, Woodcock Brothers and Windy Brew. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at Hamburg Brewing Company on May 14, 12pm-8pm. Additionally, locally raised meat and vegetarian grilled skewers will be available throughout the day and growler fills can be purchased starting at 6pm.
Rounding out the week is Full Circle Fest at 42 North Brewing. Back for a second year, the Full Circle Fest takes place May 20 (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 FCF2017.eventbrite.com and in the 42 North taproom, and include beer sampling, live music from Tyler Wescott, Sean McNamara & Patrick Johnson, 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 $35 at the door on the day of the event.