The Brewers Invitational

A beer festival featuring specialty one-off beers from your favorite local breweries as well as breweries around the globe. 20 specialty brews made by the members of the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association and 10 beers from 10 guest breweries. Ticket includes a buffet of old school pub food kicked up a notch. Come and meet the brewers up close and personal and sample some very special beers. Very limited tickets. Brought to you by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association and Pettibones Grille.

This event will take place in mid January 2018.

2017 Beer List Here:

  1. 12 Gates Brewing Company — DoubleGate Double IPA
  2. 42 North Brewing Company — Bière de Champagne
  3. 42 North Brewing Company —  Farmhouse Sour
  4. Big Ditch Brewing Company — Chocolate Gose
  5. Blackbird Cider Works — Dabinett
  6. Blackbird Cider Works — Buffalo Bluegrass
  7. Community Beer Works —  Pun Intended (Spring Gose)
  8. Ellicottville Brewing Company — St. Caberlicious Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  9. Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing  — Barleywine
  10. Flying Bison Brewing Company  — Barrel Aged HERC Barleywine
  11. Four Mile Brewing  —  Red Arm Ale
  12. Gordon Biersch  — Double IPA
  13. Hamburg Brewing Company   — Tart Simpson
  14. New York Beer Project   —  Circle of Life Saison
  15. Pan Am Grill & Brewery  — Grapefruit Terminator IPA
  16. Pearl Street Grill & Brewery — Street Brawler Oatmeal Stout on Nitro
  17. Resurgence Brewing Company  — Sour is Love
  18. Southern Tier Brewing Company  — Rhein Cabal (Kettle Sour with NYS Riesling Juice )
  19. Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company  — Maple Smoked Porter
  20. Brewery Ommegang  — Bourbon Barrel Aged 3 Philosophers
  21. Brooklyn Brewery  —  Hand and Seal 2015 Barleywine
  22. Victory Brewing Company  — XX Imperial Pilsner Anniversary
  23. Great Lakes Brewing Company  — Big Ditch/Great Lakes Collaboration Great Big Steve Doppelbock
  24. Three Heads Brewing  — Big Head Stout
  25. Ithaca Beer Company  — Anniversary 18 Baltic Porter
  26. Saranac Brewery  — Hoppy Hour Hero DIPA
  27. Beaus – All Natural Brewing  — Bogfather Imperial Gruit
  28. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales  — Madrugada Obscura  Sour Stout
  29. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales  — iO Saison.  Saison w/ rose hips, rose petals and hibiscus.
  30. Rohrbach Brewing Company —  Oxford Pale Ale, English Pale Ale
  31. Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. —Sour Slice O Havens
  32. Abandon Brewing Company  — American Wild Ale

Plus complimentary food provided by Pettibones Grille including:

  • Antipasti Display with salad, cheeses, meats, and dip
  • Specialty Slider Bar (Burgers, Fried Bologna, Crab Cakes, Veggie Burgers) with unique accoutrements
  • Shrimp & Pasta
  • Special surprises from Barrel & Brine





Review of the First Annual Brewers Invitational

By Scott Panfill of WNY Brews


Check out the WNY Brews live podcast from year one of The Brewers Invitational ->

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association (BNBA) presented in 2016 for the first time The Brewers Invitational at Pettibones Grill in Coca-Cola Field on Saturday, April 2nd. Attending were all 20 local breweries and 10 guest breweries showing off  new and experimental flavors!  It seemed to be the “year of the sour” with 1o examples  (see here for the TBI2016_BeerMenu).

Trust me when I say you should listen to the end.  The Buffalo Beer League and Willard Brooks of the BNBA stopped by the WNY Brews table and talked to any brewer who walked by.

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association really put on a great event!
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