Now in its fourth year, Farm to Pint, presented by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association and Hamburg Brewing Company, celebrates beer created exclusively from locally sourced ingredients. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Hamburg Brewing Company, 6553 Boston State Road in Hamburg on Sunday, May 14 from 12-8pm.
The event features 20 beers by Western New York breweries and showcases local farmers, maltsters, and hop farmers like Niagara Malt, NY Craft Malt, East Prairie Hops and Domoy Farms.
Official F2P tap list:
12 Gates Brewing Company – Micro IPA
42 North Brewing Company – Cayuga Wheat – The beer features New York State wheat malt and New York’s native grape, Cayuga. The beer is light, smooth and refreshing with a mild breadiness and pleasant hop flavors reminiscent of white grapes.
Big Ditch Brewing Company – WNY Pale Ale (6%) – Brewed with Erie Canal Pale malt from New York Craft Malt in Batavia as well as Cascade, Centennial, and Alpharoma hops from Koester Hops in Eden and Willet Hop and Grain. Light, clean malt background with light peach, concord grape, and earthy aroma and flavor from the hops.
Buffalo Brewing Company – 1868 Sessi on IPA (4.75%) – Notes of citrus and pine with a light body and a dry finish.
Community Beer Works – Local Local Local (6.2%) – Brewed with Pioneer Pale Malt & Malted Oats, Niagara County Mild Pale Malt, and Vertical Vines Nugget & Cascade Hops.
Ellicottville Brewing Company – Rye Stanley Saison & Erdmans Rye Stout
Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing – Double Xing (7.5%) – Dry hopped with hops from local grower Hanover Hops in order to add bright citrus and grass flavor and aroma to the beer. This DIPA has powerful citrus and grass flavors and a slight malt note that lingers on the palate.
Flying Bison Brewing Company – Funky Vintner (5.4%) – All local ingredient Saison brewed with Queen City Malting Pale Malt, New York Craft Malt Wheat and Rye, Niagara Grape juice, East Prairie Hop Farm Newport hops and fermented in an oak barrel with Saison Yeast and Brett Lambicus.
Four Mile Brewing – Maple Brown Ale (6%) – Brewed with NYS hops from Crooked Creek Hop Farm, malts from Pioneer Malting, and maple syrup from Sprague’s Maple Farm. Notes of biscuit, chocolate, and caramel with a soft, smoky, and sweet maple finish.
Hamburg Brewing Company – Honey Ale with Black Currants (6.7%) – Brewed with Pale Ale & Vienna Malt from New York Craft Malt, Cascade & Nugget hops from East Prairie Hop Co., honey from a farm in Springville, and currants from Walnut Grove. Light bready malt notes followed by a clean bitterness and finished with dark fruit tartness.
New York Beer Project – Black Walnut Saison (5.2%) – Brewed with malted barley from Niagara Craft Malt, malted red wheat from Batavia’s NY Craft Malt and Cascade and Chinook hops from Vertical Vines in Lockport.
Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing Co. – Therapy Session Pale Ale (4.6%) – Hoppy session ale made with 100% New York State ingredients.
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery – NYS Rye-Chinook Pale Ale
Resurgence Brewing Company – WNY Amber Lager (5.5%) – This all-local lager uses malt from New York Craft Malt in Batavia, NY.
Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – Farmer’s Breakfast Maple Bacon Milk Stout – Brewed with base and chocolate malt from Queen City Malting, hops from Lupulin Fields, Maple syrup from Moore’s Maple Farm and locally made bacon.
Southern Tier Brewing Company – Cherry Gose (8.3%) – Brewed with 3 types of malt, Coriander, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Niagara County Tart Cherry Juice. Strong lactic acidity is accentuated by nature tartness of the cherry juice, big cherry character, enticing clean yet salty finish
Thin Man Brewery – Regicide (5.7%) – Brewed with NY spelt and dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin creating a crisp, hoppy (but not bitter) farmhouse ale. Floral and peppery notes from the yeast give way to Nelson’s characteristic peach and elderberry and a dry finish.
WINDY BREW – Sheldon Helles (5.6%) – Sheldon Helles is a collaboration of the farmer, the hop producer, and the brewer. A flavorful beer with generous hop flavor and golden color. Everything we used is local within five miles of the brewery.
Woodcock Brothers Brewery – 425 Pilsner (5%) – Designed to be an old school table beer style Pilsner. Brewed with local ingredients from Niagara Hops and Malt for easy, quaffable, sessionable drinking and crafted to celebrate WNY grown ingredients.
Beer and food tickets will be available for purchase upon entering the brewery at a designated ticket & information table. Both cash and credit cards may be used for ticket purchases. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Table upon entering the taproom on the day of the event. ATM will be available for cash withdrawals.
The event is FREE to attend. All purchases will be made in the form of tickets:
1 ticket: $3
4 tickets: $10
8 tickets: $20
13 tickets: $30
20 tickets + a souvenir HBC tasting glass: $45
Souvenir HBC tasting glasses will also be sold individually for $2
5oz. beer pour: 1 ticket
10oz. beer pour: 2 tickets
Pint beer pour: 3 tickets
Bottled Water, Root Beer, Unsweetened Iced Tea: 1 ticket
Wine: Ranges 3-4 tickets
Food (choice of Caprese Skewers, Sausage, or Burger): Ranges 3-4 tickets
64oz. Growler Fills (ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER 6PM, NO EXCEPTIONS): 4 tickets
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