6 Beer Dinners to Hit During Buffalo Beer Week


There’s nothing quite like a meal with a perfectly paired beer list. Everything you consume compliments and enhances each other. Beer pairing dinners are interesting, unique and a great time. Once you attend one, you’ll most likely be hooked. Aside from learning a lot, you are almost guaranteed to eat delicious food and drink flavorful brews while meeting new, interesting people that are probably cooler than you. (Okay, that’s just what happens when I go. Maybe you’re the cooler person in the scenario.) In my opinion, there’s no better way to support our local businesses or spend your hard earned money. Then again, I think food and drink is the best way to spend money period, so take that with a grain of salt.


1. Beer Dinner with Southern Tier @ SATO

Saturday Sept. 27, 2014

Four courses by Chef Satomi Saki Smith, paired with Southern Tier brews by rep Dave Giczkowski. Buffet style, $30. Call (716) 931-9146 for reservations between 2pm to 5pm.


2. Bells Beer Dinner @ Blue Monk

Monday Sept. 29, 2014

Multi course food & beer pairing at Blue Monk on Elmwood Ave. Call (716) 882-6665 for more info and reservations.


3. Beer Pairing Dinner: Mulberry Italian Ristorante @ Hamburg Brewing Co.

Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014

Five courses by Mulberry paired with five Hamburg brews. $65, tickets available at Hamburg Brewing Co. and Mulberry Italian Ristorante.


4. Brewers Dinner with Resurgence Brewing @ Osteria 166

Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014

Five courses by Osteria 166 paired with five beers from Resurgence Brewing Co’s selection. $65, contact Alyssa Sumers at (716) 308-4604 for tickets.


5. Brew Master’s Dinner @ Gordon Biersch

Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014

Six course meal at Gordon Biersch paired with six of their craft beers. Theme: “candied” food. $50, call (716) 683-0050 for reservations.


6. Hop Kitchen

Thursday Oct. 2, 2014

Five WNY chefs preparing food to pair with beers from five local breweries. $55, get tickets here.

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