The one thing that can make a good meal great (besides your friends and family blah blah blah) is beer. When you have the perfect beer perfectly matching with your perfect meal it makes everything, well, perfect. It’s not hard to sit down and order a beer, but it does take a beer-guru to tell you which specific brew will bring out the flavors in each and every part of your delicious feast. Plus, when you follow someone’s expert beer advice there’s a good chance that you’ll learn something, find a new favorite flavor to love, and who knows maybe even make some new friends. Check out our list of beer dinners you’ve just gotta put on your list and let the taste-gasms begin. Happy Buffalo Beer Week!
Craft Beer Tasting Dinner @ The Roycroft Inn
Thursday September 24, 2015 @ 6pm, Reservations required
Where: The Roycroft Inn, 40 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052
The Roycroft Inn is welcoming Rohrbach Brewing Company with Chefs Andrew and Jon preparing a delectable four course menu and a special flight of beer to complement each other. AND The Roycroft is including a special Craft Cocktail tasting from Black Button Distilling Co. aka winner of the 2015 Best Distillery in NYS.
$30 per person plus tax and gratuity / Call (716) 652-5552 for reservations and more information
Station to Station Beer Pairing @ Hamburg Brewing Co.
Monday September 28, 2014 @ 6pm, Tickets can be purchased at the bar
Where: Hamburg Brewing Co., 6553 Boston State Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075
Join HBC for an evening of beer and small plate pairing in their gorgeous Taproom. The 4 stations will feature Gary’s Wild Hops with a beet risotto, 2nd Anniversary Ale with a specialty salad, Oktoberfest with pork, and Grounded with cannolis and cheesecake.
$50 per person / Call (716) 649-3249 for reservations and more information
Inaugural Beer Dinner @ Big Ditch Brewing Co.
Monday September 28, 2014 @ 6pm, Reservations required
Where: Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E Huron St, Buffalo, NY 14203
Big Ditch’s Inaugural Beer Dinner will feature a five course dinner with each course being paired with one of their signature beers. Bonus: Big Ditch will also debut a new beer -Fall Black- made with German and American malts and hops with a subtle roast character, smooth bready malts, and slightly spicy hops.
Vines & Bines Wine and Beer Tasting Dinner Series Event @ Oshun
Tuesday September 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm, Reservations required
Where: Oshun, 5 E Huron St, Buffalo, NY 14203
The first in a series of dinners that brings together Jim Gaurino, Owner and Executive Chef of Oshun and Shango Bistro, Jonathan Oakes, winemaker at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, and Stephen Beaumont, internationally recognized beer expert. Explore the pairing of farm-to-table cuisine with truly great beers and wines featuring 6 courses expertly paired with 1 beer and 1 wine each.
$75 per person / Call (716) 848-4500 for reservations, and more information
Hamburg Brewing Co. Beer and Food Pairing @ Thirsty Buffalo
Wednesday September 30, 2015 @ 7pm, Reservations required
Where: 6553 Boston State Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075
HBC will be putting on a 4-course beer and food pairing at Thirsty Buffalo (555 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222) featuring Grounded, their Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout along with Small Town, Oktoberfest, and No Lux.
$40 per person / Visit the HBC Taproom and Thirsty Buffalo for reservations and more information
RNBC Beer Dinner @ Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.
Thursday October 1, 2015 @ 7 pm, Reservations required
Where: Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., 4350 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224
5 Beer samples (5oz) and 5 heavy app foods as well as 1 full pint of your favorite beer after dinner. The Rusty Nickel Brewmaster and Ebenezer Ale House Head Chef will talk you through the delicious pairings explaining each and every detail of the beer, food, and why it’s so good together.
$45 per person / Click here for reservations and more information
Osteria 166 and Ellicottville Brewing Beer Pairing Dinner
Thursday October 1, 2015 @ 6pm, Reservations Required
Where: Osteria 166, 170 Franklin Street, Buffalo
Join Osteria 166 and Ellicottville Brewing Co. for a beer pairing dinner with 5 courses thoughtfully paired including EBC 20th Anniversary Ale.
$65 per person / Email email@example.com or call (716) 858-3118 for reservations and more information
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