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1. Pressure Drop to Release New Bills Beer, Oktoberfest Beer
Pressure Drop Brewing will release a pair of beers on August 20 (11am), Not A Football Beer and October Harvest. Not A Football Beer is an ultra-crushable and extremely light, crisp lager that’s gently hopped with Cascade for just a touch of hop aroma and minimal bitterness, while the returning October Harvest features a light caramel body with subtle, floral hop notes and a crisp, light finish. Football Beer is available in cans only, while October will be on draft and in cans.
2. Celebrate the Sour Days of Summer at the Beer Keep
The Beer Keep is highlighting all things sour at their Sour Days of Summer event on August 20 (12pm). Among the sour beers on draft will be KCBC Hippopocalypse (Tripping Animals collab), Firestone Walker Primal Elements, Froth Naked Lollipop (Blue Raspberry), Dewey Secret Machine (Summer Punch) and Oxbow Momoko Peach Farmhouse Ale, along with unique bottle offerings from Oxbow Brewing, Jester King Brewery, Odd Breed Wild Ales, Allagash Brewing and more. There will also be specials on all sours to-go, including an extra $1 off.
3. First Line Brewing Celebrates 2nd Anniversary
On Saturday, August 20, First Line Brewing is turning two and they are celebrating! Starting at noon, party goers will have the chance to dunk any one of the brewery’s four owners in a dunk tank for charity, including Shane Stewart and Michael Maiorana, the return of Hot Blonde Watermelon Pilsner and PB&J Sour, live music throughout the day from Zach Gerken and Dan Minogue, food from Mollys Wood Fire Pizza Truck and Tees and Taps green and club fittings. Stay tuned to facebook for updates and more information.
4. 2022 Borderland Festival Announces Official Brewery Lineup
The 2022 Borderland Music & Arts Festival, which takes place September 17-18 at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora, has announced its brewery lineup for this year, which is once again predominantly local. The lineup includes Community Beer Works, 42 North, Hamburg Brewing, Resurgence, Southern Tier and 12 Gates Brewing. For more information on the festival, which will be headlined by The Flaming Lips and Portugal. The Man, and to purchase tickets, click here.
5. Buffalo Craft Invades Rochester’s Flour City Brewers Fest
A number of Buffalo-area breweries and cideries are set to invade the Flour City Brewers Fest in Rochester, including 42 North, Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Hamburg Brewing, Pressure Drop, Rusty Nickel, Belt Line, Southern Tier, Eli Fish, Thin Man, BlackBird Cider Works and Clarksburg Cider. The event, hosted by Rohrbach Brewing Company, takes place Friday, August 19 at the Rochester Public Market. There will also be food, craft vendors and more. A limited amount of general admission ($45) tickets are still available. Ticket prices increase to $50 the day of. For more information, visit flourcitybrewersfest.com.
6. WNY Brewers Guild to Hold Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament
The first ever WNY Brewers Guild Charity Golf Tournament, set to take place August 29 at Chestnut Hill Country Club, will offer golfers and beer enthusiasts an opportunity to play a round with local brewers while enjoying local food and beverages, beer sampling, hole challenges and raffles. You’ll get a chance to meet brewers, sample their beers and raise money for local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, ASPCA and Feedmore WNY. The cost to participate is $120 per person and includes golf, breakfast, lunch, steak dinner and food and drinks on the course. The 4-person scramble tournament will start at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Register at WNYBrewersGuild.com.