Best Picks for Buffalo Beer Week 2015

Beer, Drink


Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on September 23, 2015

Buffalo Beer Week, Step Out Buffalo

It seems like every year Buffalo Beer Week rolls around, there are just too many options out there for people who like to enjoy beer brewed both around the corner and across the world. But fear not beer aficionados! We have combed through the multitude of information out there and complied a pretty comprehensive list to prevent you from missing out on the best beer week has to offer. Cheers!


When is Buffalo Beer Week?

Friday September 25, 2015 – Sunday October 4, 2015


Friday 9/25

Pan American Grill and Brewery (5-7pm) – Oktoberfest celebration, $4 pints


Saturday 9/26

Coca-Cola Field (5-8 pm) – Ballpark Brewfest with 50+ breweries from across the globe ($35/45/75 VIP)

Woodcock Brothers – ‘Cocktoberfest’ featuring live German music and a German-style Buffet ($30)

Gene McCarthy’s – Free NY cheese sample with the purchase of a pint


Sunday 9/27

Adam Mickiewicz Library (3 pm) – Beer, BBQ, Bourbon and Bills ($40)

Blue Monk (noon) – Dogfish Head keg tapping and brunch specials


Monday 9/28

Big Ditch (6pm) – ‘Inaugural Beer Dinner’ a Tickets-Only event featuring five beer-paired dinner courses ($45)

Hamburg Brewing Co. (6-10pm) – ‘Station to Station’ beer and small plate pairing event ($50)


Tuesday 9/29

Oshun – ‘Vines & Bines’ featuring a 6-course dinner with a beer or wine pairing for each course ($75)

Public House on the Lake (7 pm) – Founder’s CharBBQ

Gordon Biersch (all day) – $3 beers

Hot Mama’s Canteen – ‘Rutherford B Haze is Dead’ featuring NOLA-style Second Line funeral procession


Wednesday 9/30

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (7 pm) – ‘Hues and Brews’ featuring painting and craft beer

Thirsty Buffalo (7-10pm) – Beer and food pairing with Hamburg Brewing ($40)


Thursday 10/1

Pearl Street Grill and Brewery – Second Annual tapping of the Pumpkin (Pumpkin Ale release party)

Resurgence Pub Crawl starting at Wellington Pub (6 pm) – $5 pints of Resurgence, including new seasonals and a mystery beer

Osteria 166 (6pm – 9pm) – Five-course beer pairing dinner featuring Ellicottville Brewing Co. beers ($65)

Shango Bistro – Beer tasting, 10 beers for $10

Schnitzel & Co. (4-10pm) – ‘Oktoberfest Tent Party’ featuring choice of three different dinners for $17.50


Friday 10/2

Schnitzel & Co. (4-10pm) – ‘Oktoberfest Tent Party’ featuring choice of three different dinners for $17.50


Saturday 10/3

Schnitzel & Co. (4-10pm) – ‘Oktoberfest Tent Party’ featuring choice of three different dinners for $17.50

Riverworks (noon – 10pm) – Oktoberfest with live music, “Battle of the Buffalo Breweries” ($10/15)

Pub Crawl Saturday ( for full details)

  • East Aurora Pub Crawl (5-10 pm, $10)
  • Elmwood Pub Crawl (5-10 pm, $35) – includes four local cask beers, merchandise and giveaways
  • Allentown Pub Crawl (5-10 pm)
  • Downtown Pub Crawl (2:30-8:30 pm, $5)
  • Black Rock Pub Crawl (2:30-6 pm)
  • Williamsville Tour de Pub (3-8 pm, $5)

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (2 pm) – ‘Harvest Fest’ featuring live music, fall beers, pumpkin carving, kids events


Sunday 10/4

Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. (2 pm) – ‘Harvest Fest’ featuring live music, fall beers, pumpkin carving, kids events

Gene McCarthy’s (noon) – ‘Oktoberfest Harvest March’ featuring a German-themed march through the Old First Ward, German food and live music


All-week Specials

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery – ½ price sampler and first pint with Events Guide ad

Pan-American Grill & Brewery – free appetizer with purchase of 2 pints with Events Guide ad

Aurora Brew Works – 1 free beer on 9/27 with Events Guide ad

Oshun – ½ doz. Oysters with beer pairing ($15)


To see the full list of Buffalo Beer Week events and learn more about Buffalo Beer Week in general, visit their website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Brett Llenos Smith</a>

Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood who has been covering local food and culture for Step Out Buffalo over the past six years. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for exploring and understand the many diverse corners of Western New York.
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