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F2P Week Kicks Off with Expo at Pizza Plant

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Photo from Hamburg Brewery

What was once the beer-lovers’ favorite afternoon/outing at Hamburg Brewery has morphed into a full Farm-2-Pint Week – May 13 -20. Yes, that means more of the best dam locally sourced and crafted beer you’ll ever try – win!

The week starts out Saturday, May 13th from Noon until 3 p.m., at Pizza Plant (7770 Transit Road) with an F2P Expo featuring specially made craft beers, spirits and artisan made foods. Among the participating brewers include Four Mile Brewing, Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Company and Windy Brew.  A few more great reasons to stop in are the featured vendors including, Black Bird Cider Works, Evening Side Vineyards and Lockhouse Distillery; Dispenza’s Natural Meat Market in Ransomville, Flat #12 Mushrooms in Buffalo and Reverie Creamery and Artisan Market in Mayville; and, Niagara Malt and Sheldon Grain Company.

Don’t worry you Hamburg Brew fans (6553 Boston State Road ) they are still doing the F2P event (4th annual) on Sunday May 14. This awesome day gives you the chance to meet the brewers from across the region who comprise the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association(BNBA). Plus you’ll also be able to meet local barley and hops farmers and to learn more about how these local products are used to make craft beer.  All of the craft beers for this event will be made using local ingredients.

The final event for the week is the Full Circle Fest which will be held on Saturday, May 20th at 42 North Brewing Company on 25 Pine Avenue in East Aurora from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.  There will be 15 western New York craft breweries on hand in a biergarten setting and will include a pig roast.  For more information please visit 42northbrewing.com/events.

Get on out and taste great craft beer and soak up plenty on knowledge too.  For more information please visit www.buffaloniagarabrewersassociation.org.

 

About Taste NY

This article was created in partnership with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park.

Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

 

 
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