Buffalo BrewFest 2001

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Postby Cass » Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:05 pm

The Buffalo BrewFest, one of my beer highlights of last summer, is returning this year.

It will be held on Saturday, September 1st (Labour Day weekend), from 1-5pm. Dunn Tire Park, Buffalo's outdoor baseball stadium and home to the minor-league Bisons, will host the festivities once again.

Tickets are $15 (US) in advance, or $18 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online here:

http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/EventInfo?pid=880571

Initial estimates suggest there will be at least 50 breweries in attendance. I'll post up more information on breweries as I receive it.

This is an excellent fest, and we had a blast last year. If you need any convincing to go, check out my review from last year:

http://www.bartowel.com/buff_fest.phtml
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Postby Cass » Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:05 pm

One more thing, they have a website, located at

http://www.buffalobrewfest.org

Featuring a nice link to Bartowel.com on the home page!

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Postby Lyle » Wed Aug 22, 2001 11:27 am

Just found out today - it looks like we might have as many as 15 more breweries added to the list on the website. Check back in the next few days - we're still waiting for confirmation. The new additions include St Andre's (Doug Pengelly's brews), bringing our Canadian Brewery contingent to three - Unibroue, Black Oak, and St. Andre's.
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Postby Jon Walker » Wed Aug 22, 2001 6:16 pm

If you were thinking of ordering tickets in advance for the festival through Tickets.com...don't bother. With the service charges the total for two tickets was $37 U.S., that's a dollar more that it'll cost to buy them on the day at the gate.
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Postby Cass » Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:04 pm

Good to see some Cdn. brewers down there. We'll have to ask them where are their IPAs :smile:

I am really looking forward to the fest. For some reason, I actually have last year's fest programme in my office desk here. It's a great little guide with some tasting tips, and descriptions of the beers available. Anchor, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Victory...getting thirsty for Labour Day.
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Postby Lyle » Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:57 pm

Cass - I'm actually trying to finish writing this year's program tonight. We had a bunch of breweries added today - Rogue, Brooklyn, Youngs, Chimay, Belhaven, Abita, De Koninck, Maredsous, Old Speckled Hen, Kinsale Brewing, and Post Road Pumpkin.

Hope you guys are thirsty...
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Postby Lyle » Sun Aug 26, 2001 8:48 am

N. American IPAs at the Brewfest....

Okay - this list isn't complete. Several breweries haven't quite decided what they are bringing yet, plus many are bringing special seasonals that have never been tasted before. Here's a short list of a few that all of you crazy hop-heads shouldn't miss:

Anchor Liberty
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA
Ellicottville Pale Ale
Flying Bison Pan-Am Light
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
Harpoon IPA
Brooker's Bitter & Twisted
Cooperstown Pride of Milford Special Ale
Cooperstown Backyard IPA
Mendocino Eye of the Hawk Select
Middle Ages ImPaled Ale
Pizza Plant Inferno Pod Ale
Rohrbach Horizon Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (they may bring Celebration as well)
Three Floyd's Alpha King Pale Ale
Victory Hopdevil IPA
Wagner Valley Seneca Trail Pale Ale

A full list of the participating breweries is at http://www.buffalobrewfest.org (click on "The Beer" in the bar on the left).
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Postby Jon Walker » Sun Aug 26, 2001 12:25 pm

Thanks Lyle,

Quite an impressive list most of which I've never sampled. Can't wait.
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Postby Cass » Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:18 am

An excellent list of IPAs and list of attending breweries. Can't wait til Saturday!
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Postby Josh Oakes » Mon Aug 27, 2001 8:31 am

Given that this event is a flat-fee all-you-can drink affair, I figure this is a great opportunity to sample some of the high-end imports before plunking down the $5+ US for a bottle. I personally enjoyed the RCH Old Slug and the Hanssens Oudbeitje (if your lambic experience tops out with Mort Subite, you're in for a shock with this one). I really look forward to the Schlenkerla Weizen and Great Lakes beers. And Three Floyds, if they bring the Dreadnaught (an Imperial IPA). And if Vanberg & DeWulf brings Rodenbach Grand Cru, woo hoo!
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Postby Lyle » Wed Aug 29, 2001 5:41 pm

Thought you guys might like this...

Here's a list of all of the beers that will be at the festival. It is probably still missing a handfull.

Abita Turbo Dog
Abita Purple Haze
Abita Amber
Alternative Brews Hazelnut Brown
Anchor Steam
Anchor Liberty
Anchor Old Foghorn
Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock
Barker Brewing Company (2 beers)
Beamish Irish Stout
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Black Oak Pale Ale
Black Oak Nut Brown
Black Oak Premium Lager
Brasserie Castelain - St. Amand
Brauerei Heller-Trum - Aecht Schlenkerla Weizen
Brewery Ommegang - Rare Vos, Ommegang, Hennepin, Pale Snail (special release!)
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Brooklyn Pilsner
Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Brooklyn Pennant Pale Ale '55
Brooklyn Oktoberfest
Brouwerij DeKoninck
Buffalo Brewpub Amber Ale
Buffalo Brewpub Lager
Buffalo Brewpub Seasonal
Buffalo Tap Room (2 beers)
Chimay Premiere (Red Cap)
Chimay Cinq Cents (White Cap)
Chimay Grande Reserve (Blue Cap)
Cooperstown Brewing Company (2 beers)
Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale
Corsendonk Abbey Pale Ale
Cozumel Loaded Goat Ale
Custom Brewcrafters 19th Hole Ale
Custom Brewcrafters English Pale Ale
Custom Brewcrafters Raspberry Wheat
Czechvar
Duinen Abbey Dubbel
Ellicottville Pale Ale
Ellicottville Nut Brown
Ellicottville Seasonal
Flying Bison Aviator Red
Flying Bison Dawn Patrol Gold
Flying Bison Pan-Am Light (American Pale Ale)
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Eliot Ness Vienna Lager
Great Lakes Seasonal
Hanssens Oudbeitje
Harpoon IPA
Harpoon Oktoberfest
Harviestoun - Brooker's Bitter & Twisted
High Falls - all their beers
Hoopers Hooch Hard Lemonade
Ithaca Amber Ale
Ithaca Nut Brown
Ithaca Pale Ale
Ithaca Apricot Wheat
John Courage Amber Lager
Kinsale Irish Lager
Lindeman's Cassis
Maredsous Dobbel
Maredsous Tripel
Mendocino Red Tail Ale
Mendocino Eye of the Hawk Select Ale
Mendocino Kingfisher Premium Lager
Middle Ages ImPaled Ale
Middle Ages Seasonal
Morland Old Speckled Hen
Newcastle Brown Ale
Pearl Street Brewery (2 beers)
Pete's Wicked Ale
Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde
Pizza Plant Inferno Pod Ale
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
RCH Old Slug Porter
Rebel Pilsner
Rogue Yellow Snow
Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Rogue Dead Guy
Rogue Mocha Porter
Rogue Buckwheat Ale
Rohrbach Blue-Beary Ale
Rohrbach South Wedge Stout
Rohrbach Edelweiss Kristal
Rohrbach Horizon Pale Ale
Sacket's War of 1812 Amber Ale
Sacket's Black River Rye
Saint Andre Vienna Lager
Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Schneider Wiesen Edel-Weisse
Spaten Premium Lager
Spaten Oktoberfest
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Porter
Sierra Nevada Stout
Sierra Nevada Wheat
Sierra Nevada Seasonal
Three Floyd's Alpha King Pale Ale
Three Floyd's Pride and Joy
Unibroue Blanche de Chambly
Unibroue Maudite
Unibroue La Fin du Monde
Unibroue Trois Pistoles
Unibroue Don de Dieu
Victory Hopdevil
Victory Prima Pils
Victory Festbier
Wagner Valley Seneca Trail Pale Ale
Wagner Valley Amber Lager
Wagner Valley Sled Dog Doppelbock
Young's Oatmeal Stout
Young's Ramrod
Young's Special London Ale
Young's Dirty Dick's Ale
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
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Postby Josh Oakes » Wed Aug 29, 2001 10:11 pm

Swweeeeeeet
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Postby Manul » Thu Aug 30, 2001 7:31 am

Scary...

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