Buffalo On Tap Beerfest!
Nothing like a mini road trip to break up January .. especially when it’s to a Beerfest!!
I have been to quite a few now in Canada but was excited to experience this on in Buffalo USA and compare to what I have been to here also for the new exciting beers I would be tasting… and the IPA’s mmm
First thing was first Coffee…Check, Passport….Check and thirst to quench…Check!
We opted for the 1pm-4pm shift so we could go out for dinner and explore some pubs at night. They had a 1-4pm option and a 6-9pm option to choose from. The cost was $35 US to get in but a bonus is you get your glass and you do NOT need tokens.. I repeat do NOT need tokens. Translation= Drink and enjoy as many styles and flavours of beer as you can.
It was held at the convention center and people were lined up well in advance but some how we got corralled to the front of a fresh line up they just started and let us in first!
We call this Tiffany’s super line Jedi mind trick powers…
It was quite a large room and there were a lot of different beers & ciders to taste, we opted for no organized tactic and walked to the nearest tap and got a beer.
One thing I was a little sad about was that all the breweries were not personally ton location so some people pouring were volunteers and knew little about the history of the beer or brewery. I like to chat and meet the brewers to see their passion and here their stories behind the beers. So perhaps a more intimate festival can be better?
I do understand some would have had to travel a ways and while being too busy brewing beer that couldn't happen but what about a few other Brewery members...