2014 Buffalo Brewfest Becomes Street Festival

Buffalo Brewfest is heading to a new location for 2014.

After a successful run at the First Niagara Center, the event will now be held outside as a street festival. The site will encompass part of the Cobblestone District (closing down Illinois Street) in order to take advantage of the Buffalo summer weather and the historic vibe of the district.

“So much is happening in the Cobblestone District and the area around it like Canalside and HARBORCENTER, we thought it would be a natural fit to host the Buffalo Brewfest here,” commented Sam Savarino, event co-chairman. “People attending the Buffalo Brewfest can sample great craft beer and get a flavor for how much fun the Cobblestone District and surround neighborhood offers.”

The festival will feature 50 craft beers by local and regional craft brewers, as well as live music provided by Buffalo Iron Works.

13th annual Buffalo Brewfest | Friday August 8th | 5:30pm – 9:30pm | See Facebook

*Tickets for the event are $25 and include admission to the event, 20 tasting coupons and a souvenir glass. Attendees must be 21 or over and the event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds from the 2014 Buffalo Brewfest will benefit Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center.

 

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6 comments
TheRiddler
TheRiddler

So excited to have MOFRO playing this event! 

jbeckwith
jbeckwith

This makes so much more sense having it outside. I also like the idea of having food trucks and local vendors versus the arena food. This should improve this already awesome event. Can't be the reduced ticket price either!

BuffaloFenian
BuffaloFenian

Did not know about the donation. Pretty cool and I would say under-reported: "All proceeds from the 2014 Buffalo Brewfest will benefit Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center." 

jonny99
jonny99

Not to be confused with the Buffalo Brewers Festival at Canalside on Aug 19. Just like upcoming Buffalo Blues Festival at Silo City should not be confused with the Blues and BBQ at Cobblestone and I believe another Blues Festival at Canalside.

brownteeth
brownteeth

This makes total sense, I never understood having it indoors in August. 

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