Ballpark and Beer!

I will not lie; we have covered quite a few festivals in Buffalo this summer, but the one happening this Saturday at Coca-Cola Field intrigues me the most. Maybe it’s something about being at the ballpark with all of its charm and expansive areas and a beer in tow?

This started in 2010 with just over fifty breweries and now features over sixty-plus breweries, multiple food trucks, and a giant ballpark to roam, meaning this event is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. There is, of course, no baseball game for you to indulge in, but for some reason I expect the beers to be the highlight of this event! This will be the 5th Annual Ballpark Brew Bash, and it will feature more local brewers than ever before. Hamburg, Resurgence, Community Beer Works, and Flying Bison just to name a few will be there serving up the goods. On top of that, there will be beers of all varieties and brewers from all over the US and even some international flavor to boot!

How would you like to enjoy a beer on the field? - Photo via

How would you like to enjoy a beer on the field? – Photo via

I asked Brad Menza and Chris Groves of Consumers why they sponsored this event:

“Honestly it’s personal,” said Chris. “We work with beer day-in-day-out, we want Buffalo to have a chance to sample some of the best beers around.”

Brad added: “Buffalo has so many great breweries now that weren’t around that long ago. This is a chance for Buffalo to enjoy them in an amazing setting that, it’s safe to say, is not always available to the public.”

The event benefits multiple charities affiliated with the Buffalo Bisons, as well as the New York State Brewers Association. It also features a VIP area with some rare beers not generally seen in the Western New York area. No worries, the rest of the event will feature some great beers, and access to the food trucks too!

So get out, and enjoy yourself. Take a lap around the ballpark and enjoy some beer. That said, this event is sure to be a Home Run!

Consumers has been selling Buffalo, quality beverages for over 60 years. You can always visit their website – . The list of breweries participating is located here – , and if you want to purchase tickets to the event, visit this link!




2 Comments on “Ballpark and Beer!”

  1. Craig Wheeler September 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on Western New York Living and commented:

    I love Beer and Baseball, so I can’t wait for this!


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