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The Buffalo Brewers Festival @ Outer Harbor is put on by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association and Canalside Buffalo.

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association formed in 2013 as a NYS non-profit during a renaissance in our region’s craft brewing industry that has seen the rebirth of breweries, brewpubs, barley growing, hopyards, and malt houses. Our mission is to restore and preserve Buffalo Niagara’s brewing heritage and to unite those who make local beer with those who love it.  The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association exists to unify the Buffalo Niagara craft beer community in order to increase regional sales of craft beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness,  consumer education, and to monitor and assure a thriving craft beer and brewing industry within the region.  We achieve this by putting on events such as Buffalo Beer Week, the Buffalo Brewers Fest at Canalside, Farm to Pint Week,  and our monthly Meet the Brewers Nights (resuming in June).  [more]

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Located on the first base side of the ballpark with a great view of the field, baseball fans know Pettibones Grill as great place to enjoy the game while dining at Coca-Cola Field. What fewer know is that Pettibones also has amazing large-events management and capabilities.  The same events management skill and logistical prowess that bring Buffalo the excellent experience of the Bisons games and the Ball Park Brew Bash are now being brought to bear on all of the major festivals of the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association via a strategic partnership.  The folks who power Pettibones and Coca Cola Field now power Buffalo’s most premier beer festival at Canalside.  Home run!

Cited from Buffalo Rising 2013 announcing the park:  “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced that a new recreation space on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor is now open to the public. Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy, local officials and students from City Honors cut the ribbon and unveiled the site’s new name, “Wilkeson Pointe.” The state invited middle school classrooms from Buffalo Public Schools to name the site, which was formerly called “Parcel OH” and the winning submission came from the eighth grade classroom of Michael A. Serotte, a U.S. History Teacher at City Honors. Wilkeson Pointe is now open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week. “As this administration works hard to breathe new life into Western New York and show businesses that New York is serious about revitalizing, rebuilding and remaking the Buffalo economy, it is also important that Western New Yorkers have a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors,” said Governor Cuomo. “Wilkeson Pointe is the City of Buffalo’s newest public, waterfront recreational space and I encourage both residents and visitors to visit and take in the unique views.” Following the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s guiding principle of public access, the site has public access along the entire length of the perimeter and water’s edge with various design components, including pedestrian paths, volleyball courts, natural playgrounds, wind sculptures and public docking.”

  • New Outer Harbor Park, Wilkeson Pointe, Now Open [more]
  • Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves Outer Harbor improvements [more]
  • Wilkeson Pointe Park, Industrial Heritage Trail,  [more]