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Bounce into Beerology at Buffalo Museum of Science

blog by Ben Tsujimoto  • 

The craft beer craze is here to stay in Buffalo, as we guzzle micro-brews at bars, fill up growlers at gas stations and snag six-packs at grocery stores.

We’re accustomed to down-the-road Flying Bison Brewing Co., but we’re learning about the potential of Community Beer Works, the spread of Ringside Brewing’s All-American Lager and the soon-to-be Big Ditch Brewing Company in our backyard. Southern Tier, Saranac, Brooklyn Brewing, Ithaca and Ommegang are just a few popular New York craft brews, while Great Lakes Brewing Company, Dogfish Head and Boston Beer Co. prove that the northeast is a critical part of the movement.

Celebrate the rise of these local brews at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, for Beerology, one of Buffalo’s most anticipated beer-based events. While VIP tickets have already sold out, just under 100 general admission tickets ($40) remain. Considering this event usually sells out well in advance, this is a big chance for procrastinating beer lovers.

Each ticketed attendee will receive 10 tasting tickets, good for 3 oz. samples from the horde of craft beer vendors posted up at the Museum of Science, complimentary snacks—there were delightful trays of pizza two years ago—a commemorative glass and the ability to chat with some of brewing’s most knowledgeable minds.

Beerology participants can also explore the museum as well, as there’s a certain allure to trudging about glancing at dinosaur skeletons or petting Stuffy the Buffalo with a Rusty Chain in your hand.

According to the Beerology Facebook event, which has nearly 400 people claiming that they’ll attend, here’s the list of breweries that will be offering samples for general admission ticket-holders:

Community Beer Works
Consumer’s Beverages
Custom Brew Crafters
Dos Equis
Ellicottville Brewing Company
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Harpoon Brewery
Ithaca Beer Co.
Lake Placid Brewery
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Magic Hat Brewing Co.
McKenzie’s Hard Cider
Mister Goodbar
Newcastle
Pan American Grill & Brewery
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Pyramid Breweries
Roc Brewing Company
Rohrbach Brewing Co.
Saranac
Strongbow Cider

Food trucks like Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs, R & R BBQ and The Sweet Hearth will be stationed outside the museum as well.

Here’s a video from last year’s event, which features Buffalo Eats’ Donnie Burtless on camera and S.J. Velasquez handling the production (see additional videos from the same event here).

(Header photo courtesy of Jeff Noto, and interior photo courtesy of David Marino).

TAGGED: beer, beerology, big ditch brewing company, buffalo museum of science, craft beer, flying bison, frank gourmet hot dogs, ringside brewing, stuffy the buffalo, tim herzog

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  1. Joel Cropp April 11, 2013 @ 10:19am

    Only in Buffalo does the science museum distribute beer to the masses.

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