Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 Flour City Brewer's Fest Is Canceled

One of my favorite things about the craft beer community are the various festivals that take place across the state. These festivals allow beer lovers to sample plenty of beers, meet some of the people who brew their favorite beer, and socialize with fellow craft beer nuts. One of the better beer festivals in the state is the Flour City Brewer's Fest in Rochester, NY. We attended last year's brewer's fest and had a great time.

Unfortunately the 2010 Flour City Brewer's Fest has been canceled. Last week we received an e-mail from Rohrbachs who runs the Fest. Owner John Urlaub writes: "The main reason for suspending the festival for a year is due to many ambiguous regulations from the State Liquor Authority that we would like to get clarification on before hosting another brewer’s fest."

The good news is that the FCBF will be return in 2011. Rohrbachs is planning on making several changes to the Fest and has asked for input. If you have any feedback, you can e-mail him at john@rohrbachs.com .

3 comments:

Jason said...

What could NYS possibly need to regulate so badly that the brew fest was canceled?

Alexander said...

Go to the Buffalo Brewfest. It is going to be epic this year, its on friday, and great breweries like Stone, Boulder, Wagner Valley, Middle Ages, Sam Adams, all the local ones like ithaca, middle ages, ebc, pearl street, flying bison, dundee, etc... will be attending!

Alexander said...

check out the Buffalo Brewfest 2010, it is going to be epic this year, at the HSBC arena, inside, outside, all over! Music, Food, great breweries from Stone, Boulder, brooklyn, sam adams, to all the great locals like EBC, Dundee, Southiern Tier, Ithaca, Middle Ages, and like 100 more! It's this friday!