Rochester Real Beer Expo 2018

The 8th annual Rochester Real Beer Expo will be bigger and better than ever before! Local business owners from the award-winning South Wedge neighborhood have joined forces through the Business Association of the South Wedge Area (BASWA) to bring you a street party with over 120 of the most exciting craft beers currently available with an additional tent for a bit heavier focus on the best of the regional breweries this year. The event will be held on Saturday June 9th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a pre-event VIP/Preview hour at 5:00 PM. The event will be held on tree-lined Gregory Street in the South Wedge, from Whalin Street to Bond Street. Along with a world-class collection of craft beers we will be serving up ciders and locavore eats such as fresh pizza, poutine, German & Italian sausage, hand rolled cigars, and more. All against the backdrop of Rochester's finest live local musicians. Plus a few new surprise twists that will delight and amaze you!

We love our neighborhood and we love good beer. We will bring to you a beer festival that captures what is exciting in the ever-changing craft beer community. Too often we have found ourselves at beer festivals that simply offer all the same beers commonly available at any event. We aim to shake things up and present you with the type of beer event that we would like to attend. When you go to a tasting event you should hope and expect to have your eyes opened to new experiences, and be comfortable and entertained and enjoy yourself. We can certainly promise you that. Our neighborhood thrives on its creativity and diversity and we will bring you an experience that reflects that. All the proceeds from this event are rolled back into the neighborhood revitalization projects undertaken by BASWA. Projects include public art, community events, improvements to our street lighting and sidewalk furniture, public landscaping and parks maintenance.

Be sure to buy your tickets today since this event has sold out every year and is sure to do so again this year. Proceeds from this event benefit the Business Association of the South Wedge Area whose mission is the revitalization of the South Wedge community.

Barrier: Suite, Axillar
LIC: Kingsguard, Dream Shovel
KCBC: Blocktopus, DIPA Different But The Same, Strap Hanger, Marble of Doom
Threes: Vliet, Logical Conclusion
Cigar City: Jai Lai, Maduro
Sloop: Boom Shaka Laka Sloop Jam, Juice Bomb, Down Under, Citra
Hudson Valley: 4 different
Bells: Pianiste, Dbl Hearted
Anderson Valley: Framboise Rose Gose, Hop Hyser Pale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Lawsons: Super Session, 2x specialty
Thin Man: Trial By Wombat, The Dankness
Stoneyard: Fruited Sour Series
Allagash: Coolship Red, Pick Your Own, Confluence, Interlude, Saison Gratis, Verdomme
Collective Arts: Liquid Arts, Life in the Clouds, Passionfruit Peach Sour
Firestone Walker: Lager, Scotch Parabola, Coconut Rye Parabola, Parabola, Parabajava
Common Roots: Good Fortune, Teaser in Bloom, Rep Wild
Troegs: Barrel Aged Impending Descent, Mortal Cherry, Barrel Aged Troegenator, Nimble Giant Cranbery Blood Orange Gose, Boysenberry Gose
Captain Lawrence: YGG Collab NEIPA, Fudgie the Whale, Summer Anthem, Muddy Kriek, Flaming Fury
Joe Bean: Nitro Cold Brew
Swiftwater: Alpaca Kisses, Knowledge Is Sour Black Raspberry, Swift Light Lime, Is This Beer?
Rorhbachs: I Am Broot IPA, Griddle Cakes
Naked Dove: Whatsis #1, Maibock, Whatsis #2
Iron Tug: East vs West IPA, Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout, Black and Blue Berliner
K2: Dry Hopped Galaxy Sour, DIPA, Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Jalapeno Cream Ale
Three Heads: Iron Smoke Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, Lemon Ginger Saison, Brett Saison
Genesee: Test Batch IPA, Chocolate Scotch Ale
Fifth Frame: Thumb War Champion Rye Pils, Mago Passionfruit Sundae IPA
ROC Brewing: Bazang Berliner, Stoneyard Collab: Pineapple Pale
Triphammer: Hop 'Em Sock 'Em, Hefeweizen, Mosquito Blonde

Knucklehead: Big Haze, Imperial Coffee
Stumblin Monkey: NE IPA, Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake
Lost Borough: Chance of Clouds, Beer Market Lake Drum Collab
Pressure Drop: Blackalicious, Space Monkey Ep. DIPA
District 96: Tap and Mallet collab: Upstate Campaign Trail IPA , TBA
Equilibrium: There and Back Again Mango, A New Level
Suarez: Quip, Kinda Classic
Root Stock: Dabinette, 2018 Barrel Aged
Sierra Nevada: Sierraveza, Flipside Red, Avery Collab: Dry Hopped Barleywine (Big Hog) , Kolsch
Embark: Tropical Dreamsicle, Strawberry Rhubarb
Cider Creek: Dreams of Charlotte, One in a Melon
OSB: So-Be It, Cherry Cherry Why Ya Buggin, Grape Lakes
Big Ditch: Deep Cut, Short Cut
Brooklyn: Blast, Black Chocolate Stout 2016
Blackbird: Buffalo Bluegrass, Tart Cherry Perry
Ommegang: Double Barrel Dubbel, Saison Rose
Great Lakes: Raspberry Holy Moses, Barrel Aged Black Out, Rackhouse
Founders: Double Trouble, KBS, Dankwood
Citizen: Bourbon Barrel Aged Stan, Dirty Mayor
Good Nature: Rotation Nation, Kung Foeuder, American Brown
Singlecut: Whammy IPA, Chrissie, 19-33 Pils
Upstate: Pour Decision, Mango Milkshake IPA, European Vacation, Simcoe and Cascade IPA
Grimm Ales: Air and Light, Magnetic Compass
Hermit Thrush: Fou D'Or, Gin Barrel Saison, Brattle Beer, Grosielle
Industrial Arts: Summer Landscape, Torque Wrench
Springdale: Where Am I, Pineapple and Basil Sour
Jacks Abby: Blood Orange Wheat, Framinghammer Graham Cracker, Framinghammer Vanilla, Framminghammer Mole
Melvin: Citradamus DIPA, Killa Bees
Mikkeller: Passion Pool Gose, Thin Man and Barrier Collab: See Delight, Sally's Happy Pils
Two Roads: Cherry Quad, Shop Pale
Sand City: Burning Down the House DIPA, Soup du Jour: Galaxy IPA
Gun Hill : Ritual Union, Citra Sour Soft Serve
Foreign Objects: Venus Rising, Mercury Rising, Ritual Colors
Bellwoods: Tropical Fruit Jelly King, Raspberry Peach Jelly King
Finback: Double Sess, Bright Fields, Finite Element
Prison City: Hawaiian Train Wreck, Crispy Boys, TBA

Fox Sisters, Elephino, and Hanna and the Blue Hearts

TBA - Stay Tuned!