Although we're known as the "flour" or "flower" city, the number of up-and-coming breweries popping up in and around Rochester is undeniable — maybe one day we'll be the "hops" city. In the meantime, the Flour City Brewers' Fest, taking place Friday, September 21, 6-9 p.m., gives you the opportunity to sample up to 20 different hand-crafted lagers and ales from local breweries, including Rohrbach Brewing Company, Roc Brewing Co., and Genesee Brewery, in addition to international brands like Stella Artois and Weihenstephan.
Enjoy the mild fall weather outside at Frontier Field (1 Morrie Silver Way) while listening to live music from acoustic rock band Jumbo Shrimp and rock musician Tommy Brunett. All that beer giving you the munchies? Never fear, as food vendors will be on site with a variety of offerings.
General admission tickets cost $35-$40, while VIP tickets, which include early admission, free parking, catered food, and exclusive beer samplings, run $75-$100. However, if you got the luck-of-the-draw and will be the designated driver for your friends, tickets are a mere $10. The event will benefit Holiday Outreach and the NYS Brewers Association. For more information, call 594-9800, email email@example.com, or visit fcbrewfest.com. — BY LILLIAN DICKERSON