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SPECIAL EVENT | Rochester Real Beer Expo


For lovers of good beer, or simply a good party, the Rochester Real Beer Expo will turn the South Wedge into a haven of food and drink. The event, held by the Business Association of the South Wedge Area, brings out more than 80 unique craft beers. Local businesses will sell food for those looking to curb their beer munchies, while area musicians provide live music. The Expo is the anchor of Rochester Real Beer Week, an ongoing festival, June 13 to June 22, that features beer launches, tastings, happy hours, and more.

The Real Beer Expo takes place Saturday, June 14, on Gregory Street in the South Wedge from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. VIP ticketholders can enter early at 5:00 p.m. It is open only to those ages 21 and over. General Admission tickets cost $45 and include beer and cider tastings as well as a commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $65, giving visitors access to a number of special brews. Designated drivers can accompany drinkers for $10. For more information and tickets, visit