Beer is proof that German monks loved us and wanted us to be happy, or something like that. Celebrate humanity's ability to take raw materials and concoct delicious drinks of delirium with the 2nd Annual Rochester Real Beer Week. The celebration takes place Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 23, and will feature a full schedule of events including beer launches, happy hours, tastings, pairings, socials, breakfasts, brunches, and dinners; concerts, trivia contests, games, Father's Day specials, a burlesque show, and more.
Events will be hosted all over Rochester, from Acme Bar & Pizza to Zebb's Grill & Bar, and will feature local, regional, and national craft beers. Taste a flight of Belgian beers at Victoire, or pair Brooklyn Cans & Clams at Tap & Mallet. Prices for participation in the various events range and fit every budget.
The Official Rochester Real Beer Expo, which takes place Saturday, June 15, 6-10 p.m. on Gregory Street in the South Wedge, will feature a street party with a world-class collection of craft beers and ciders, locally made cheeses, a variety of local food, hand-rolled cigars, and live local musicians. Tickets to the expo are $45 (or $65 for VIP, $10 for designated drivers). For a full schedule and more information, visit rochesterrealbeer.com. Enjoy the events responsibly!