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Rochester Real Beer Week


Nothing says summer like sipping on a cold, crisp beer on a hot sunny day. Combine that same satisfaction with a festival atmosphere, stretch it over eight days, and you've got Rochester Real Beer Week, running Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 23. Through Real Beer Week you can partake in events at venues across the Rochester area, including bars, restaurants, breweries, and retail stores. But it's not just about drinking your favorite brews. Look for food and beer pairings, dinners, socials, concerts, and even a running race.

At the heart of the event is the Rochester Real Beer Expo Saturday, June 16, 6-10 p.m. in the South Wedge (VIP hour beings at 5 p.m.). This street fair put on by the Business Association of the South Wedge Area will feature samples of more than 80 craft beers served up on Gregory Street between Whalin and Bond streets, plus live music. Tickets cost $40 ($10 for a designated-driver ticket, $60 for VIP).

That's just one of the many, many Real Beer Week activities, with multiple events going on in various venues every day. For a full list of activities and more information, visit