JUNE 8 2024 / 6-10 PM
CELEBRATING THE BEST IN BEER
JUNE 8, 2024 6-10 PM
ABOUT THE EVENT /
The 12th annual Rochester Real Beer Expo will be bigger and better than ever before! The event will be held on Saturday June 8th 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 the concourse at Innovative Field, home of the Rochester Red Wings! The festival is moving from Gregory Street to the baseball stadium concourse to allow for expanded brewery offerings and to provide covered areas in case of inclement weather. There is also ample seating and on-site parking. We’ll also be offering a free shuttle bus from the Wedge to the venue. Attendees can also enjoy ballpark concessions. The venue also offers more amenities, including restrooms! Click here for full details about the venue. PLEASE REVIEW THE STADIUM'S NEW BAG POLICY BY CLICKING HERE.
The free shuttle will be running from the parking lot of Postler & Jaeckle at 615 South Avenue to Innovative Field from 4:00 to 6:00 and then running from Innovative Field back to 615 South Avenue from 9:00 to 10:30 PM.
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 Rochester’s biggest and best beer festival. This year’s edition will feature 65 breweries, cideries, kombucha producers, and other craft beverage makers. There will be an increased focus on local breweries (about 10 more than last year), as well as non-alcoholic offerings. Along with a world-class collection of craft beers we will be serving up ciders, kombuchas and great foods from some of Rochester's favorite vendors. All against the backdrop of Rochester's finest live local musicians. Plus a few surprise twists that will delight and amaze you!
We love our neighborhood and we love good beer! We will bring you a beer festival that captures what is new and 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 promise you that. Our neighborhood thrives on its creativity and diversity and we will bring you an experience that reflects that.
All of the proceeds from this event are rolled back into the neighborhood revitalization projects undertaken by BASWA, the Business Association of the South Wedge Area. Projects include public art, community events, improvements to our street lighting and sidewalk furniture, public landscaping and parks maintenance.
VIP/early admission is valid from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Ticket price includes admission, unlimited beer and cider tastings using tickets received at entry gate, a special VIP gift, and access to several special brews that are available in limited quantities. Food is sold at the event by a variety of vendors and is not included in the ticket price. Event is 21 and over only, no food or beverages allowed into festival from outside event.
EVENT ENDS PROMPTLY AT 10. TIME TO CALL FOR A RIDE HOME OR CATCH THE FREE SHUTTLE BACK TO 615 SOUTH AVENUE!
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GENERAL ADMISSION ENTRY
General Admission is valid from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
Ticket price includes admission, unlimited beer and cider tastings using tickets received at entry gate. Food is sold at the event by a variety of vendors and is not included in the ticket price. Event is 21 and over only, no food or beverages allowed into festival from outside event.