The Canadian American Beer Festival is a one-of-a-kind cross-border event that brings together the best of beer from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Held at the Scotia Bank Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the festival offers more than 90 craft breweries and a cider house, with over 20,000 liters of beer served throughout the event. It's the perfect opportunity to discover new beers and support the craft beer industry. Brian Campbell, co-founder and brand director of the Buffalo Beer League, has been drinking beer at festivals in the United States and around the world for over 25 years. He has developed a great appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it.
After a successful test in western New York, at Pizza Plant, on April 8th, the BETA edition of the Canadian American Beer Festival will cross the border to Hamilton, Ontario (Canada), on May 5th at Augusta's Winking Judge. The beers served at this special event offer something for every type of beer drinker. From IPA, both misty and transparent, to light drinkers such as kellerbier and kolsch, and everything sour, such as goose, bitter beer and even sour hopfenweisse. You can find it in any of the big breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. The festival will feature New York breweries such as Belt Line Brewery, Big Ditch, Brickyard Brewing, Pressure Drop and Resurgence, as well as Canadian breweries such as Flying Monkey, Henderson Brewing, Niagara Oast House, Niagara College Teaching Brewery, Sawdust City and more. One event we have attended on numerous occasions is the Grand Canadian Beer Festival, held every September in Victoria, British Columbia.