Given the list of breweries, wineries and restaurants that typically take part, this experience is one that should be on the “must do” list of any zythophile and oenophile (or anyone age 21+ who is looking to have a fun time in Ellicottville).
Two different three hour sessions, one from 1-4PM and the second from 5-8PM, allow guests the option of attending the festival early and then making post festival dinner plans or guests can book the 5-8PM session and just plan to fill up on the great food provided by Holiday Valley while they sample the array of beer and wine.
The arrival of the Beer and Wine Festival always acts as an unofficial precursor for the upcoming winter season; allowing attendees to close out summer and fall seasons in style while the cooler November temps get people excited about the prospects of lake effect snow, early morning first chair missions, carving fresh corduroy and all the other joys that come with spending your winters in Ellicottville.
Whether you’re a fan of craft brewers, regional wine, distinctive hard ciders or small-batch spirits, chances are the Beer and Wine Festival has something that will cause your taste buds to erupt with joy.
The vendor list is still being finalized but many of last year’s attendees will be coming back again. That lineup consisted of: Ellicottville Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Six Point Brewing, Victory Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, Community Beer Works, Buffalo Brewpub, Belt Line Brewery, 12 Gates Brewing, Frequentem Brewing, Pressure Drop Brewing, Thin Man Brewing, Four Mile Brewing, BriteSmith Brewing, New York Beer Project, 42 North Brewing, East Aurora Brewery, Windy Brew, Froth Brewing, Hamburg Brewing, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, 1911 Cider, Black Bird Cider Works, Ellicottville Distillery, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, Lockhouse Distillery, Southern Tier Distillery, Clarksburg Cider, Winery of Ellicottville, Leonard Oakes Estate, FVP Wines, Victorianbourg Wine Estate and Merritt Winery.
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