1st Annual Canadian American Beer Festival

April 7th 2018 3-7PM  The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303

The Canadian American Beer Festival is being founded as a small regional festival hosting ~40 breweries with the ambition of growing into a large north eastern festival hosting 100s of breweries.  CanAm 2018 is a small targeted launch of this larger concept featuring a single sesssion in Niagra Falls USA including ~20 WNY & ~20 Ontario breweries.  This event is recognized by the Canadian Consolate as an official Canadian cultural event and features ~40 cross-border collaboration beers along with Ontario food and music.  This is the first and only event of it’s kind.  In addition to the festival, a “”People’s Choice”” competition will be held in which patrons will vote on their top three collaborations. The winning collaborative breweries will each win a trophy to be proudly displayed at their breweries.

The CanAm is organized by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, the Ontario Craft Brewers, Niagara College Teaching Brewery, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, and Consumers Beverages.   We thank our sponsor and official ride sharing partner Lyft for their generous support.

  • Tickets –> General Admission Ticket – $50 tickets — includes 12 sample tokens, a souvenir glass, and five peoples choice competition tokens;   Designated Driver Ticket $10;
  • Food – À la Carte Menu of Options Featuring 100% Ontario Focused Food Stations
  • Music -> selections of American and Canadian music provided by Sound Man Dan Syracuse of the Pizza Plant
  • Team –> co-chairs Willard Brooks (BNBA) & Scott Shuler (12 Gates);  Steering Committee –> Clay Keel (42 North), Grahm Spence (Block 3), Peter Chiodo (Flying Monkeys)