Posted on July 18, 2019
Official Kick-Off Event of Erie County Fair Season is Free & Open to the Public
WHAT: The keg will be officially tapped on the 2019 Erie County Fair “Best In Show” craft beer during a free community celebration and ceremony. This year’s winning brew, a German Leichtbier, was created by John Crossett of North Tonawanda, Brian Milleville of Sanborn and Mark Zambron of West Seneca. The beer took top honors during the 6th annual Erie County Fair Home Brew competition. The “Roll Out the Barrel” party will live music by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Doug Yeomans. The event runs from 5-8pm and is free and open to the public.
WHO: John Crossett of North Tonawanda, Brian Milleville of Sanborn and Mark Zambron of West Seneca.; Tim Herzog & Colin Herzog, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Erie County Fair representatives.
WHEN: TODAY – Thursday, July 18th, 5-8pm (Keg to be tapped at 5:30p)
WHERE: Flying Bison Brewery, 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo (Larkinville)
A collaborative brew by three Western New York State home brewers has been named “Best of Show” during the Erie County Fair’s 2019 Home Brew Competition. A German Leichtbier brewed by John Crossett of North Tonawanda, Brian Milleville of Sanborn and Mark Zambron of West Seneca took top honors during the 6th annual competition. A panel of judges and master judges evaluated the submissions according to nationally recognized Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) protocols. According to BJCP’s published style guidelines, German Leichtbier (pronounced “LYESHT-beer) is a pale, light-bodied German lager with lower alcohol and calories than normal-strength beers. Moderately bitter with noticeable malt and hop flavors. Judges remarked that the winning entry had “impressive flavor and aroma” for a light bodied beer and was “crisp and refreshing.”
The 180th Erie County Fair will be held August 7th – 18th, 2019 (www.ECFair.org).