Holiday Valley festivalby jmaloni
The ninth annual Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival will take place Nov. 10 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Yodeler Lodge in Ellicottville. Holiday Valley, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewing Company will host this event where over 30 local, U.S. and international craft brewers plus six wineries from New York state will pour samples of their products for beer and wine enthusiasts.
The band Big Leg Emma will entertain attendees during Saturday's event and Torcedores will demonstrate hand-rolled cigars. A variety of brewfest foods will be served throughout the event. Each ticket includes a $5 food credit.
A "Brewers Dinner" will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. The evening will feature flavor combinations of nationally recognized craft beers and seasonally focused cuisine, all served in a casual station format. This unique opportunity will allow guests to meet brewers from popular micro breweries to discuss the nuances of their beer and how it complements the food it is paired with. The "Brewers Dinner" is $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 699-2010.
Presale tickets for the Beer and Wine Festival are $45 and are available athttp://www.holidayvalley.com/brewfest and also at Wegmans.