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Botanics and Brews - A Swinging Summer Event on July 25 is Planned at the Botanical Gardens!

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced they will hold their annual summer event, Botanics and Brews, on July 25 from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets include craft beer tastings from Try-it Distributing, Labatt USA and the Ithaca Beer Company, delicious food by Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and Cabot Cheese, live music from JJSwing, yard games, self-guided tours of the Botanical Gardens and more. 

Try-it Distributing, Labatt USA and Ithaca Beer Company will offer a wide variety of craft beers at Botanics and Brews. Other refreshments consist of; red, white, a few creative drink surprises including a few beer “cocktails”. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be provided.

Since 1938, the Salvatore name has been synonymous with exceptional service and hospitality, and for the first time, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens will provide a delicious spread at Botanics and Brews. Event attendees can enjoy mini sandwiches, crudité, fresh fruit, nacho bar, desserts and more. Cabot Cheese will all also provide a delicious display of several locally made cheeses.  Cabot is owned by 800 farm families throughout New York and New England and their award-winning cheeses are made with love and pride.

Along with the tasty food and refreshing craft beers, attendees will be treated to live music from JJ Swing. JJ Swing is a local, eight-piece swing band complete with a brass section, drums and guitar.  This local legendary band makes you want to get up and dance and organizers say that dancing at Botanics and Brews is encouraged.  This fun summer event would not be complete without yard games, self-guided tours of the Botanical Gardens and a high value basket raffle.

Try-it Distributing is one of New York’s leading beverage distributors, Try-It is proud to be a respected employer, family-owned local business and good corporate citizen. They locally distribute the beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic beverages New Yorker’s want to drink. Proudly headquartered in Buffalo, New York, Labatt USA has imported Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light from Canada since 1951. Today, Labatt Blue is America’s top-selling Canadian beer. First brewed in Canada in 1847, Labatt continues to carry on the tradition and heritage of the great outdoors. The Ithaca Beer Company is dedicated to quality, consistency and innovation and embodies the great agricultural and culinary culture of New York State’s Finger Lakes. They brew a variety of innovative hop forward ales, crisp traditional lagers and complex barrel aged, sour and fermented styles that have satisfied loyal customers since 1998.

Tickets include craft beers, live music, red, white and sparkling wines, non-alcoholic drinks, delicious food and cheese and self-guided tours of the Botanical Gardens. Tickets are $40 each for the general public, $35 each for Botanical Gardens’ members. Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com, by calling 716.827.1584 ext. 216 or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission or gift shop desks.

Botanics and Brews is sponsored by AXA Advisors.  AXA Advisors is one of America’s leading financial services companies.  They have been preparing clients for their financial future since 1859.

Use #Botanicsandbrews and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.


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