- $25 for one general-admission ticket to the Buffalo Bisons’ beer-tasting event ($49.99 value)
- When: Saturday, December 27, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
- Where: Pettibones Grille at Coca-Cola Field
- Ticket values include all fees.
Buffalo Bisons’ Beer-Tasting Event
It may be too cold for baseball but the temperature is just right for a craft-beer tasting. On December 27, the Buffalo Bisons’ Pettibones Grille welcomes fans and beer connoisseurs to enjoy complimentary finger foods and sample a slew of craft beers. Each guest receives a 5-ounce tasting glass for sipping locally crafted brews or catching tiny foul balls once the Bison return to the field. Brewers on display include Flying Bison, Big Ditch, Resurgence, Hamburg, and Community Beer Works.
Despite spending most of their 125-plus-year history as a minor-league organization, the Bisons began play as a major-league club from 1879–85. All told, nearly 3,000 players and managers have donned the Bisons uniform, including 20 who have been immortalized in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, the Bisons compete every summer for an International League title, as well as the Thruway Cup—a regional- and bragging rights–based trophy chased by the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings, and the Syracuse Chiefs. The Bisons have done half of their competing since 1988 at Coca-Cola Field, which boasts the largest video board in the minors and an infield kept moist by hoses that spray water and not soda as the field’s name would suggest.