The same business that restored the tradition of commercial beer brewing in Olean is now starting a new summertime celebration.
Four Mile Brewing is holding its inaugural Enchanted Mountains Brewfest on July 23. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 202 E. Greene St., Olean, NY.
Twenty purveyors of craft beer from around the region
will be set up throughout Four Mile’s grounds and showcasing upward of 50 beers — everything from new releases and experimental brews to flagship favorites.
Enchanted Mountains Brewfest is the first event of its kind in Olean.
“Brewfest is something we’ve wanted to do since we opened,” said Gregg Piechota, one of Four Mile’s founders and its head brewer. “We’ve been to a lot of different brewfests and beer competitions throughout the New York, and most now only feature beers from a certain region or just produced in the state. Western New York has a great craft beer culture — new breweries seem to be opening up every day — and we want to celebrate that here in Olean.”
Piechota noted there won’t be a drop of beer produced by a macrobrewery at Enchanted Mountains Brewfest.
“Enchanted Mountains Brewfest is about craft beer and craft beer only,” Piechota said. “But more importantly,it’s for the people who love craft beer to come together for an afternoon, hang out and enjoy all the different beers that will be available.”
Breweries slated to be on-hand include: Woodcock Brothers, 12 Gates, Ellicottville, Big Ditch, Keuka, Rohrbach, Rusty Nickel, Old First Ward, 42 North, Hamburg, Resurgence, Southern Tier, Community Beer Works, Gordon Biersch, Long Trail, Otter Creek, New Belgium, Ithaca, Lockhouse Distilling, and NY Beer Project.
In addition to a diverse selection of craft beer, the event will feature live music by Diggin Roots and Four Mile’s Taco Trailer will be set up.
Tickets are $40 a person and may be purchased at the brewery or online at www.eventbrite.com.
For more information, visit www.fourmilebrewing.com or call (716) 373-BEER (2337).