Frequently asked questions:

What is the date of the Ballpark Brew Bash?:
September 16th, 2023

Why go to the Ballpark Brew Bash?:
The Ballpark Brew Bash is WNY's finest beer festival, representing the most impressive collection of craft breweries under one "roof" on a single day.  The event's intent is to promote WNY's craft beer culture by bringing brewers and fans together to sample and share a most diverse collection of craft beer. The ballpark offers a superb venue to host a beer festival with a great view of the city, plenty of space to move, sit, relax and so much more...

How much are tickets?:

TBT Event Time Ticket Price
General Admission 3:00 pm to 6:00PM $35
VIP 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm $75

Designated Driver (GA)

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm




All beer tasting ticket purchases include festival program, sampling glass and sampling tickets.

Where can I buy tickets?: 
You can purchase tickets in advance at any of Consumers Beverages 18 area locations to avoid service fees! Tickets are available at the Buffalo Bisons Ticket Office located on the Swan St. side of Sahlen Field (hours M-F, 9AM to 5PM), and online at 

Do you sell a Designated Driver ticket?:
You can purchase a Designated Driver ticket at the gate on the day of the event for $5. You will be given a wristband and have your hand stamped. Patrons who attempt to misuse the Designated Driver entry in any form will be alerted to security and may be asked to leave the premises until the event has ended. 

What do I get for the price of my ticket?: 
All beer tasting session ticket purchases entitle you to a festival program, comemmorative sampling glass and 20 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be for sale inside the event for $1 each. 

Why the line at the gate?
You must be 21 or over to attend the Ballpark Brew Bash. We have an ID check at the front gate to ensure everyone entering the festival is of age and has proper identification. We will open the gates at 1:30 pm to allow the festival line to move through and get people into the venue. Beer will not start pouring until 2:00 pm. 

What should I do about parking?:
There are severally independently-owned parking facilities located around Sahlen Field. Pricing and availability for those lots are set by the individual proprietors and are not controlled in any way by our organization.
-Physical-Challenged Needs: There are a limited number of disabled parking spaces in the Sahlen Field parking lot on Exchange St. The reserved spaces are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Disabled fans, or those driving a fan with a handicap, should notify the parking manager of their desire to park in the reserved handicapped area. Upon notification, the parking lot staff will direct the vehicle to the closest parking space. Proper handicapped identification is required. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owners' expense.

Why are your tasting cups plastic?:
Our cups are made of plastic called Lexan. They're super tough, dense and won't break if you happen to drop it. Trust us. 

Ballpark security officers are trained, New York State-certified and supervised by Joe Pet Security, Inc. Should an issue arise during your time at Sahlen Field, approach the nearest security office or visit the Guest Relations Center on the third base side. All guests of the Ballpark Brew Bash are expected to consume responsibly and ensure they have a safe form of transportation before exiting the event. Any guests found to be causing a disturbance, as determined by festival management, will be asked to leave the premises without refund and may be subject to further 

Is there a designated smoking section?:
Sahlen Field is a 100% Smoke Free Facility. Smoking is not permitted in any of the seating areas, the concourses or the club level balcony, before, during or after the event. This includes the use of Vapor Cigarettes or 'E Cigarettes.' In order to smoke, you are required to leave the ballpark at the Washington St. Gate, behind Section 102.

Is there clean drinking water available?:

Water fountains are located throughout the ballpark at sections 101, 108, 109, 110, 115, 116, 117, 213, 214.