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Eat Drink Local Week, Day 4: Drink Local at Becker Brewing Company!

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm


Did you know a beer garden is growing in WNY? Becker Brewing Company just opened up their beer garden for the season, now open every Saturday night throughout the summer. Located at 3760 Quaker Road in Gasport, NY, Becker Brewing Company is part of the agri-tourism mecca Becker Farms which includes Vizcarra Vineyards winery, and a farm which offers a full-day of family activities including fruit u-pick and other farm-related activities for children and adults. They also have a thriving CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program.

The multi-generational family run business is a great example of how agri-tourism can make a farm sustainable and support several members of a family. Becker is first and foremost a tree fruit farm but it has grown to include a successful winery which features many styles of fruit wines and is a perfect setting for private events. Amanda Vizcarra, the daughter of Melinda and Oscar Vizcarra, has broadened the farms offerings to also include 100-mile radius dinners, a great option for folks who want to experience a farm-to-table dinner right at the farm.

But back to the beer. Becker Brewing Company came to be because of a friendship developed between Oscar Vizcarra and Flying Bison’s brewer, Tim Herzog. Oscar brought Tim in to help them launch Becker Brewing Company and with his expertise helped them develop high quality brews. Becker Brewing offers 4 standard brews along with various seasonal offerings throughout the year. To learn more about their beer menu visit www.beckerfarms.com. Throughout the summer, every Saturday night they are offering beer specials and pizza specials in the beer garden. Hope to see you there!

 

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