The nanobrewery's party, scheduled for 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, January 21, will feature the Finger Lakes Food Cart creating food pairings with a flight of four VB beers, live music with the Rick Wahlers Band from 2 to 5 p.m. and 5 Hole from 7 to 10 p.m.
VB will have 17 beers on tap, including its own birch beer. Select New York State wines and spirits will be available. The food-and-beer flights:
$20 -- Tuscan Garden Vegetable Soup with VB Apricot Wheat or Garlicky Pork Chili with Doppelbock; Turkey & Swiss Sloppy Joe Panini with Smoked Porter or Chicken Stroganoff with Willamette Dammit Pale Ale; Kale & Quinoa Salad with roasted beets, winter squash and walnuts with blood orange vinaigrette with Coast 2 Coast IPA; Beer S’Mores with Belgian Dubbel.VB Brewery is located at 160 School Street in Victor, southeast of Rochester. Phone: (585) 902-8166.
$5 -- A single food-and-beer beer pairing from the $20 list.
The freebie? Everyone wearing a VB shirt or hat will get a free pint of beer.
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