ITHACA BEER COMPANY TO LAUCH THURMANATOR BEER AT 34 RUSH SPORTS BAR EVENT WITH THURMAN THOMAS
Written by Alex Feig on September 13, 2019
BATAVIA – Ithaca Beer Co. and Batavia Downs announced today that an event to celebrate the release of the new Thurmanator Beer would take place on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at the 34 Rush Sports Bar at 7:30 p.m.
“We’ve been looking forward to this special release for some time, “said James Sapienza, Head of Brand Development for Ithaca Beer Co. “The Thurmanator beer is an easy drinking lager we hope will score big with hard core Buffalo football fans as well as those seeking a refreshing and crisp light golden lager with a subtle sweetness and restrained hop character that lends a gentle floral quality and clean finish.”
The public event will include an appearance by the beer’s namesake, Buffalo Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, and sampling from many of Ithaca’s line of products while attendees enjoy the Thursday Night Football game on the big screens.
About Ithaca Beer Co.
Begun in 1998 in a small renovated retail store just outside of Ithaca, New York, the original space had a small 7 barrel brewhouse, a modest tasting bar and sold full growlers to go as well as homebrew supplies. Today, Ithaca Beer brews about 25,000 barrels of beer per year and features both 50 and 5 barrel pilot brew houses. In addition to a state of the art brewing facility, Ithaca Beer has fully automated packaging capabilities for bottling, canning and kegging. Ithaca Beer distributes beer to 54 wholesalers in 14 states in the Northeast from New England in the East to Ohio in the West and Virginia and North Carolina to the South.
About Batavia Downs/WROTB
Owned and operated by 15 Western New York counties and the cities of Rochester and Buffalo, Western Region Off-Track Betting Corporation is a public benefit corporation with headquarters in Batavia, NY. WROTB owns and operates 17 branches, as well as Batavia Downs Gaming, a standard bred racetrack and gaming facility. Since its inception, Western Region OTB has generated over $233 million in operating and surcharge revenues to the taxpayers of those participating municipalities.