A record number of craft brewers – more than 150 – will offer their beers for tasting at the 12th annual Buffalo BrewFest from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in the First Niagara Center. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Speech and Hearing Center.

A maximum of 3,500 tickets will be sold at $30 advance, $38 on the day of the event. Admission includes a souvenir glass and 20 tickets for samples of beers. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. Parking is free. Proper ID is required for admission. Tickets can be bought at all Western New York locations of the Craft Beer Exchange at A-Plus stores and online at