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Rohrbach to cancel 2020 Flour City Brewers Fest

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Flour City Brewers Fest, which was originally scheduled for August 14, will not be held this year. (Photo: Rohrbach)

(WHAM) - One of Rochester's annual beer celebrations will be canceled for this summer, with plans to resume in 2021.

Flour City Brewers Fest, which was originally scheduled for August 14, will not be held this year.

Each year, local and statewide craft breweries take part in the festival at the Rochester Public Market. Rohrbach Brewing Company co-founder John Urlaub said the decision was made to put the festival "on pause" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"What makes the Flour City Brewers Fest special is the ability to have a large group of craft beer fans and the brewers that make it all happen together in a special venue like the Rochester Public Market," Urlaub said. "That is just isn't realistic this summer, but it gives us time to plan an extra special return event next year."

Organizers said they plan to use the time to make next year's event even better and potentially different from past years.

Rohrbach will plan to host a smaller version of the event this year while following social distancing guidelines.

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