A Boozy Bash at the 4th Annual Liquor & Letterpress

If you know anything about our organization, you should know about our four annual events. All are open to members and nonmembers alike, and a great way to learn about WNYBAC. With the free demos we always offer, you’ll even get to try your hand using one of our historic presses.

You especially get to try your hand at letterpress at Liquor & Letterpress! Our 4th annual just happened this past weekend on the 3rd. What is Liquor & Letterpress, you ask? The name says it all.


Each year we try to showcase new or existing distilleries in the Buffalo area. This year we offered tastings by Niagara Craft Spirits, Yoga Pants Vodkas, Snowy Owl Kombucha, Lakeward Spirits and Lillybelle Meads. We also had a beer and wine bar with signature cocktails provided by Fat Bob’s.


Catering was also provided by Fat Bob’s. They brought in pulled pork, mac & cheese, and more. And for dessert? Cupcakes courtesy of Fairy Cakes. Yes, there was plenty of good stuff to eat and drink at L&L this year. But what was there to do?


We had virtually every working press we own set up in our studio to print some demo or another. From coasters printed on our platen press, to a poster printed on one of our Vandercooks, guests could create plenty of printed ephemera to take home with them. Because the whole point of Liquor & Letterpress is to get a little tipsy (or type-sy!) and print stuff!



Liquor & Letterpress is so much more than a party we throw for fun. It’s also one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. The food and drink were all provided by our sponsors. The demos were all lead by our generous volunteers. Still more local business and organizations provided the good for our silent auction.

In addition to all the drinking and printing fun, we had a silent auction of prints and baskets stocked full of all kinds of goodies to win. One basket included tickets to a performance at Shea’s. Another held memberships for three local organizations. Some were filled with sweet and savory treats, and others included specialty liquors. Just to name a few.

We were so happy to see everyone who made it out for our event. It was a great evening of drinking, eating, printing and socializing with good friends. Followed, of course, by a lit after party. That’s right, our event may have ended at 9:00, but the fun kept going at Misuta Chows, a bar just down Main St. from WNYBAC.

With so very many great guests and participants, this Liquor & Letterpress was certainly a success. Did you miss it? Never fear, L&L isn’t going anywhere any time soon. That’s one of the great things about an annual event, there’s always next year.

Thanks to all who came out to support on our biggest fundraising night of the year. I hope you all had as much fun as we did!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing