Bark N' Brew

About Bark N' Brew

CCHS hosts four signature events throughout the year. Unlike the other three, Bark N' Brew tickets are very limited and highly sought after. What originally started as Cats, Canines & Cabernet hosted at our shelter, the need to expand was clear.

The event is now hosted by Southern Tier Brewing Company, one of the crown jewels of Chautauqua County. Their newly built Empty Pint tasting room and outdoor patio create the perfect environment to put "fun" back in fundraising!

What happens at Bark N' Brew?

When you come to Bark N' Brew, you'll be greeted at check-in by volunteers that can explain when and where all the event features will take place. You'll also get a special gift as our thanks to you. Ticket holders can then enjoy a selection of food stations (menu may vary) and enjoy two ales on behalf of STBC. During dinner, guests are encouraged to bid on some pretty cool chinese auction items collected by our all-volunteer staff. You can even take your chance at our 50/50 raffles held throughout the evening.

Don't forget... we always save the best for last! Our live auction features some of the items that were TOO great for the silent auction. 

About Our Host

In operation since late 2002, Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, New York, has grown to produce more than 90,000 barrels of beer annually. The hand crafted ales are now available in more than thirty States and points beyond.

Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn started the brewery with the vision of reviving the practice of small batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. In 2002, with equipment gained from the purchase of the Old Saddleback Brewing Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Southern Tier Brewing Company began production in the Stoneman Business Park just outside of Lakewood, New York. By 2003, select varieties of small batch ales were locally distributed, and by 2005, sales covered the majority of New York State and Pennsylvania. Before launching a successful roster of seasonal beers, the brewery produced Pilsner, Mild Ale, and India Pale Ale.

This will be the fifth year that Southern Tier Brewing Company has graciously hosted the Bark N' Brew and we couldn't be more thankful for their support of our shelter and hospitality. Thank you, STBC!