Buffalo Beer Buzz: 3 Local Breweries Win Big, Edge Beer Gets Picked, Local Beer On Broadway Market Roof, Big Doings at Community Beer Works, Resurgence VanCapp Drops


Buffalo Beer Takes Home 3 Medals at NY Craft Beer Competition

Big Ditch Brewing, New York Beer Project and Thin Man Brewery all won medals for their craft at the first ever New York Craft Beer Competition, the second largest statewide competition in the country with 707 entries. Big Ditch was awarded Bronze in the American DIPA category for their Deep Cut, Thin Man won Silver for Hyperballad in Belgian Other (Trappist, Strong, Etc.) and New York Beer Project was awarded a Silver medal in Light Lager for their Lockport Lager. The competition was organized by the New York State Brewers Association and Raise A Glass Foundation. Cheers to Buffalo beer!

The Official Edge Beer Has Been Crowned

Buffalo, you came, you drank, you voted and now 12 Gates Brewing and 103.3 The Edge will brew the first ever Edge Beer, a Dry Hopped American Blonde Ale, which beat out an IPA, Wheat Pale Ale and Kentucky Common in a close race. The American Blonde Ale will now be scaled up to 12 Gates’ 30-barrel production system to deliver a beer for a (tentative) late summer release through the rest of the year. The beer will be available locally as well as concerts and venues. Stay tuned for details on upcoming events and official Edge Beer release date.

Beer & Barbeque on the Rooftop of the Broadway Market

You have two more chances this month to ascend to the rooftop of the Broadway Market for fresh local beer and barbeque edibles (you already missed Resurgence Brewing on August 5). On August 12, Flying Bison Brewing will peddle their beer alongside panoramic views of the Buffalo skyline, BBQ cuisine from Broadway Market vendors and music by DJ Red, while Community Beer Works will supply the suds on August 19 with music by Empress and the Royals. Both events take place 11a-3pm and are free and open to the public (beer and food for sale). Visit www.broadwaymarket.org for more information.

Big Doings, Lots of New Beer This Week at Community Beer Works

Community Beer Works are dropping a Banana Split Milkshake Hefeweizen on August 13. The new beer features 1 pound of strawberries per 5 gallons of beer, whole Madagascar vanilla beans and chocolate extract to give it a nice chocolate flavor along with lactose. Taps flow at 11am. August 9 sees the launch of CBW’s Board Game Night (Connect 4), which features prizes for the top two players. Then on August 10, CBW will tap two casks – Rutherford B. Haze conditioned on raspberries and rhubarb and a cask of Double Dry Hopped That IPA hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra.

Kickstart Your Fall with Resurgence VanCapp Cans

Like it or not, fall months and cooler weather are coming and Resurgence Brewing wants to make that realization a bit easier on all of us with their Vanilla Cappuccino Pumpkin Ale (7%), which is now available in 16oz. 4 pack cans. VanCapp is brewed with the hearts of pumpkins boiled with Resurgence’s signature blend of fall spices, vanilla, and coffee. There are chocolate and big biscuit notes and caramel malty sweetness as well as a light squash scent. You can pick yours up today at the brewery for $10 (they are available at Consumer’s Beverages and Wegmans as well).

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Buffalo Beer Week Returns, Hamburg, WGR 550 Partner for New Beer, Big Ditch Hosts Homebrew Champ, Thin Man Gets Zwanze Day Again

Buffalo Beer Week Back for 8th Year

Buffalo Beer Week, a 10-day celebration of the entire Buffalo-Niagara craft beer scene, returns for its eighth year, September 22 – October 1. The 2017 lineup will feature dozens of events – from tastings at your local pub to ticketed special events and nearly everything in between. Presented by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, the beer-centric week promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture throughout Erie and Niagara counties, which attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of regional brewing heritage and serves as a showcase for Buffalo’s breweries, restaurants and pubs. Look for more information in the coming weeks at www.buffalobeerweek.com and www.buffaloniagara brewersassociation.org.

Hamburg Brewing, WGR 550 Team Up for New Beer

Hamburg Brewing Company and WGR 550 have partnered on a new beer, 550 Game Time American Pale Ale (5.50%). The new brew, born out of a collective adoration for great local beer and local sports, features a mild malty sweetness balanced by a clean finish and is brewed with a combination of Magnum, Centennial, Simcoe and Cascade hops. “There was no better style to brew than the loveable American Pale Ale, a style that will always be there when you need it most,” a statement describing the beer reads. Find 550 Game Time wherever beer is sold beginning this week.

Big Ditch to Host Homebrew Champ, Start Tours

Big Ditch Brewing are set to host the 2017 Amber Waves of Grain Best of Show beer, Penalty Kill Kolsch (5.1%), a recipe from award-winning homebrewer Kevin DiTondo, on August 4 (5pm). Penalty Kill Kolsch contains a nice balance of pilsner malt graininess, hop spiciness, and kolsch fruitiness, to yield a complex yet incredibly drinkable beer. There’s only 25 gallons available. Big Ditch is also now hosting tours of their facility on weekends. A tour includes an exclusive and guided walk through the brewery, packaging area, logoed sample glass and 4 x 5oz. privately served beer samples for $15.

Thin Man to Once Again Host Zwanze Day

Thin Man Brewery will once again host Zwanze Day, a worldwide beer holiday in which Brussels’ fabled Brasserie Cantillon releases a rare lambic beer. This year’s beer was brewed in dedication to, and with input from, Cantillon owner Jean-Pierre van Roy’s soon-to-be 18-year-old son Sylvain. The result – a Lambic-Oolong Tea blend, is described as delicate and round, with notes of fruit and slight bitterness. The Zwanze Lambic will be released in 18 countries, including only 35 locations in the US. 2017 Zwanze Day will take place on September 23. Details on tickets for the event will be released soon.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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1st Annual F2P Tour de Farm

Friday August 4th, 10AM-4PM.  You asked the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association for more craft brewery networking opportunities and we listened!  We’re excited to host our First Annual F2P Tour de Farm, which will follow the lifecycle of a pint of locally brewed beer from farm to pint (i.e. F2P).   Our 2nd annual Tour de Farm will go to Niagara County to visit Niagara Malt & Hops, Vertical Vines Hop Farm and Woodcock Brothers Brewing. 

Visit the fields of malting barely right before harvest, witness craft malt houses in action, see hop vines reaching for the sky and savor the local flavors brewed by our friendly farm breweries.  Learn about each integral member of the New York craft brewery supply chain, as well network and hear talks with our new friends who are experts in the industry.

Beer is for sale at Dublin Corners Farm Brewery and at Flying Bison on return in Buffalo. Polish Villa food truck will also be on hand at Flying Bison until 7PM, so you will also be able to grab some grub to go with your brews.    The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Asssociation is providing a bus to the event stops at NY Craft Malt in Batavia and to Dublin Corners Brewery and back.  Bus leaves Flying Bison Brewing Company at 9AM sharp on Friday August 4th and returns at approximately 5PM.    This is a field trip to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Field to Pint event, cost $20 (includes bus & lunch).  To register, visit this site: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/wnyfieldtopint-2_10510 

Special Guests

Itinerary

  • 9AM Bus leaves Flying Bison, 810 Seneca Street, Buffalo NY (please arrive at 8:30AM)
  • 10AM – Stop #1 New York Craft Malt 8161 Bank Street Rd Batavia NY 
  • Cornell Malting Barley Fields
  • Dublin Corners Hop Yard & Farm Brewery in Linwood NY
  • More information CCE Field to Pint Tour

 

 

 

 

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Kegs & Eggs Returns to Resurgence Brewing, Beer Lineup Announced

It ’s that time again; time to break out the experimental ingredients and expand your palette and your mind in terms of your beer drinking. And what better place to do so than at Resurgence Brewing’s Kegs & Eggs, which returns for the first time since May on July 31 at 11am.

If you don’t know how Kegs & Eggs works, it’s pretty damn simple. Resurgence expands their beer board to include a number of one-off limited brews, and pairs them with breakfast food.

Breakfast will be served at the brewery courtesy of Lomo Lomo Food Truck, who were just named Best Food Truck at Buffalo Spree’s the Best of WNY 2017 Awards. Check out www.lomofoodtruck.com/ for more information.

Stop by the truck and grab some brain food while you sip on one or six of the experimental brews that Resurgence will be rolling out for the event, which this time around includes a Hoppy Coconut Wheat IPA, Melon Golden Ale, Idaho 7 IPA, Jeff’s Ugly Beer (A Tropical Brown), Irish Breakfast Ale Nitro, Moscow Mule Berliner Weisse and Cherry Lime Sour.  There will also be a cask of Blood Orange with Vanilla and Bourbon. Many beers don’t make it the entire day so you’re going to want to get down to Resurgence early and drink often. See, it’s pretty simple – you drink and east. That’s about it.

For more information, check out the July Kegs & Eggs event page here. https://www.facebook.com/events/110980419549347/.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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Buffalo Brewing Company Turns One

By all accounts, Buffalo Brewing Company’s first year has been a success. Wait, what? Yes, you read that right – Buffalo Brewing Company have been in business for a year. Time flies right?

They’ve brewed a lot of beer, sent their beer out to retail, added an outdoor patio space and have quenched the thirst of thousands of Buffalonians. Owner John Dormes himself is even surprised by how the brewery, located at 314 Myrtle Avenue Street, has come in such a short amount of time.

“It has been an amazing first year, to say the least and we are very proud of all that we have accomplished! We have come so far in a short time,” he says. “A year ago, on July 30th, we opened with 5 beers on tap and this year for our one-year anniversary, we will have 10 beers on tap! This year we brewed 16 different styles and matured our brand, not only in the tasting room but on our wholesale business too.”

Buffalo Brewing has kept a strong core of beers throughout the past 365 days, including their best-selling 1842 Vienna Lager, 1901 IPA, which has come a long way in the last year, 1813 Porter, 1804 APA and 1910 Czech Pilsner. They also have a Farm to Pint 1868 NYS Session IPA, brewed with predominantly locally sourced ingredients, and brewed one of the best Grodziskie’s in the city not too long ago.

“A true struggle came with working a full time job and a new baby at home while trying to launch our brand in a market that already had many breweries making some great beer! Needless to say, the struggle has paid off and now we have expanded from one employee/owner to four part time employees!”

Now that the first year is officially in the books, talks of expansion are in the offing. Dormes says that they are currently planning an expansion to go from a 2 barrel to a 5 barrel system, increasing their overall production and will be packaging in 16 ounce cans by years end.

Dormes knows that he could not have done it all alone either – the success of Buffalo Brewing Company up until this point has been more of team effort, from his employees, all of his local patrons and all of the people who donated to the Kickstarter campaign that made the brewery a reality in the first place.

“It is really an exciting time at Buffalo Brewing Company and we want to thank our Kickstarter backers, customers, family, friends, & employees for all their support during our first year in business and we look forward to year two. Looking back on all our accomplishments we have come so far and yet we feel like the best is yet to be.”

In honor of the anniversary celebration, Buffalo Brewing is breaking out the big guns. For starters, they will have a specialty version of their 1901 IPA that aged 6 weeks in BFLO Distilling bourbon barrels, and will also have their 2017 Celebration Pale Ale, specially named in honor of our 1 year anniversary, and another surprise beer. Yes, we do know what beer it will be and no, we aren’t going to tell you. You’ll have to go to the brewery to find out!

At the anniversary party, Buffalo Brewing will also be running giveaways all day long. Starting at noon, there will be giveaways – 1pm – fridge magnet, 2pm – pint glass, 3pm – empty growler, 4pm – small beer cap sign, 5pm – t-shirt, 6pm – hoodie, 7pm – crowler a month for a year, 8pm – growler a month for a year (plus free growler). R&R BBQ Food Truck and Carnivorous Food Truck will also be on hand.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Brewing-Company.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Woodcock XPA 6.1 Release, Grain To Glass Beer Tour, Buffalo Brewing Turns 1, Resurgence Brings Back Kegs & Eggs

  Woodcock Resurrects Fan Favorite Version of XPA

Woodcock Brothers is bringing back one of their most beloved beers – XPA 6 – as XPA 6.1 on July 29. This version features the same hops and malt as the original, only Woodcock added an extra kettle hop, extra dry hop and about 1lb-per-barrel more hops than the original version. Cans go on sale at noon (limit 1 case per person (subject to change)), with live music from Jamie Holka and beer on the patio. There will also be a cask of XPA 6.1 with pineapple puree and XPA merchandise for sale. XPA 6.1 will only be available at the brewery.

Unique Tour Follows Lifecycle of Locally Sourced Beer

Cornell University Cooperative Extension is hosting the second New York Field to Pint Craft Brewery Tour, August 4, 10am-4pm, which follows the creation of your beer from grain to glass. Visit fields of malting barley (Cornell malting barley fields), witness craft malt houses (NY Craft Malt), see hop bines up close, and savor the final product (Dublin Corners Hop Yard & Farm Brewery). Steve Miller (CCE Hop Specialist), Mike Stanyard (CCE Field Crop Specialist) and Aaron MacLeod, (Director, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage) will be on hand. Register https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/wnyfieldtopint-2_10510. Cost is $20 (includes lunch, and transportation costs).

Buffalo Brewing Company Celebrates One Year in Business

Buffalo Brewing Company is turning one year old and need you to help celebrate. Starting at noon on July 29, there will be giveaways – 1pm – magnet, 2pm – pint glass, 3pm – empty growler, 4pm – beer cap sign, 5pm – t-shirt, 6pm – hoodie, 7pm – crowler a month for a year, 8pm – growler a month for a year (plus free growler). BBC will have 1901 IPA aged six weeks in Buffalo Distilling bourbon barrels, 2017 Celebration Pale Ale and one surprise beer. R&R BBQ Food Truck and Carnivorous Food Truck will also be on hand.

Resurgence Brewing Goes Experimental at Kegs & Eggs

Taste the Rainbrau, Jellybean IPA, S’mores Porter, Lemon IPA – you know the beers, now try them. Resurgence Brewing are back this month with Kegs & Eggs on July 30, 11am-7pm. Breakfast will be served at the brewery by Lomo Lomo Food Truck, who were just named Best Food Truck at Buffalo Spree’s The Best Of WNY 2017 Awards, while you enjoy flight after flight off the chalkboard of experimental brews the brewery will be rolling out for the event. Don’t miss out on these limited brews. For more information, check out the July Kegs & Eggs event page here. https://www.facebook.com/events/11098041954934.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

 

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Flying Bison to Debut Erie County Fair Beer, 1/2 Way to Cask Fest at Mr. Goodbar, New Thin Man Beer, Pearl Street Drops Summer Beer Lineup

2017 Erie County Fair Beer Debuts at Flying Bison

On July 20 (5-8pm), Flying Bison will premiere the official 2017 Erie County Fair beer, a 10% Baltic Porter brewed by homebrew contest winner Sean Wall. The heavy-hitter pours a pitch black, with rich roasted flavors and a good amount of hop bitterness. Keg tapping and toast at 5:30pm, music by Robert “Freightrain” Parker 6-8pm and Antone’s at the Fair and Polish Villa food trucks will be set up for dinner. Additionally, Flying Bison will have the original ECF Beer to serve alongside the 2017 winner, an American Pale Ale created by John Crossett and Brian Milleville 2 years ago.

Half Way To Cask Fest Weekend at Mr. Goodbar

Believe it or not, we are already half-way to Mr. Goodbar’s annual Cask Fest, and it’s time to celebrate. This weekend, July 21-23, Goodbar will have a number of casks available, including Flying Bison Spot Coffee Stout with Cascara, Community Beer Works No Goal Farmhouse Ale, Resurgence Brewing Blood Orange IPA, 42 North Enforcer DIPA, Thin Man Sympathy for a Daydream and Blackbird Cider Works Dry Hopped Cider with ginger, among others (Goodbar has also announced Wagner Valley Doppelbock with coconut and chocolate). Casks flow at noon on Friday, July 21 and will be available in full and half pints.

Thin Man to Release Sympathize for a Day Dream Ale

Thin Man Brewery continues to expand their beer arsenal with the release of Sympathize For a Day Dream Dry Hopped Mix Fermentation Golden Ale (6.7%), which is fermented with a blend of dozens of yeasts then dry hopped with Galaxy and Citra. The beer is described as “Day Dream pops with flavors of pineapple, orange and lemon.” Judge for yourself on July 19 at 3pm when the beer gets officially tapped. The next day, on July 20, Thin Man will host a four course beer dinner at Armor Inn in Hamburg. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at thinmanbrewerybeerdinner.eventbrite.com.

Pearl Street Rolls Out Their Summer Beer Lineup

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is rolling out their summer beer lineup with a celebration that only they can pull off – overlooking the city outside on their fourth floor patio. They will be running $4 pint specials on all of their summer offerings, including their Green Tea Beer (4.7%), a blonde ale brewed with green tea, lemon grass and mint, Summer SIPA Session IPA (4.4%), brewed with Columbus, Citra, and Amarillo hops, and the Spirit of Buffalo Blonde, an easy drinking kolsch style beer. Live music will be provided by Tui Osborne. The party takes place July 20 at 4:30pm.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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West Shore Brewing Brings Fresh Craft Beer Back to Clarence

People of Clarence rest easy, because West Shore Brewing, the town’s first brewery in many, many, many years, is officially open for business. The name is a tribute to the West Shore Railroad, which owner Josh Dziomba’s family, specifically his great-grandfather, helped to build in the early 1900’s.

Located at 10995 Main Street in Clarence, Dziomba says that his approach with West Shore Brewing is simple – brew good beer from the ground up.

“Basically what I am trying to put out there is a real grassroots brewery, a place where people can come hang out, relax and enjoy a great beer,” he says. “We are not fancy; we don’t have millions of dollars…[I’m] just a guy who put every last cent to his name into it and [we] really built everything by ourselves.”

West Shore occupies a 1,900 square foot space, which includes a tasting room littered with photos of the West Shore Railroad, and small brew house. “I do all my brewing in the space that some have for just bar space,” Dziomba says. The space features a 3bbl brew house that can ferment 6 batches at a time in between two storage rooms.

“Capacity wise we can produce about 300bbls a year in this facility before we would need to expand,” he says. “This is a brewery that is really just in its infantile stages, but there is room to expand.

Dziomba says that plans for an outdoor space are in the works for next year and he is also working on a food truck day at the brewery. While the brewery does not offer food options at this time, patrons are welcomed to bring in their own food to pair with the beer on tap.

“We also are working on plans for a patio/biergarten that will allow people to come relax and enjoy the peacefulness of Historic Clarence Hollow. That should be coming next summer.”

Currently, West Shore has three of their own beers on tap, including West Shore Wheat (4.6%), NBB ESB (Not So Bitter Bitters)(5.3%) and the first IPA in their Interlocking IPA Series, a small batch Centennial Session IPA (5.2%). A cream ale and their Historical Rail Pale Ale are next in line to be brewed when the brewery expands the amount of taps from 4 to 6.

West Shore Wheat is a classic American wheat beer that uses Western New York malt from NY Craft Malt in Batavia and is blended with Warrior and Saaz hops. NBB ESB is an American/English Hybrid, which uses an English malt profile and traditional English-style yeast. It’s brewed with 100% Citra hops, including a two pound dry hop.

The brewery also has two guest taps from Victor’s VB Brewing, the first time their beer has been available in the area.

“As for VB Brewing in Victor, when I run guest taps I wanted to give people something that was unique to the area – something that you can’t get somewhere else. Being a NYS Licensed Farm Brewery there are a lot of other farm breweries in the Finger Lakes that a lot of people haven’t had the chance to experience yet. So our friends at VB are the first we wanted to showcase.”

With West Shore, Dziomba has set out to create an inclusive atmosphere and relaxed environment where anyone can feel comfortable spending some time having a conversation over a fresh beer, all while paying homage to their Clarence roots.

“I have always wanted a place that people can come to, really, enjoy a really good beer and feel like they are at their own brewery; a place that they can really see us grow and hopefully support us as we establish ourselves in Clarence. The West Shore Railroad was an iconic part of the Hollow and we want West Shore Brewing to be as well. The railroad has given my family so much that we wanted really pay tribute to the people who came before us.”

Dziomba hopes to have a small grand opening celebration in August. Be on the lookout for more details.

West Shore Brewing is open Thursdays and Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 12-6pm. Hours will be expanded in the near future, according to Dziomba. For more information, including what’s currently on tap and what beers are coming soon, visit www.westshorebrewing.com and https://www.facebook.com/westshorebrewing/.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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Counterpoint Party and Panel: Craft Beer and the Buffalo Economy

Buffalonians have come to love craft beer over the past decade and a half, but it hasn’t just changed our culture — it’s also shaped our economy.

On July 18th at 7pm, The Terrace at Delaware Park will host a live panel discussion featuring five members of the craft beer community, pioneers who helped bring craft brews to Buffalo as well as professionals helping the industry thrive today. The panelists are:

  • Ethan Cox, Founder and Owner of Community Beer Works
  • Dan Moar, Co-Chair of the Brewery and Distillery Practice Group at Goldberg Segalla
  • Brian Nelson, Founder and Manager of Village Beer Merchant
  • Dan Robinson, Head of Craft Beer at Try-It Distributing
  • Mike Shatzel, Owner of Shatzel Group restaurants and Thin Man Brewery

Matt Davison, Managing Partner of Martin Davison Public Relations and Publisher of WNY Craft Beer Mag, will moderate the panel, leading the discussion and facilitating a question-and-answer session with the guests.

The panel event will serve as the official launch of Counterpoint, a Buffalo-based online platform for cross-disciplinary and multimedia “conversations.” Each month the editors will invite qualified writers to weigh in on important topics — like regional transportation, taxes and government spending, education reform, the arts — and present these diverse perspectives and ideas in illuminating ways. Photojournalism, video interviews, poetry, music, visual art, and spoken word performances will supplement each issue.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature a cash bar with 12 local craft beers on tap as well as cans and bottles from many local craft breweries. DJs Shane and Tone will spin funk and soul platters while the Terrace staff will be on hand to serve food to order. The first 200 guests will receive commemorative coasters that will act as punch cards — each is worth $2 off a draft or flight at all of eight participating breweries.

The event sponsor is Waterbourne Group of Companies, comprised of Waterbourne Real Estate Advisors, LLC and Waterbourne Construction Advisors, LLC.

For more information, head over to https://www.facebook.com/events/825172227640736.

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Enchanted Mountains Fest, 716 Day, Consumer’s Pub at the Park, Resurgence & CBW Raid Black Rock

Four Mile Presents 2nd Annual Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest

Four Mile Brewing are bringing together the best and brightest of the Buffalo-Niagara beer scene for the second annual Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest, July 15 (2-6pm). Sample beer and cider from Southern Tier Brewing, WINDY BREW​, Woodcock Brothers, 42 North Brewing, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Thin Man Brewery, Ellicottville Brewing, Hamburg Brewing, Rohrbach Brewing, Flying Bison, Swiftwater Brewing, Stoneyard Brewing, Lost Borough, Old First Ward, Big Ditch and FarmHouse Brewery. There will also be a live DJ and beer brats available for purchase. Tickets are $35 and are available at www.eventbrite.com (includes souvenir glass, tasting of all participating locations).

Show Some Buffalove at Templeton Landing’s 716 Day

Head down to Templeton Landing on July 16 and showcase just how much you love our great city at their annual 716 Day celebration. This year the beer comes courtesy of Flying Bison, who will have Rusty Chain, 716 Kolsch and 716 IPA. DJ Milk Buffalo performs at 1pm followed by Steve Balesteri & The Uptown Seven (4-8pm). Local foods, including Buffalo Wings, Beef on Weck, Sahlens Hot Dogs, Pizza Logs, Charlaps Ice Cream will be available. Meet Cory McCormick from the Buffalo Sabres and enter to win autographed Sabres jerseys plus Flying Bison prizes every hour up to 7pm.

Consumer’s, Bisons Team for Consumers Pub at Coca-Cola Field

Consumer’s Beverages are taking over the former Pettibones Grill at Coca-Cola Field and transforming it into Consumer’s Pub at the Park, featuring Buffalocal. Consumer’s Pub at the Park, located on the mezzanine level on the first base side of Coca-Cola Field, will feature Buffalocal beers and beverages from a number of local breweries including Resurgence, Big Ditch, Flying Bison, 12 Gates, 42 North, New York Beer Project, Buffalo Brewing Company, Pearl Street Brewing and Blackbird Cider. Consumer’s Pub at the Park will also feature a newly revamped ‘pub-style’ menu. Find out more information at PubatthePark.com.

Resurgence, Community Beer Works Partner for Unique Event

To commemorate the July 11, 1813 Raid on Black Rock by British Forces, CBW will raid the Resurgence taproom with kegs of their 2016 Barrel Aged Pantomime Horse Adambier and Strawberry Rhubarbford Belgian Wheat Ale, while Resurgence will raid the CBW taproom with kegs of Head in the Clouds Double IPA and Lime Berliner Weisse. Starting at 4pm, if you purchase one of the guest beers at either brewery, you will be entered into a drawing for a swag pack and beer from BOTH breweries. You can also go to the other brewery with a coupon for a half-priced beer.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.

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