Author Archives: Brian Patrick

Buffalo Beer Buzz: Brewed In NY Hits Buffalo, Borderland Fest Brewery Nights, BlackBird SummerFest VIII, Pumking Family Reunion

Watch Brewed in NY’s Buffalo Episode at Big Ditch Brewing Brewed In NY, a 13-part beer tourism television series about the art of making beer in New York State, filmed an entire episode in Buffalo and you can watch its … Continue reading

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A Buffalo Institution: Looking Back At Five Decades of Mr. Goodbar

Mr. Goodbar, the venerable Buffalo watering hole that stands at the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues, is set to turn 50 and will celebrate five decades of slinging suds at their 50th Anniversary Party on August 15 (6pm). The … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Goodbar 50th Anniversary, Rusty Nickel’s Slice O’Havens Day, Dude Hates Cancer fundraiser, 42 North/Borderland Fest cans

Mr. Goodbar to Commemorate 50 Years of Good Times with Good Friends After first opening their doors back in 1968, Mr. Goodbar has become one of this city’s most vaunted watering holes and will celebrate five decades in business on … Continue reading

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Behind the Green Door: A Retrospective of My Time at Community Beer Works’ Lafayette Home

As 80’s hair metal merchants Cinderella famously sang, you don’t know what you got till it’s gone, and while what we had was six wonderfully long years with Community Beer Works’ quaint, understated home at 15 Lafayette Avenue, it still … Continue reading

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Borderland Festival to Host Brewery Nights Throughout WNY

The inaugural Borderland Music and Arts Festival will be hosted at Knox Farm State Park on September 22nd and 23rd. The inaugural fest will feature more than 20 bands throughout the two-day festival and highlight the renaissance of the region, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Brewpub, 12 Gates Brew Up Something Special for Man’s Best Friend

One of the best qualities of craft beer is its ability to foster positive change with each fill of the glass. Buffalo Brewpub is putting their locally created suds to work at Paws at the Pub on August 5 (12-5pm), … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Scores Big at 2nd Annual NY Craft Beer Competition

Buffalo beer was well represented on the medal podium at the second annual New York State Craft Beer Competition, quadrupling the total medal count from last year’s competition. This year, seven local breweries took home a whopping 12 medals in … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Community Beer Works to Close Lafayette, Paws at the Pub, Booze & Brews, Pressure Drop Collabs

One Last Hurrah at Community Beer Works Lafayette Location As Community Beer Works turns the page to their new, much larger location at 520 7th Street, they are set to close the book on their Lafayette Avenue brewery, which has … Continue reading

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Beers, Bands & Breweries: A Guide to the 3rd Annual Brews and Wines on the Water

There’s nothing better than a beautiful day along the waterfront, which you can enjoy at Brews & Wines on the Water 2018, held in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, at North Tonawanda’s Gratwick Park (July 28, 2pm). The … Continue reading

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Buffalo Brewing Company Celebrates Two Years In Business

On July 28, Buffalo’s coolest one-car garage, Buffalo Brewing Company, are set to celebrate their second year of keeping the lights on and the beer flowing, which is quite the accomplishment for a one-man operation, namely Brewer/Owner/Beertender/Jack-Of-All-Trades John Domres, who … Continue reading

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