Author Archives: Brian Patrick

Buffalo Beer Buzz: Pressure Drop/West Shore collab, SATO/Pearl Street Brut IPAs, Stillhouse Rebrands, new Southern Tier Imperial Gose

Pressure Drop, West Shore Get Sketchy With New Collab Pressure Drop Brewing and West Shore Brewing have a new collaboration in the tanks, an IPA named Sketchy. The new brew, which should be ready the first week of May, clocks … Continue reading

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Big Ditch Introduces Newest Member of Lock IPA Series Family

Big Ditch Brewing’s vaunted Lock IPA Series is set to grow by one with the introduction of the fourth installment, Dibble, named after Lockport canal engineer Orringh “Orange” Dibble, who invented a horse drawn crane for removing debris out of … Continue reading

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Community Beer Works Readies Massive New Brewery

It was only a matter of time before Community Beer Works, a l ocal beer institution that was once Buffalo beer’s best kept secret, moved on from their humble and quaint Lafayette Street brewery. After helping to revitalize the Niagara … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: New Beer at Four Mile & Five & 20, Full Circle Fest at 42 North, Righteous Dude Back at New York Beer Project

Four Mile Polynomial Pale Ale #15 to Debut This Week The newest version of Four Mile Brewing’s Polynomial Pale Ale, their flagship rotating hop series IPA, will debut on April 17. #15 features a blend of Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra and … Continue reading

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Salute Spring with a Saison on National Saison Day

Whether you like your saisons spicy and peppery, clean and fruity or tart and crisp, this is one beer perfect tailored perfectly for pulling back the shades, drawing the blinds and opening your doors and windows as you try to … Continue reading

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Big Ditch Brewing Expands, Adds More Capacity to Brewhouse

Hayburner, Deep Cut, Fip, Packet, Excavator, you know the names, you love the beer. The problem is, Big Ditch Brewing was running out of the room necessary to keep a consistent stockpile of fresh beer, a problem satiated by a … Continue reading

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Our 7 Favorite Moments (In Beer Form) of the Third Annual Thawfest

While snow and unseasonably cold temps linger in the forecast in the coming days and weeks, Thawfest, the annual celebration of the onset of spring through beer, wine and spirits, had me thinking of the warmer months to come. Though … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Rusty Nickel to Expand, 3 New Community Beer Works Collaborations, MyCity Brew Returns to 12 Gates, Saison Day at Thin Man

Rusty Nickel Eyeing New Taproom Space Downtown Rusty Nickel Brewing, whose headquarters is in West Seneca, is expanding their operations downtown, to 36 Broadway to be exact. Plans call for the brewery to share a space with southern-style eatery Jaz … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Hazy IPA Can Release at Thin Man, New Beer at New York Beer Project, Anticipated Returns at Flying Bison & Community Beer Works

Thin Man to Release Trial by Wombat NEIPA in Cans The hazy IPA can releases in Buffalo keep coming, this time courtesy of Thin Man Brewery who are dropping Trial by Wombat New England IPA in cans on April 7 … Continue reading

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First It Was Filthy, Now It’s Funky: Thin Man, Mikkeller NYC Keep the Flow Going

Remember Filthy Flow IPA? Chances are you have fond memories of the Thin Man Brewery / Mikkeller Brewing NYC concoction. If you have been among the hordes clamoring for its return, you’re going to want to find a seat at … Continue reading

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