Author Archives: Brian Patrick

Lakeward Spirits to Release Buffalo’s First Spiced Rum on Black Friday Weekend

Lakeward Spirits craft distillery will be releasing their new Fathoms Below Spiced Rum starting on Black Friday weekend at their production facility at The Barrel Factory, 65 Vandalia St. in Buffalo, just in time for the holidays. Fathoms Below is … Continue reading

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West Coast Hops Meet East Coast Splendor: A Look Back at Pressure Drop Brewing’s First Year

Pressure Drop Brewing, one of Western New York’s newest breweries that can be found nestled inside Lakeward Spirits inside Old First Ward’s historic Barrel Factory, will mark their first anniversary on Thanksgiving Eve, November 21. Helmed by Head Brewer Karl … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Pearl Street Celebrates the Sabres, Pressure Drop Turns 1, Big Ditch’s Third Annual Stoutsgiving, Thin Man Black Friday Release

Pearl Street Brewery Unveils a Pair of Sabres-Inspired Brews Thanks to the play of rookie Rasmus Dahlin, winger Jeff Skinner and goaltenders Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark, the Buffalo Sabres have won five straight and sit third in the Atlantic … Continue reading

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Three’s a Charm: Make It Three Years for Lockport’s New York Beer Project

Lockport’s first post-Prohibition brewery, New York Beer Project, is set to mark three years since they first opened their doors, and what a three years it has been for Western New York’s ‘Destination Brewery.’ From raising over $16,000 for Oishei … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Woodcock Turns 6, CBW/KCBC Team Up for Can Drop, 12 Gates / Buffalo Brewpub Buffalo Breakfast Stout, Five & 20 Commiseration

Woodcock Brothers to Celebrate Sixth Anniversary in Wilson Woodcock Brothers Brewing are turning six, and are celebrating with, what else, a big party on November 17 (12pm). Their annual tradition of serving free chowder will continue on the patio starting … Continue reading

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12 Gates Dissolution: A Baltic Porter by Name, Taste and Definition

By definition, Baltic Porters are traditionally high in alcohol and robust in taste, a pair of descriptors perfect for 12 Gates Dissolution Oak-Aged Baltic Porter, a tasty 9.6% Baltic Porter aged one year on bourbon oak. Dissolution, now in its … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Thin Man Take Precautions, 42 North DIPA & Coffee Porter, Riverworks Cereal Ale, Southern Tier DIPA

Thin Man to Take Precaution with New Imperial Stout Perfect for the Season Thin Man Brewery will release Take Precaution, an 11% Imperial Stout perfect for the impending winter season, on November 10. Take Precaution features tons of dark malt … Continue reading

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Party Like Its 1905 with Buffalo Brewing Company’s First Ever New England IPA

New England IPAs, those du jour hazy juice bombs that have taken the brewing industry by storm, have quickly woven their way into the fabric of the Buffalo beer scene. They are the beers you know and love – Flying … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: NYBP 3rd Anniversary, Philosofest III at 12 Gates, Murder Mystery at Pressure Drop, Southern Tier Releases Old Fashioned

New York Beer Project Marks Three Years with Big Bash The lights have been on at Lockport’s New York Beer Project for three years, and they are celebrating on November 18 (10am) with an all-day party. Things gets underway at … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Halloween Parties, Pizza Plant Beer Tasting, Resurgence Kegs & Eggs, CBW’s #SquashGoals

Celebrate Halloween Weekend at Local Breweries & Bars Western New York’s bars and breweries are getting spooky for the season. On October 26 (8pm), the Barrel Factory (Pressure Drop Brewing) is hosting Horror Movie Trivia with the Horror Brew Podcast … Continue reading

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