Author Archives: Brian Patrick

Community Beer Works’ Frank Is Now Saving Australian Wildlife

While Community Beer Works routinely showcase the ‘community’ and ‘beer’ aspects of their brewery name via their charitable ‘Be Like Frank’ events, they are now taking their philanthropic efforts global, this time employing their beloved American Pale Ale to help … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: HopFest 2020, Resurgence’s Kegs & Eggs, 42 North Brewski & New Sustainability Program, Old First Ward Brewery Crawl

Resurgence’s Kegs and Eggs Returns with More Experimental Beers Resurgence Brewing’s long running Kegs & Eggs series returns this weekend, February 23, 11am, to their Niagara Street headquarters. If you’ve heard of this event, or have been to one, then … Continue reading

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Ratebeer Names Big Ditch Best Brewpub in New York State

Big Ditch Brewing will soon need to find some more space in their trophy case as they have been named the ‘Best Brewpub in New York State’ by RateBeer as part of their Best Awards for the Year 2019. The … Continue reading

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42 North’s Fortune Fetcher Pineapple IPA Returns with Winter Luau Party

42 North Brewing’s Fortune Fetcher IPA, packed with pineapple, returns this Saturday for the second year in both 16oz. cans and draft. This hazy IPA comes in at 6.3% ABV and is brewed with Norwegian Voss yeast, lactose, ginger root, … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Thawfest 5 Tickets, Britesmith Brewing Opens, Gordon Biersch Closes, New Beers at Flying Bison, Brickyard Cask Fest Beer List

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now for the Fifth Annual Thawfest Believe it or not, it will soon be time to raise a toast to the end of yet another long Buffalo winter and what better place to do so … Continue reading

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Is Barleywine Really Life? Community Beer Works Aims to Find Out With Thee Barleywine Classic

When asked how he could always be drinking barleywine, his self-professed favorite beer style, Ethan Cox says, “That would be a life that I love to lead. I wonder how I can arrange that.” While the Community Beer Works president … Continue reading

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Heavy Hitting Bourbon Barrel Aged Bobby Returns to Lilly Belle Meads

If you like your mead big, bad and boozy, then you are going to want to make your way to Lancaster’s Lilly Belle Meads this weekend for the release of Bourbon Barrel Aged Bobby, a barrel aged mead made with … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Thee Barleywine Classic Beer List, Lawn Ornament Sour Series #5 at West Shore, Southern Tier Cider Works Launch, Big Ditch Cans Berry Vision

Beer List Revealed for Community Beer Works’ Inaugural Thee Barleywine Classic If barleywine is truly life, then don’t miss the first ever Thee Barleywine Classic & Invitational, a first-of-its-kind festival for Western New York, on February 9 (12pm) at Community … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Beer List for 42 North’s Barrel Jam, Trocaire Brewing Spring Semester, Five & 20 Tap Takeover, Brickyard Brewing Cask Fest

Spring Classes Begin at Trocaire’s Brewing & Distilling Program Classes are starting up for the spring semester at Trocaire College’s Brewing, Distilling and Fermentation Science Program. Intro to Brewing, which runs Mondays, February 10 – April 13 (6-9:30pm, $495) covers … Continue reading

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Official Beer List Announced for the 2020 Brewers Invitational

This Sunday, the collective minds of the Western New York brewing scene will come together to showcase their true brewing acumen at the fourth annual Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational, which takes place January 26 (2pm) at New York Beer Project. … Continue reading

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