Author Archives: Brian Patrick

Big Ditch Brews ‘Gateway IPA’ to Welcome Tall Ships for First Buffalo Visit

Big Ditch Brewing Company has announced the release of Gateway IPA, a beer brewed especially for the Basil Port of Call, one of Canalside’s largest events of summer and the arrival of 12 historic ‘Tall Ships’ from throughout the United … Continue reading

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The Best 10 Beers From the Sixth Annual Buffalo Brewers Festival

First and foremost, my sincerest apologies if you missed this year’s Buffalo Brewers Festival. While I have been a part of every one since its inception, I can honestly say that this was by far the best this festival has … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: New Releases From Ellicottville Brewing & Four Mile, West Shore’s First Barrel Aged Beer, Windy Brew & New York Beer Project Share People’s Choice

Ellicottville Brewing Creates New Beer to Help Veterans Ellicottville Brewing have collaborated with WNY Heroes, a local non-profit that provides financial assistance to veterans and their families, on a new Helles-style lager, aptly named Echo Victor Lima, or EVL, Lager. … Continue reading

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From Broncos to Strawberries, Brickyard Brewing’s New Can Release Finds Them at Their Best

Brickyard Brewing Company have been brewing some of the best beer available locally that no one seems to be talking about, but that is all about to change, thanks to their latest can release. The Lewiston brewery will release their … Continue reading

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Full Brewery List for Buffalo Brewers Festival, Now Bigger and Better Than Ever

The Buffalo Brewers Festival, summer’s marquee beer festival that takes place down on Buffalo’s scenic waterfront, is undergoing a bit of a facelift this year thanks to a fruitful new partnership with the New York State Brewers Association. The 2019 … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Summer kickoffs at CBW & Flying Bison, Buffalo Brewers Fest tickets, 2 new can releases at Brickyard

Welcome Summer to Town at Flying Bison’s Summer BBQ in the Beer Garden Flying Bison Brewing are taking the party outside into their beer garden as they celebrate the start on summer at their Summer BBQ in the Garden, June … Continue reading

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Hyatt Place Teams with Big Ditch for Brews and Bites Package

If you are looking to stay and play, or are an out-of-town beer fan with an eye on visiting a new brewery, you are going to want to consider staying at the Buffalo/Amherst Hyatt Place hotel with their Brews and … Continue reading

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Beer List at Borderland Music Fest Goes Mostly Local

By all accounts, last year’s inaugural Borderland Music & Arts Festival was a rousing success, but that isn’t stopping festival organizers from making a few tweaks for the fest’s sophomore run. One change coming in 2019 is happening on the … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: New Steelbound Location, Thin Man’s Summer Solstice, Pizza Plant’s Craft Beer Cruise, Fatty Beer Co. to Open Soon

Steelbound to Open Second Location in Springville This Summer Ellicottville’s Steelbound Brewery and Distillery are expanding their talents a few miles north with plans to open a second location in Springville this summer. Tentative plans call for the Steelbound Brewery … Continue reading

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Community Beer Works Exemplifies Name with New EVA IPA

Community Beer Works isn’t just a clever brewery name – it truly defines who they are and what they are about. The West Side beer producers are showcasing why the C in CBW really does stand for community with EVA … Continue reading

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