Buffalo Beer Buzz: 12 Gates / WNYMBA Beer, New Beers at Thin Man, Rusty Nickel and New York Beer Project

12 Gates Teams with WNYMBA on Beer to Benefit WNY Bike Trails

12 Gates Brewing has partnered with the Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association on Super Spectacular Sour, a fruited sour brewed with blueberries, boysenberries, and blackberries. Super Spectacular Sour will be released on May 23 (12pm). One dollar from every 6-pack will go directly to the WNYMBA to help support the maintenance of bike trails across WNY. According to the brewery, this is the first iteration of this series. Super Spectacular Sour arrives just in time for National Trails Day on June 6. A light and tasty fruited sour is the perfect complement to your next walk, ride or hike.

Rusty Nickel Launches Crowler Club, Releases New Charitable Beer

Rusty Nickel Brewing has launched a new Crowler Club. Customers will receive 1 free crowler for every 15 crowlers they purchase. Crowlers range from $10 to $12 (buy 3 crowlers, save $3 sale is ongoing). To sign-up, brewery staff will guide you through the enrollment process. Rusty Nickel has also released Masked Defenders, a Caramelized Pineapple Sour, the ‘white’ beer release of their ‘First In, Last Out’ series. The beer is dedicated to all the health care workers putting themselves second and fighting this virus. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo General Medical Center ICU.

Thin Man’s Small Batch Beer Series Welcomes a Few New Members

Thin Man Brewery has been cranking out a lot of fun and unique beer styles via their Small Batch Series, with the latest being Citra Double Dry Hopped Trial By Wombat IPA. The beer is available for order and delivery here. The 2020 NYSBA Hazy IPA gold medal winner is now double dry hopped with Citra and brewed with tons of Australian Galaxy hops and flaked oats for big notes of peach, pineapple and orange. You can also grab orders of Spelunkenheimer Adambier, Double Helix Imperial Oat Porter, Refuse to Evolve Strong Belgian-style Brown Ale and Coconut Jenkins Imperial Stout.

Fan Favorite Beers Return to New York Beer Project

This week marks the return of some fan favorites at New York Beer Project. On May 21, both Righteous Dude Double IPA and Orange Sherbet Milkshake IPA are back for crowler and growler fills. The former features Amarillo, Citra, Topaz, and Cascade hops and boasts wnybold dank hop profile on top of juicy orange and tropical fruit with notes of peach, mango and grapefruit. The latter is reminiscent of a frosty scoop of orange sherbet. Vanilla beans compliment the citrusy orange taste. NYBP also released Fuggy Bugger Scotch Ale earlier this week, so be on the lookout for that.

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).

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