Buffalo Beer Buzz: Anniversary Parties at Cole’s, Draft Room & Hydraulic Hearth, 2020 Can-Am Collabs Set

Cole’s is Celebrating Their Landmark 85th Anniversary

Cole’s, the longtime staple of Elmwood Avenue nightlife, is turning a ripe old 85 years old this year, and want you to help celebrate their storied tenure on November 7 (6pm). For the special celebration, Cole’s will have a complimentary buffet throughout the night, drink specials, live music during the day and a live DJ set at night. “Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers, friends, and patrons,” the bar says. “Come dance, drink, and eat, joining us and the Shatzel Family for an amazing night on our 85th.” The event is free and open to the public.

Larkinville’s Hydraulic Hearth is Turning Five Years Old

If you blinked, you may have missed it – Hydraulic Hearth is already turning five! They are putting their best foot forward on November 9 (5pm) to celebrate the benchmark with beer specials (they’re home to a Community Beer Works satellite brewery if you didn’t know), pizza buffet and live music. All draft beers will be $5, there will be a $10 pizza buffet and a full slate of live music, including Borderland Music Fest alum Miller and the Other Sinners (5pm), Geno McManus & Frank Grizanti of The BlackRock Beatles (6:30pm) and Lazlo Hollyfeld (originals & Talking Heads covers)(8pm).

Cross-Border Collaborations Set For 2020 Canadian American Beer Festival

The cross-border collaborations for the 2020 Canadian American Beer Festival are now set. The collaboration lottery was held before the inaugural Can-Am Fest on October 29 at the Scotia Bank Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In total, 40 breweries (20 American, 20 Canadian) will take part. The collabs will take place on both sides of the border, with plans calling for ten beers to brewed in Ontario and the other ten to be brewed in Western New York. Find all of the brewery teams at http://canadianamericanbeerfestival.com/. The CanAm is organized by the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association and Ontario Craft Brewers.

The Draft Room at the Labatt Brewhouse Celebrates One Year

It is truly hard to believe that the Draft Room inside the Labatt Brewhouse has already been in operation for one whole year, but it’s true, and the time to celebrate is November 15 (6pm). There will be live music courtesy of the Jamie Holka Band (6-10pm), as well as prizes, giveaways, birthday cake and $4 Labatt Brewhouse beers all day long, including their brand new Birthday Cake Stout, which will be on tap for the party. The party will also feature a limited release of LBH Imperial Mango Guava Sour in cans for the first time ever. Happy birthday!

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column for Step Out Buffalo. 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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