Buffalo Beer Buzz: Brewers Invitational Tickets on Sale, Big Ditch & Upstate Collab, Resurgence Beer Release, NYE Brewery Parties

Tickets on Sale for Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational at New York Beer Project

Tickets are on sale as the collective craft beer minds of the Buffalo-Niagara region will showcase their true brewing acumen at the fifth annual Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational, which features scores of rare, one-off and specialty beers brewed locally. The event will take place on January 26 (2-5pm) at New York Beer Project. A finalized beer list will be available soon. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite (General Admission, $45, Designated Driver, $10). Guests will receive a commemorative glass, a gift card for the purchase of beer-centric snacks and access to over 50 beers. Limited tickets will be available.

Go to Resurgence Brewing, Buy Delicious Beer, Meet a Bills Mafia Legend

Resurgence Brewing is releasing another batch of cans of their wildly popular Dallas Is Going Down Gary! Buffalo-Style IPA on November 28 (12pm) at their Chicago Street location. And in addition to getting your hands on this delicious brew, you can also meet the inspiration behind the beer and it’s memorable can art, Bills Mafia legend and Buffalo diehard Marc Miller, who loudly and proudly proclaimed that the Buffalo Bills were going to beat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XVII years ago. Dallas Is Going Down Gary! sold out in minutes last time, so preorder yours now at AppMule.

Big Ditch Brewing, Upstate Brewing Produce New Pastry Stout

The New York State pipeline between our very own Big Ditch Brewing and Elmira’s Upstate Brewing is alive and well as the two breweries have collaborated on a new 6.6% ABV pastry stout, Group Hug, which will be available on December 27 at Big Ditch. This s’mores stout is loaded this stout with cacao nibs, lactose, graham crackers, cinnamon and marshmallows. The beer will be available both on draft and in cans at the brewery. The breweries previously collaborated on BDU Collaboration IPA, a hazy, hoppy beer with flavors of ripe peach and lemon zest, which was released last year.

Ring in the New Year in Fashion at These Local Breweries

Join Rusty Nickel at their new 36 Broadway location for a roaring 20’s party (9pm). Tickets are $82.50 plus tax and gratuity) and include 3-hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres / appetizers and champagne toast at midnight. They will also be partying at their West Seneca location. Tickets here. Head to Community Beer Works (7pm) for a free celebration that includes food and drink specials, music from DJ Dante Velour and Five Foot Giant, beer toast and keg drop at midnight and free totcho bar. Celebrate at Big Ditch (8pm) for $70 (plus tax and gratuity), which include four drink tickets, special NYE menu, live DJ music, party favors & noisemakers and limited release beers, including 2020 Vision, a double-fruited sour ale, and Bourbon Barrel Aged The Tower Barleywine. Tickets here. Resurgence will hold a VIP NYE party at their Chicago Street location (9pm). For $125, you get 4 hours of full open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, buffet, live music from Gravy and keg drop at midnight. Tickets.

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. 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), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

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