Tickets are on sale as the collective craft beer minds of the Buffalo-Niagara region will showcase their true brewing acumen at the third annual Buffalo Niagara Brewers Invitational, which features scores of rare, one-off and specialty beers brewed locally. The event will take place on January 27 (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.
Resurgence Brewing is getting festive with the release of Brut IPA on December 15 (12pm). The beer features a strong aroma of sharp citrus rind, white peach, lemon and grape. This hazy IPA will send fruit character riding across the palate and finishing very dry, but full of flavor. Resurgence Owner Jeff Ware says that Brut IPA “is the perfect beer for New Year’s Eve,” especially since they are not throwing their New Year’s party at the brewery this year due to an already full schedule. You can pre-order the beer right now on HopMule and pick-up on Dec. 14.
Flying Bison are giving back in a major way this weekend with a pair of charitable events on December 15. First, they will tap their version (over 1,200 breweries are taking part worldwide) of Sierra Nevada Resilience Butte County Proud IPA at 12pm, with proceeds going to support the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community in the wake of the devastating Camp Fire. At 1pm, Flying Bison will host Cookies for a Cause IV, which will raise money for the Matt Urban Hope Center. A $10 donation gets you a box of cookies.
12 Gates Brewing are celebrating three years of keeping the doors open at their 3rd Anniversary Party on December 12 (12pm). The event marks the release of 2018 Grave Concerns, a heavy-hitting Russian Imperial Stout that is a delight to sip. Look for notes of coffee, chocolate, dark oak and vanilla. 100 22oz. bottles will be available for purchase at $12 each. Limited 5oz. samples will also be available. Julian Burgio, The CPX and Box of Wine will perform throughout the day, which features extended hours until midnight. There is no cover and the event is open to the public.
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 email@example.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.