Resurgence and Bootleg Bucha are kicking off the summer with a Clam Jam party on June 10 (11am-11:30pm). The party will feature the release of Resurgence’s Lime Berliner Weisse in 16-ounce cans and on tap, the Cuke Duke (a blend of Cucumber Saison and Hibiscus Lime Kombucha), live music, clams in the biergarten, food trucks (O.G Wood Fire Pizza, 12-2pm, Frank Gourmet Dogs, 4-8pm) and more. Special summer throwback beers will also be served throughout the day. Clam Jam is free and guests can purchase a commemorative glass ($8), which includes one drink and 50 cents off each subsequent fill.
In a sheer sign that the summer months are indeed finally upon us, the new patio bar at Hamburg Brewing is now open for all of your beery needs. Warmer weather isn’t the only thing on tap at Hamburg’s picturesque patio as the new watering hole features half a dozen taps of beer curated specifically to enjoy while sitting by the water, including (subject to change) White Corner Wheat, Sweet Tang, Roots Tropical Pale Ale, Summa This Hoppy Wheat, Hoppenstance DIPA and Irish Red. There’s also a dedicated tap for ice cold water for those looking for a non-alcoholic option.
Calling all homebrewers! Flying Bison wants you for the annual Brew at the Bison event, the Niagara Association of Homebrewers’ yearly outdoor summer brew day on June 10. Independent brewers and members of Buffalo Beer Goddesses, NAH, Das Hausbrauers von Buffalo and Sultans of Swig will be brewing beers that will be part of a popular choice homebrew competition at the WNY Homebrewers Picnic on August 20th. Start your brew day as early as 8:30am with preheated strike water straight from the brewery’s hot liquor tank. Bring your own equipment and ingredients. Register to brew or join a team: http://bit.ly/2rvCmkh.
Relive the glory days of your prom, only this time with better beer no doubt, at Hoppily Ever After: A Beer Prom for Adults, June 10 (7pm-12am) at Lakeward Spirits in the Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward. Your ticket price includes two drink tickets, hors d’eouvres and dinner catered by Buffalo’s Best Grill, dancing, a post-prom goody bag, and more. Prom attire is requested, and attendees must be 21 or older. Hoppily Ever After is hosted by the Buffalo Beer Goddesses as a fundraiser for their Cicerone Scholarship for Women. Tickets available at http://beerprom2017.eventbrite.com/ (sales end June 7).
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 at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.