Buffalo Beer Buzz: Final votes for MyCityBrew, Big Ditch & New Year’s, comedy meets beer at Resurgence, microbrewery planned for local mall

MyCityBrew Enters Final Voting Phase

After nearly a full year collecting and tabulating thousands of votes, MyCityBrew’s quest to craft the ultimate Buffalo beer is reaching its final stages as it is now down to the final vote. After nearly 5,000 votes were cast for Lager in the first round, the final round is between a Pale Lager, Pilsner, and Dunkel, and you can cast your vote right now at http://www.mycitybrew.com/vote.html. MyCityBrew is hoping to have the final voting event on January 15. Then, after the final selection is made, Community Beer Works’ own Andrew ‘Drew’ Hardin will brew the final product, which will be available at restaurants and bars throughout WNY. You can find more information at http://www.mycitybrew.com.

Ring In 2017 At Big Ditch Brewing

Where else can you get a view of the Electric Tower fireworks display and ball drop while enjoying some of Buffalo’s best craft beer? At Big Ditch Brewing’s New Year’s Eve celebration of course. For $65 (plus gratuity), you’ll get 4 drink tickets good for beer (exclusive beers will be released throughout the event), wine or mixed drinks, and enjoy food stations and hand-passed appetizers. There will also be a DJ, karaoke in the Beer Hall and a ‘Simply Social’ Selfie Station with free prints for your Instagram photos. Tickets can be purchased at Bigditchnewyears.eventbrite.com. The celebration runs from 8pm – 1am. Designated Driver tickets are also available ($45+tax/gratuity) and include unlimited soda/tea/coffee.

Good Laughs & Good Beer At Resurgence Brewing Comedy Night

On December 28 (8-10pm), Resurgence Brewing will combine the worlds of comedy and craft beer at This Is A Comedy Show: A Night Of Laughs At RBC. Local comedians Eric Lingenfelter, Bennett Solowski and Bruce Wilson will provide the comedic stylings while Resurgence will provide the beery wares, which includes their recently released trio of R&D IPA IV, Coconut Porter and Throwback IPA. Tickets are $20 and are available at http://www.resurgencebrewing.com/ or at the door, though the brewery advises buying ahead of time. ‘Check out some of Buffalo’s best comedians and some of Buffalo’s best beer at a holiday event where you mercifully won’t have to talk to your uncle. Drink, laugh and be merry.’

New Brewery Proposed For Summit Park Mall

A new microbrewery and brewpub have been proposed for The Summit Mall. Mall manager Cynthia Potts says that the proposed beer project goes along with plans for two new giant sports domes, projected to open at the largely vacant mall sometime next fall, adding that a place to eat and drink could help revitalize the mall. According to Potts, the cost, exact design and location of the brewpub have yet to be finalized. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 23 on a possible grant to Big Thunder Brewing Co., which would be operated by the owners of the Summit. Currently, only Sears, Bon Ton and a Save-a-Lot grocery store call The Summit home.

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