Hamburg Brewing Company and Ellicottville Brewing Company have again teamed up, this time for the latest entry into their collaborative 219 Series, a Tart IPA (7.3% ABV). This 7.3% tart IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy and Mosaic hops and is the hybrid offspring of a kettle sour and an IPA together, which was then dry-hopped. The fourth installment of the 219 Series, following the Jasmine IPA, Chai Saison and GalaxTea, was crafted with mild malts, juicy hops and a touch of tartness provided by sour wort. The Tart IPA is an easy drinker, even at 7.3%, with notes of tropical fruit and melon with a subtle tart touch. Find it on tap at HBC right now.
If you’re interested in learning more about beer history, don’t miss ‘The History of Brewing Beer,’ which will be held at the Tewksbury Lodge on February 25th (3-5pm) with Sullivan’s Brewing Master Brewer Ian Hamilton, who is making his way to Buffalo from Kilkenny, Ireland. “Sullivan’s Brewing Company officially debuted in the United States in December 2016, and it was because of a commitment to Buffalo’s renaissance that this city was selected as our first U.S. market,” Hamilton said. “It is a pleasure to visit once again to discuss the history of brewing with the beer-loving people of Buffalo.” The event is open to the public and you’re encouraged to register by calling (716) 840-2866. A limited food menu will be available.
Community Beer Works and Troy’s Rare Form Brewing Company are keeping things nice and local with the release of R3! Resistance Raw Rye Pale Ale, the second beer in their ‘West meets East’ series on Thursday, Feb. 23 (3-8pm). CBW’s Ryan Demler was sent to Troy to brew this pale ale, which uses raw rye from Rensselaer County, malt from Niagara Malt LLC and hops from Whipple Brothers Farms and local farms in the Finger Lakes region. Rare Form owner Kevin Mullen will be on hand for the release, as will a keg of their Sexy Beats IPA. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab a pint and help celebrate all things New York!
Pan-Am Brewery will be tapping a cask of Grapefruit Terminator IPA, their house made West-Coast style Terminator IPA infused with real grapefruit, at 4pm on Friday, Feb. 24. Terminator IPA is described as ‘a traditional pale ale pushed to the line between IPA and pale ale with loads of high-powered Pacific Northwest hops that provide bitterness, flavor, and aroma.’ The name is an homage to Mr. Rocco Termini, Pan-Am’s partner in the Hotel Lafayette project. And while you’re enjoying a fresh cask pull, check out Pan-Am’s newly renovated game room including shuffleboard, two pinball machines, a pool table and a dart board.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.