Buffalo’s newest brewery, Pressure Drop Brewing, have released a pair of new beers, their third and fourth respectively, Space Monkey Double IPA (8.4%), brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops for a smooth dankness and crisp finish, and Bruxelles Stout (5.8%), which features loads of chocolate and roast. Both are on tap in the Lakeward Spirits tasting room in the Barrel Factory. The fledgling brewery will also be bringing their wares on the road, to Brewed & Bottled in Lewiston on December 8 (6pm), then Ebenezer Ale House (6pm) in West Seneca and Moor Pat (8pm) in Williamsville on Dec. 9.
12 Gates Brewing are celebrating two years of keeping the doors open at their 2nd Anniversary Party on December 12 (12pm). The event marks the release of 2017 Grave Concerns, a heavy and thick Russian Imperial Stout which 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. Zak Ward, Last Call and AJ ‘Applejack’ Tetzlaff will also perform through the day, which features extended hours until midnight. There’s no cover and all pints are $5 all night long. See you at the Gates!
The time is finally here to taste what MyCity Brew have been working towards – the ultimate Buffalo beer! On January 23, MyCity Brew are hosting their Final Selection event, and you can win a spot on the selection panel. You can win one of 15 spots by going to any of MCB’s social media pages and commenting on the post at the top of the page. Explain why you’re the perfect person to help and the top 5 responses on each will receive an invitation to the event. Official taste testers will receive an email invitation with all the details.
Southern Tier Brewing are making shopping for that craft beer fan easier with the 12 Days of Christmas sale, starting December 9 with 50% sale items in their Lakewood brewery. From there, crowlers are BOGO (Dec. 10), One Buffalo blowout sale (Dec. 13), $10 short sleeve shirts (Dec. 14), 30% off sweatshirts (Dec. 15), buy a Drink Tank, get the fill free (Dec. 16), 40% off hats (Dec. 17) BOGO stocking stuffers (Dec. 20) BOGO 50% cases (Dec. 21), 50% growler fills (Dec. 22), BOGO glassware (Dec. 23) and a free $10 gift card with $50 GC purchase (Dec. 24).
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 (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.