Lockport’s New York Beer Project are expanding their horizons with a new location up the I-90 in the Rochester suburb of Victor. The new multistory space will feature a full gastropub, indoor beer garden with large communal tables, outdoor patio, small production brewery, mezzanine event space and a rooftop terrace. Developer Fred Rainaldi Jr. will own the building and plans call for NYBP to lease. The entire space will be 25,000 square feet with other tenants planned. Construction on the new location has begun with a tentative opening date is set for late 2018 or early 2019, according to reports.
Hard to believe it’s been two years, but Buffalo’s coolest one-car garage, Buffalo Brewing Company, will celebrate their second anniversary on July 28 (12-8pm). The party will feature live music (3:30-6:30pm), food trucks and a trio of special beer releases – 1825 Triple Dry Hopped Session IPA (El Dorado, Amarillo, Azacca, Idaho 7 & Citra hops), 1817 Triple Dry Hopped DIPA (Chinook, Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra & Mosaic) & 2017 1813 Imperial Porter. There will be special raffles all day long for prizes such as free crowlers for a year, a lighted Buffalo Brewing sign and a Sabres pre-party at the brewery.
It’s an all-out staff battle at the next Resurgence Brewing Kegs & Eggs (July 29, 11am), as members of Resurgence’s entire team will square off against each other for ultimate brewing supremacy. Five teams – Team 1: Kyle, Kelly, Nick, Team 2: Don, Sean, Maggie, Team 3: Beth, Scott, Lauren, Team 4: Melissa, Allie, DJ, Team 5: Admin/Sales – will hit the battlefield armed with a number of experimental beers, featuring French Quarter Inspired Stout, Dunkelweizen, Hibiscus Green Tea IPA, Dark Ale with Frizlen Tea fermented with Kolsch Yeast, and a Summer Ale. Breakfast food will also be available for purchase.
There’s nothing better than a beautiful day along the waterfront, which you can enjoy at Brews & Wines on the Water 2018, held in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association, at North Tonawanda’s Gratwick Park (July 28, 2pm). Sample over 100 craft beers from local favorites such as 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch, Pressure Drop, Thin Man, Southern Tier, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing, Hamburg, Rusty Nickel and many, many more. Brews & Wines on the Water 2018 will also feature live performances from national recording artists Lord Huron and Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. Tickets at GetMyPerks.com.
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.