Buffalo Beer Buzz: Prosper Brewing Opens, Craft Beer Corner Returns to Buffalo Home Show, Big Stouts at Pizza Plant, Five & 20’s new Red Ale

North Tonawanda’s Prosper Brewing Is Open for Business

Prosper Brewing, the first brewery to open in North Tonawanda in nearly a century, is now officially open for business. Located at 72 Webster Street, across the street from the historic Riviera Theatre, Prosper has launched with 11 house made beers on tap, including Not So Bohemian Pilsner, Prosper Porter, Brown Ale, Imperial Amber Ale, Orange Pale Ale, Nitro Milk Stout, Canal Water Dark New England IPA, Vienna Lager, Oops Blonde Ale, ‘C’ Of Hops West Coast IPA and Munich Dunkel (Steampunk Cider is also on tap). Prosper Brewing is currently open Thursdays (4-11pm), Fridays (4pm-1am) and Saturdays (2pm-1am). Visit https://www.prosperbrewingllc.com.

103.3 The Edge’s Craft Beer Corner Returns to Buffalo Home Show

The Craft Beer Corner at the Buffalo Home Show, hosted by Ragan from The Shredd & Ragan Show on 103.3 The Edge, returns for 2019 on Friday, March 8 and March 15 (5-7p). Take a break from walking around the Home Show and head to the second level (in the corner near the stage) to enjoy some free pours of select offerings from New York Beer Project and Community Beer Works, as well as food samplings from Battistoni. The Buffalo Home Show runs from March 8-10 & 15-17 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Save $2 on tickets at https://buffalohomeshow.tix123.com/.

The Russians (And Their Beer) Are Coming to Pizza Plant Transit

The Russians are coming to Pizza Plant Transit and are bringing their best beer with them. On March 10 (12-10pm), imperial stouts will fill Pizza Plant’s taps, with offerings ranging from 2018 Founders Kentucky and Canadian Brand Stout, 2017 Firestone Walker Parabola and 2018 Mole Merkin, Grimm Sumi Babka, 2018 Goose Island Bourbon County, Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s, 2016 Westbrook Mexican Cake, 2017 Mikkeller Black Hole and 2017 Great Lakes Barrel Aged Blackout Stout, among others. Flights are available for $30 and include a goblet glass to keep. Dress as a Russian and receive a free 5oz. sample of beer.

Five and 20 Spirits & Brewing Release Brand New Red Ale

Westfield’s Five and 20 Spirits & Brewing have released a brand new spring seasonal just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Flame Cranium American Red Ale. This medium-bodied red ale features New York Pale and Aromatic 20 malts as well as NY Nugget hops for bittering and NY Cascade (along with some West Coast Cascade) hops for finishing. Flame Cranium features sweet biscuit and caramel notes, with dark fruit aromas, a well-balanced hop profile and smooth mouthfeel. Flame Cranium can be had at Five and 20’s taproom – 12oz. (on-site) ($5), 32oz. growler fill ($7) and 64oz. growler fill ($12).

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 buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

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