With their eyes on an early 2017 opening date, Riverworks Brewing will premiere two new beers at their Brew Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 at Buffalo Riverworks. While they plan to eventually have five year-round beers on tap, Riverworks will ring in the New Year with exclusive samplings of a new cream ale and New England IPA. The cream ale uses corn in addition to barley to keep the flavor light, while the New England IPA is an unfiltered IPA that utilizes a blend of Nugget, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops. The Brew Year’s Eve event takes place at Buffalo Riverworks on Dec. 31 at 7pm. Tickets are available at Ticketpeak.com.
Four Mile Brewing is getting bigger and better down in Olean, NY thanks to a number of ongoing renovation projects. After completing renovations to the second floor of their headquarters in November, which included the construction of a new space that can host private parties, large groups and gatherings, the brewery now boasts a private bar (which was once part of the bar in Four Mile’s tap room) complete with plenty of seating, several TVs, a projector and screen. Four Mile has also expanded its beer production with the purchase of three new 30-barrel beer fermenters. The first two were delivered earlier this year and the third is scheduled to arrive soon.
42 North Brewing is keeping their tap lines full for the holiday season with the release several new beers. They teamed with Budapest, Hungary brewery Reketye to produce Hibiscus Kiss, a Belgian Double Wit, which was brewed in Budapest in collaboration between 42 North’s assistant brewer, Naz Drebot and Reketye owner/head brewer, Zoltán Reketye-Trifán. Additionally, Ukrainian Christmas Ale returns Dec. 20, Rum Rum Rudolph, 42 North’s 2017 Red Army Russian Imperial Stout aged with rum oak chips, will flow on Dec. 21 and on Dec. 22nd a cask of Candy Cane Asylum Porter Cask will be tapped. Additionally, the 2017 Red Army will be released in January. Happy Holidays!
ABV, or Allen Burger Venture, is the place to be before and after the sold out Christmas shows of Buffalo’s favorite sons, Every Time I Die, Dec. 22-24. Not only will ABV be tapping both of ETID’s exclusive collaboration with Barrier Brewing, Hot Damn! IPA and New Black IPA, Barrier’s collab with Thin Man Brewery, It Tastes Better Than the Truth, will also be available. Also, a number of Barrier beers, including Smackdab IPL, Rebrandt Porter, Kapow! IPA, Evil Giant, Greenroom Pale Ale, Imposter Pilsner and Cycle Saison, will be on tap. All of the fun gets underway Thursday, Dec. 22 at 4pm.
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.