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Beyond Green Beer: The Best Local Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day – the one day when all of us are a little Irish. And this year, March 17 happens to fall on a Saturday, so there’s even more reason to celebrate. Now the question is, what beer should … Continue reading

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A Showcase for Hops: Our Favorite Beer from the 3rd Annual Winter Hop Fest

Another year, another sold out Winter Hop Fest at the Gene McCarthy’s, an event that is quickly becoming a must-attend in the Buffalo beer community. Not only is the beer top notch year in and year out, this year very … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Buffalo Winter Hop Fest, New Woodcock XPA’s, Belgian Beer and Chocolate Fest, New Brewery Planning for West Side

Celebrate All Things Hops at the Buffalo Winter Hop Fest The Buffalo Winter Hop Fest returns to Gene McCarthy’s for its second year on February 24 (1-4pm). The annual celebration will feature beer from OFW Brewing, 12 Gates, Community Beer … Continue reading

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Collaboration Not Competition: SATO Teams With 12 Gates, Old First Ward Brewing on New Beers

One of, if not the, strongest attributes of the Buffalo beer scene is the collaboration not competition mentality between brewers. It’s a true mantra, not simply a marketing ploy or silly hashtag. It’s that comradery that makes beer collaborations all … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Kegs & Eggs, Fip & Deep Cut Cans at Big Ditch, OFW/Pressure Drop’s Knee Socks DIPA Debuts, MyCity Brew, 12 Gates Team Up

Kegs & Eggs at Resurgence Brewing Returns in November Resurgence Brewing’s quarterly tradition of pairing breakfast and experimental beers, Kegs & Eggs, returns on November 5 (11am). Make sure to come hungry, order a breakfast garbage plate and pair it … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: VIP Night at Cask Fest, Halloween Celebrations, New Beers at New York Beer Project, Collaborations Coming at SATO Brewpub

Tickets on Sale for Buffalo Cask Festival VIP Local Brewers Night Tickets are now on sale for the second annual VIP Local Brewers Night, November 30 at Mr. Goodbar, which serves as the official kickoff to the Buffalo Cask Ale … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Thin Man Oktoberfest, Woodcock XPA v.13, 1st Annual Fruit Beer Festival, New Beer at Pearl Street, Lafayette Brewing

Thin Man Celebrates Their Own Oktoberfest Thin Man Brewery will celebrate Oktoberfest on October 15 (11am). Tickets for the event are $10 in advance ($15 day-of), which includes a signature Thin Man Oktoberfest stein and your first pour and VIP … Continue reading

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Buffalo Beer Buzz: Buffalo Beer Week Kickoff, 42 Below Opens, Pumking Festival, Ballpark Brew Bash

Buffalo Beer Week Opening Gala at Adam Mickiewicz Library Come out and celebrate the official kick-off to Buffalo Beer Week at the Buffalo Beer Week Opening Gala at the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle on September 23 at 7pm. … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Celebrate Oktoberfest With Local Beer

The season of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest celebration of beer, is upon us, and many area establishments are celebrating. Though the annual event officially takes place on September 16 this year, Oktoberfest spans a period of two weeks, with millions … Continue reading

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Go Back To School – Beer School – At Gene McCarthy’s

  Summer is pretty much over, which means it’s time to go back to school – Beer School that is – at Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing. Yes, you read that right – school has never been this cool before. … Continue reading

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