Thin Man knows its 'Wire'
Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will release cans of its latest collaboration, Fuzzy Dunlop, on Nov. 18. The beer was brewed together with Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford, N.Y.), a 6.8 percent ABV unfiltered IPA (India pale ale) featuring Bravo, Simcoe and Mosaic hops.
Thin Man also has two new beers on tap: the return of Captain Perk, its 11.8 percent ABV imperial stout with coffee from Public Espresso + Coffee, and Buffalo Pills, its new year-round house lager (4.9 percent ABV). Call 923-4100.
Woodcock barrels forward
Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) will celebrate its fifth anniversary at noon Nov. 18 by tapping three barrel-aged beers and two cask-conditioned IPAs. Beers include barrel-aged honey saison (aged in Tommyrotter gin barrels) and barrel-aged salted caramel coffee porter (aged in Heaven Hill barrels).
Music is by Mike McCauley and Pour Ould Goat. Free chowder will be served on the patio at noon, while supplies last. Call 333-4000.
[PHOTOS: Shots from the New York State Beer Festival at Woodcock]
42 North's wandering blonde
42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) has released bottles of its Wanderer Barrel-Aged Blonde Sour.
The 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) Belgian blonde ale was aged for 12 months in Chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces wild yeast and house sour culture. Fewer than 60 cases were produced, and customers are limited to four bottles per person. The 16-ounce bottles run for $14 apiece. Call 805-7500.
Buffalo Beer Goddesses explores the Shore
The Buffalo Beer Goddesses will hold its next social at West Shore Brewing Company (10995 Main St., Clarence) from 6 to 9 p.m Nov. 16. All are welcome to join the Goddesses at one of the area’s newest breweries.
Did someone say sponge candy?
Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) will hold its first-ever Stout Day on Nov. 18. Kegs of 2016 and 2017 Imperial Sponge Candy Stout will be tapped, along with kegs of the bourbon barrel-aged version from 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Twenty-two-ounce bomber bottles of this year’s batch will also be available for sale. Call 381-9868.
Brickyard Brewing Company rolls out a staple
Brickyard Brewing Company (436 Center St., Lewiston) has released its new Brickyard Brown Ale. The 4.8 percent easy-drinking beer features English ale yeast and complex malt character of crusty bread, toffee, earth and vanilla.
The brown ale will be a staple in the brewery’s lineup moving forward. Call 754-7227. Read more about Brickyard here.
SATO Brewpub reaps the fruits of its labor
SATO Brewpub (110 Pearl St.) has released its newest beer, Kantan Sour. The 4.5 percent ABV kettle-soured beer was brewed with wheat, oats and Hallertau Blanc hops, featuring notes of pineapple and guava.
The brewpub will also release its new (as of yet unnamed) Belgian dubbel by Nov. 17. This beer was brewed with persimmons and fermented with SATO’s house Ardennes yeast to 8.2 percent ABV.
SATO also recently released its collaboration with Old First Ward Brewing Company, called Citrus Maxima. The 6 percent ABV New England-style IPA was brewed with numerous citrusy hop varieties, as well as a large amount of pomelo fruit zest. Call 248-1436.