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Happy anniversary, CBW Community Beer Works is hosting its Fifth Anniversary Extravaganza from noon to 8 p.m. April 22. The party will take place at the site of its future expanded brewery, 520 7th St. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com ($15 pre-sale, $20 at the door), and include a 16-ounce stainless steel fifth anniversary pint glass as well as one glass of beer,…

Woodcock Brothers Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) has released a special draft-only version of its XPA 10.0 (Experimental Pale Ale). This version tames back some of the bitterness to make it even more drinkable. Fans can follow @WoodcockBrewery on Twitter for updates of when and where the beer will be tapped. The brewery also has tapped its tradition…

Flying Bison's Pils, Pierogi and Polka On 1 to 5 p.m. April 15, Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host its annual Pierogi and Pils celebration. Tickets are $20 and include food from Ru’s Pierogi, paczki from Mazurek’s Bakery and two drink tickets, available via eventbrite.com. Ru’s Food Truck will also be on site for those wishing to purchase a…

NYBP: Tax Beer New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport.) is releasing a new pale ale in honor of tax season, The Tax Man Cometh, CPA (Certified Pale Ale). The beer was brewed with Comet, Pacifica, and Azacca hop varieties. Call 743-6927. Big Ditch: Squeezer Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) is re-releasing its spring seasonal beer Squeezer …

Thin Man hosts Saison Day Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) is one of a small number of breweries and bars across the United States selected to participate in Saison Day, a national event organized by one of the country’s top producers of Belgian-style ales, Allagash Brewing Company out of Portland, Maine. The event celebrates the style of saison (meaning “season…

New four-packs from Resurgence Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) is releasing its second round of 16-ounce can four-packs with its CitMo (Citra Mosaic IPA) on April 1. The amount produced is similar to the first release (Irish Breakfast Stout, about 200 cases), and the four-packs are expected to hit the area retail market around the same time of the brewery…

Bliss returns to Thin Man Bliss, a double India Pale Ale, is returning to Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) where the gold medal-winning hoppy treat will be back on tap starting March 24. The brewery also is pouring a special edition of its IPA, Burning Money, taking the standard recipe and swapping in lupulin powder, which lends an intense aroma, for the normal hops.…

A Southtowns party Boasting the “largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Southtowns," Ebenezer Ale House (4348 Seneca St., West Seneca) will host its annual Irish-themed party starting at 1 p.m. March 18. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the bar in advance and the day of the event. The party will feature beer from Rusty Nickel Brewing Company along wi…

New cask ales at Buffalo Brewing Company Buffalo Brewing Company (314 Myrtle Ave.) is launching a series of cask ales at the brewery, beginning with its Irish Red ale. The casks will be available for the St. Patrick's Day parades in the Old First Ward and downtown. The brewery will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 11 with $4 pints of the Irish Red ale, and 32-ounce …

New from Thin Man Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) is releasing two new beers on Feb. 24. Oat No You Didn’t is a double IPA with oats. At 9.2 percent ABV, the beer features Chinook, Mosaic and Cascade hops, yielding notes of grapefruit, pine and oranges. The second beer is another strong one - a 9 percent ABV Belgian brown ale called Hyperballad. Look for notes of …

A guest from Ireland The Tewksbury Lodge (249 Ohio St.) will host an event and discussion on“The History of Brewing Beer” from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 25. The event is free and reservations are encouraged (call 840-2866). A limited food menu will be available. The discussion will be led by Ian Hamilton, head brewer of Sullivan’s Brewing Company in Kilkenny, Ireland). Ham…

The second annual Winter Hop Fest, hosted by Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St.), is taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets are $25 (via eventbrite.com only), and will get you a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited 4-ounce samples of hoppy beers from 13 local breweries. Attendees will also be entered into raffles for various brewery swag and rare India Pale Ales.…

New line of cans from Resurgence Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) is launching a new line of 16-ounce cans of its beers. The first beer to be released will be Irish Breakfast Ale on Feb. 18. It is a full-bodied red ale with note of maple, bacon and coffee and has 5.5 percent alcohol by volume. A second version of the breakfast ale, which is Imperial barr…

Winter beer for hops fans There is a new beer for hop fans at 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora): the winter version of the brewery’s Enforcer double IPA (India Pale Ale). This rotating series changes seasonally. The first (fall) version featured Galaxy hops. For the winter version, this drinkable 10 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) hop bomb feature…

Big Ditch cans Deep Cut Music to its fans’ ears, Big Ditch Brewing Co. (55 E. Huron St.) is finally canning its award-winning double IPA (India Pale Ale), Deep Cut. The cans go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 4. There will be a one case limit per customer (subject to change based on yield and demand) as the brewery expects to have about 200 cases available for sale. The tr…