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New barrel-aged IPA Buffalo Brewing Company (314 Myrtle Ave.) will release its 1901 IPA (India Pale Ale) aged in Buffalo Distilling bourbon barrels on June 29. Customers can purchase a three-pack of crowlers from the brewery and save $5. Call 868-2218. Downtown bar crawl The second annual Big Fat Sunday Funday Bar Crawl is from noon to 6 p.m. June 25. The event wi…

Cruise with Pizza Plant Pizza Plant is hosting its annual Craft Beer 'N Wine Dinner Cruise from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 21 at the Erie Basin Marina (329 Erie St.). Four craft beers will be on tap aboard the Miss Buffalo 2, along with a selection of wines. Tickets are $60 (via eventbrite.com) and include four drink tickets, Pizza Plant buffet and live music. Call 632-…

Science and beer Explore the science of craft beer from 5 to 8 p.m. June 9 at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (700 Ellicott St.). Join HWI researchers and 14 area breweries, cideries and distributors at the event. Food from Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, music by Tim Britt and a customized tasting glass are included with your ticket ($40, available at hwi.bu…

A new XPA from Woodcock Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) will release its XPA 12.0 at noon June 2 in cans and on draft. The 12th version of the brewery’s east coast India Pale Ale uses Citra, Ekuanot and Azacca hops for a plethora of tropical and citrusy flavors with a juicy mouthfeel. The beer is limited, so arrive early; there is a one case limit per…

Big Ditch tap room turns 2 Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) is throwing a party to celebrate the second anniversary of its tap room and brewery from 5 to 8 p.m. May 25. The party features the release of GP2H (Good Problems to Have), a triple rice 11 percent ABV IPA hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Falconer’s Flight on draft only. Limited edition T-shirts …

Going Full Circle 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) will hold the second annual Full Circle Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. May 20. The beer festival is centered around sustainability in the brewing industry, held together with 16 other area breweries in 42 North’s biergarten. A pig roast will be provided by local farmer and friend of the brewery, Gubi, w…

Local breweries take honors at state event Area breweries received numerous accolades at the recent Tap New York Craft Beer and Food Festival in Hunter, N.Y. 12 Gates Brewing Company received two medals: a bronze medal for its Water Mill Pils in the light/dark/strong lagers category, and a gold medal for its Cherry Vanilla Wheat in the wheat beers category. Big …

National Homebrew Day Niagara Tradition Homebrew Supply (1296 Sheridan Drive) will be participating in the national National Homebrew Day festivities on May 6. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the shop is offering a beginning class for home brewers. The cost is $20; reserve a seat by calling or ordering online. Following the class at 1:30 p.m. will be an all-grain demo (fe…

Try a coffee porter 12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, Amherst) is now canning its Coffee Porter. The popular 5.8 percent ABV beer has dark chocolate, light roast and toffee flavors mixed with traditional English hops. The beer is then dosed with a large amount of cold-brewed coffee from area roasters. It will launch in beer retail outlets in Erie and Niag…

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…