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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…

NYBP porter pairings Always hungry for new ways to present beers to thirsty drinkers, New York Beer Project is launching Porter Pairings, a week-long event featuring two new porter recipes accompanied by food pairings. The new porters are a robust American Porter (stronger, darker and more roasty), and a traditional English Porter (more chocolatey and drinkable). The…

Honoring Kevin Wise Kevin Wise was a teacher, beloved member of the beer community and contributing beer writer for The Buffalo News who died last year. On Jan. 21, Flying Bison Brewing Co. will honor Wise with an event, Day-Drinking with Monks, that will also raise money to help his family. At a homebrewer’s picnic last summer, Wise collaborated with Andrew Hardin…

NYBP's 'Beerversary' 11 a.m. on Jan. 19 at New York Beer Project, 6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport (743-6927) Having already celebrated the anniversary of the tap room’s opening, New York Beer Project is gearing up for a second anniversary to commemorate when its house beers first flowed through the taps. The special event will involve several special beers. An An…

MyCity Brew is gearing up to make its final selection before brewing Buffalo’s first publicly chosen craft beer. The beer company has gone through several rounds of voting since January 2015 (you may have seen ballot boxes at various bars and beer stops throughout the greater Buffalo area). The people have spoken, and they've selected a lager. Now, it is time to se…

Many breweries are gearing up for New Year’s Eve parties. Here are a few to check out if you are still looking for somewhere to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017. Rusty Nickel Brewing Company ’70s Bash, 4350 Seneca St., West Seneca This 1970s-themed party starts at 9 p.m. and will include catered food, an open bar with New York State craft beer, wine, spiri…

Growing demands are leading to big changes at Woodcock Brewing in Wilson. Unable to keep up with demand for its beers, including Niagara Lager, the brewery increased its capacity earlier this year by adding three large fermentation tanks within its 50,000-square-foot facility. These tanks will allow the brewery to ferment more beers simultaneously. Woodcock also has als…