Alex Placito, The Buffalo News
print logo

Alex Placito

Contributor

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…

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 …