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Big Ditch in cans 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 3 at East Aurora Cooperative Market, 591 Main St, East Aurora (655-2667) If you’re shopping in East Aurora, you can enjoy a few sips while doing so. The East Aurora Cooperative Market will host Big Ditch Brewing Company, which  will be serving samples of its core lineup of beers available in six-packs of cans. The beers are: •…

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Flying Bison Brewing Company has released this year’s version of the popular Private Stache Spot Coffee Stout. This is actually an imperial oatmeal milk stout, so it already is a doozy. It is stronger than the average beer at 8 percent ABV. The oatmeal is brewed with flaked oats for a creamy body, strong head retention and a nutty character; and the milk has lactose s…

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Pearl Street celebrates 19 years 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery, 76 Pearl St. (856-2337) Celebrating an impressive 19 years since opening its doors, the still-thriving downtown brewery has created a special beer to commemorate this landmark. Called Liquid Courage, it's a strong imperial stout (10.2 percent ABV) brewed with oatmeal. The beer…

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Lockport brewery New York Beer Project is turning 1 year old and celebrating in style. NYBP will kick the party off at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at 6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport, with the tapping of two special releases, Liquid Birthday Cake Ale and Supernatural. For the first beer, the brewers wanted to take a simple blonde ale recipe and infuse it with the flavor of a funfe…

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East Aurora brewery 42 North has previously released its flagship Borderland IPA, as well as its lower-ABV Creekside Session IPA. This time, they’re going with a darker, non-hoppy beer by releasing Asylum Porter (6.8 percent ABV) in 16-ounce cans. The beer is named for the iconic Richardson Olmsted Complex, which was constructed in the late 1800s as the Buffalo State …

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Mr. Goodbar presents a union of meat and beer from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 with its Beer and Sausage Pairing at 1110 Elmwood Ave. The featured beers for the event are from Community Beer Works and Flying Bison Brewing Company. There will be two beers from each brewery, one of which will be poured from a cask. The beers are: *Cask of Community Beer Works That IPA (Indi…

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Rudy Watkins and the brewers at Thin Man Brewery are continuing to work on new beers to add to their roster. Through this trio of new choices, hopheads can rejoice in the focus on hoppy goodness. *Elmwood Beach (Session IPA): Described as “brewed by hopheads, for hopheads right here on Elmwood Beach,” the beer is made with Citra and Amarillo hops with ample dry hops…

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Allagash Night 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville, (632-0800) Beers from Allagash Brewing Company out of Portland, Maine, will be available on tap and in bottles at this event. The beers are: Northman (tap): French bière de garde aged in Calvados barrels. 10.3 percent alcohol by volume. Josephine (tap): Dark farmhouse ale with Bret…

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New beers from Resurgence Several new beers are on tap at Resurgence (1250 Niagara St.). First up is Cherry Kettle Sour - a beer Resurgence assures us is not a kriek (the cherry-aged Belgian sour lambic beer). The beer comes in at 9.1 percent alcohol by volume, and presents with citrus peel and slight cherry aromas. It is full-flavored with a medium body, but still has …