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A proposed conversion of a historic West Side firehouse into a new brewery and restaurant will have to wait for at least two more weeks, after Buffalo Planning Board members balked Monday at making a recommendation to the Common Council before a final community meeting this week. A group of six young investors known as Project X Holdings wants to renovate the old Jersey…

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Those of a certain age might remember "Murphy Brown," a 1990s sit-com about a fictional CBS television news show with an eclectic cast of characters. A craft beer emporium in Clarence may share the same name but, FYI, has little else in common – unless you consider its eclectic cast of beers. Craft beer is the star at Murphy Brown's, a quieter alternative to several …

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The Jaguars are getting into the playoff spirit. And are hoping their fans will be, too. The team announced Wednesday that it will be selling teal beer for Sunday's home playoff game against the Bills. The craft beer made by Anheuser-Busch will be sold while supplies last, the team said. Beyond the teal beer, fans can look for other teal food item for sale, althou…

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Brandon Tate spent five seasons with the Bengals and was the franchise's career leader in combined kick and punt return yards when he was released at the end of training camp in 2016. Tate, now in his second season with the Bills, returned to Cincinnati on Sunday and caught a touchdown. It was his first reception of the season and his first TD reception since October 20…

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Blood lines and rail lines run through the story of the newest brewery in Western New York, a small space filled with beer tanks, historic photos and an already well-worn bar in Clarence Hollow. The tale starts with Anthony Borysik, who emigrated from Poland to Detroit in 1912, at age 15, before landing a railroad job six years later and moving to Buffalo. local, who…

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Half Way to Cask Ale Festival June 24 to 26 Mr. Goodbar 1110 Elmwood Ave. (882-4000) Mr. Goodbar will host a “half-way to cask ale” event to complement its December festival. The event will run all weekend with specials on each night. June 24: $1 off all pints till 10 p.m., $4 select pints and a complimentary buffet starting at 6 p.m. There will be karaoke at 10 p.m. and…

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Resurgence Brewing Co.'s second anniversary party 1 to 11 p.m. June 18 Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. (381-9868) Resurgence Brewing Co. will be celebrating its second anniversary by hosting a party at its West Side taproom. Featured at the party will be Anniversary Ale, live music, food trucks, throwback beers and giveaways. Anniversary Ale is a hopped, hig…

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Buffalo Brewer Ballpark Series A four-pack of cans from three Buffalo breweries is now available. The beers include: Big Ditch Brewing Company: Hayburner: 7 percent American IPA Community Beer Works: Frank: 4.6 percent Pale Ale Resurgence Brewing Company: Cosmic Truth, 4.3 percent Pale Ale The fourth can included in the four-pack is a collaboration beer called Short …

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12 Gates grand-opening party Noon to 11 p.m. June 4 12 Gates Brewing Company 80 Earhart Drive, Amherst (906-6600) Although 12 Gates Brewing Company has been open for nearly six months, it will celebrate its opening with a music festival, food and beer specials. There will be live music, lawn games, contests and more. Confirmed bands include The CPX, Ten Cent Howl, Uncle …

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Sam Adams Utopias Vertical Tasting 7 p.m. May 26 at Aurora Brew Works (191 Main St., East Aurora; 652-2337) Aurora Brew Works will be hosting a vertical tasting of one of the most expensive beers on the market. Copper-plated bottles of Sam Adams Utopias sell for upwards of $200 a bottle. A vertical tasting involves multiple “vintages” of the same beer produced in differen…

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Full Circle Fest 2 to 6 p.m. May 21 42 North Brewing Company 25 Pine St., East Aurora (805-7500) Join 42 North and neighboring breweries as it celebrates sustainability in the craft brewing industry at the Full Circle Fest. In addition to sharing seasonal brews, 42 North will have a roasted pig raised from the spent grains of the brewery. Blues and funk tunes will be pro…

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Western New York IPA Day 2 to 6 p.m. May 14 Marcy Casino Buffalo, 199 Lincoln Pkwy. (886-0088) If last week’s World Beer Cup Awards are any indication, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) is the most popular beer style on the planet. At the World Beer Cup, a category-leading 275 entries indicates that breweries worldwide are acknowledging this popular brew. Our area is n…

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Griffon Gastropub will make East Aurora its third location, offering 70 draft beers and a diverse menu of ambitious tavern food in the former Medici House space. After renovations the restaurant will extend the Griffon brand from Niagara Falls and Clarence to 634 Main St., East Aurora. It’s expected to open in mid-July if all goes well, said owner Ken Scibetta. The Clare…

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Downtown grocery and food emporium Washington Market is getting a makeover from the son of its previous owners. Michael Khoury said he’s been changing the market at 461 Ellicott St. to better serve a new wave of downtown dwellers. “We’re giving the place a facelift, painting it and changing the lighting,” he said. Sandwiches and salad bar offerings will continue. Changes…

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Meet the Brewer: SingleCut Beersmiths 6 p.m. March 10 Blue Monk Buffalo 727 Elmwood Ave. (882-6665) Owner and head brewer Rich Buceta, of SingleCut Beersmiths, will pay a visit to Blue Monk Buffalo on Thursday. Founded in 2012, SingleCut Beersmiths is located in Astoria, N.Y. Some of its more popular beers include Billy Full-Stack India Pale Ale, Bon Bon 2xTNT Imperial …