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East Aurora Music Fest 2 p.m. at 20 venues in and around the Village of East Aurora. See eamusicfest.com for the lineup and how to get a wristband that allows you entry to all venues ($10-$15). The East Aurora Music Festival returns for a day of music by 80 bands in 20 venues in the village. Best of all: it helps worthy causes. A free shuttle will take fans to the vari…

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CBW's quartet of new beers Several new beers are being released from Community Beer Works (15 Lafayette Ave.). Rutherford B. Haze (5.1 percent ABV), a Belgian-style pale wheat ale is CBW's non-winter seasonal beer, and is already back in anticipation of warmer months (if they happen). Power Ballad (8.5 percent ABV) double IPA (India pale ale) was brewed in collabo…

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In the game of stadium concessions, bigger and weirder is usually better. The Buffalo Bisons and the Consumer's Pub at the Park have worked together to develop a few new gargantuan food choices for the Triple-A team's home slate, which begins at 2 p.m. April 12 at Coca-Cola Field. At a media event Thursday, the Buster Burger – two half-pound Angus beef patties, red o…

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Completely vegan meals - including snacks, beer and desserts - were the focus of A Taste of Vegan, which ran Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Resurgence Brewing Company. Due to immense interest, the event was split into two sessions: 5 to 7, then 8 to 10. The money raised benefited the WNY VegFest, held each summer.

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1) Benefit for Buffalo Irish Center, 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at 245 Abbott Road. Cost is $5 for 21+ and $7 for anyone under 21. Commentary: Established in 1970 as an Irish cultural hub in South Buffalo, the Irish Center has been remarkably active in the community - hosting everything from Irish dance troupes to ample local music to participating in major events such as the Old N…

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Resurgence Brewing Company Resurgence (1250 Niagara St.) will re-release its Irish breakfast stout in 16-ounce cans on Feb. 17. The brewery will also release an imperial version (9.5 percent ABV) in 22-ounce bottles. The stout is mildly sweet with notes of smoked bacon, maple syrup and coffee. The imperial version is aged in bourbon barrels to help blend and enhance the…

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The premiere meetup of Buffalo Boss Babes, an all-lady gathering of movers and shakers adding to the resurgence of the city, was held on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Resurgence Brewing Company.

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Goddesses honor two Kait Prendergast and Devon Sundlov have been announced the winners of the Buffalo Beer Goddesses annual Cicerone Scholarship. The women, both active members of the group, are passionate about beer and brewing, and will use the scholarship to further their beer education through the Cicerone Certification Program. The Buffalo Beer Goddesses raise…

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If you ask someone from another state to name a few characteristics about Buffalo, "they like to drink" will inevitably pop up in the first five, along with "they created chicken wings" and "they get a ton of snow." Whether it's the frigid temperatures, bars per capita or prolonged suffering of a certain football team, it's hard for us to fight that distinction, and on Na…

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April Fools! There are still only 10 events on the list. Sorry. 1) Edible Book Festival, 3 to 6 p.m. April 2 in WNY Book Arts Center (468 Washington St.). Cost is $5 cash at the door, or $3 for WNYBAC members. Commentary: I like including the WNY Book Arts Center in The 10 because it really must be an uphill marketing battle to go by the same initials as Buffalo Athlet…

Resurgence Brewing Company will be on tap at Murphy Brown’s Craft Beer Empourium at 6:30 p.m. March 9. One of those beers, Blood Orange Saison, will be featured. For a detailed description of Blood Orange Saison, click here. Other beers that will be on tap include Irish Breakfast Ale and Resurgence IPA. Pints of various Resurgence beers will be available for consumption. …

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Wayno's BBQ is coming to Resurgence Brewing Co. on Jan. 30 to sell smoked meat until it's gone. A fledgling smoked meat operation run by Wade Starnes of Hamburg, Wayno's doesn't have a restaurant. Wayno's smoked beef ribs, brisket and more have so far only been available at the Hamburg Farmers Market. His work has earned him a following of barbecue fans, though. Starnes'…

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EVENT: Grimm Artisanal Ales Tap Takeover Noon until gone, Oct. 30 Moor Pat, 78 E. Spring St., Williamsville This Friday, Moor Pat will play host to a tap takeover featuring beers from a unique husband-and-wife duo of gypsy brewers. Eight beers by Grimm Artisanal Ales will be available in samples and pints. Grimm is highly regarded in the craft beer industry as being one o…

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We're just going to cut to the chase this week, mostly because you probably don't want to hear me fawn over fall, which is unquestionably my favorite season. 1) Ellicottville Fall Festival, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Village of Ellicottville. It's free to attend, and the Ellicottville website has a very useful schedul…