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Beer Matters: Ballpark Series, Moor Pat, Hydraulic Hearth

Buffalo Brewer Ballpark Series

A four-pack of cans from three Buffalo breweries is now available. The beers include:

The fourth can included in the four-pack is a collaboration beer called Short Stop Saison, a 5.3 percent saison.

The price of the four-pack is $9.99, plus tax and deposit, and can be found at Consumer's Beverages Locations. The beers are also available at select Buffalo Bisons games at Coca-Cola Field.

The Buffalo Brewer Ballpark Series Four-Pack (Kevin Wise/Special to The News)

The Buffalo Brewer Ballpark Series Four-Pack (Kevin Wise/Special to The News)

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Other Half Tap Takeover
Noon June 11
Moor Pat
78 E. Spring St., Williamsville (810-9957)

Eight beers from Other Half Brewing will be featured at Moor Pat. Based in Brooklyn, Other Half was founded in 2014 by Samuel Richardson and Matt Monahan.

The beer selection consists predominantly of beers in the Imperial/Double IPA category, and include:

  • IPA: American IPA: 7.1 percent alcohol-by-volume (ABV)
  • Forever Ever: Session IPA: 4.7 percent ABV
  • All Dank Everything: Imperial/Double IPA: 8.3 percent ABV
  • All Citra Everything: Imperial/Double IPA: 8.5 percent ABV
  • Telectropscopic: Imperial/Double IPA: 8.5 percent ABV
  • 007: Imperial/Double IPA
  • Styrian Farmhouse: Saison/Farmhouse Ale: 5.5 percent ABV
  • Simcoe: American IPA: 7 percent ABV

No tickets are required for the event.

A round of beer at Moor Pat. (Kevin Wise/Special to The News)

A round of beer at Moor Pat. (Kevin Wise/Special to The News)

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Beer Garden Gospel Brunch
Noon and 2 p.m., June 12
Hydraulic Hearth
716 Swan St. (248-2216)

Beer Garden Gospel Brunch returns to Hydraulic Hearth for three installments.

Each seating will feature The Black Sheep Chef Steve Gedra’s T-Meadow pig roast and seasonal sides. Brunch drink staples such as Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Beermosa will be served.

Community Beer Works beer is featured and made in house at Hydraulic Hearth. Selections include Frank (American Pale Ale, 4.6 percent ABV), The Whale (Brown Ale, 5.7 percent ABV) and That IPA (American IPA, 5 percent ABV).

Music will be provided by Toney Rhodes.

A portion of bar sales will be donated to St. Patrick’s Friary food pantry.

Tickets can be obtained through Eventbrite by clicking here and cost $32.64 for either seating.

Other installments will take place on July 17 with music by Miller and the Other Sinners and Aug. 21 with music by Vin DeRosa and Vitamin D.

Hanging out in Hydraulic Hearth are, from left, Joe Pokorski of Depew and Lauren and Greg Davis of Lackawanna. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

Hanging out in Hydraulic Hearth are, from left, Joe Pokorski of Depew and Lauren and Greg Davis of Lackawanna. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

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Buffalo Brewers Festival
3 to 7 p.m.  June 18
Outer Harbor Buffalo
225 Fuhrmann Blvd.

The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association presents the third annual Buffalo Brewers Festival, a craft beer festival featuring over 40 New York State breweries, local food vendors and other businesses.

The festival will feature more than 40 breweries, including all 20 local breweries such as 12 Gates, 42 North, Big Ditch, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing, Flying Bison, Four Mile, Old First Ward, Gordon Biersch, Hamburg Brewing Company, New York Beer Project, Pan Am Grill & Brewery, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, Resurgence, Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Company, Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company, as well as  guest brews from Smuttynose, Abandon Brewing, Victory, Ommegang and Ithaca Beer Company.

Special feature tents including a NYS Cider Tent, a farm-to-pint tent and an Ontario Beer tent. Local farmers, chefs and food trucks will also be on hand. Early admission doors open at 2:45 p.m. and general admission opens at 3:45.

Tickets are available at Consumer's Beverages, Aurora Brew Works, KegWorks, Premier Gourmet and the Buffalo Bisons Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased through Tickets.com but additional fees apply ($6 per ticket convenience fee and a $3.45 per order charge).

The Buffalo Brewers Festival runs on June 18 at Wilkeson Pointe. (Matt Weinberg/Special to The News)

The Buffalo Brewers Festival runs on June 18 at Wilkeson Pointe. (Matt Weinberg/Special to The News)

Kevin Wise, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biology at Trocaire College who maintains a blog on beer science and beer reviews and can be reached at: www.buffalobeerbiochemist.com; Facebook, Instagram and Untappd: @BuffaloBeerBiochemist; Twitter: @BuffaloBeerBio

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