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 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.
Other Half Tap Takeover
Noon June 11
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.
Beer Garden Gospel Brunch
Noon and 2 p.m., June 12
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.
Buffalo Brewers Festival
3 to 7 p.m. June 18
Outer Harbor Buffalo
225 Fuhrmann Blvd.
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).
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