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Beer news: Resurgence, Thin Man, Old First Ward

New four-packs from Resurgence

Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) is releasing its second round of 16-ounce can four-packs with its CitMo (Citra Mosaic IPA) on April 1. The amount produced is similar to the first release (Irish Breakfast Stout, about 200 cases), and the four-packs are expected to hit the area retail market around the same time of the brewery’s taproom release.

Resurgence is also holding a competition on April 8 called IPA Your Face Off. The brewers and staff have dreamt up numerous IPAs, which will be voted on by taproom visitors for the event. The brewery also will be tapping a few casks throughout the day to increase the amount of options available. Call 381-9868.

'90s hits, brunch and beer

Love the '90s? Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will kick off its series of '90s Grunge Brunch events starting at 11 a.m. April 2. Along with its lineup of great beers, enjoy Thin Man breakfast and brunch food while listening to the greatest hits of the '90s.

Additionally, look for a new collaboration beer at the brewery within the next few weeks. Gose,  (refreshing salty sour ale Germany) featuring Ontario-grown sumac, is collaboration with Bar Hop Brewco, a Toronto-based beer bar and microbrewery. Call 923-4100.

Try #Mashtag at Old First Ward

Old First Ward Brewing Company at Gene McCarthy’s (73 Hamburg St.) has released its next batch of New England style IPA (India Pale Ale), called #Mashtag. It uses a London ale yeast strain instead of the normal house yeast strain used at the brewery. The beer contains flaked oats for a smoother texture, and punchy aromatic hops including Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic. Call 855-8948.

Homebrew Competition

The results are in from the 21st annual Amber Waves of Grain homebrew competition. There were 530 homemade beers, meads and cider entries judged March 24 and 25 at the Knights of Columbus on Grand Island. The judging was followed by a banquet ceremony at the University at Buffalo's Center for Tomorrow building.

Many volunteers, judges and stewards from area homebrew clubs including the Sultans of Swig and Niagara Association of Homebrewers assisted throughout the weekend. There were many awards and  results have been posted at

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