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Beer news: Pizza Plant, Thin Man, Pan-Am and more

Cruise with Pizza Plant

Pizza Plant is hosting its annual Craft Beer 'N Wine Dinner Cruise from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 21 at the Erie Basin Marina (329 Erie St.). Four craft beers will be on tap aboard the Miss Buffalo 2, along with a selection of wines. Tickets are $60 (via and include four drink tickets, Pizza Plant buffet and live music. Call 632-0800.

Honoring our veterans

Live music, special merchandise and a guitar raffle are part of a Veterans Benefit Music Fest from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 18 at Hamburg Brewing Company (6553 Boston State Road, Hamburg). The event also includes a gift for veterans. Call 649-3249.

Thin Man street party

Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) is celebrating its first anniversary with a Summer Solstice Street Festival from noon to 10 p.m. June 17. Elmwood Avenue will be closed between Utica Street and Hodge Avenue for the party, which will feature a pig roast, seafood boil, Allen Burger Venture burgers, and full beer, wine and cocktail service. Tickets are for $10 advance via, $15 day-of and include a Thin Man pint glass and first beer fill. VIP ticket options are available as well. Call 923-4100.

A new name for Pan-Am

Pan-American Grill & Brewery (391 Washington St.) is holding its five-year anniversary party on June 16. This party also celebrates the relaunch of the brewery, which has been renamed as Lafayette Brewing Company. The event will feature a free buffet from a new small plates-focused menu, and the brewery’s Cheaters IPA (India Pale Ale) on both draft and cask. Call 856-0062.

Enjoy the music

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) is hosting free music from the REM tribute band Dead Letter Office from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 17. The party also will celebrate the return of the brewery’s Lemondrop Lager, a 4.6 percent alcohol by volume session lager brewed with wheat, lemon peel, orange peel and Lemondrop hops. Call 873-1557.

Rhubarb B. Haze returns

Community Beer Works (15 Lafayette Ave.) will release its annual Rhubarb B. Haze on June 16. This variant of its summer seasonal Rutherford B. Haze includes 90 pounds of organic rhubarb. Call 759-4677.

Buffalo Beer Goddesses social

Following its successful first Beer Prom event, the Buffalo Beer Goddesses will hold its monthly social on June 22 at the Armor Inn & Tap Room (5381 Abbott Road, Hamburg). The event is open to all.

MyCity Brew

MyCity Brew is giving away 25 taste-testing seats for the final selection event for the brewing of its first official beer. To enter, simply “like” the brewery’s Facebook page between through June 20. There will be 25 people randomly selected from this list, and the winners will be announced June 21.

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