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Beer notes: Woodcock tweaks IPA, Thin Man to offer 'Makeout Session'

Woodcock to release improved take on IPA

Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) will launch its new year-round IPA (India pale ale) in cans at noon Sept. 16. The beer is a tweaked version of its XPA v.10, which was released in March, and features a citrusy, fruity and herbal nose with a pleasant bitterness and light mouthfeel.

Cans will be available at the brewery only initially, with distribution to follow at area beer stores. Four-packs of the 16-ounce cans will be $10.99 (no limits). The brewery will feature live music from noon to 3 p.m. for the Sept. 16 release party. Call 333-4000.

Thin Man gets hot and heavy

Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will release its new Makeout Session IPA at the brewery at 3 p.m. Sept. 15. It was brewed special for Buffalo Beer Week (Sept. 22 through Oct. 1).

The beer was brewed with Lemondrop, Citra, and Cascade hops, and named after a public display of affection witnessed by the brewery during the debut of its beers at the 2016 Ballpark Brew Bash. Call 923-4100.

Brickyard Brewing Company unveils two beers

Brickyard Brewing Company (436 Center St., Lewiston) has released two new beers.

Patersbier is the second beer in its Stained Glass Series. The 3.8 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) Belgian abbey-inspired ale is sessionable but complex, with hints of crusty bread and spice.

Millions of Peaches is a “peach milkshake IPA,” brewed with Citra hops, milk sugar (lactose), and more than 150 pounds of peaches from Sanger Farms in Youngstown. It comes in at 6.7 percent ABV. Call 754-7227.

Brickyard Brewing in Lewiston to offer first beers this weekend

Big Ditch joins forces with Upstate Brewing

Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) has brewed a collaboration beer with friends from Upstate Brewing Company in Elmira. The beer is a 6 percent ABV IPA using Galaxy, Azacca and Lemondrop hops, which will be on tap in the Buffalo area in limited quantities for Buffalo Beer Week. Call 854-5050.

Flying Bison posts Oktoberfest party details

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will hold its annual Oktoberfest party from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16. A $10 entry fee gets attendees a half-liter souvenir beer mug and one drink ticket. Tickets are available at the brewery; a presale purchase includes a free goblet of beer or soda.

A German-style grill will be available for an additional $10, including bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and rolls. Live music is from the Frankfurters. Call 873-1557.

Buffalo Brewing Company plans expansion

Buffalo Brewing Company (314 Myrtle Ave.) will be temporarily closed Oct. 2 to 18 to upgrade its system. The new larger equipment will allow the brewery to increase its output significantly, in efforts to supply more bars and restaurants. Call 868-2218.

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