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Beer notes: Two Flying Bison events, plus a cruise with Pizza Plant

Flying Bison presents two events

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host Allentown restaurant-bar Allen Burger Venture from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 18 as part of its Burger-and-Beer Happy Hour series. Customers can pay $10 for their choice of burger with a side of fresh-cut fries, and select a $4 beer.

A cask of 716 IPA with US and Australian hops will be tapped at 3 p.m. (available until the cask runs out). Additional happy hours are scheduled for June 1 and June 15.

Flying Bison is also organizing another installment of its Urban Trail Run series on May 19. Runners of all levels are invited to meet at the brewery by 11 a.m. to head out for a 4- to 6-mile run through various parts of the city.

Runners will return around noon to replenish their energy with drink specials and food from Babcia’s Pierogi, a vendor in the Broadway Market. All Urban Trail runs are practice runs for the second annual RUN716 15k, taking place at the brewery on Aug. 5. Call 873-1557.

[Related: Dining review on ABV's burgers | Smiles at Pils, Pierogi and Polka at Flying Bison]

Pizza Plant sets sail with beer and food

Pizza Plant will host a Craft Beer and Wine cruise aboard the Miss Buffalo 2 on June 20. Tickets, available at, are $60 in advance or $65 after June 1. Admission includes four beer or wine tickets (more can be purchased with cash or a Pizza Plant draft card), a Pizza Plant food buffet, live music and dancing, plus free samples of beer, wine and spirits.

Beers on tap include two IPAs, a German-style Pilsner and a Hefeweizen. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and all passengers must be boarded by 5:30 p.m. at the Erie Basin Marina.

42 North doles out tropical IPA

42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) will release a new draft-only New England-style IPA at noon on May 18. The hazy and tropical 5.5 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) beer was brewed with wheat and oats, as well as with Azacca, Denali, Wai-iti and Motueka hops, and presents with a medium body, mild bitterness and a moderately sweet finish. Call 805-7500.

Five & 20 can be a Sunday haven

Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing (8398 W. Main St., Westfield) will host its first Sunday Sesh of the 2018 season from 1 to 4 p.m. May 20. The relaxed Sunday afternoon session allows attendees to sip Mazza wines or Five & 20 craft beers while trying the new food offerings from Bird Kitchen. Music is by Meredith Rounsley. Call 793-9463.


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