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Beer notes: Fair beer, a Lowcountry Boil at Flying Bison and more

Erie County Fair beer

Try-It Distributing and the Erie County Fair, through Tops Friendly Markets and other area retail outlets, have launched the Erie County Fair American Pale Ale. This limited edition beer is based on a previous year’s “Best of Show” winning recipe from the Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition from brewers Brian Milleville and John Crossett. The beer was then scaled up and brewed by Flying Bison Brewing Company, to be made available in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles.

A German Radler from 12 Gates

12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, Williamsville) has launched a new beer, German Radler. Named after the word for cyclist in German, the beer is a blend of 50 percent hefeweizen ale, and 50 percent lemonade and grapefruit juice blend. The resulting beverage is a low 2.6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), and perfect for the hot summer months. Call 906-6600.

Flying Bison hosts Lowcountry Boil

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host an all-you-can-eat Lowcountry Boil from 3 to 7 p.m. June 30. The boil will consist of shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob and red potatoes, served family-style atop newspaper-covered picnic tables. Also available will be barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw and macaroni salad cooked by Allen Burger Venture Chef Dino DeBell. Black Rock Zydeco will provide live music. Tickets are $35 in advance (available via or $40 at the door, and include food and one drink token. Call 873-1557.

A seasonal radler from Five & 20

Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing (8398 W. Main St., Westfield) has released its summer seasonal radler, unCommon Passion. The 4 percent ABV beer blends a golden ale with passionfruit nectar syrup to produce a beer-like cocktail that is perfect for the summer months. Call 793-9463.

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