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Beer notes: Brickyard boasts berries, Ballpark Brew Bash beckons

Brickyard releases gelato-inspired beer

Brickyard Brewing Company (436 Center St., Lewiston) will release Millions of Strawberries, the latest in its “Millions of” line of beers, on July 6. The series is inspired by gelato and has featured beers such as Millions of Mangoes and Millions of Peaches in the past.

The latest version includes more than 120 pounds of Singer Farms strawberries, Madagascar vanilla beans and milk sugar for a creamy body and sweetness to balance hoppy character from Galaxy and Belma hops. Call 754-7227.

Ballpark Brew Bash booked for a Friday

Tickets for this year’s Ballpark Brew Bash are now on sale. The festival is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21, a Friday (the event has usually been on a Saturday in the past), with VIP starting at 5:30 p.m.

General admission tickets cost $35 in advance, with VIP tickets costing $75, available at all 17 Consumer’s Beverages locations.  Consumer’s is running a special for $30, which includes a general admission ticket, two 16-ounce cans of Conehead IPA, a flex ticket to a Buffalo Bisons game, as well a free beer from the Consumer’s Craft Corner inside of the ballpark.

This promotion is while supplies last; call your local Consumer’s Beverages with any inquiries.

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Rusty Nickel taps two new brews

Rusty Nickel Brewing Company (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) has two new beers on tap. The first is the brewery’s annual Farmhouse Saison, made this year from a special rustic saison yeast from Wyeast laboratories’ Special Reserve series.

The second beer, dubbed Haberstroh Mango Hefeweizen, is a traditional German wheat beer brewed with fresh mango, which adds to the light banana flavor given off by the German yeast. Call 608-6155.

Becker Farms focuses on refreshment

Becker Brewing (3724 Quaker Road, Gasport at Becker Farms) has released two new beers. The first is Gary’s Golden IPA (India pale ale) is a 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) IPA that features a pronounced citrus aroma along with a classic bitter finish.

The second beer is a raspberry wheat, a 5 percent ABV wheat beer made with Becker Farms’ homegrown tart raspberries, yielding a refreshing summer beer with a light sweetness. Call 772-2211.

Resurgence announces Kegs and Eggs date

Resurgence Brewing Company will host its next Kegs & Eggs event on July 29. This iteration will be a Staff Brew-Off, where all staff, administrators, brewers, sales team members and production crew workers will pair off and brew their own beers.

The beers will then be pitted head-to-head to see which is crowned the ultimate champion. Customers are invited to come try the crazy concoctions the Resurgence crew comes up with. Call 381-9868.

Pressure Drop screams into cans

Pressure Drop has released its newest canned beer, Citra Screamer. The California golden ale clocks in at 4.9 percent ABV and is available in four packs of 16-ounce cans for $11.99. They are available at the Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St.), and keep an eye out at local bottle shops as well. Call 541-1454.

Thin Man welcomes oysters to new gose

Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will release several beers on July 7. The first two are a collaboration with Lough Gill and Industrial Arts, both brewed in Ireland. No Track Suits is a salted caramel imperial stout, and the other, Sligose, is a gose brewed with local oysters and sea salt.

Both beers will be available on draft as well as in cans to take home. The third beer is a new saison called Happy Little Accidents. Crisp and refreshing, the 6.5 percent beer was dry-hopped with Brewer’s Gold and Mittlefruh hops. Call 923-4100.

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