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Beer notes: Charity beer from NYBP, Hibiscus Saison from Resurgence

NYBP's honey beer supports Mason's Mission

New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport) will release its newest beer, Mason, on July 26. The limited-edition honey blonde ale is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), and was brewed with 240 pounds of wildflower honey.

It is being released on Disability Independence Day, and $1 from every pint sold will benefit Mason’s Mission Foundation, an inclusive playground in the city of Pendleton. Call 743-6927.

Thin Man to roll out two cans

Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will hold a double can release at 11 a.m. July 21. Trial By Wombat (7 percent alcohol by volume) is a New England-style India pale ale brewed with oats and Galaxy hops, featuring peach, pineapple and orange flavors. Minkey Boodle (7 percent ABV) is a fuschia-colored sour ale loaded with fresh raspberries. Call 923-4100.

Pressure Drop cans three beers

Pressure Drop Brewing (65 Vandalia St.) will release cans of its Strummer Belgian blonde ale at noon July 21. This will be the first canning run of the 6 percent ABV beer; cans of Sticky Trees IPA and Citra Screamer Golden Ale also will be for sale. All three beers will be sold in four-packs of 16-ounce cans, no limits. Call 541-1454.

Goodbar embraces cask ales

Mister Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.) will host its annual Halfway to Cask Fest July 20 through 22. No admission fee is required for the fest, and all cask ales will be available for sale in pint or half-pint sizes.

The lineup includes Flying Bison whiskey-barrel-aged Tart Cherry Spot Coffee Stout, Community Beer Works Rutherford B. Haze, Thin Man Minkey Boodle, SATO dry-hopped Urban Samurai White IPA, and more. Call 882-4000.

History-rich Mister Goodbar on Elmwood connects generations

Resurgence gives the flower power

Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) has released its late-summer seasonal beer, Hibiscus Saison. The beer is a Belgian-style saison brewed with hibiscus powder, tea and pink guava for a fruity, refreshing character.

Also newly released is CitMo 3.0, a variation on the brewery’s classic CitMo, brewed with a different yeast that accentuates the IPA’s fruity notes. Call 381-9868.

Woodcock thinks 15th time is the charm

Woodcock Brothers Brewery (638 Lake St., Wilson) will release its latest version of XPA (Experimental Pale Ale) at noon July 21. This is the 15th version of the recipe, brewed this time with Cashmere, Citra, Azacca and Ekuanot hop varieties. The beer features notes of tropical fruit salad, limoncello and pineapple puree.

Four-packs of 16 ounce cans will be available, with a limit of six packs per customer (subject to change), and growler fills will not be available. In the coming weeks following the release, the beer will have limited distribution to area stores and bars locally as well. Call 333-4000.

Erie County Fair schedules official tapping

Erie County Fair officials will “Roll Out The Barrel” at 5 p.m. July 19 at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.). The free event will feature the official tapping of the Vienna Lager recipe, brewed at Flying Bison with Best of Show winner Kevin DiTondo of Cheektowaga from the 2018 Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition.

The event will also feature music by Robert “Freightrain” Parker, as well as the Erie County Fair American Pale Ale on tap. Call 873-1557.

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