42 North announces festival beer
The cans will be in select retailers in the weeks leading up to the festival, which takes place Sept. 22 to 23 at Knox Farm State Park. Customers will have a chance to win a two-day weekend pass to the festival, by looking for the Borderland Festival display at specialty retailers Brewed and Bottled, Aurora Brew Works, Hamm and Fattey's and Village Beer Merchant. Call 805-7500.
Brickyard Brewing is just peachy
Brickyard Brewing Company (436 Center St., Lewiston) will release two beers in cans in conjunction with the annual Niagara County Peach Festival, which takes place Sept. 6-9 in Academy Park (890 Center St., Lewiston).
Millions of Peaches (6.8 percent alcohol by volume) is a Gelato IPA brewed with flaked wheat, lactose, Citra hops, vanilla beans and Sanger Farms peaches. Space Bronco (6.8 percent ABV), a New England-style IPA brewed with Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Call 754-7227.
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Thin Man works with NYC beer bar
Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will release a new New England-style IPA on Aug. 11. Dubbed Let Me Put You in the Picture, it was brewed in collaboration with Long Island City beer bar Alewife. The 6 percent ABV beer features Galaxy, Motueka and Waimea hops, and yields a big tropical fruit nose, soft mouthfeel and moderate bitterness. It will be available on draft and in crowlers. Call 923-4100.
Pearl Street teems with new beers
Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (76 Pearl St.) has two seasonal beers on tap including the return of a fan favorite, the Green Tea Beer (4.8 percent ABV), brewed with green tea, lemongrass and mint. Also new is Summer SIPA (Session IPA, 4.5 percent ABV), brewed with Amarillo and Citra hops.
Pearl Street will also have a New England-style IPA out before the end of August, called Nautical Disaster (approximately 7 percent ABV), brewed with Galaxy, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Call 856-2337.
RiverWorks is in touch with vans, New Zealand
Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) has a new seasonal session IPA on tap, called Livin’ in a Van. The 4.3 percent ABV beer is brewed with Simcoe and Perle hops for an earthy, herbal hop flavor combined with a pineapple aroma.
RiverWorks also will have an all-New Zealand hopped wheat pale ale out before the end of August (approx. 6 percent ABV), brewed with Wakatu and Cascade hops. Call 342-2292.
Rusty Nickel uses the season's fruits
Rusty Nickel Brewing Company (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) has a new beer on tap, Fuzzy Navel Wheat. The 5.2 percent ABV American wheat beer is brewed with fresh orange zest and seasonal white peaches for a refreshing summer drink. Call 608-6155.
Big Ditch takes advantage of used oak barrels
Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) will release two variants of its Beautiful River farmhouse ale on Aug. 11. The first variant was aged in oak barrels which previously held Lockhouse Distillery gin, adding a pine and citrus character along with a smooth oakiness, before being dry-hopped with Motueka hops.
The other variant was aged in oak barrels which previously held Leonard Oakes Estate Winery pinot noir, adding light oak and grape character before being dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops, which gives it a light citrus and gooseberry aroma. Both variants will be sold in 500 milliliter bottles for $14 each; supply is limited. Call 854-5050.