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Beer notes: Pressure Drop and Big Ditch release joint effort

Pressure Drop and Big Ditch peacefully join arms

Pressure Drop Brewing (65 Vandalia St.) and Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) have released a new collaboration beer, Aqua Buddha. The 7.4 percent ABV beer is a double dry-hopped DIPA (double India pale ale) featuring dominant citrus notes and hints of cherry.

Aqua Buddha was brewed to be a hybrid of east and west coast IPA styles, with minimal bitterness, a light sweetness, a clear, filtered appearance and a crisp, dry finish. The beer is available in both taprooms. Call 854-5050.

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Brickyard loves its lemons

Brickyard Brewing Company (432 Center St., Lewiston) has released its newest beer, Mario’s Brother. The 3.5 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) beer is inspired by Italian lemon ice, and is made with Citra and Motueka hops, lactose sugar and a ton of fresh lemon juice and zest. Call 754-7227.

NYBP welcomes local Hip tribute band

New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport) will host The Strictly Hip on Aug. 26 for the brewery’s first outdoor concert event. Tickets to the concert are $10 (available here), and include one NYBP beer (must be 21 or over). The event begins at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Call 743-6927.

12 Gates gets jump on German beer season

12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, East Amherst) has released its annual FestBier.

The 6 percent ABV German lager brewed in the authentic Munich Oktoberfest style is available in the 12 Gates taproom now, and will be available in bars across the Buffalo area.

Expect a golden color, with a crisp, malty, dry lager with a hint of German noble hops. Call 906-6600.

12 Gates' Festbier is brewed in the Munich Oktoberfest style. (via 12 Gates)

Flying Bison schedules Flight Night

Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host Ru’s Pierogi for a Flight Night event from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24. Attendees can enjoy a flight of four pierogi alongside a flight of four Flying Bison beers for $15. Two flights of each are available for $25.

Ru's, whose brick-and-mortar location is at 295 Niagara St., will offer flavors such as Asian pork, beef on weck, and jalapeno popper as well as traditional flavors such as sauerkraut, potato and cheese. Call 873-1557.

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