Labatt USA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo Sabres with a special release beer this weekend during the Sabres Fan Fest.
Blue and Gold Ale, which was brewed at the Labatt Brew House, next door to KeyBank Center, which will host Fan Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
“Fifty years of hometown hockey in Buffalo is something to celebrate and the best way we know how is with a Labatt beer,” said Lauren Christopher, Labatt USA public relations manager. “It was fitting that Marty Biron helped us conceive the idea to brew a special beer for the golden anniversary.”
Biron – a former Sabres goaltender and current member of an NHL-related radio show and Sabres game broadcasts – said Tuesday he was a longtime fan of Labatt Blue as he helped announce that the small-batch beer will debut during Fan Fest.
Dozens of Sabres alums, as well as current players and coaches, will be part of the free festival. A 5K run will precede it at 9 a.m.
Blue and gold is classic golden ale brewed with Cascade and Mosaic hops and finished with Cashmere hops. It will have a mild berry character and tropical and stone fruit aroma – and won’t be around for long. It will be available at the Brew House and the adjoining Draft Room while supplies last.