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Pearl Street, RiverWorks release new beers Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (76 Pearl St.) has released its newest beer, a rye IPA (India pale ale). It is brewed with flaked and malted rye grains, and features Simcoe and Centennial hops. Call 856-2337. At Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.), the brewery has released its new multi-grain stout. This beer is brewed with…

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New Scotch Ale from 42 North 42 North Brewing Company (25 Pine St., East Aurora) will release its bourbon barrel-aged Ben Nevis scotch ale on draft on March 3. The brewery’s 7 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) ale has a sweet caramel malt. It was aged for one month in freshly emptied Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. No crowler or growler fills of this …

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Buffalo Brewing Company launches gentle IPA Buffalo Brewing Company (314 Myrtle Ave.) will launch its newest beer on Feb. 24. Dubbed 1825 TDH Session IPA (India pale ale), the 5 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) beer is brewed with oats, and El Dorado, Amarilly, Azacca and Idaho 7 hop varieties. The result is an IPA packed with all the flavor of the brewery’s 1817 TDH Dou…

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Resurgence Brewing Company Resurgence (1250 Niagara St.) will re-release its Irish breakfast stout in 16-ounce cans on Feb. 17. The brewery will also release an imperial version (9.5 percent ABV) in 22-ounce bottles. The stout is mildly sweet with notes of smoked bacon, maple syrup and coffee. The imperial version is aged in bourbon barrels to help blend and enhance the…

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Beer and brunch Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.) will host Bang Bang After Brunch Brunch, a five-course beer pairing event featuring Community Beer Works, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The tentative lineup is as follows: • Aperitif: Beermosa made with raspberry witbier. • Appetizer: Mini corn dogs with ketchup and mustard, paired with Frank American pale ale. • Salad: P…

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Goddesses honor two Kait Prendergast and Devon Sundlov have been announced the winners of the Buffalo Beer Goddesses annual Cicerone Scholarship. The women, both active members of the group, are passionate about beer and brewing, and will use the scholarship to further their beer education through the Cicerone Certification Program. The Buffalo Beer Goddesses raise…

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A nod to Scotland Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) has released its latest beer, Balnamoon strong Scotch ale. The 8 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) beer is named after a small town in Scotland that is also the ancestral home of one of its brewers. It is brewed with a lightly fruity scotch ale yeast and a hefty dose of orange peel, which blend nicely with the …

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Sponge Candy stout from Resurgence Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) will release its 2018 Limited Batch Imperial Sponge Candy Milk Stout on Jan. 20. The 10 percent ABV beer is brewed with Watson’s sponge candy and lactose sugar to lend a creamy mouthfeel as well as flavors of chocolate and caramel. Call 381-9868. Meet the Beer Goddesses The Buffalo …

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Burgers and beer at Flying Bison Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host Allen Burger Venture for a pop-up lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Customers can purchase a burger with choice of topping and fries for $10. The brewery will be offering pint specials, including the freshly kegged, draft-only seasonal Brindle Porter. The beer is a 5.4 per…

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New from Pressure Drop Pressure Drop Brewing has released its latest new beer, Alien Technology. The 8.8 percent DIPA (double India pale ale) contains Simcoe and Citra hops, generating aromas of citrus and resin before finishing smooth with sharp bitterness. Alien Technology is on tap at The Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St.), the home of Pressure Drop. Call 541-1454. …

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New from Resurgence Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) has recently released two new beers. Boys to the Yard IPA (India pale ale) is a New England-style IPA with aromas of pineapple, kiwi, passionfruit, a creamy finish and a rich body (6.8 percent ABV). The second beer is a double barrel-aged bier de Noel called Christmas Miracle. Half of the beer was aged in…

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Thin Man Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) will release its newest collaboration with Mikkeller Brewing NYC, Filthy Flow IPA (India pale ale), on draft at 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Call 923-4100. Read more about Filthy Flow IPA here. 12 Gates 12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, East Amherst) has changed its seasonal fruited wheat beer for the winter. For now, the …

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Thin Man collaborates for NHL Classic Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.) has teamed up with Mikkeller Brewing NYC to launch Filthy Flow IPA (India pale ale), a collaboration limited-edition IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic and Galaxy hops. The beer pays homage to NHL teams the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres, who will face off at Citi Field on New Yea…

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Pizza Plant has twice the fun Pizza Plant Transit (7770 Transit Road, Amherst) will host two tasting events. At 7 p.m. Dec. 14, the bar will feature Firestone Walker beers including Helldorado (12.8 percent ABV barleywine), Parabola (14 percent ABV imperial oatmeal stout), Bretta Weiss (4.9 percent ABV berliner weiss) and others. Customers can bring in an unwrapped toy …

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Tap takeover at Brennan's Brennan’s Bowery Bar (4401 Transit Road) will host a tap takeover from 5 to 11 p.m. Dec. 2 featuring Flying Bison Brewing Company. On tap will be Rusty Chain, Blizzard Bock, 716 IPA, MacBison Scotch Ale and a brewpub exclusive beer. Brennan’s continues to host local breweries on every other Saturday. Call 633-9630. Stouts at Colter Bay …