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Steampunk Cider, as a hard cider beverage, has been produced since 2011, finding its way into bars and restaurants across the area shortly thereafter. A festival bearing the Steampunk name - with a science-fiction, cyber-punk bent - has graced the grounds of the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, in Medina, since 2013. But Steampunk will truly have its own moment in the sun o…

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Kendrick Lamar 7:30 p.m. at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Tickets are $35-$189 and may be purchased here. Lamar and his colleagues from Top Dawg Entertainment – the company run by Anthony Tiffith, who signed a then-15-year-old Lamar to his first deal – is truly the heavyweight hip-hop bout of the season. In addition to a headlining set from…

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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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The Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward is a mammoth complex hiding in plain sight nestled next to Gene McCarthy’s. Housing Lakeward Spirits, Pressure Drop Brewing, a beautiful event space and several other local businesses, Buffalo’s Best Cucina is its newest addition, serving up a broad menu centered around their pizzas and panini. The restaurant is the third establi…