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America is now paying attention to Buffalo as a standout for craft beer. Shelton Brothers' The Festival, one of the premier beer events in America, has picked Buffalo as its destination for 2019. The event will be held Oct. 4 and 5 at a location to be determined. "In my opinion, this will be the biggest beer news for Buffalo to date," said Buffalo bar and brewery own…

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The Terrace presents Cider Fest The Terrace at Delaware Park (199 Lincoln Pkwy.) will present Cider Fest 2018 from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13. The fest features a celebration of ciders, as well as farmers market vendors, fresh baked goods and housemade sausages. A pumpkin patch and pie sale will offer family-friendly activities. Ciders will be available from Argus Cidery, …

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Rusty Nickel appreciates malted grain Rusty Nickel Brewing Company (4350 Seneca St., West Seneca) will present the second annual Malt Fest from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29. The event features all things malty in New York State, with beers, spirits and drink samples from local breweries and distilleries. Tickets cost $18 (available here), including a tasting glass, free sample…

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Big Ditch cans a Lock Series IPA Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) will release cans of Packet IPA (India pale ale) on Sept. 8. Four-packs of 16-ounce cans will be available for $14.99. Packet was the first beer in the brewery’s Lock Series of IPAs, first released in April 2017. The popular 7.2 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) IPA is brewed with Galaxy, Mosaic…

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Resurgence pours a sour, IPA Resurgence Brewing Company (1250 Niagara St.) will release two beers in late May. The first, black currant kettle sour, is the return of an old favorite featuring a seamless mix of berry and currant flavors, with a light tart mouthfeel (5.5 percent alcohol by volume, available May 23). The second beer is the newest New England-style IPA (In…

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Flying Bison presents two events Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host Allentown restaurant-bar Allen Burger Venture from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 18 as part of its Burger-and-Beer Happy Hour series. Customers can pay $10 for their choice of burger with a side of fresh-cut fries, and select a $4 beer. A cask of 716 IPA with US and Australian hops will be ta…

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The Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association has slated three major events for Farm to Pint Week, which recognizes the chain of production that local breweries regularly follow to produce their brews. The celebration runs from May 12-20 and features events at Pizza Plant in East Amherst, 42 North in East Aurora and Hamburg Brewing Company. Farm to Pint Expo at Pizza Plant i…

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New from 12 Gates 12 Gates Brewing Company (80 Earhart Drive, East Amherst) has released its annual spring seasonal, apricot wheat. The 4.8 percent ABV wheat beer is back on tap in the taproom, as well as distributed to area bars and restaurants. 12 Gates will also release its new German pilsner, Phoenix Pils, on April 20. The pilsner is a reformulated version of 1…

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Wine and beer lovers converged upon Grapevine Banquets for the annual Wine About Winter and Winter Brewfest, which came together for an afternoon session in Depew. More than 15 wineries and 20 breweries were present to showcase their wares.

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Community Beer Works celebrated the limited relaunch of the Iroquois Beverage Co. with a party on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in the Hotel Henry's 100 Acres dining room. Iroquois beer lead the Buffalo market in the 1950s, and the brand - though long gone - remained a nostalgic favorite.

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It's time for grandparents to dust off their pilsner glasses and brush up on beer-drinking stories from decades long ago. A retro version of one of their old standards is about to hit regional brewing circles. Community Beer Works is at work on a new, $1.5 million brewing operation on the West Side that looks to bring the Iroquois Beer brand back in force come late spri…

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We are always looking out for everyone’s well-being. So when the July 4 holidays are over, here are four events to keep the summer party going. “Botanicals” is a hot new word in the world of food and drink, but in this case, the Botanicals & Brews indicates the location — the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park). The event takes place fro…

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Half Way to Cask Ale Festival June 24 to 26 Mr. Goodbar 1110 Elmwood Ave. (882-4000) Mr. Goodbar will host a “half-way to cask ale” event to complement its December festival. The event will run all weekend with specials on each night. June 24: $1 off all pints till 10 p.m., $4 select pints and a complimentary buffet starting at 6 p.m. There will be karaoke at 10 p.m. and…

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Resurgence Brewing Co.'s second anniversary party 1 to 11 p.m. June 18 Resurgence Brewing Company, 1250 Niagara St. (381-9868) Resurgence Brewing Co. will be celebrating its second anniversary by hosting a party at its West Side taproom. Featured at the party will be Anniversary Ale, live music, food trucks, throwback beers and giveaways. Anniversary Ale is a hopped, hig…

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Buffalo Brewer Ballpark Series A four-pack of cans from three Buffalo breweries is now available. The beers include: Big Ditch Brewing Company: Hayburner: 7 percent American IPA Community Beer Works: Frank: 4.6 percent Pale Ale Resurgence Brewing Company: Cosmic Truth, 4.3 percent Pale Ale The fourth can included in the four-pack is a collaboration beer called Short …