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Flying Bison trumpets an event trifecta Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host a trio of events July 12 to 14. The brewery will host local favorites Strictly Hip, a tribute band to the Tragically Hip, for a free show on the outdoor stage from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12. From noon to 2 p.m. July 13, local restaurant owner Mike Andrzejewski (Seabar, Cantina …

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CBW recognized at World Beer Cup Community Beer Works (15 Lafayette Ave.) has been awarded a bronze medal in the Historical Beer category at the 2018 World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tenn., for its Adambier, Pantomime Horse. Considered the “Olympics of beer competitions," the World Beer Cup is held every two years and garnered more than 8,000 entries this year from more th…

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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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Flying Bison rolls out German fundraiser Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.) will host the Buffalo Dortmund Sister City Committee for a Halfway to Oktoberfest fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. April 7. For a $20 donation at the door, attendees will enjoy live music by the Auslanders, a variety of German snacks, and two beer tokens. Flying Bison has brewed a sp…

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A new beer garden is just one of the changes that West Shore Brewing Company plans to make to draw in more customers and to keep them at the Clarence brewery longer. The owners of the brewery at 10995 Main St., just west of Antique World & Flea Market, have filed plans with the town to add a beer garden with outdoor seating and a game area just to the rear of the ex…

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Polish celebration A tribute to Polish heritage called Pils, Pierogi & Polka will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. March 31 at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca St.). Attendees will get two drink tokens, a food ticket redeemable for either Ru’s Pierogi or Polish Villa 2, and live music from polka pop fusion band Those Idiots under the party tent. Flying Bison will h…

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Get ready for bedazzled beer, Buffalo. The craft beer trend of mixing edible glitter into brews caused a brief social media stir in 2016 in Colorado, California and North Carolina, and it's about to pop up in Buffalo - for a very limited time. Sato Brewpub head brewer Andrew Hardin will release three different glitter beers as part of the brewery's spring launch 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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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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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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Grand-opening Celebration Noon to midnight on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 42 North Brewing Company 25 Pine St., East Aurora (805-7500) 42 North in East Aurora has a full slate of events planned for its grand-opening celebration. Brewery tours are scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Proceeds from the tours will benefit the East Aurora American Legion #362. Kids craf…

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*NEW BREWERY OPENING 42 North Brewing 25 Pine St., East Aurora Just this past week, another Southtown brewery opened its doors to thirsty patrons. Located at 25 Pine Street in East Aurora, 42 North is currently stocking 10 taps, including a brown ale that tastes like an oatmeal cookie, and a malt-heavy red ale named Batch Zero. Chief Brewing Officer Clay Keel and Chief of…