Share this article

print logo
Food and Drink

The Buffalo Bills entered training camp this week as an underdog to win the Super Bowl, but their fans can take heart in this — a beer named in honor of the team fight song recently made a top 10 list of football-inspired beer names. Make Me Wanna Stout, a Big Ditch Brewing Company seasonal beer perfect for colder weather, made a list of "tribute" craft brews profiled i…

Business

Big Ditch Brewing Company released a small batch beer this week to give a nod to the 40th anniversary of Camp Good Days of Western New York. Good Day IPA features a twist on one of the brewery’s flagship beers, said Matt Kahn, Big Ditch co-founder and president. “We sort of took Hayburner and dry hopped it with some new hops, Eldorado and Azacca, which gives it sort …

Gusto

Memories will flood back for Buffalo classic rock fans when The Who hits downtown Buffalo Thursday. The music of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (and the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, for that matter) is the childhood soundtrack for many born in the '60s and '70s, with "My Generation" and "Tommy" shaping a future wave of rockers, and not just in England. The Who,…

Featured

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…

Featured

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 …

Featured

Western New York IPA Day 2 to 6 p.m. May 14 Marcy Casino Buffalo, 199 Lincoln Pkwy. (886-0088) If last week’s World Beer Cup Awards are any indication, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) is the most popular beer style on the planet. At the World Beer Cup, a category-leading 275 entries indicates that breweries worldwide are acknowledging this popular brew. Our area is n…

Featured

Tower Kickoff Event 6 p.m. April 28 Crabapples Micro Brew Pub,  3298 Genesee St. (895-2911) Crabapples Micro Brew Pub will be hosting a tower kickoff event featuring beer from Rhino Beverage Distribution. A tower is a beer-dispensing device that contains a collection of taps. These taps may include beer with a similar theme or from the same brewery. For this event, Cr…

Featured

Big Ditch Brewing Company took home a pair of awards from the TAP Festival in Hunter, N.Y., including the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup for Best Craft Brewery in New York State. It also won the silver medal in the strong IPA category with Deep Cut. “We are extremely humbled and grateful to win these awards,” said Matt Kahn, president of Big Ditch Brewing Company. “While our staf…

Featured

Big Ditch Brewing Company took home a pair of awards from the TAP Festival in Hunter, N.Y., including the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup for Best Craft Brewery in New York State. It also won the silver medal in the strong IPA category with Deep Cut. “We are extremely humbled and grateful to win these awards,” said Matt Kahn, president of Big Ditch Brewing Company. “While our staf…

Featured

Most craft beer drinkers didn’t always drink craft beer. In fact, the vast majority of beer consumers still don’t drink craft beer. But it’s likely that someone you know – maybe even yourself – now drinks craft beer. When you ask a craft beer drinker to pinpoint the beer, or style of beer, that inspired their craft conversion, most can recall the beer that started the s…

Featured

Four-Year Anniversary Party Noon to 8 p.m. April 16 Community Beer Works 15 Lafayette Ave. (759-4677) April marks the fourth anniversary of Buffalo’s first nanobrewery. Community Beer Works’ (CBW) motto and battle cry is “Embeer Buffalo." The founders of CBW all have roots in Buffalo and want the brewery to be an integral part of the city and neighborhood. CBW has thrive…

Featured

1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

Featured

1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a recent spring-themed event in RiverWorks] Don't fret! The…

Featured

If you ask someone from another state to name a few characteristics about Buffalo, "they like to drink" will inevitably pop up in the first five, along with "they created chicken wings" and "they get a ton of snow." Whether it's the frigid temperatures, bars per capita or prolonged suffering of a certain football team, it's hard for us to fight that distinction, and on Na…

Featured

Big Ditch Brewing Company will feature a beer than was made well before the brewery opened. The beer, “Bidwell Wild,” may be the first example of a beer produced with native yeast and bacteria purposefully collected from Western New York. “Over a year before we opened our brewery, we had a chance to perform a homebrew demonstration at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market,…