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Holiday market season brings together a few of life's simple pleasures: eating, drinking, music and shopping. You could always go on Etsy if you wanted a handmade gift, but instead, you fight the crowds and scour downtown for parking because like all seasonal activities, it doesn’t feel like the holidays without it. Aside from the annual markets you've grown to expec…

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It won’t be long before Buffalo’s beer halls are packed to the rafters. Once summer (and fall) give way to more frigid temperatures, everyone begins to huddle for warmth. Until then, though, the preferred locale for quaffing summer suds is wherever one can be outside. Thankfully, Buffalo bars and breweries have caught on. One must-visit destination lies in the scenic…

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A taste for watermelon Big Ditch Brewing Company (55 E. Huron St.) will release its summer seasonal Watermelon Hefeweizen beginning July 26. The popular fruity favorite is a traditional Bavarian-style Hefeweizen brewed with wheat, oats, German yeast and more than 1,500 pounds of fresh watermelon (4.2 percent ABV). Call 854-5050. A pilsner for #GavinStrong Brickyard …

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Brickyard releases gelato-inspired beer Brickyard Brewing Company (436 Center St., Lewiston) will release Millions of Strawberries, the latest in its “Millions of” line of beers, on July 6. The series is inspired by gelato and has featured beers such as Millions of Mangoes and Millions of Peaches in the past. The latest version includes more than 120 pounds of Singer…

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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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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…