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For the third time in four years, three Buffalo breweries will produce a collaborative beer, as well as their own individual offerings, for the Ballpark Brewer Series with the Buffalo Bisons. Big Ditch Brewing, Community Beer Works and Resurgence Brewing Co. have joined together to brew Short Hop - a hoppy blonde ale - at CBW's 7th Street taproom, available in cans begi…

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Fruited sours are on the rise and "hazebomb" IPAs are here to stay, so where will this wild craft beer roller coaster ride take the beer scene in 2019? It’s hard to say for sure, because everyone has their own opinion. Some are calling for a clear beer renaissance, others predict the bubble is going to burst and all of this fun is going to end. To gauge exactly what’s g…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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When it comes to brewery experiences, Buffalo has raised its standard significantly over the past year. Resurgence's fenced-in outdoor seating, replete with a fire pit, as well as its indoor life-sized Jenga, broadened the brewery's appeal as a hangout spot. Not only is the quality of the craft beer important, but also the environment. After a tour, can you hang out and e…

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Three years of patience will finally pay off for Big Ditch Brewing Company, as the nascent local brewery will showcase its product at a major event for the first time. Founding partners Matt Kahn, Corey Catalano and Wes Froebel will debut their craft beer at the Ballpark Brew Bash, a celebration of over 50 quality brews that runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coca-Cola Fie…