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That was fast. Just a few days after Village Beer Merchant announced it would leave North Buffalo to consolidate its efforts on Elmwood Avenue, restaurateur Mike Shatzel revealed that he and Peter Braun will take over 1535 Hertel Ave. to open a second location of Moor Pat. Shatzel hopes to have the craft-beer bar, equipped with 24 taps, open by February. He expects the …

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Four years after a soft opening on Thanksgiving week, the idea behind Moor Pat hasn’t changed: search endlessly to acquire some of the world's best craft beer, and offer it to the fine, thirsty folks of Western New York. Moor Pat was Williamsville’s first craft beer bar, and it is among the premier destinations for must-have beer in the area. Connor O'Brien was working …

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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 …

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Stillwater founder Brian Strumke visits Buffalo 5 p.m. Feb. 3 Blue Monk 727 Elmwood Ave. (882-6665) And: 5 p.m. Feb. 4 Moor Pat 78 E. Spring St., Williamsville (810-9957) Stillwater Artisanal Ales owner/founder/brewer Brian Strumke will visit two Mike Shatzel owned establishments-- Blue Monk on Elmwood Avenue and Moor Pat in Williamsville-- on two consecutive nights. "…

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The Pub by Wegmans opening 8270 Transit Road, Williamsville (636-5600) No need to “shop hungry," at least at one Wegmans location in Williamsville. Store officials are hopeful to open The Pub at Wegmans on Transit Road in Williamsville as early as the middle of next week. Wegmans has adopted the pub model in Pennsylvania and Virginia stores, but this will mark its first N…

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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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EVENT: Grimm Artisanal Ales Tap Takeover Noon until gone, Oct. 30 Moor Pat, 78 E. Spring St., Williamsville This Friday, Moor Pat will play host to a tap takeover featuring beers from a unique husband-and-wife duo of gypsy brewers. Eight beers by Grimm Artisanal Ales will be available in samples and pints. Grimm is highly regarded in the craft beer industry as being one o…

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The Northtowns needed Moor Pat, and needed it badly. As craft beer meccas have sprouted up throughout Western New York, things up north have been relatively quiet. There are a few go-tos with to-die-for taps, like the great Pizza Plant on Transit Road. But a need existed, specifically in Williamsville. Enter Moor Pat, a new Western New York beer destination that ranks amon…

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Allen Burger Venture, Mike Shatzel’s heavy-metal burger joint at 175 Allen St., aims to open in three weeks. “The front of the house is pretty much done,” said Shatzel, a partner in Blue Monk and Coles. He’d like to open ABV around Feb. 23, but there are inspections remaining, he said. The restaurant should offer 24 taps, mostly craft beers, but possibly tap wines, as we…