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There are few things more gratifying than the combination of clear skies, hot sun and a fresh pint. As Buffalonians, I think you’ll agree that we don’t have enough great weather, so we have to make the most of it while we can. One way is to spend time on the many picturesque outdoor spaces attached to breweries. Now is the time to don your hottest sunglasses and fres…

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On a brisk Friday late afternoon, three friends and I searched downtown for a spot to grab food and drink before the Mumford and Sons concert at KeyBank Center. Big Ditch Brewing Company was packed to the gills, Deep South Taco was overflowing, and Tappo projected a 90-minute wait. So we gave up our search and began hiking toward the venue. Tight on time, we had forfei…

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Our Flagship Beer series, which spotlights the staple brews coming from each of the area's bastion of beer makers, continues with a look at these six offerings from city-based breweries. Old First Ward - Not a Pale Ale 73 Hamburg St. An ode to a street sign outside of Gene McCarthy’s, "Nada," as it is lovingly referred to by regulars, is a refreshing and crisp sessi…

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With the Mighty Mighty Bosstones show on Friday, the summer's Canalside Live slate has concluded, leaving those with an insatiable craving for live music to look elsewhere. Fortunately, this week in Buffalo offers a wealth of free shows – at venues such as Gateway Harbor, Larkin Square and Banchetti By Rizzo's – as well as several other alluring events from Monday throu…

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NYBP prepares you for the Scottish Festival New York Beer Project (6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport) will tap its Stone’s Throw Scottish Export ale on Aug. 17. The 4.7 percent ABV malty beer yields a light biscuit and moderately sweet caramel aroma, with flavors of toast, rich toffee, and an off-dry finish, which means there's a touch of sweetness to the otherwise dry close…

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SkyRide 7 a.m. in LaSalle Park (corner of Porter and AmVets Drive, off Porter Exit of 190 South). Two loops are available to cycle: The Skyway Loop and the City Loop (Skyway and more). The post-ride festival begins at 10 a.m. in LaSalle Park and runs until noon. Full schedule here. While online sales have concluded, in-person registration is accepted in LaSalle Park fr…

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Pearl Street adds a Czech twist Pearl Street Brewing Company (76 Pearl St.) will release its Czech Pilsner this week. The 5.3 percent ABV (alcohol by volume) pilsner is light, with a clean lager profile and brewed with loads of imported Saaz and Hallertau hops. Call 856-2337. Brut IPA, a new San Francisco style SATO Brewpub (110 Pearl St.) will join with Pearl Str…

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Got Beats?, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Mohawk Place is set to welcome the debut installment of a new monthly series dedicated to showing the talents of local electronic producers and DJs. Hosted by Program, the kick-off edition of Got Beats? will feature live sets from beat makers Mostro, CeeGee and Vice Versa. With a rotating collection o…

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12 Gates grand-opening party Noon to 11 p.m. June 4 12 Gates Brewing Company 80 Earhart Drive, Amherst (906-6600) Although 12 Gates Brewing Company has been open for nearly six months, it will celebrate its opening with a music festival, food and beer specials. There will be live music, lawn games, contests and more. Confirmed bands include The CPX, Ten Cent Howl, Uncle …

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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…

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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…

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1) Shamrock Run, 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race start March 12 in Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St.). $35 online registration can be purchased here. Packet pickup is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 11 at the race location. Commentary: Here's one sign that we're sprinting toward spring: the 8k Shamrock Run, which is usually cursed for a rainy, cold Saturday,…

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The Christmas Party 11 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 25 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 76 Pearl St. (856-2337) The 11th Annual Christmas Party presented by MNM Presents will take place on Christmas night at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery, in several rooms of the cavernous building. Music will be featured from various DJs, including DJ Cutler, Dusty Bits, Your Boy Medison and…

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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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The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery is like a cruise ship, looming in downtown Buffalo’s Canal district. She’s an old ship (originally built in the mid-1800s), but she’s been renovated with four decks, eight bars and countless attractions including its pub grub, pool tables, big-screen TVs, live music, dance floors and in-house craft brews. That’s what I was promised whe…