Buffalo Beer Week Day 10: Last Call For Alcohol and a Humble Thank You

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As another Buffalo Beer Week comes to a close, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the sheer love that all of you have shown our beer scene these past few days. It’s hard to believe that the eighth annual Buffalo Beer Week is already over, but we shouldn’t be sad that it’s over, we should be happy that it happened. Hey, forgive us for being extra sappy; we just watched a Saved By The Bell marathon.

It is with a full heart and a cold pint that we here at the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association say, thank you. Simply, thank you. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and hard earned money out of your wallet to order a pint of local craft beer and walk into a local brewery or corner bar and ask for something local. It’s because of all of you that Buffalo Beer Week exists and gets bigger and better year after year. We think a round of applause for all of you is in order, or at least another round of beers. Cheers.

Join Gene McCarthy’s and Old First Ward Brewing for their 3rd Annual OFest! Harvest March and Celebration! Be a part of the parade through the Old First Ward while wearing your best German garb. Afterwards stay for a ceremonial blessing and tapping of the cask of Ofest! Oktoberfest Lager. Enjoy $3 shots of Jagermeister, live music from the New Direction Band, $15 German plates all day (Sausages, German potato salad and kraut) and get a free pint with food purchase. Prizes will be awarded for best female and best male dressed. Parade starts promptly at 11:30am from Undergrounds Coffee House at 580 South Park Avenue.

 

flight of beers at a beer tastingBootleg Bucha is taking over 42 North Brewing’s regular Sunday Brunch. Root’s Kitchen is preparing a special brunch menu to pair with various kombucha/beer combos that will no doubt be delicious. No tickets in advance, just show up and place your orders for your brunch/kombucha/beer pairing right at the 42 North Kiosk. 11am.

Join Pizza Plant Transit and Community Beer Works at Hop Art! at 3pm where they will attempt to make art from exploding hops. Join them as they will have a few casks on site, which they will tap in the general direction of some canvases and spray some dry hopped goodness all over the place. Then plans call for drinking beer and auctioning off the Hop Art to the benefit of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Gruvology will bring some hot jazz to the Colored Musicians Club from 6-9pm. Two Roads Brewing will serve as the featured brewery. $10 for non-members, free for members.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company are open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

 

Buffalo Beer Week Day 9: The Penultimate Day

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Today is the second last day of the 2018 edition of Buffalo Beer Week, which is equal parts saddening and welcoming. But let’s not wallow and lament, let’s celebrate, because we still have today and tomorrow left to raise a pint to the Buffalo-Niagara beer scene and just how far we have come in such a short period of time. So, to make a long story short, grab a pint somewhere today.

If Buffalo Beer Week has proven anything, it’s that beer and music are the ultimate pairing, so why not celebrate both in one night at Buffalo Brewed, Buffalo Beer Week’s own Rock and Roll Beer festival, which pairs local craft breweries with the virtuosic rhythm junkies of The Werks, a Dayton jam band who are best known for improvisation and exploration of music across multiple genres. The event takes place at the Town Ballroom at 8pm. The festival offers performances by The Werks and several Buffalo bands (TBA) paired with beer from all nine local packaging breweries.

Taste all 7 Deadly Sins beer from Denmark’s Amager Brewing for $10 at Hamm & Fattey’s Beer Company while supplies last today.

Drinking Beer At the BarGordon Biersch is offering $3 16oz. drafts of Fest Bier all day.

Flying Bison Brewing is shining the spotlight on all things wood at BuffalOAKfest, an afternoon of oak aged beers, displays from local woodcrafters, and acoustic-driven music by Vinnie DeRosa and Leroy Townes. Limited oak-aged beers will be available, including Bourbon Barrel Spot Coffee Stout, Bourbon Barrel Spot Coffee Stout aged on cherries, Patrona Imperatrice Brettanomyces-aged Wild Saison, and Oaked India Pale Ale. Flying Bison will also have their Blackbird Oatmeal Stout and a keg of their Beer Week collaboration with Buffalo Brewpub, a porter with freshly-roasted coffee beans from Steamworks Coffee in Lockport, NY. The event is free.

Harvest Fest kicks off today at Rusty Nickel Brewing, a full on weekend celebration that features cider pressing, live music, face painting, kids mini tractor pulls, pumpkin painting, stein host competition, pig roast and tons of great beer. There’s also a homemade pie bakeoff at 6pm.

Join 12 Gates Brewing for Rhythm ‘N’ Brews with live blues music all day and a limited bottle release, Dissolution, a Fire and Butterscotch Oak Aged Baltic Porter aged on Chinese Schisandra Berries. Only 100 bottles will be available, $12 each. Speedy Parker Blues Band will take the stage until 6:30, then the River Dogs perform at 7pm.

West Shore Brewing is celebrating their official grand opening with live music, seven beers on tap and food trucks.

Hoppy IPA Craft Beer in a Libbey Belgian 13oz GlassWindy Brew is driving the Beer Train tonight, featuring their Harvest Fest Beer.  They will be the sole brewery on the Attica & Arcade Railroad tonight, which goes to support the Arcade Historical Society. Windy Brew will be offering samples of 4 different styles beers to the passengers to taste. 5-9pm.

Tim Britt is performing at Hamburg Brewing at 7pm.

New York Beer Project is hosting the largest 80’s Party of the Year with the Nerd’s Gone Wild upstairs in the Party Bar. 9pm.

Midnight Mass is going down tonight with Community Beer Works and Black Sheep. Late night food amazingness with the crew at Black Sheep featuring Community Beer Works (CBW) beer. This will not be one to miss. 11:30-2:30am. CBW has also released bottles of their Swivet, a new barrel aged Belgian quad. Aromas of tart cherries and dates up front give way to subtle support of malt and a faint funk. The flavor is at first full of stone fruit, followed quickly by a dry, soft oak with an assertive tart cherry finish. A prefect balance of malt sweetness, funk and pleasant acidity make this beer an absolute delight to drink. Each 500ml bottle is priced at $12.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company are open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

 

Buffalo Beer Week Day 8: Here’s To The Freaking Weekend

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Well, we have made it to the second Friday of Buffalo Beer Week. Seven days ago we were hold up at the Adam Mickiewicz Library for the Beer Week Opening Gala, and somehow there are only a few days left in this annual celebration. Luckily for all of you, and me too actually, there are bountiful opportunities to get tonight and kick your weekend off right and wind down Buffalo Beer Week in proper fashion.

And don’t mind the crappy weather – we were bound to get some of it sooner rather than later, although it is gonna suck when we go out tonight and have to wear jeans and a hoodie instead of shorts, sandals and a t-shirt. Oh well, a beer will cure all of that.

42 North Brewing has tapped a fresh keg of their Enforcer Galaxy Double IPA. You could literally be drinking it right now as you read this.

Flying Bison Brewing will have a fresh cask of Blackbird Stout at 3pm, along with the bottle release of their Blackbird Stout, the first time in nearly 10 years it’s been bottled. The first ten people in line for some cask beer will receive free Buffalo Sabres tickets.

DsrinksCelebrate all things Buffalo Beer Week at Colter Bay with a bevy of local brews including Four Mile Crooked Creek Wet Hop Ale, Woodcock IPA, Southern Tier Citra Hopped Live, Ellicottville Blueberry and Hamburg Gary’s Wild Hops. These are all on tap now.

One of the strongest aspects of the Buffalo beer scene is the collaboration not competition mantra. Well, showcasing that this time is West Shore Brewing and 12 Gates Brewing, who have teamed up on Dark Frontier Black IPA, which will be released at the West Shore Brewing taproom at 6pm. Clocking in at 7.1% ABV and 100 IBUs, Dark Frontier brings the Pacific Northwest to Western New York.

All three Griffon Pub locations (East Aurora, Niagara Falls, Clarence) are hosting Resurgence Brewing takeovers, including the brand new Griffon Collab (Milkshake IPA), Peach Gose, R&D 9 (IPA), Imperial Barrel Aged Irish Breakfast Stout, Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Sponge Candy Stout, Citmo (IPA), Cosmic Truth (Session IPA) and Loganberry Wit (Witbier), among others, available. 6pm.

The Revenge Therapist takes the stage at Mr. Goodbar downstairs at 10pm, while karaoke goes on upstairs.

Sour Grapefruit Craft BeerThe A List band performs at New York Beer Project at 9pm.

Butera’s is hosting a Big Ditch Brewing tap takeover, including their just tapped BDU Collaboration Ale, a new collaborative beer with Upstate Brewing. 6pm.

Old First Ward Brewing/Gene McCarthy’s will tap a firkin of their Hopster IPA with grapefruit. 5pm.

World of Beer will host a Flying Bison beer spotlight at 6pm. The tap list includes Blackbird Stout with infusion of Maraschino Cherries, Juice Caboose, Rusty Chain, 716 IPA, Bisonfest, Barrel Aged Spot Coffee Stout and Patrona Imperatrice.

Rusty Nickel Brewing is hosting a Mug Club Member / Potential Member Mixer, Beer Week Edition. Come by the RNBC tasting room to learn more about becoming a 2018 RNBC Mug Club Member from staff and current members. Membership includes discounts on drinks, merchandise, & bookings as well as special event access, mug club exclusive events and more. It’s also $10 off for any new members. 6pm.

People holds mugsWest Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.   

Buffalo Beer Week Day 7: It’s Almost The Weekend

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Today is Thursday, so it’s almost the weekend, but to be honest, who the hell needs the weekend when it is Buffalo Beer Week? Today is one of the more anticipated days of this 10 day stretch with plenty of noteworthy events on the docket. While we have mentioned many times before and will mention it again later on in this very same article, since you’re going to need a ride from event to event, grab a Lyft.

So let’s get to it.

Gordon Biersch is offering $8 growler fills all day long on all beers except for their Belgian Dark Strong Ale.

It’s not truly fall until you drink a pint of beer from an actual pumpkin. Yes, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery hollow out a pumpkin, jam a tap in it, fill it with their Pumpkin Spice Ale and serve it directly to you. Grab a pint of Pearl Street’s Pumpkin Spice Ale poured directly from a real pumpkin. There will be pint specials, special ‘Pumpkin Spice Bomb Shots’ and maple-cinnamon sugar rimmed glasses. The first pour will be at 5pm from PSG head brewer Chris Herr. The 4th Annual Tapping of the Pumpkin happens downstairs at Brawler’s Deli.

Four glasses of different craft beerOne of the strongest aspects of the Buffalo beer scene is the collaboration not competition mantra. Well, showcasing that this time is West Shore Brewing and 12 Gates Brewing, who have teamed up on Dark Frontier Black IPA, which will be released at 12 Gates taproom 6pm. Clocking in at 7.1% ABV and 100 IBUs, Dark Frontier brings the Pacific Northwest to Western New York.

New York Beer Project is tapping their new Plum Vanilla Saison at 5pm. This is a very limited edition, and only available at NYBP, and certain select beer bars and restaurants. 10% of all beer you drink for the entire day, NYBP will donate to local Music Education in our schools.

Hamm & Fattey’s are offering $3 16oz. pours of Sloop Brewing beers today.

Tonight marks the return of alpacas to Hydraulic Hearth! Celebrate the release of Community Beer Works’ Alpaca Porter with Alpacas on site, and products from Thistle Creek Alpacas. Live music by Miller and The Other Sinners. Alpaca Porter is a rich dark ale brewed with English malts and American cherrywood-smoked malt. 4pm.

Community Beer Works are not only taking over the taps at Crabapples, they are taking over the speakers at the CBW/Crabapples Tap Takeover and Kazoo Jamboree. Among the CBW beer available will be the This Beer Kills Fascists Brett Saison, No Goal and Boats N Gose. When you get a CBW beer, you get a kazoo (one per person). Jukebox requests will be taken and, throughout the night, play your favorite songs so that everyone can all kazoo to the music. 8pm.

Let's toast with beer!Thin Man Brewery continues their Beer Week celebrations with a fresh cask of Burning Money IPA with Nelson hops. This IPA is drenched with flavors & aromas of pine & tropical fruits. Drink this one fresh – Orange juice, pineapple juice, mango juice, juice juice. 3pm.

Moor Pat is also tapping a special beer tonight, Pipeworks/ Toppling Goliath Double Creature Feature at 6pm. They will have Singlecut DDH Workers Are Going Home DIPA and a cornhole tournament ($20) with registration starting at 4pm.

Lilly Belle Meads are tapping a keg of Cy-Spi, a carbonated mead brewed with English ale yeast, local cider, and a dash of cinnamon and cardamon. It’ll be available all weekend or until it’s kicked. \

Shango Bistro will host a Beer & Music Happy Hour, 5-8pm, combining farm to table tapas, local brews and jazz by trumpeter Daniel Bassin.

Cleveland’s Fat Heads Brewery is invading the taps at Pizza Plant Transit, starting at 5pm. The beer available includes Headhunter, Sunshine Daydream, Bumbleberry Wheat and Spookytooth. Tickets are $20 and are available at both of our locations. For any questions about this event or the tickets, please email beertastings@pizzaplant.com. Also featuring live music from the Zac Steinburg Band.

At 5pm, Rusty Nickel Brewing are releasing their FemAle Series #4 beer, “Kolsch Hearted Peach,” a crisp kolsch brewed with peaches and cranberries. Free limited-edition pint glass for the first 100 people.

Waiter pouring draught beer into a glassJoin the Buffalo Beer Goddesses in celebrating five years of supporting the Buffalo beer scene at their annual Buffalo Beer Week party in the upstairs room at Mr. Goodbar. Tickets are available at https://bbgbeerweek.eventbrite.com ($10 for non-members, $5 for members).

Hamburg Brewing is hosting live bluegrass music from Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members Mark and Chris Panfil featuring Scott and Katie Panfil and special guests. Tonight calls for folk, acoustic, and eclectic music with a Smoker’s Haven Cigar Table and fresh Hamburg Brewing beer. 7pm.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

Buffalo Beer Week Day 6: The Second Half Begins

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As sit here pouring over (puns!) the day’s Buffalo Beer Week happenings while jamming to some Type O Negative, it has dawned on us that today represents the official start of the second half of Beer Week, which is both an exhaustive and depressing thought, but also a welcome relief. Oh, don’t worry about us, we’ll be just fine. We just need a beer.

If you’re reading this, first off, thank you, and second, just know that, including today, you only have 5 days left to help celebrate Buffalo Beer Week. And with the weather we have been having, why wouldn’t you want to get out of the house, get a cold beer in your hand and some quality local tunes in your ears?

Steal the Pint events have been the norm throughout Buffalo Beer Week, and you can keep the glass you drink from tonight with Four Mile Brewing at ABV. Four Mile swag will also be handed out and there will be live music. 7-9pm.

All three Griffon Pub locations (East Aurora, Niagara Falls, Clarence) are hosting Grimm tap takeovers with Living Daylights (Double Dry Hopped Sour Ale), Double Dry Hopped Lumen (IPA), Capslock (APA), Supergoing (Gose), Pineapple {Pop (Dessert Style Berliner Weis), Double Negative (Imperial Stout), Power Pop (Berliner Weis), Castling (Saison), Double Dry Hopped Afterimage (Double IPA), Afterimage (Double IPA), among others, available.

Assorted beers and alesMeet and greet with the brewers of Riverworks Brewing and take part in an unofficial pinball/game tournament. 5-8pm.

Thin Man Brewery is releasing their Brett the Technique 2.0, which is a double dry hopped version of their funky Brett Saison. Thin Man describes the beer as “light berry, lemon, mild funk in the nose. Unripe berry, crisp wheat & a touch of barnyard in the flavor. Tropical fruit, very light funk & berry brett character in the finish.” 6pm.

Other Half Brewing is taking over the taps tonight at Moor Pat with an impressive lineup of beers. The tentative list includes IPA, Forever Ever, DDH All Enigma Everything, DDH Mylar Bags, DDH Hop Showers, Vic Secret+Mosaic DIPA, DDH Double Mosaic Daydream, DDH Stacks on Stacks, DDH Forever Simcoe and DDH Southernhopalistic. There will also be music from DJ/Producer Awake The Silence. 6:30pm.

Murphy Brown’s Craft Beer Emporium is hosting a special Firestone Walker event, Sips and Nibbles. For $25 you will receive 4 6oz. samples, a Firestone glass and charcuterie plate. Beer available includes Helldorado, Sloambic, Stickee Monkee and Walker’s Reserve. 6:30pm.

Enjoy cold brews, smoked meat and live blues from Buffalo’s own River Dog Blues Band at New York Beer Project’s Buffalo Beer Week Blues, Brews & BBQ. 7pm.

Young asian man drinking beer and clink glasses happy while enjoying home partyWest Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.  

Buffalo Beer Week Day 5: Tuesday Brewsday

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It’s hard to believe, but we have already reached the midway point of the eighth annual Buffalo Beer Week. After today, there are only five days left to celebrate, so we shouldn’t waste any more time. And bear in mind that today is Tuesday, so its Taco Tuesday across the land. Just another reason to hit your local watering hole and grab a pint of the good stuff. So, with that, let’s move onto today’s events.

Lafayette Brewing Company will celebrate their third annual Oktoberfest, 5-8pm. The event will feature $3.50 pints and the Lafayette brewers will also be on hand, hanging out, answering questions and talking and drinking beer.

42 North Brewing is tapping a cash of Jalapeño Borderland IPA to pair along with our Taco Tuesday special – 1 beer + 2 tacos for $10.

Rusty Nickel Brewing is teaming up with Jaz & Jacks for the OktoberFEAST, a beer dinner with each course paired with RNBC Fall Beers. Complimentary glass included. Tickets are $40 and be purchased here. One of the beers featured will be FemAle Beer #4, Peach Cran Kolsch.

Two friends with glasses of beer. Shallow DOFHamm & Fattey’s will have $3 16oz. pints of Singlecut beers available.

Shango Bistro will host a Beer & Music Happy Hour, 5-8pm, combining farm to table tapas, local brews and jazz by trumpeter Daniel Bassin.

Head down to the Burning Buffalo Bar & Grill and keep the pint glass every time you order a pour of Ellicottville Brewing beer, starting at 7pm.

New York Beer Project are hosting a 4 course musical beer pairing evening, which will take the food / beer pairing dinner one sense further as we explore how music enhances our interpretation of food and beer. Registration begins at 6:30pm with your complimentary NYBP pint upon arrival. This musical dining experience begins at 7pm.

Thin Man Brewery will tap their Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Forever Cordial, their Imperial Stout collaboration with Florida’s Three Sons Brewing Co. at 6pm.

Mug beerThe Twang Gang will take to the stage at the Sportsman Tavern for a special evening of live music starting at 6pm, with all proceeds going to benefit the Sportsman’s Americana Music Foundation. Brews from CB Craft Brewers and Flying Bison will be available for the event.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week. It’s also Steal The Pint Week at Buffalo Brewing, meaning that each time you order a pint, you keep the glass (while supplies last). Lafayette Brewing is also offering $3.50 pint specials all Buffalo Beer Week long.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

Buffalo Beer Week Day 4: Back To Work

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Well, the weekend only lasts so long, and now that the calendar has flipped to Monday, it’s time for most, if not all, of us to get back to work. Some of us do work the weekends, but we’re not complaining. This Monday of Buffalo Beer Week brings a lighter schedule than most days, but there are still some things you should get on your radar.

Hamm & Fattey’s are offering $3 12oz. pours of their ‘mystery beer.’ Have fun guessing.

Join Hotel Henry and 42 North Brewing Company for a 4-course beer and food pairing event at 5:30pm. Explore the many uncommon spaces of Buffalo’s Urban Resort during a self-guided walking tour while you sip and taste. Attendees must be 21 years or older to participate. Parking is available on the north side of the building at the corner of Rockwell Road & Cleveland Circle. Turn off Elmwood into Buffalo State College to access Hotel Henry’s parking lots. Email k.pottle@hotelhenry.com or call 716.882.1970 with questions.

Thin Man Brewery is following up their Zwanze Day celebration and yesterday’s Zwanze Sloppy Seconds with a tapping of De Struise Brouwers Cuvée Delphine and Blue Monk Reserve at 6pm.

20770327_10159210523245261_6573183018878020302_nWestern New York breweries and craft beer bars will form bands to compete for a great cause at New York Beer Project’s Battle of the Brewery Bands. All proceeds go to the local Music is Art Program formed by Robby Takac that does so many wonderful musical things for our kids of Western New York.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

Buffalo Beer Week Day 3: Sunday Sunday Sunday

21616251_494838794215991_7907002555314808878_nBuffalo Beer Week rolls on, and while we all enjoy the sunshine and the heat of this September summer and fight off hangovers from the Ballpark Brew Bash and subsequent after parties, there is still work to do today and much beer to be drank.

Today brings everything from Belgian beer sloppy seconds to an Oktoberfest and literal beer funeral, so grab a Lyft and get to it. Go Bills.

If you missed out on Zwanze Day (or you’re just craving more Belgian), then visit Thin Man Brewery on our second day of Buffalo Beer Week for some Zwanze Sloppy Seconds (11am). The event features exclusive bottles, great hard-to-find sours, and much more.

New York Beer Project’s German Oktoberfest, the second of their Oktoberfest celebrations, features German costumes, contests and games of skill, all while Prost!, NYBP’s German lager, which won the Best in Show medal at the Raise a Glass East Coast Beer Competition, flows from the taps. Live music comes courtesy by The Bergholz German Band from 3-7pm.

21751785_1876003449092835_5734246065724772993_nRusty Nickel Brewing Company is offering half prices flights for all of you who went to the Ball Park Brew Bash yesterday. Just show your ticket and you’re all set.

Join Community Beer Works at 2pm for their annual Wake of Rutherford B. Haze. Enjoy a couple drinks at Hot Mama’s Canteen before you proceed to the corner of Grant and Amherst at 3pm to start the parade as we solemnly walk down Amherst Street in mourning for our dearest departed Rutherford B. Haze. Goodnight sweet prince, we’ll see you next year.

Pizza Plant Transit will have some unusual and weird brews from Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery at the Flying Monkeys Canadian Rock Show, 3pm. On tap Pizza Plant will have Flying Monkeys’ Juicy Ass American IPA, Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale, Smashbomb Atomic American IPA, Chocolate Manifesto Triple Chocolate Milk Stout and Paranormal Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Flights will be served and we will have some great Canadian rock music playing all day.

ThinkstockPhotos-475462252West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These next 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.

Buffalo Beer Week Day 2: Hold On To Your Butts

ballpark brew bashYes, just as Samuel L. Jackson’s Ray Arnold famously said in Jurassic Park, everyone needs to ‘hold onto their butts’ come the second day of Buffalo Beer Week. This is the day, the day when all hell breaks loose as it is undoubtedly the busiest, most jam packed day of this 10 day stretch. So, let’s not waste any more time with small talk.

The 2017 Ballpark Brew Bash takes place at Coca-Cola Field, 4-7pm. The event, sponsored by Consumers Beverages, features over 50 breweries from across the globe, local favorites and New York institutions. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets.com. Then after the Brew Bash, head to Lockhouse Distillery for the official after party with The Rifts at 7pm. After parties are also happening at SATO Brewpub and Pearl Street Brewery.

2nd annual pumking festSouthern Tier Brewing Company will hold the second annual Pumking Festival. The event, 12pm-6pm on the grounds of Southern Tier in Lakewood, will play host to a number of special features including Pumking & Warlock brewery exclusive variants, gourd bowling, seasonally inspired cuisine, live music from the Keith Shuskie Band & the release of their Rum Barrel Aged Pumking Ale. This event is free and open to the public.

Hamm & Fattey’s bottle shop in Hamburg will offer $6 flights all day long.

Although Thin Man Brewery’s Zwanze Day is sold out, the event is still open to the public as a number of Cantillon beers will be available on tap and via bottle pour. On top of the 2017 Zwanze beer, Thin Man will offer pours of Cantillon Gueuze, Cuvée St-Gilloise, Vigneronne, St-Lamvinus, and Nath (pronounced ‘Nat’ – a rhubarb lambic), in addition to many others. Doors open at 11am.

The first annual Oktoberfest bash at Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston is also happening. The first time event will feature German food, live music and specials on Brickyard Brewing’s Dunkel, Oktoberfest and other fall beers.

Barkeeper pulling a pint of beerCocktoberfest, Woodcock Brothers Brewing’s longest running annual brewery party of the year, starts at noon. The festivities include live music from 12pm – 10pm, featuring Queen City Lights (12:30-3:30pm), Maria Aurigema (4-7pm) and Blue Rocket Trio (7-10pm), authentic style German food specials like house-made beer bratwurst with kraut and potato pancake, weiner schnitzel with braised red cabbage and potato pancake and sauerbraten with spatzle and braised red cabbage. Dress up in your finest Lederhosen or German garb and receive $1 off a pint.

Exham Priory, Barksdales, Kickstart Rumble and Lower Town Trio will take the stage at Mr. Goodbar at 7pm.

West Shore Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company will also be open every day during Buffalo Beer Week.

Keep it locked to www.buffalobeerweek.com for more daily blog posts regarding all of the beers, all of the events and all of the happenings going on throughout Buffalo Beer Week. These 10 days are about beer yes, but above all else, drink responsibly and be safe. If you need a ride home, try Lyft. New users can download the Lyft app and use the promo code ‘BNBA’ to receive four $5 credits towards rides.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.