5 Buffalo Beer Briefs to Know This Week: March 17

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Brian Campbell

Published on March 17, 2021

Each week we round up the best and biggest Buffalo beer news, releases, and events happening in Buffalo and Western New York. Here’s what’s trending:

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1. Brickyard’s Fourth Annual 1812 Night to Be Held Virtually

Brickyard’s Fourth Annual 1812 Night, which takes place on March 26, will be held virtually. For $30, you’ll receive a 4-pack of Cunning Use of Flags English IPA and a bottle of Bayonet the Whole Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine, as well as access to a Zoom seminar on the role of Old Fort Niagara in the War of 1812, and the beer it has inspired. A demonstration of traditional Native American music will be performed by Jordan Smith. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Old Fort Niagara Association. There will be a 100 person limit. Purchase tickets here.


2. CBW to Donate Sales From Good Neighbor IPA to Boys & Girls Club

Community Beer Works are donating $1 from each sale of six packs of their Good Neighbor IPA throughout March and April to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns. Good Neighbor IPA features notes of soft tropical fruit, fleshy pineapple, and orange notes with a balanced hop bitterness. Six packs of Good Neighbor IPA can be found at the brewery and most everywhere great beer is sold. Find out more information and track weekly updates of sales and donations here.

New Brewery, Restaurant & Event Venue by The Grange / West Rose Team

3. Grange Community Kitchen Team Plan Orchard Park Brewery

The team behind the Grange Community Kitchen in the Village of Hamburg has announced plans to bring a new brewery/restaurant to the former American Legion Post 567/VFW Post 6247 at 3740 N. Buffalo St. in Orchard Park. The space features nearly 17,000 square feet, and will have seating for approximately 125 guests, an event hall, and shaded courtyard with fire pits. Owners say they plan to maintain community traditions like bocce tournaments and weekly bingo. Former Thin Man brewer P.J. Dunn is also part of the project. They hope to be open before the end of the year. Read the full post detailing everything we know so far.

West Shore Brewing

4. West Shore Brewing Welcomes Spring With 2 New Releases

West Shore are welcoming the warmer weather with a pair of new beers, Dynamic Breaks New England IPA, brewed with malted and flaked oats and Motueka, Cashmere and Cascade hops for notes of tropical citrus, lime, and herbal hints of black peppercorn, and Carrying Green Gose, a 4.2% sour ale with ginger and green tea. Both will be available at the brewery on March 27 (11am).


5. Triple Can Release Coming to Big Ditch Brewing

This weekend, Big Ditch Brewing is debuting Clearly Confused Blonde Stout and Black Light German-style Black Lager (a rebranded version of Fall Black) in cans, and bringing back Shipshape Pilsner. Clearly Confused is rich and roasty with lactose, coffee, hazelnut, and cocoa nibs ($14.99), and Black Light features a subtle roast character, smooth bready malts, and slightly spicy hops ($12.99). These beers are on sale March 19 (11am). Pre-order starting March 18 (8pm) at

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Brian Campbell</a>

Written by Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the 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, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).
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