6 Buffalo Beer Briefs to Know This Week: April 7

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Written by Brian Campbell

Published on April 7, 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. Southern Tier to Release Perfect Beer for the Summer Months

Just in time for warmer weather, Southern Tier Brewing will release Nice Slice, a watermelon session ale. Nice Slice balances big watermelon flavor with drinkability, resulting in an easy drinking beer with a splash of summery melon. Look for Nice Slice soon in select markets wherever great beer is sold and in their taprooms in 6-pack 12oz cans and on draft.


2. 42 North Teams With Beer Tree on West Gose East Fruited Sour

42 North Brewing has teamed up with Port Crane’s Beer Tree Beer Co. on West Gose East, a rum runner cocktail-inspired fruited sour, that was brewed to celebrate their distribution expansion into Central New York and the Greater Rochester Area. West Gose East will be released April 10 (12pm). This fruited gose is packed with pineapple, blackberry, banana, coconut, tangerine, key lime, blood orange, cara cara orange, and lactose. Pre-order for pick-up at 42 North is now available online at

3. Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition Open for 2021

The Erie County Fair Homebrew Competition is back on 2021 and the winner will have their beer or cider brewed at Flying Bison Brewing or BlackBird Cider Works. You have until April 30 to enter your homebrew for a chance to win. Entry fee is $15 (includes a ticket to the fair) and judging will take place on May 16 at Flying Bison. The last winning homebrew was a German Leichtbier. For more information and to enter, visit


4. Fattey Beer Co. to Expand to Ellicottville, North Tonawanda

Fattey Beer Co., a bottle shop with locations in Hamburg, Buffalo and Orchard Park, have announced plans to open two additional locations in the Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda, and at the former Groove Fitness in Ellicottville (6696 Rte. 219). The NT location will be similar to the OP location with seating for roughly 48 inside and 48 outside, and Ellicottville will feature a fire pit, outdoor seating and outdoor games in warmer months and potentially a curling rink during the winter. They will also be able to host private events. Both locations are set to open this summer.

5. Resurgence Brewing Launches New DDH IPA Case Deal

If you’re looking to stock up on Double Dry Hopped IPAs, look no further than Resurgence Brewing. You can now get a mixed case of their most popular DDH IPAs – DDH The Surge, DDH Resurgence IPA and DDH Citmo – for $70 at the brewery.


6. Pressure Drop to Hold Special Sour Beer Sale

In order to make room for new beer, Pressure Drop Brewing is running a special sour beer loading dock sale on April 10 (12-5pm). They will be offering three of their sours for $10 per 4-pack – Second Summer, The Bubble Experience, and Up to 11.

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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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