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6 Buffalo Beer Briefs to Know This Week: Jan. 25

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Written by Brian Campbell

Published on January 25, 2023

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. El Duderino Coffee IPA Release at Resurgence Brewing

The 2022 winner from The Dude Hates Cancer Homebrew Competition, El Duderino Coffee IPA, will see a release on January 28 (12pm) at Resurgence. The beer comes from the minds and brew kettles of homebrewers Brian and Lori Meyer. The first pint of El Duderino is on the house and $1 from every pint and $2 from every 4-pack sold at the event goes to The Dude Hates Cancer and blood cancer research. El Duderino will be available on draft and in 4-pack cans to go.


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2. Beer List Announced for 3rd Annual Barrel Jam at 42 North

42 North Brewing has announced the beer list for the third Barrel Jam Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on February 4. 42 North will feature a Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout and BBA Quad, Prison City is bringing Barrel Aged Wham Whams (Four Roses/Buffalo Trace), Eli Fish Brewing will tap Will It?, an imperial stout aged in Willett Bourbon barrels for 18 months and Wild Raspberry Pillow Talk, a mixed fermentation ale aged in oak for 18 months, Thin Man will tap Bourbon Barrel Aged Awesome Jenkins (Batch #3: Willett). Find the full beer list here. The event runs 2-5pm (VIP at 1pm). All tickets include a complimentary tasting glass and a food voucher for Fat Bob’s BBQ. Tickets on sale here.

3. Pair of Big Ditch Beers Return This Weekend

This weekend, Big Ditch Brewing will bring back a pair of popular brews in Cyclops Romance IPA and Excavator Brown Ale. Cyclops Romance is a hazy IPA brewed with Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, and Vic Secret hops for aromas and notes of honeydew, white grape, and mandarin orange, while Excavator, debuting in 16oz. cans, features seven different malts to achieve a rich, yet smooth flavor balance. Both beers will be available in 16oz. 4-packs and on draft at our taproom beginning on January 27 (11am). They will see limited distribution next week.

4. Thin Man to Release Meier’s Creek Collab, Orangemen Giveaway

On January 27, Thin Man will release a new collaboration with Meier’s Creek, Orange Pumps, a crisp, refreshing and crushable spunded lager with orange peel, on draft and in cans to go. Then, on January 28, the brewery is holding a viewing party and ticket giveaway at their Elmwood location. At 6:30pm, Thin Man will air the Syracuse and Virginia Tech game and will give away 2 tickets to Syracuse vs. Duke on February 18 (Section 122 Row AA). For every pour of Orange Pumps, you get a ticket. Winner will be chosen via raffle after the game.

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5. Doppelbock Release Party at Hofbräuhaus Buffalo

Hofbrauhaus is tapping their Doppelbock on February 4 (6pm) and will be joined by celebrity keg tappers from Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. Doppelbock features notes of dark fruits like plum and raisin and toasted bread. The Auslanders will take the stage from 6-8p. Guests will receive a complimentary 0.3 liter of Doppelbock and Stein Club members will receive a full liter. For reservations, call (716) 939-BEER (2337) or visit hofbrauhausbuffalo.com.

6. Participating Breweries Announced for the 2023 Brewer’s Invitational

The 2023 Brewers Invitational takes place February 5 (2-5pm) at New York Beer Project and a limited amount of tickets still remain. The participating brewery list has been announced, which includes Froth, Brazen Brewing, Big Ditch, Wandering Gypsy, Britesmith Brewing, Beltline Brewing, West Shore Brewing, Spotted Octopus, Illumination Meadery, Community Beer Works and more. For $50, you will receive a commemorative glass, gift card for NYBP’s gastropub menu, and access to over 50 innovative brews from 30 local breweries, cideries and meaderies. Grab tickets here.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/b-campbell/" 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 brian@buffalobeerleague.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).
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