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1. Steelbound Brewery & Distillery Coming to Hamburg
Steelbound Brewery & Distillery, who currently have locations in Springville and Ellicottville, will soon open a third location in Hamburg, a brewery source has confirmed. While details are scarce, Peg’s Place Restaurant, located on Lake Shore Road in Hamburg, posted a rendering of a new two-story brewery & distillery with a rooftop patio on Facebook. Work to clear a large lot next to Peg’s has been underway for the past few months. There is no word on when they plan to break ground.
2. Community Beer Works is Giving Us the Business With New Variety Pack
CBW is pushing the boundaries of what a Double IPA can be with their new mixed 6-pack, which is available May 14 (3pm, $21.99, plus tax/deposit). The variety pack features Business Professional, a hazy DIPA brewed with London III ale yeast and double dry-hopped with Citra and BRU-1 hops to create a juicy and tropical hop-bomb, Business Casual, a DIPA with Mandarin oranges, brewed with Amarillo and Waimea hops and mandarin orange puree, and Business Formal, a sour DIPA double dry-hopped with Waimea, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Pre-order now at communitybeerworks.com.
3. Pressure Drop Brewing Joins Mr. Goodbar’s Beer Club
For their May edition of Beer Club, Mr. Goodbar will be joined by Pressure Drop Brewing on May 12 (8pm). Join the livestream on Pressure Drop’s or Goodbar’s Instagram and Facebook as viewers will be led through a curated tasting session. Beer packs are $25 (Aunt Gladys Loganberry Sour, Strummer Belgian Blonde, BuckStar Coffee Cream Porter, Sticky Icky Hazy IPA, Philosophy of Logic Hazy IPA, Cross Faded Hazy DIPA) and you can reserve yours by messaging Mr. Goodbar on social media. Beer pickups are available at Goodbar only.
4. Kegs & Eggs Returns to Resurgence Brewing
Kegs & Eggs is back at Resurgence on May 23 (11am), this time bringing a few different flights of experimental beers. The Sour Tea Flight features Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea Sour, Plum Iced Tea Sour, Peach Iced Tea Sour and Watermelon Iced Tea Sour, and the Mixed Flight has Golden (Buffalo) Currant Conehead (Conehead with Golden Currant puree), Evergreen IPA (a new hop experiment), Raspberry Ginger Pils and Pink Lemonade Shandy. There will also be two casks – Chocolate Lager and Fizzy Bubbler Gin and Tonic Seltzer.
5. Big Ditch Brewing’s Sixth Anniversary Party
Big Ditch is turning 6 and they are throwing a party to celebrate. On May 20 (5pm), there are offering free 6th anniversary t-shirts (first 50 attendees), free anniversary cake from The Village Bake Shoppe, gift card raffles, beer slushies and special beers, including Tequila Vision (sour aged in tequila barrels blended with fresh lime juice and sea salt), Threeways IPA (a 12%, 6%, and 4% IPA all made using the exact same ingredients), Anniversary Smoothie-style Sour (brewed with house made banana, strawberry, and marshmallow puree), Saison du Monde (farmhouse ale made with house saison yeast and a blend of wild yeast and bacteria), PBJ Porter Batch #2 and more.
6. Southern Tier’s Public Day Returns to Lakewood
Southern Tier Brewing’s annual celebration, Public Day, returns to Lakewood on May 22. The party will feature three bars serving dozens of specialty beers, including Unearthly DIPA, Coconut Truffle Imperial Stout on Nitro, Pumking, Warlock, Sapsquatch Barrel Aged Barleywine, White Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Stout, Cinnamon Roll Imperial Ale and more. There will also be live music and food. The event is free.