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1. Britesmith Brewing to Introduce New Food Truck
The Williamsville brewery has announced plans to add a food truck to its operations to service private and public events. The food truck, which is expected to debut at a Buffalo Bills game this November, will help to expand Britesmith’s catering opportunities, and will replace field kitchens and backyard tents, especially for menu items such as fried chicken sandwiches, pizza and mac and cheese, according to Schutte Hospitality Group president David Schutte.
2. Shalooby Loofer Brewing Coming to Clarence Hollow
Add another name to the list of future Western New York breweries – Shalooby Loofer Brewing, who have announced plans to open at 10737 Main Street in Clarence next year. Tentative plans for the brewery are to convert a 3-car garage into a brewery and tasting room equipped with a Ruby Pro 1 BBL Electric Brew House. The name comes from the nicknames of the owner’s daughters, Madison (Shalooby) and Maggie (Loofer). Stay tuned to shaloobyloofer.com for more information. They’ve also launched the Founder Guild for those looking to help the fledgling brewery. You can get more info and join here.
3. Community Beer Works to Release Bill’s Berry Berry Sour Ale
Community Beer Works’ Bill’s beer series continues with Bill’s Berry Berry Sour Ale, which will be release on Sept. 23. The beer is brewed with blueberry, lemon, ginger and Philly Sour yeast. This is the third release in the series, following Bill’s Garage White IPA and Bill’s Vintage Sweater New England IPA. Bill’s Berry Berry Sour Ale will be available in cans and on draft.
4. Two New Malty Beers Coming to Thin Man Brewery
Fall months and colder weather call for darker, meltier beers and Thin Man got the memo. On Sept. 23 they will release two such beers – Alternative Maltster (shoutout to all Stiff Little Fingers fans), an altbier with notes of coffee and dark chocolate and roast, and Merry Go Round, a floral malty lager with notes of toasted bread, light caramel, honey and spicy and floral noble hops. Both beers will be available at both Thin Man taprooms on Friday.
5. One-Eyed Cat Brewing to Go Back To The Alley
While they now have a taproom on Main Street in Williamsville, One-Eyed Cat Brewing is throwing it back to their roots with a Back to the Alley Pop-Up –style event on Sept. 24 (12pm). The brewery will be pouring beer samples outside from a jockey box, including a wet hopped version of Electrum Amber Ale and a new chocolate oatmeal stout, along with craft vendors, food from Pork Bellies BBQ, including BBQ Sundaes, and more.
6. Hamburg Brewing, Mercy Hospital to Release Code Brew
Hamburg Brewing Company and Mercy Hospital have teamed up for the release of Code Brew Irish Red Ale, which will benefit the Mercy Hospital Helping Hands Fund, a special fund to help associates in need. Proceeds from the sale of 4-packs will go to benefit the Mercy Hospital Foundation. The foundation sponsored a Name That Brew Contest during National Hospital Week, which was won by three Mercy Hospital associates, Alex Kern (Patient Care Services), Douglas George (Spiritual Care) and Nicole Jakubik, RN (Ambulatory Surgery). Right now, Code Brew is not available to the public, but could be in the future.