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1. New York Beer Project to Celebrate Seventh Anniversary
NYBP is turning seven and is celebrating with an entire weekend of beer releases and events, November 17 – 20. Baby Got Bock Dopplebock, named by contest winner Kelly Ferguson, a traditional German Weizenbock with notes of baked banana bread, spice, nuts, and raisins, will be release Nov. 17, Righteous Dudette Imperial IPA (11am) return Nov. 18, Anniversary Silent Disco (8pm) takes place Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21 will feature Anniversary Champagne Brunch (10am) and NYBP Tree Lighting Ceremony (5pm), including the release of Hibeernation Winter Warmer.
2. Three New Brickyard Brewing Beers Coming This Weekend
Lewiston’s Brickyard Brewing is in for a busy weekend with three beer releases. On Nov. 18, the brewery will hold a triple can release – Christmas in Munich, a 5.4% traditional German dark lager brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, Allspice and vanilla, Lewiston Lager, an easy drinking 4.6% lager with Pilsner malt and citrus forward hops that drinks as easy as the Niagara flows and Erie Amber, brewed with British malts and whole leaf Erie hops sprung from the tracks of the old Erie Railroad in Forestville. Cans and draft will be available at 4pm at the brewery this Friday.
3. It’s Time for Big Ditch Brewing’s Annual Stoutsgiving
A true sign that stout season has returned, Big Ditch’s annual celebration of all things dark beer returns on Nov. 23 (11am). This year will see the release on 9 new beers, including 2022 Bourbon Barrel Aged Aqueduct Imperial Stout 2022 (draft, 500mL bottles), 2022 Aqueduct Rare (draft, 500mL bottles), 2022 Aqueduct Double Barrel 2022 (draft, 500mL bottles), 2022 Aqueduct Café 2022 (draft, 500mL bottles), 2022 Aqueduct Port (draft, 500mL bottles), Mudlarked Imperial Stout with Tiramisu (draft, 4-packs of 16oz cans), Mudlarked Imperial Stout with Chocolate Toffee (draft, 4-packs of 16oz cans), Maple Bacon Make Me Wanna Stout (draft only) and Rum Barrel Aged Cinnamon Apple (draft only). Bottles and cans will be available for preorder Wednesday, Nov. 23 at big-ditch-brewing-company.square.site.
4. Magic Bear Beer Cellar, BriarBrothers Team For New Beer
Larkin’s Magic Bear Beer Cellar has teamed up with neighbors BriarBrothers Brewing on Yeah That’s…M.A.G.I.C. New England IPA, a new small batch collaborative brew that can only be found at the BriarBrothers Brewing taproom currently and Magic Bear Beer Cellar on Nov. 18 (6pm). Yeah That’s…M.A.G.I.C. is brewed with a special blend of Mosaic, Amarillo, Galaxy, Idaho 7 and Citra hops to create aromas of stone fruit, followed by notes of guava and mandarin oranges.
5. Hamburg Brewing Release New Lager, Dessert Sour for the Winter
Hamburg Brewing has released a new Winter Lager and I’ll Bring Dessert Carrot Cake Pastry Brown Ale in time for winter. The 6.3% lager is lightly spiced with figs and cardamom and features a smooth and warming finish, while I’ll Bring Dessert is the perfect accompaniment for your post-holiday dinner; a creamy carrot cake brown ale with layers of fruit and spice throughout. Winter Lager is available in 12oz. 6-packs and I’ll Bring Dessert is available in 16oz. 4-pack cans. Both will be available wherever great craft beer is sold soon.
6. 42 North Announces Barrel Jam 2023, New Double IPA
Ultimate Answer DIPA, the fourth creation from 42 North Brewing’s “Brewery at the End of the Universe” series, will be released Nov. 19. This Double IPA features Cashmere, Strata and Triumph hops that delivers sweet berry and tropical melon notes. This series, which also includes Definitely Panic, Finite Probability and, most recently, Unparalleled Universe, pushes the boundaries of recipe development and ingredients. After it is released at the taproom, it will be available wherever great craft beer is sold.
7. Barrel Jam Barrel-Aged Beer Festival
Additionally, the third annual Barrel Jam Barrel-Aged Beer Festival will return to 42 North on February 4. The event celebrates the art of barrel-aging beers with live music and winter sports around the brewery “campus” at 42 North. Featured breweries will each pour their barrel-crafted offerings for festival goers to taste. There will also be a Rail Jam ski/snowboard competition with a ramp and rail and live music from Functional Flow (8-11 pm). Tickets include a complimentary tasting glass and a food voucher for Fat Bob’s BBQ. VIP and pre-sale general admission tickets are now on sale here.