Buffalo Beer Buzz: Big Ditch Brewing to Release Third, And Likely Final, Bidwell Wild Ale

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Brian Campbell

Published on August 26, 2020

Buffalo Beer Buzz

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Buffalo has an impeccable beer scene. When we think we’ve seen it all, we are reminded that Buffalo goes beyond the typical beer with some mega creations and collaborations. Each week we round up the biggest news and events, all happening in the beer community. While the beer scene is currently making adjustments due to COVID-19, we still have plenty to share in this weeks Buffalo Beer Buzz:


Big Ditch Brewing to Release Third, And Likely Final, Bidwell Wild Ale

Big Ditch will release the third, and likely last, Bidwell Wild, a wild ale brewed in collaboration with the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. Bidwell Wild uses unsold fruit (2020 version features berries, peaches, and grapes) from local farmers (2020 version uses fruit exclusively from Erdle Farm) as a source of wild yeast and bacteria instead of brewer’s yeast. It’s aged approximately 2 years prior to sale in wine barrels from Leonard Oakes Estate Winery. A portion of sales will be donated back to the Elmwood Village Farmers Market. On sale August 28 ($16, no limits). Available on draft as well.

Southern Tier’s Public Day 2020 Coming to The Empty Pint

Southern Tier Brewing Company’s annual celebration of all things beer, food and music, is coming to The Empty Pint in Lakewood on August 29 (12pm). The free event will feature a number of STBC’s beers, including Marzen, Pilsner, Creme Brulee, Samoa This, No Bake IPA, Harvest, Rumking, Pub Ale R&D Juicy, Pumking, Mango Crush, Warlock, Pumking Milkshake, & Pumking Nitro, as well as a full slate of live music from DTO (12pm to 3pm) and Big Sauce Trio (5pm to 8pm). Public Day will also feature an outdoor BBQ and exclusive t-shirts. Public displays of beer affection are strongly encouraged.


Resurgence Brewing’s Kegs & Eggs is Back With Breakfast & Beer

Resurgence Brewing Company’s periodical celebration of experimental brews and breakfast foods is back on August 30 (11am) at their Chicago Street location. The beer list includes a number small batch beers, like Arnold Palmer Sour, Sex on the Beach/Beergarden Sour, Watermelon IPA, Styrian Cardinal Dry Hopped IPA (this hop has notes of citrus, gooseberry and pineapple), Lime Seltzer, Blueberry Pilsner, Lemon Ginger Kolsch, Hibiscus Guava and Blood Orange Saison, as well as a cask of Maple Cinnamon Oktoberfest. There will also be a limited amount of cans of Ward Rainbow Sour (4-pack, 16oz. cans), which you can preorder on HopMule.

Thin Man Brewery to Release Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Märzen

Thin Man is taking this whole Oktoberfest beer thing to the next level, while making you forget it’s still summer, with Das Schützenfest Rye Barrel Aged Imperial Märzen, which will be released on August 28. Das Schützenfest is their Imperial Marzen aged in Templeton Rye barrels, a heavy hitter that clocks in at 9.2%. It’s rich with notes of vanilla, honey and toffee; the strong maltiness is balanced by the spice of the rye and complimented by vanilla & caramel from the oak and warming alcohol. Das Schützenfest will be available in cans and on draft in very limited amounts.

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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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