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. Here is this weeks Buffalo Beer Buzz:
Celebrate Pressure Drop’s Third Anniversary With New IPA, Sour
In honor of their third anniversary (they grow up so fast don’t they?), Pressure Drop Brewing are holding a special dock sale on November 28 (12pm), behind the Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward, where you can score cans of Death Lettuce, a hazy 7.5% IPA, and Bubble Experience, a fruited sour with blackberry and peach. Each will be sold in 16oz. 4 packs for $16. Additionally, 4-packs of Sticky Trees will be on sale for $10, and mixed 4-packs are available for $18 (day of, no pre-order). Pre-order here.
Hamburg’s BBA Imperial Stout Grounded Returns with Variants
In honor of Black Friday, Hamburg Brewing is bringing back their Bourbon Barrel Aged Ground Imperial Stout, this time in 4-pack 12oz. cans. In addition to the OG Barrel Blend, aged 14 months in bourbon barrels, there will be 3 variants: Unoaked, the original unaged version, Coffee, infused with a dark roast from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, and Chocolate, infused with liquid chocolate. All available November 27 (12pm). A gift set with 2 cans of each and branded glassware will be available for $50.
They also canned a fresh batch of their Yule Shoot Your Rye Out Spiced Winter Ale.
12 Gates to Launch the 12 Gates of Christmas December 1
If you don’t know what the 12 Gates of Christmas is, its 12 days of releases at 12 Gates Brewing to celebrate their anniversary (December 12). This year, you’ll find beers such as Kiwi NEIPA (Dec. 1), Spicy Porter, Tis The Saison (Orange Honey Saison), Fruity Cereal Sour, Choco Raz Peanut Butter Pastry Stout, Southwest 6 IPA, Tea Time Sour, Reese’s Puffs Porter, Pineapple Milkshake IPA, Professor C. Bananaweizen, Oreo O’s Porter and Wicked TRIPA, Fire Emoji, and Flo-Mingo (Dec. 12). Crowlers ($16) will be available. Complete all 12 for bragging rights, a commemorative shirt, and pint glass. Pre-purchase all beer in advance ($192).
Thin Man Bottles Up the Barrels for Black Friday
Thin Man is releasing a pair of heavy hitters from their barrel aging program, Bourbon Barrel Awesome Jenkins and Poor Decisions Imperial Stout. Awesome Jenkins Imperial Stout (14.88%) was aged in Basil Hayden barrels for 14 months to create notes of cocoa, oak and caramel. Brewed in collaboration with Lervig (Stavanger, Norway), Poor Decisions (15.32%) spent a year in Buffalo Trace barrels. It features milk chocolate, dark honey and toffee. Available November 27. Preorder both on the Oznr app.
Juice Caboose, MacBison Scotch Ale Return to Flying Bison
In addition to their Liquid Christmas Card Holiday Pack, Flying Bison are welcoming back their MacBison Scotch Ale and Juice Caboose IPA this week on November 25. They are also offering 25%-off cases of bottled beers (mix & match). For more info, click here.