Buffalo Beer Buzz: Farm to Pint is the New Farm to Table

Celebrate All Things Local during Farm to Pint Week

Farm to Pint Week, which celebrates Western New York’s history of brewing, vineyards, heritage hog farms, cheese makers, cideries and distilleries, gets underway at the First Annual F2P Expo, May 13 (12pm-3pm) at Pizza Plant Transit. Representatives from Blackbird Cider Works, Dispenza’s sausage, Reverie Creamery and Flat #12 mushrooms will be on hand, as will a number of F2P brewers. F2P beer specials and a special F2P pod will be available at Pizza Plant all week. The 4th Annual Farm to Pint, which features all locally-sourced beers from Buffalo-Niagara breweries, takes place at Hamburg Brewing on Sunday, May 14, 12pm-8pm.



New Pearl Street IPA Strikes Right in the Kisser

Pearl Street is ushering in summer with a beer that really emulates the warmer months – Right in the Kisser Strawberries and Cream IPA, a New England style IPA brewed with strawberry extract, vanilla beans and a heaping helping of Belma hops. “It ain’t no fruit beer, that’s for sure,” head brewer Chris Herr says. “It’s definitely an IPA with a subtle character of vanilla and strawberry that enhance the flavor and aroma, but it’s not over powering at all.” Right in the Kisser won the Dears, Beers and Cheers home brew competition and is the brainchild of Alex Buckley.


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Resurgence Brewing is Expanding to Batavia

Rochester, get ready: Resurgence Brewing has announced plans to open a new brewpub, a beer garden that will serve their full line of beers, restaurant and brewery focused on brewing sour beer in Batavia as part of the Ellicott Station on Ellicott Street on the edge of Downtown Batavia. Resurgence was reportedly looking for a location separate from their current Buffalo location because the sour beer brewing process is different and the yeasts involved can’t mix with the other brews. Construction should begin by August and Resurgence should open its doors during the first quarter of 2018, according to reports.



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Trio of New Beer Coming to New York Beer Project

Plenty of new beers are set to hit the taps in the coming weeks at New York Beer Project. Supernatural, a kettle sour brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo hops plus passionfruit returns on May 11, Black Walnut Saison, brewed with malted barley from Niagara Craft Malt, malted red wheat from Batavia’s NY Craft Malt and Cascade and Chinook hops from Vertical Vines in Lockport is coming May 14 and then the next day, May 15, Hawaiian Destination, a spin-off of their flagship IPA, Destination, with Zythos, Falconer’s Flight, Jarrylo, and Simcoe hops and hibiscus, ginger, and mangos, will be tapped.

About Taste NY

This article was created in partnership with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park.

Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.



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