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 happening in the beer community. Here is this weeks Buffalo Beer Buzz:
REAL. BUFFALO. BEER
Buffalocal brands are distributed throughout Western New York by Try-It Distributing, the premier beer distributor serving the city since 1928. You can find Buffalocal brands at your local grocery stores, neighborhood bottle shops, convenience stores, the stadium, the arena, the ballpark, restaurants, pubs, and music venues.
Spring Classes Begin at Trocaire’s Brewing & Distilling Program
Classes are starting up for the spring semester at Trocaire College’s Brewing, Distilling and Fermentation Science Program. Intro to Brewing, which runs Mondays, February 10 – April 13 (6-9:30pm, $495) covers the historical aspects of brewing and distilling with ingredients, equipment and process requirements involved in brewing and distilling. Sensory Evaluation of Beer, Wednesdays, February 12 – April 15 (6-9:30pm, $495) will teach students to develop sensory skills and learn terminology used in the alcohol beverage industry. Science of Brewing and Distilling, Saturdays, February 15 – April 18 (9-12:30pm, $495) includes in-depth lessons on yeast and bacteria microbiology. Visit trocaire.edu/brewing for more information.
Official Beer List Announced for 42 North’s Inaugural Barrel Jam
The official beer list has been announced for 42 North Brewing’s inaugural Barrel Jam, a barrel-aged beer, music & winter celebration on February 1 (2:30pm) at 42 North. 42 Below Barrel House will debut their latest barrel aged creation, Snow Stone, a plum & blueberry-packed Oud Bruin (Flanders Brown) aged in American Whiskey Barrels, in addition to other beers like Prison City Barrel Aged Wham Whams, Beer Tree Co. Triple Pineapple Creamsicle IPA and more. The event will also host local music, a Rail Jam Freestyle Ski competition, local distilleries and more. Tickets are $45 and are available here.
First Ever Cask Fest to Take Place at Brickyard Brewing
Cask Festival 2020 at Brickyard Brewing Company, a first time cask fest that will play host to nothing but the finest cask beer from some of New York’s best breweries like 42 North, Other Half Brewing, Buffalo Brewing Company, 12 Gates Brewing, Pressure Drop and more sharing a variety of styles from lagers to IPAs to fruited sours to scotch ales, will take place at the Lewiston brewery on February 15 (3pm). Tickets are $25 and include sampling glass, access to over 20 cask beers, special curated draft sampling upstairs and more. Tickets can be purchased right now at BBCcaskfest.brownpapertickets.com.
Five and 20 Brewing Takes Over the Taps at Eden Pub
Westfield’s Five and 20 Spirits & Brewing are taking their talents to Eden on January 31 (7pm), where they will be taking over the taps at the Eden Pub. The takeover will feature most of Five and 20’s beer canon, including New York Cream Ale, Grape Lakes American Wheat, Pale Ale, Rye Pale Ale, Tiramisu Stout and the debut of Flame Cranium (American Red Ale). Come and be a part of some of the first pours of this beer. In addition, Head Brewer, Paul Alessi, will also be on hand to talk about the beer and answer any questions.