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 Buffalo beer news and events happening in our community.
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Here is this week’s Buffalo Beer Buzz:
3 Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts Dropping at Pressure Drop Brewing
Pressure Drop is releasing their resident imperial stout, Blacklicious, barrel aged three ways – Rum, Rye, and Bourbon – on February 13. Bourbon 2020 was aged in Tommyrotter bourbon barrels, Rye 2020 was aged in Hartman Distilling rye whiskey barrels, and Rum 2020 was aged in Lakeward Spirits rum barrels. 500mL bottles are $13. Limited 1.5L magnum bottles of each are available for $40. Preorder now at pressure-drop-brewing.square.site/.
Community Beer Works to Release Peach Cobbler-Inspired Pilsner
From the mind of CBW Cellarman Matthew Singletary comes Peach Cobbler Pilsner, which CBW will be releasing on February 12 (3pm). This pilsner features notes of peaches and cobbler/pie spices to create a unique take on a pils. Available in 16oz. 4-packs. Preorder now at communitybeerworks.com/deliveries.
Triple Stout Release This Weekend at 42 North Brewing
42 North is releasing a trio of stouts, Horchata Stout (inspired by Mexican-style Horchata with cinnamon, vanilla, and almond milk from Elmhurst 1925), Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Army Russian Imperial Stout (coffee, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and oak), and Fenian’s Raid Dry Irish Stout (brewed with Northern Brewer Hops), on February 13. Pre-order now at theoutpost42n.com.
Big Ditch Teams with Mr. Goodbar for February Beer Club
For their monthly Virtual Beer Club, Mr. Goodbar has teamed with Thin Man, Flying Bison, and now Big Ditch, who will join them on February 10 (8pm). Join the livestream on Big Ditch or Goodbar’s Instagram and Facebook as viewers will be led through a curated tasting session. Beer packs are $25 (Hayburner, Cannon Call DIPA, Shipshape Pilsner, Chocolate Cream Porter, BBA Towpath Imperial Stout, Berry Vision) and you can reserve yours by messaging Mr. Goodbar on social media. Pickups at Goodbar only.
New Smoothie Beer Coming to First Line Brewing
On February 11, First Line will release their first ever smoothie-style beer, Boozie Smoothie, a Strawberry, Marshmallow, and Pop Tart Smoothie-style Beer, that was conditioned on strawberry purée, fluffy marshmallows, and Pop Tarts. This beer doesn’t contain lactose. 4-pack 16oz. cans are $20.
Triple Beer Release at Thin Man This Weekend
On February 12, Thin Man will release their Enrico Palazzo Imperial Stout, a collaboration with Bluejacket (Washington, D.C.) and Mean Sardine Brewery (Ericera, Portugal), that was aged in Tommyrotter bourbon barrels for 13 months. This beer features cold brew coffee from Buffalo (Public) and Maryland (Vigilante) and flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, light vanilla, and peppers. They will also release Habitable Exoplanets, a peach, blackberry raspberry sour ale, and Mondo Cane, a Diamant dry hopped Italian Style Pilsner. Preorder now on Oznr.
12 Gates Brewing will release Lovers Blood Chocolate Milk Stout on February 10 (4pm). This stout has been aged on milk sugar with pure cacao, strawberries, and raspberries.