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:
Mr. Goodbar Teams With Flying Bison for January Beer Club
After a very successful run with Thin Man Brewery last month, Mr. Goodbar is welcoming in Flying Bison Brewing for their January edition of Goodbar Beer Club. Join the livestream on Instagram or Facebook on January 13 (8pm) as Goodbar welcomes Flying Bison Head Brewer Colin Herzog, who will lead viewers through a curated tasting session. 6-packs of FBBC beer are $25 (Buffalo Kolsch 716, Paula’s Red Velvet Ale, Spot Coffee Stout, 716 IPA, Juice Caboose IPA, Herc Barelywine), and can be picked up Wednesday and Thursday (4-7pm) and Friday and Saturday (12pm-8pm) (by appointment). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve yours.
West Shore Brewing Plans Double Release for Wild Card Weekend
Stock up on new beer for the Bills game at West Shore Brewing on January 9. They are opening early if you want to hangout outside, socially distanced, while getting amped for the game! West Shore is releasing Notch 8 Double IPA, an 8% New England-style Double IPA with lactose, combining Mosaic, Engima, Galaxy, Idaho Gem and Chinook hops, and Open Bags Sour IPA (a collaboration with Lilly Belle Meads and Eli Fish Brewing), a sour that tastes like dry hopped Sunny D. that was blended with lime and blood orange. Both beers will be available in 16oz. 4-pack cans.
Community Beer Works Dropping New Bills-Themed Playoff Beer
Where would you rather be than Right Here Right Now, at Community Beer Works? That’s the name of the new beer CBW is releasing on January 7. Right Here Right Now is a lightly hopped hometown ale that is crisp, quick, and clean. This easy-drinking beer is perfect for gametime. Limited edition 12oz six-packs will be available at brewery on Thursday and select stores after. Pre-order at communitybeerworks.com. Fill a case with six-packs of Right Here Right Now or Let’s Go Pils and receive a free mini flag from Oxford Pennant.
New Barrel Aged Beer From New York Beer Project
New York Beer Project is releasing a seasonal appropriate brew in Abominable Snowman, a vanilla white stout aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. NYBP Victor Head Brewer Ben Elford aged half of this batch on vanilla beans in Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon barrels, resulting in a golden stout with a creamy white head, leading to barrel and sweet vanilla aromas, a smooth, slightly sweet mouthfeel, and a warming finish. This 8.9% brew is available now.
More Bills-Themed Playoff Beers Releasing This Week
Watch the Bills begin their deep playoff run in style with these new Bills Mafia-approved brews. Resurgence Brewing is releasing Playoff Pils (4-pack cans, January 7), First Line Brewing is releasing Beasts in the East Buffalo IPA (4-pack cans, January 7), and Brickyard Brewing is releasing Number 17 West Coast IPA (4-pack cans, January 8). Go Bills.