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
[/column][column] Buffalocal represents a collective of local craft beverage brands in Buffalo, including local beer, cider, wine, and spirits. Buffalocal’s goal is to connect consumers with local craft beverage choices.
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.
Buffalo Brewpub / Resurgence Brewing Buffalo Breakfast Stout to Be Released
Buffalo Brewpub’s Buffalo Breakfast Stout is making its return on January 9 (6pm) during a special tap takeover event at the Brewpub. This year’s version was brewed with Resurgence Brewing with local maple syrup (Stony Acres Maple Farm in East Aurora), Olmsted Coffee and chocolate bark (Watson’s Chocolates) and aged on local bourbon soaked oak spirals (Five and 20 Spirits and Brewing), BBS features a complex flavor profile, rich milk chocolate, sticky sweet maple syrup and bold coffee aromas with hints of oak and vanilla with a touch of booze. Buffalo Breakfast Stout will be available in cans very soon.
Get Fancy at the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Stouts and Snowflakes Winter Formal at Big Ditch
If dressing up to the nines, drinking great local beer and aiding in the advancement of women in the Western New York beer industry peaks your interest, then don’t miss the Buffalo Beer Goddesses Stouts and Snowflakes Winter Formal at Big Ditch on February 29 (7pm). Your ticket includes two hour open bar, an exclusive new Big Ditch beer, three food stations (vegetarian options at all three), dessert, dancing and a post-formal gift. Tickets on sale here (event is PRESALE ONLY). Early bird tickets are $60 until January 31, $65 after. The event is a fundraiser for BBG’s Cicerone Scholarship for Women.
Enjoy a 42 North Brewing Beer Dinner at The Roycroft Inn
42 North Brewing is teaming up with fellow East Aurora staple, The Roycroft Inn, for a special beer pairing dinner on January 16 (6pm). Enjoy four craft beers from the brewery paired with a tasting menu created by Chef Andrew and his staff. There is limited seating available for the event. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 716-652-5552. $50 per person (tax and gratuity not included). “We’re excited to join our friends at the Roycroft for an incredible evening of brews and foods,” the brewery says of the event. “Be sure to call to reserve your seat.”
Tickets on Sale Now for Habitat for Humanity’s Hammer & Ales Fundraiser
Tickets are on sale now for Hammer & Ales, the signature fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity, which takes place at the Barrel Factory on March 26 (5:30pm). Hammer & Ales brings together local brewers, distillers, and restaurants to support Habitat Buffalo. Guest will enjoy a silent auction, cigar bar, and beer-themed games. This event is a part of The House Beer Built, a year-long campaign through which Habitat Buffalo and the craft brew community raise enough money to build a house. Online ticket sales, $45 right now can be bought here and will end on March 25. Tickets $50 at the door.