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’s 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.
Official Beer List Announced for the 2020 Brewers Invitational
The beer list has been announced for the 2020 Brewers Invitational, which takes place January 26 (2-5pm) at New York Beer Project. Limited tickets are on sale now ($45) and include a commemorative glass, food voucher and access to over 50 innovative brews. Such beers include Big Ditch Sour Peach IPA, Five & 20 Port Wine Barrel Aged Barleywine, Four Mile Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout, Pressure Drop Rum Barrel Aged Blackalicious Imperial Stout, Flying Bison Bison Seltzer, Ellicottville Trippin’ Bogs Belgian Tripel and New York Beer Project Brett Barrel Aged Sour and Whiskey Barrel Aged Barleywine. Limited tickets at EventBrite.
Belt Line Brewing to Release New Bolton Landing Collab Sour IPA
This weekend, Belt Line Brewing will release Long Distance Promises Sour IPA, their new collaboration with Lake George’s Bolton Landing Brewing, on January 25 (12pm). Long Distance Promises is a sour IPA dry-hopped with Hallertau Blanc and fermented on Pineapple and Tangerine. It’s hoppy, tropical and tart. The beer will be available on draft, in crowlers to-go and in 16oz. 4-pack cans. Also, if you missed it, Belt Line still has cans and draft of their latest hazy IPA, Sunday Show New England IPA, available at the brewery. The DDH IPA features Motueka, Michigan Copper & Citra hops.
Hamburg Drops Just Saying IPA Volume 3, New Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
Hamburg Brewing has dropped the latest entry into their Just Saying IPA series, Volume 3: We Do It Nice ‘Cause We Do It Twice Double IPA, as well as a new version of DBL DBL Imperial Coffee Milk Stout. Brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe Cryo and Cascade hops, Just Saying Volume 3 features notes of passionfruit, lychee and mango, while DBL DBL, brewed with coffee from Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, features massive roasted coffee and cream. Available on draft only at the brewery with 16oz. 4-pack cans available to go. Cans will also be available wherever great beer is sold soon.
Lewiston’s Brewed & Bottled Bottle Shop Closes, Moving to New Location
Lewiston’s Brewed & Bottled Craft Beer Shop has closed the doors at their original location at 402 Center Street and is relocating to 442 Center St., after Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen announced plans to expand at the location. Owner Chris Budde said he made the decision to move after ‘careful consideration and various floor plans,’ none of which he felt they could make work. He adds that customers can expect ‘the old B&B vibe with some refining and tweaks,’ including a private backyard beer garden. Though no official timeline has been established, he is hoping to reopen in 2-3 months.