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. While the beer scene is currently making adjustments due to COVID-19, we still have plenty to share in this weeks Buffalo Beer Buzz:
Resurgence to Celebrate Bisons Undefeated Season With Legend of the Cone IPA
Since there is no minor league baseball season in 2020, technically the Buffalo Bisons are set to go undefeated, right? So, why not celebrate with Resurgence Brewing’s Legend of the Cone IPA, an homage to legendary beer vendor Tom “Conehead” Girot (fittingly wearing a mask on the can art), who has delivered over 1.5 million beers and smiles in 49 years servicing all of your favorite events, which will be released August 15 (12pm) at their Chicago Street location. This Buffalo-style IPA features Mosaic hops for notes of floral citrus and orange rind. Draft and 4-pack cans will be available.
Community Beer Works Present Ambitious Haiku Series
Community Beer Works is expanding their ambitious Garage Series with the Haiku Series, a specialized six pack that includes a branded Rastal Perl Goblet (limited to first 250), on August 14 (3pm). The Haiku Series incudes Irony Is Dead Pale Stout, brewed with chocolate, vanilla, and a custom light roast from Tipico Coffee, Hyperbole Is Useless Everything Beer, a beer that’s been LandSharked, fruited with pineapple and mango, bruted, double-dry hopped, lightly sweetened with lactose and finished by aging on vanilla beans, toasted coconut, and rum oak staves and This Is Normal Beer Kolsch. Pre-order begins on August 13 (8pm).
New York Brewers Association to Hold Peace, Love & Beer Festival
In honor of the 51st anniversary of Woodstock, the New York State Brewers Association is throwing the first ever Peace, Love and Beer Festival, August 14-16. Breweries from across the state will livestream musical performances to raise money for the NYSBA, to go along with a statewide “Summer of Love” collaboration beer. Buffalo breweries Thin Man Brewery (Crushable Hazy IPA), 42 North Brewing Company (Wooo! Blackberry Gose), Windy Brew (Habanero Lime Cream Ale) and Community Beer Works (Passionfruit Sour with Sweet Orange Peel) are all participating. $1 of every beer sold will be donated to NYSBA. For more information, to purchase tickets and special merch, visit their Website.
Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing Release Shape Shifter IPA: Orange Rhombus
Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing has released their latest IPA, the first in their Shape Shifter Series, Orange Rhombus, on draft right now at the brewery. Plans also call for the beer to be canned and released in early September. Orange Rhombus features generous hop additions and an aggressive dry hop of Jarrylo, NY Cascade, El Dorado and Amarillo hops for aromas of peach, pineapple, and mango with notes of slight resin and an herbaceous bitterness along with grapefruit, peach, and candied orange peel. Additionally, Five & 20’s fall seasonal, Haulin’ Oats, is back on tap and on shelves.