Buffalo Beer Buzz: Stock Up for the Holidays With These 10 Local Beer Releases

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Brian Campbell

Published on December 16, 2020

Buffalo Beer Buzz

Buffalo Beer Buzz

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:


Thin Man to Release Pair of Collabs With Other Half & Buffalo Barrel Project

Thin Man is pulling out all the stops for the holidays with a pair of fun beer releases. First up is a collaboration with Buffalo Barrel Project, Life is But a Dream, a blend of five beers – 40% Awesome Jenkins Imperial Stout (Willett rye barrels), 20% Awesome Jenkins (maple syrup barrels), 20% Awesome Jenkins (apple brandy barrels), 10% Spelunkenheimer Adambier (Willett bourbon barrels), and 10% Bones In Traction Barleywine. Thin Man is also releasing their second collaboration with Other Half Brewing, Spaghetti Parm Space Station, a 7.7% IPA brewed right here in Buffalo, with Nectaron and Citra hops. Order both on the Oznr app.

Brickyard Brewing Trio of Barrel Aged Bottle Releases

To make room for their new brewhouse, Brickyard Brewing emptied a number of barrels, which means more barrel aged beer for all of us. First up, bottles of Leave This Out For Santa Peanut Butter Cookie Stout (aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels with lactose, vanilla, and cocoa), Bayonet the Whole Single Barrel Barleywine (aged in an American whiskey cask) and Sometimes You Feel Like… Chocolate Coconut Almond Stout (aged in Jamaican Rum barrels with lactose, cocoa, coconut, and rum spice) will be released soon. Stay tuned for details.

Resurgence Social Distancing Series Continues With Micro Cluster Busters

Resurgence Brewing’s Social Distancing Series continues with the release of Micro Cluster Busters on December 18 (12pm). This Buffalo-style IPA, brewed with brewed with Vic Secret, German Amarillo, and Columbus Cryo hops, is bursting at the seams with bright tropical hops. You can order yours here.


Community Beer Works Launches Bottle Lottery

CBW has launched a lottery for the chance to purchase The Snowpack, which includes 4 bottles of The Snow from 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 batches. There are 30 available in specially wax-sealed 500ml bottles for $79.99. To enter, visit online by December 19. Winners will then be chosen on December 20.

Community Beer Works Will Also Release 2 New IPAs 

On December 18, CBW will release Conflict of Sounds Double IPA and Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo IPA. Conflict of Sounds, a collaboration with Fermly craft beer lab, is brewed with Colorado white peaches and vanilla, while Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo features a tropical fruit medley from heavy additions of Galaxy, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Preorder here.

SATO Brewpub to Release Blackberry/Blueberry Pie Sour Crowlers

Next up in SATO’s weekly December crowler releases is Wagashi: Blackberry/Blueberry Pie Sour, a fruited pastry sour brewed with blackberry, blueberry, and graham crackers, and supported by a tangy acidity, on December 17 (4pm) at SATO Elmwood. If you’re wondering, Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections made from mochi, red bean paste, or fruits.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Brian Campbell</a>

Written by Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell is co-founder and Brand Manager of the Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).
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