Buffalo Beer Buzz: Stock Up on These Local Releases for Labor Day Weekend

Beer, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Brian Campbell

Published on September 2, 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:


Hydraulic Hearth to Release Sloth IPA in Cans

After releases of Dreizehn German Pilsner and Ein Bier Bitte Hefeweizen in cans, Hydraulic Hearth is wasting no time with their third can release, Sloth IPA. The Pina Colada-style IPA features notes of pineapple and sweet coconut with some vanilla as well. The beer will be released in cans on Sloth Night at the restaurant, September 3 (4pm). The beer is available to order online or in-person to-go. Also, if you’d like to grab some Sloth Night dinner, Hydraulic Hearth isn’t currently taking reservations – walk-in only.

Community Beer Works to Release Chick’n Pick’n Pepper’s Extree Pale Ale

On September 4 (3pm), Community Beer Works is honoring one of their own, Pepper, their cellarman, with Chick’n Pick’n Pepper’s Extree Pale Ale, a straw-gold pale ale with a clean malt bill and mild bitterness, and is double dry-hopped with Azacca and Amarillo for a bright, citrusy aroma. 16oz 4-packs are $14.99. Chick’n Pick’n Pepper’s Extree Pale Ale will be available for pre-order online starting on September 3 at 8pm.

Big Ditch to Re-Release Pair of Hayburner Variants for Labor Day Weekend

Big Ditch Brewing is gearing up for the long holiday weekend with the re-release of Double Dry Hopped Hayburner and Dayburner IPA. Dayburner, brewed with Citra, Idaho 7, Cascade and Zeus hops, is a refreshing beer with orange and tangerine hop flavor, while DDH Hayburner features even more citrus, stone fruit, and dank hop flavor and aroma than the original for a more intense hop experience. Double dry-hopped with Falconers Flight, Galaxy and Mosaic hops. 4-pack 16oz. cans for $14.99. Both will be available for pre-sale online on September 3 (8pm).


Thin Man to Release New Spunded Czech Lager

Thin Man Brewery is keeping the Summer of Lager going with Gentle Persuasion, a spunded Czech lager brewed with Saaz and Sladek hops that’s fermented cold, carbonated naturally and lagered for eight weeks. Gentle Persuasion is crisp, herbal and lightly floral with firm bitterness. It is available September 4 at all Thin Man locations. If you’ve enjoyed their past lagers such as European Sexy, Band of Gold and Bound for the Floor, this is a must-grab.

Flying Bison to Hold Baseball Night, Labor Day Case Sale

Join Flying Bison on September 9th (6:30pm) for a baseball themed dinner as the New York Yankees come to Buffalo to face the Toronto Blue Jays from Sahlen Field. $10 entry gets you a hot dog, choice of snack, and one beer token, which Buffalo icon Conehead will be serving to you. Tickets are available in quantities of 2 (minimum) to 8 (maximum). Also, September 2-5, you can mix & match any four 6-packs of Flying Bison bottles for $30 – Bisonfest, 716 IPA, Low Gear, Buffaloha, 716 Kolsch and Rusty Chain.

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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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