Craft Beer Treasure Map Washes Up in Buffalo

Beer, City Guide, Drink, Food & Drink


Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on January 23, 2015


Taptrails: “Your Path to Craft Beer”

Did you know it was accepted practice in Babylon 4000 years ago for the bride’s father to supply the son-in-law with all the mead (honey beer) he could drink for a month?

New to the Buffalo beer marketplace is Taptrails, a beer explorer’s guide to craft beer here in Western New York, created to help locals and visitors discover great breweries. Here’s how it works. You buy a beer map at Consumers Beverages, Kegworks or any of the participating craft beer locations (koozie included). The locations are listed and mapped out for you. Present the map at any of the participating locations and get a discount. For example, Resurgence and Hamburg offer 1/2 price flights to any tap trail map carrying patron and Old First Ward knocks $2 off your First Pint. As you can see, this is the kind of map you want in your back pocket.

The map will cost you $10 and discounts at Buffalo trail breweries total $50. Plus, there are additional “side trail” discounts adding up to $25 at places like EBC and Southern Tier. Click here to enter for a chance to win a pair of maps!


The map is loaded with beer trivia, great info to sharpen your beer knowledge and a tasting log to track your beer tasting experiences. If you complete the Taptrail and get a stamp at each location, you can email a photo of your map to be entered into the Taptrail monthly prize drawings.

Who’s on tap in the map?  Big Ditch Brewing Company, Buffalo Brew Pub, Community Beer Works, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Flying Bison Brewery, Hamburg Brewing Company, Pearl Street Grill, The Pan American Grill & Brewery, Rusty Nickel Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company and Gordon Biersch.

Buffalo is one of the two first Taptrails available along with the Loveland/Winsor area just north of Denver, CO.  Take note world – we’re pretty sure this means we have an awesome craft beer scene. Near future tap trails include Seattle, San Diego, Phoenix and Ft. Collins, CO.

It’s true, the whole paper map thing gave us pause at first. But have no fear beer geeks – an app is on the way! In the meantime get on board with the whole tap treasure thing.

For more information check out their website at

RELATED: Win a Buffalo Taptrails Map!

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Homer Enthusiast</a>

Written by Homer Enthusiast

A born and bred Buffalover.
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