Western New York and the greater Buffalo Niagara region has some of the most prodigious producers of craft beverages the world has ever seen. Western/central New York offers over 100 local producers and some truly brilliant countryside, hamlets, villages and cities to explore, one of our favorite past-times. Step Out Buffalo is here to help locals and visitors navigate products, producers, events and everything in the booming world of drinking local – responsibly. Cheers!
Upcoming Craft Beverage Events
These bevy events are pretty much the stuff dreams are made of. Interesting things to do while still having a damn good time. That’s what we’re talking about. Check out these Upcoming Events that bring the craft beverage event game to a whole new level.
$15 from 5:00-9:00pm. Enjoy your choice of a pint of craft beer, a glass of wine or specialty soda with one of our delicious Read more [...]
6/9 Strawberry IPA- Just in time for the season, we brewed this IPA with bountiful amounts of strawberries. The tropical and citrus hop characteristics are Read more [...]
Southern Tier Brewing is coming to The Pub by Wegmans for weekend of special release beers, cocktails, and 5 Course Beer and Cocktail dinner on June 20th! Enjoy live music from 5pm - 8pm on June 20th through 24th with 5 beers on tap, including Science is Art NEW Psychic Read more [...]
Price of admission starting at: $53
This guided food tour offers unique one-of-a-kind food tastings while exploring the rich history of this small town near majestic Niagara! Sample generous tastings Read more [...]
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The rebirth of the local beer scene has been as sudden as it has been spectacular. Sure we’re homers here at SOB, but we haven’t landed on a local beer scene that comes close to what we have here in the greater Buffalo area. From great lagers to brilliant IPA’s you’ll find what you’re looking for, and you’ll be able to enjoy them in fantastic settings just a few feet from the source- or in almost any local establishment where they take their beer seriously.
You’ve never tasted a great cider until you’ve had one made from New York apples, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Local producers can make ciders from a host of different fruit from blackberries to pumpkin. You’re going to want to sample some of this!
Incredible strides have been made in the science of wine making in the past few decades and New York producers are taking full advantage of this, along with the unique “terrior” in the area to create increasingly more sophisticated and elegant wines. Sure, there may be one or two more famous wine regions internationally (for now), but local producers have them directly in their sights.
Gin, whiskey, vodka, even a “rum-like” spirit made from NY State maple syrup, there is no limit to the terrific spirits you’ll find in this region. A testament to the abundant produce that can be sourced locally, the flavors of WNY shine through. These too may often be sampled right at the source of distillation (our new favorite hobby) or in one of our fine local taverns.
SOB Favorite Spots To Drink Local
Here are some of our favorite spots to find locally crafted spirits, wines and beers. If we missed your favorite spot please drop us a note.
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