42 North, Deep South Taco LuchaBrew collab hits cans

42 North Brewing are bringing their LuchaBrew Mexican Lager (4.8%), a collaboration with Deep South Taco, to market in the form of 12oz. 6-pack cans. Starting August 24 (4pm), cans will be available at both Deep South locations, as well as 42 North’s taproom. LuchaBrew is an amber lager brewed in the style of early Vienna-style beers, with balanced malts, honey and caramel notes and soft lemon-spice of German noble hops. “It’s been one of our most popular beers on tap and the cans are sure to be a hit on the patio at Deep South,” 42N’s Clay Keel says.

Enroll in Beer School at Gene McCarthy’s/Old First Ward Brewing

It’s time to go back to school – Beer School that is – at Gene McCarthy’s. Led by the brewing team at Old First Ward Brewing, Beer School takes place the third Wednesday of each month over the course of 10 months. Students will be treated to a course on beer styles – history, flavors, character – to be sampled and studied. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to earn a diploma as well. Each class is $25, but through August 25, pre-pay for all 10 classes to receive a $50 discount. Visit http://www.genemccarthys.com for more information.



Help On Tap at Brewing In Buffalo Informational Panel


Resurgence Brewing is hosting an industry insider informational panel on August 21 (3pm), featuring industry experts and Harris Beach attorneys providing the latest on a number of topics, including intellectual property issues and how to protect your trademarks, forming and execution of distribution contracts, tax compliance and economic development incentives to grow your business and the dos and don’ts of New York State Liquor Authority compliance. The panel includes Paul Leone, Executive Director, NYS Brewers Association, Jaime Gallagher, Assistant General Counsel, NYS Liquor Authority and Harris Beach Attorneys Brendan Palfreyman and Pietra Lettieri Zaffram. Please RSVP to rsvp@harrisbeach.com to attend.

New Big Tray IPA Hits Taps at Pizza Plant

Big Tray IPA (6.2%), the latest in Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp series, will hit taps at both Pizza Plant locations (Canalside and Williamsville) on August 22. This particular Beer Camp (#187 to be exact) entry is special as Pizza Plant owner Dan Syracuse had a hand in crafting it because it was his suggestion, when he was at Sierra Nevada as part of the Beer Camp series, of a New England IPA that led to Big Tray. It’s brewed with a literal tray of Citra, Mosaic, Comet, El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops and locally malted Riverbend wheat and rye.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder/Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, 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 buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.