42 North Brewing Cans Popular Illumination Pilsner

42 North Brewing’s Illumination Pilsner, one of the brewery’s core beers since their launch, is now available in cans. Illumination Pils has a strong Saaz hop presence in the aroma and flavor with a light, bready and crackery flavor and an additional touch of honey and caramel from the malt. Coming in at 5.9% ABV, this bigger pils blends a light body with spicy and floral flavors. The can artwork by local artist Ken Trabert is an ode to Buffalo’s original nickname, ‘The City Of Light.’ The beer will be available at the brewery and wherever great beer is sold.

Tickets on Sale for Science After Hours: Beerology at Science Museum

The ever-popular Science After Hours: Beerology will return to the Buffalo Museum of Science on March 28 (6pm). At the event, which serves as the museum’s annual fundraising event, you can sample from some of the best breweries and cideries in the area, snack on beer-friendly foods and enjoy presentations on homebrewing, a variety of beer-related topics and more. Admission includes 10 drink tickets, food samples, live entertainment and access to all of the museum’s permanent exhibits and galleries. While VIP tickets are already sold out, you can still purchase General Admission tickets for $55 (BMS Members save 10%) here.

More Winter or Spring? Find Out at Flying Bison’s Groundhog Day Party

Will Buffalo Bert and Buffalo Mack see their shadows? Will we get six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Find out at Flying Bison’s Seventh Annual Buffalo Groundhog Day, January 25 at 12pm. The event will feature live music, local food trucks, Flying Bison beer and Buffalo Distilling cocktails in addition to a weather prediction from Bert and Mack. Tickets are available for purchase now at Buffalogroundhogday.com. Tickets are $20 presale and $25 at the door. There will also be an official after party at Buffalo Distilling presented by Picasso’s Pizza with live DJ’s, food, and drink specials.

First Ever CollaBEERation Festival Coming to Resurgence in February

Members of the Buffalo Beer Geeks have teamed up with a number of Western New York breweries for the first ever CollaBEERation Festival, which will take place February 16 (11:30a). The event, which will take place at Resurgence Brewing Chicago Street, will feature 27 different one-off beers and meads that the Beer Geeks and breweries created specifically for this event. Among the participants are West Shore Brewing, Rising Storm, New York Beer Project, Lilly Belle, Mortalis, Pressure Drop and Britesmith Brewing. There will be two sessions – Session 1: 11:30am-3pm, Session 2: 4-7:30pm – and tickets will go on sale soon.