7 WNY Farm Breweries Team Up on Historic Collaboration

Available January 15 (5pm), “Ohhh Fudge” Imperial Fudge Porter is a first time ever collaboration featuring Rusty Nickel Brewing, Big Inlet Brewing, Windy Brew, Til Brewing/ Lilly Belle Meads, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, West Shore Brewing, and Old First Ward Brewing (Gene McCarthy’s), brewed using 100% local ingredients. This unique beer is brewed with bochet (toasted) honey, and boasts bold flavors of cocoa and toasted honey. Ingredients for the brew were locally-sourced from Niagara Malt, New York Craft Malt, 1886 Malt House, NY Hop Guild, and Haunted Hops. Limit 1 case (6 4-packs) per customer.

Additionally this week, Rusty Nickel will also release True Pils Fan, a German-style pilsner brewed with NYS pilsner malt and Mt. Hood hops, and New England Pale Ale, brewed with Cashmere and Amarillo hops, which features notes of stone fruit and tropical fruits.

42 North Brewing to Release 4 Sour Blonde Ale Variants

42 North Brewing and 42 Below Barrel House are set to release four sour blonde ale variants on January 15 (4pm). The four sour blonde-based projects include Houblon Sec Dry-Hopped Sour Ale, Lantern Farmhouse Ale with Golden Berry, Forager Sour Ale with Wild-Foraged Gooseberries and Staghorn Sumac, and Her Name Was Rose Sour Ale with Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Must. 500ml bottles will be available starting Friday at the brewery and both 42 North Outposts. The brewery is also offering a ‘Wild Pack’ ($35), which features Forager, Her Name Was Rose, and Lantern. Pre-order available at 42 North’s online store, theoutpost42n.com.

Thin Man Plans Double Can Release This Weekend

I know you drank all your beer watching the Bills beat the Colts last weekend. I know you need to restock. Luckily, Thin Man is releasing a pair of beers this weekend – Peanut Butter Jenkins Imperial Stout and Stop Using Comic Sans Helles-Style Lager with French Petit Blanc Hops. PB Jenkins offers flavors and aromas of peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, dark caramel and honey, and Stop Using Comic Sans features melon and fruit notes along with more traditional noble hop characteristics – herbal, peppery and floral. Both will be available January 15 (Elmwood – 2-7pm, Transit – 4-8pm).

New Hazy IPA Coming to Pressure Drop Brewing

The hazy family of IPAs at Pressure Drop is welcoming a new member this weekend, with the release of Cowboys and Ninjas IPA January 16 (12pm). Cowboys and Ninjas is an incredibly soft, super citrus-forward IPA that highlights Citra hops, or as Head Brewer Karl Kolbe described it to me, its “citra dominated.” Pre-order is available at https://pressure-drop-brewing.square.site. 4-pack 16oz. cans are $16. They also still have cans of Deep Search Hazy IPA, which features notes of strawberry, peach, passion fruit, and tangerine up front with an earthy, skunky, and dank backbone.

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 brian@buffalobeerleague.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).