Renowned Comic Book Artist Teams With 42 North on Monstrous New Beer

42 North Brewing has collaborated with award-winning comic book artist Graham Nolan on Chenoo Brew, a 9% imperial stout that features Chinook hops and notes of blackberries, cherries, and vanilla. The new beer will feature two limited-edition labels featuring the artwork of Nolan, an East Aurora resident and co-creator of Batman villain Bane. Available December 5, 42 North will donate a portion of proceeds to Make-A-Wish during launch weekend. The Chenoo is a giant creature with an icy heart that stalks its prey during Western New York the blizzards. To learn more about the comic book and story, click here.

SATO Brewpub Plans Weekly Crowler Releases for December

While the brewpub is closed for the time being, SATO is planning weekly Thursday crowler releases of new beers all month at SATO on Elmwood, starting on December 3 (4pm) with Kiri no Shinju! New England IPA. Translating to “Pearl of the Fog,” this NEIPA is loaded with Mosaic and Amarillo for big orange and mango flavors in a creamy, soft body. On December 10, SATO will release Paper Lantern Hoppy Saison, Hana wa Sakuragi Imperial Stout with Cherry and Cacao Nibs, and Wagashi: Black and Blue – Pie Sour with Graham Cracker, Blackberry, and Blueberry.

Mr. Goodbar, Thin Man Team Up for Virtual Beer Club

Mr. Goodbar’s Beer Club has continued virtually, and now they’re teaming with Thin Man Brewery. The event features a guided beer tasting with Goodbar Owner Bobby Rabb, who will lead viewers through a Thin Man mixed 6-pack of a lager (TBD), We Decided My Best Interest? IPA, The Hypnotized Never Lie DIPA, Bones In Traction Barleywine, Demons Of Light Imperial Stout and Now That’s Special Sour. Beer Club happens on Goodbar’s Facebook and Instagram December 9 (8pm). Packs are $25 and can be picked up at Thin Man Elmwood on December 7 & 8 (4-6pm). Email to reserve.

Shop 716 Buy One, Get One Free Gift Card Program Extended

Buy a $25 gift card, get one free from Erie County. It’s that simple. Through December 12, buy one (or more) $25 Shop 716 eGift card, and you will receive one free $25 eGift card. You can then use those free gift cards at places such as Belt Line Brewery, Community Beer Works, Resurgence Brewing, Pizza Plant, Butera’s Craft Beer and Village Brew House, among hundreds others. To purchase, and to see a full list of participating venues, click here.

Brickyard Brewing to Release 13.9% Barrel Aged Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout

Brickyard Brewing will release their latest barrel aged creation, Christmas Below Zero Hot Chocolate Milk Stout, aged in a blend of Kentucky bourbon and Jamaican rum barrels with lactose, cocoa, marshmallows and vanilla beans. Bottles of this 13.9% stout will be released as part of holiday gift baskets during Brickyard’s Virtual Holiday Market on December 3 (6:30pm).

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