Big Ditch Expands Brewhouse, Plans Casks, Cans for St. Patrick’s Day

A mini-expansion will take place this week at Big Ditch Brewing with the addition of a pair of new fermenters, meaning that the capacity of more fresh, cold beer is coming our way. And speaking of, Big Ditch is also planning the release of a new batch of Lock Series IPA #3: 363 (the last batch of 2018)($13.99, 16oz. 4pk cans), and Deep Cut Double IPA ($14.99, 16oz. 4pk cans) in cans on March 17, and to go along with it, they will tap casks of Double Dry Hopped Deep Cut and Pineapple 363 and a small pilot draft batch of Galaxy Red, just for St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll see you all this weekend!

Plenty of Beer Releases Coming For St. Patrick’s Day

Just in time to celebrate one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year, a number of Western New York breweries are dropping new beers for St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17, Brickyard Brewing will release their Breakfast with Stevie Imperial Milk Stout with Bean Bastard Dark Mootz cold press coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans (12pm), 42 North are releasing Fenian Raid Irish Stout (12pm), West Shore Brewing are releasing an Irish Red (12pm), 12 Gates are releasing a Dry Irish Stout (12pm) and Woodcock Brothers will have Reuben Wilson Red Ale, a traditional Irish Red Ale (12pm). Also, on March 15, New York Beer Project will tap their Irish Destination Red IPA. Slainte!

Gose, Sour and a Cask, Oh My: Community Beer Works Plans Three Beer Releases

Community Beer Works have not one, not two, but a trio of new beers coming this week – a sour ale, a gose and a New England IPA on cask. March 14 sees the debut of Key Lime Pi Sour Ale (3pm), a key lime Berliner Weisse with a 3.14159% ABV, perfect for Pi Day. Then, on March 15, CBW will have a cask of Daylight Harvest New England IPA dry hopped with Citra (3pm). Finally, on St. Patrick’s Day, there will be green beer (sort of), thanks to Woodruff Pun Intended Gose, their house gose with woodruff added (12pm).

Spend Your St. Patrick’s Day at Buffalo Brewing Company

If you’re looking for plans this St. Patrick’s Day, then why not spend some time in Larkin at Buffalo Brewing Company. On March 17, they will be open 12-8pm serving corned beef sandwiches from Rick’s Catering in South Buffalo to go along with their 1841 Irish Red Ale, which is named in honor of the year the first Irish Mayor Isaac Harrington was elected and brewed with 100% Irish Malt and 100% English Target Hops. Buffalo Brewing will also feature 1841 Irish Red Ale on their British Anagram Hand Pull Beer engine. Hang out or grab a crowler/growler to go.

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