1927 Brew House, 26 Shirts Team on New Beer

1927 Brew House and 26 Shirts have teamed up on Buffalo Sauce IPA, a new beer to be released November 22 at Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill. Buffalo Sauce is a 7.1% hazy IPA brewed with El Dorado and Sabro hops, and cayenne pepper. The beer will be available in limited quantities only at Santora’s on Transit on draft and in 16oz. 4-pack cans. Buffalo Sauce will not be available at the 1927 Brew House at the Walden Galleria. The release party will also feature a 26 Shirts pop-up, giveaways and more.

Clarksburg Cider Reopens After Temporary Closure

Clarksburg Cider’s Clarence taproom has reopened following a temporary closure due to staffing issues. While they continue to fill out their staff, they plan to be open Wednesday – Thursday, 4-8pm, Friday, 4-9pm, Saturday, 3-9pm and Sunday – Tuesday, closed. For any and all updates, you can sign up for their email newsletter here. You can still purchase cans of Clarksburg Cider wherever great craft cider is sold.

Woodcock Brothers to Celebrate 11th Anniversary, Partner with NU on New Beer

Woodcock Brothers Brewing is turning 11 and they are celebrating at their Wilson location, beginning at noon on November 18. As has become customary for the event, the brewery will have will have free chowder available (while supplies last), two casks, one from each location and head brewer (Bog Sucker Imperial stout conditioned with cranberries and Stu’s Woos! Cold IPA conditioned on lemon, lime and orange zest and juice), and live music from The Woodroes (1pm – 4pm) and Rockabilly Steve and the BR3 (6pm – 9pm).

The brewery has also teamed up with Niagara University on Monte’s Niagara Light Lager, an ode to the college and their mascot, Monte. Monte’s Light Lager is a lighter, more sessionable version of Niagara Lager, clocking in at only 4%. It’s crisp, clean, low calorie and easily crushable. Monte’s Light will be available at both Woodcock locations, as well as all NU home hockey games, home basketball games, and year-round at the Dwyer Arena. Monte’s Niagara Light Lager is available now.

Former William Simon Brewery Complex for Sale

Want to own a true piece of Buffalo brewing history? The former William Simon Brewery, which once produced the legendary Simon Pure Ale, is on the market for the first time ever, according to Buffalo Business First. The five-building complex, which spans more than two acres at the corner of Clinton and Emslie Streets, can he had for $3.3 million, according to commercial real estate broker Gary J. DeCarlo, of CRE Global LLC, who says that while the five buildings throughout the complex have been well kept over the years, some areas will require renovations if they are to be occupied. The brewery closed in 1973 and has been mostly vacant ever since.

Tickets Remain for Bottles & Bites at Statler Buffalo

Combine the best of local food, craft, wine, cider and more at Bottles & Bites: Flavors of Fall, November 16 at the Staler Buffalo. There will be food available from Mulberry, Jack Rabbit, Lloyd Taco, Babcia’s Pierogi and more, and craft beer from Shalooby Loofer, 42 North, Big Ditch, Ellicottville Brewing, Southern Tier and more, as well as cider and wine. Live music provided by Busted Stuff – Dave/Cyn. There are tickets still remaining – GA ($36.97, 6pm-8:30pm) includes complimentary glass and all samples, and VIP ($60.23, 5:30pm) includes $25 Ilio DiPaolo’s restaurant gift card, exclusive beer selections, complimentary glass and all samples. Purchase tickets here.

Community Beer Works 7th Street Sendoff

After nearly half a decade (give or take a pandemic shutdown), Community Beer Works is closing the book on 520 7th Street as they look to turn the page to their next chapter at 976 Elmwood Avenue, located on the corner of Elmwood and Bidwell Parkway, sometime in 2024. In typical CBW fashion, they plan to go out with a bang and not a whimper, properly toasting to 7th Street, November 22-26, with what the brewery is calling the 7th Street Sendoff. Here’s what to expect – exclusive pours, to-go beer specials, holiday merch, live music, and more, spread across a handful of days. Stay tuned to https://communitybeerworks.com for updates and more information.

New York Beer Project 8th Anniversary Celebration

As they turn 8 years old, New York Beer Project is taking 4 whole days to celebrate!  Beginning on November 16, NYBP will hold an exclusive tapping of their Barrel-Aged Bootleg Prost, before welcoming back Righteous Dudette Imperial IPA on draft and in cans on Nov. 17. On Nov. 18, there will be a limited release of Barrel-Aged Lockport Lager, along with exclusive new merch, and, finally, on Nov. 19, the brewery will hold an Anniversary Champagne Brunch (10a-2p), the release of Hibeernation Winter Warmer at 5pm, and the official lighting of the NYBP Christmas Tree.

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).