Buffalo Cask Ale Fest at Mr. Goodbar Returns for Another Year

Mr. Goodbar’s Buffalo Cask Ale Festival returns on December 6-8 (starts at noon each day). The annual event officially gets underway with the VIP Local Brewers Night on December 5 ($25, 7pm), an intimate gathering featuring a number of specialty casks from all-local breweries, such as Flying Bison, Thin Man, Old First Ward Brewing, Resurgence and 12 Gates. Purchase pre-sale ticket sheets worth $20 of cask beer good during the duration of Cask Fest for $15 or purchase a ticket to the VIP Local Brewers Night and a presale ticket sheet for only $35 with the Cask Ale Lovers Special.

Woodcock Brothers Celebrate Seventh Anniversary in Wilson

Woodcock Brothers Brewery are celebrating their seventh anniversary at their Wilson, NY location on November 16 (12pm) the only way they know how – with new beer. The brewery will roll out four new beers for the party, including Celluloid Dreams Vienna Lager, a delicious, classic style quencher, and The Beautiful Game #02 Double Dry Hopped New England IPA, brewed exclusively with all Citra hops for notes of big, ripe citrus and tropical fruits. Woodcock will again be serving free chowder on the patio starting at noon until they run out and The Derek Mediak Band will be playing live 3-6pm.

Barleywine Takes Centerstage at Inaugural Thee Barleywine Classic & Invitational

If barleywine is truly your life, then you will not want to miss out on the first ever Thee Barleywine Classic & Invitational, a first-of-its-its kind festival for Western New York, which will take place February 9 at Community Beer Works. Tickets are $35 and include samplings of 10 different barleywines and a big bowl of chili. As of now, festival invitees include Community Beer Works, Brickyard Brewing, Big Ditch, New York Beer Project, Moustache Brewing, Rushing Duck, Cambridge Brewing Company, Rare Form and Bolton Landing. Check for updates on the inaugural festival at www.communitybeerworks.com/event/thee-barleywine-classic. Purchase tickets now at Eventbrite.

Spend the Weekend Celebrating New York Beer Project 4 Year Anniversary

New York Beer Project are blocking off an entire weekend of partying to celebrate their fourth anniversary on November 15-17. On Friday, NYBP’s White Christmas Belgian White returns, along with Dueling Pianos (tickets at Eventbrite) at 9pm. Saturday brings Righteous Dudette (The Dude’s BIG sister) Triple IPA Anniversary Release, the return of Train of Thought Hoppy Amber, The Belgian Birthday Flight, beer-infused birthday cupcakes, Chocolate Coconut cupcakes made with NYBP’s Coco Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, hourly giveaways and live music by Kevin McCarthy. And on Sunday, the brewery host their NYBP Champagne Anniversary Brunch and ‘Squish the Fish’ Bills Party.

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 for Step Out Buffalo. If you have beer news that should be included in the Beer Buzz, Brian can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague) and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).