Farm to Pint Week Kicks Off at Resurgence Brewing with F2P Expo
Farm to Pint Week, the annual weeklong celebration of beer created exclusively from all-New York State sourced ingredients, officially gets underway at the third annual Farm to Pint Expo, which this year takes place at Resurgence Brewing on May 11 (2-5pm). The event will feature the opportunity to meet and interact with local maltsters, hopsters and brewers, and will feature at least eight exclusive Farm to Pint beers on tap, including 42 North Brewing (NYS Sour IPA), Resurgence (West Meets New England IPA) and Brickyard Brewing (Saison des Fleurs Dandelion Saison). The event is free and open to the public.
Thin Man to Open Brand New, Third Taproom in Clarence
Fresh off the opening of their new facility on Chandler Street in Black Rock, Thin Man Brewery have announced plans to open a new taproom inside Brennan’s Bowery Bar, located at 4401 Transit Road in Clarence. According to Owner Mike Shatzel, the new taproom will be located within Brennan’s current banquet room, with tentative plans calling for 20 tap lines featuring mainly Thin Man beers along with cider lines and guest taps. Crowlers/growlers, cans/bottles will also be available for takeout. They’re shooting for a mid-June opening. They are currently hiring for bartenders, barbacks, and cocktail servers (email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Big Ditch Brewing’s Fourth Anniversary Party on Tap
Big Ditch are turning four and are pulling out all the stops to celebrate. The anniversary party, May 9 at 5pm, will feature beer popsicles (Berry Vision, Hayburner, Make Me Wanna Stout), house-made dry-hopped hard seltzers and plenty of beer – Sweet Cherry Berry Vision, Make Me Wanna Scream! (Make Me Wanna Stout with chipotle, cayenne, vanilla and nutmeg), Elderberry Sour Lemonade Shandies (blended with house-made lemonade), Sweeter Dreams (wheat ale with honey), All Citra DDH Pale Ale and FC Session IPA conditioned on cedar. GRAVY will perform and there will be food specials, raffles, giveaways, cake and free t-shirts.
42 North Brewing Releases New Session IPA, Fan Favorite Kolsch
42 North are welcoming the warmer weather with the release of two summer-ready brews – Day Trekker Session IPA and Westphalia Kolsch. For Day Trekker, the brewery teamed up with the Western New York Mountain Bicycling Association to donate a portion of proceeds to trail conservation and rehabilitation. It’s a bigger bodied session with notes of pineapple and mango-led tropical fruit. Westphalia Kolsch, which features Nelson Sauvin hops and notes of white wine grapiness, returns for another season. Day Trekker is available in 6-pack 12oz. cans and Westphalia in 4-pack 16oz. cans at the brewery and wherever great beer is sold.
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 email@example.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.