Tickets Remain for First Ever Froth Fest
Tickets are still available for Froth Brewing’s inaugural beer festival, Froth Fest 2023, which will take place at Island Park in Williamsville on August 12. The event will feature more than 25 local breweries, local food, and live music from The Strictly Hip. The beer tasting portion of Froth Fest, 12:30-3:30pm, is ticketed. General admission tickets are $60 and VIP tickets are $100. VIP includes early access, exclusive Liquid Lollipop release, and custom glassware. Froth Fest will take place from 12-10pm and live music, food, and Froth beer trailers will be open to the public for free. You can purchase tickets here.
One-Eyed Cat Brewing Drops First Canned Beer
Williamsville’s One-Eyed Cat Brewing has released their first ever beer in cans – Helles Belles, a light and crisp 5.1% Munich Helles-style lager with notes of bready malt, an underlying hop bitterness and a slightly dry finish. Helles Belles is available in 16oz. 4-pack cans at the brewery right now for $14.99. The beer is also available on draft at the taproom.
VIP Craft Beer Fundraiser at Buffalo Wing Fest
This year’s Buffalo Wing Festival, which takes place on September 2, will feature a craft beer VIP experience. Breweries include 42 North Brewing, Steelbound Brewing, Ellicottville Brewing, Resurgence Brewing and more. Tickets are $75 and include admission to Wingfest, access to the Buffalo Bills field, $15 in wing/food tickets, craft beer tastings for two hours, souvenir plate and tasting cup and a free bottle of Dan-O’s seasoning. There are only 500 tickets for each two hour session (2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm). $5 per ticket will be donated to local charities through Bills Mafia Babes and Hope Rises, which supports pediatric cancer initiatives.
Resurgence Brewing Plans Lager Release, Blood Brothers Collab
Resurgence Brewing is bringing back their I Want My WNY Lager on August 18 (5pm), an American-style light lager with slightly sweet notes of corn. The beer will be available on draft and in 16oz. 4-pack cans to go. For the release, there will also be a Buff-a-logo pop-up shop at Resurgence’s Chicago St. taproom.
The following day, on August 19 (12pm) Resurgence will release Little Brother West Coast IPA, a collaboration with Toronto’s Blood Brothers Brewing. This sessionable West Coast IPA is the little brother of Bigger Brother IPA, a 6.5% IPA with Idaho 7, El Dorado and Strata hops, which was brewed at Blood Brothers. Little Brother will be available on tap and in 16oz. 4-packs cans to go. There will also be other Blood Brothers beer available in cans at the release party.
Steel Leaf Brewing to Host Special Moe’s Pop-Up Tavern
Come September, Steel Leaf Brewing will be transformed into Moe’s Tavern from The Simpsons. From Sept. 8-17, a portion of the brewery will become everyone’s favorite dank pit watering hole from the populated animated series, complete with iconic front entrance and bar. This is a ticketed event and limited and timed tickets must be purchased in advance online. The event will feature an exclusive food menu, as well as a special beer brewed for the event by Steel Leaf. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit https://moespopup.com.
Bills-Themed Beers Returns Ahead of Start of Preseason
Just in time for the start of the Buffalo Bills preseason this Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, a number of Bills-themed beers have returned to brewery and store shelves across Western New York. In addition to staples such as Thin Man Pills Mafia and Community Beer Works Let’s Go Pils, Resurgence Brewing Circle the Wagons Pilsner & IPA, Ellicottville Brewing The Herd Crushable Lager and Fan Zone IPA, Flying Bison Buffalo Pils, Big Ditch Make Me Wanna Stout and No Punts Intended Pilsner, Brickyard Brewing Number 14 East Coast IPA and Number 17 West Coast IPA, 12 Gates Pancho’s Legacy Lager, and Steelbound Brewery AllenTown IPA to name a few. Southern Tier’s flagship IPA even got a red, white and blue can art makeover for the new season. Look for these beers wherever great beer is sold.
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 email@example.com, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).