Smoldered Society to Host Second Go Skate Day

Smoldered Society is running back their Go Skate Day, a skate jam event at the Thin Man Warehouse on Chandler Street, on June 21 (4pm). This event will feature a skate jam from 4-8:30pm, food from Riff City, a double collaboration beer release from Smoldered Society, Frequentem Brewing and Mom’s Skateshop, and more. The official after party will take place at the Beer Keep with music from Mike West spinning all of your favorite tunes from the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series. The event will raise money for the SFM Skatepark Project.

Portville’s Marquee Brewing Closes Their Doors

Marquee Brewing, a Portville-based craft brewery that specialized in flavored hard sodas, has officially closed their doors, after nearly a year in business. They opened for business in July 2023. Owner Cory Clark made the announcement via social media. “It’s been fun, but now we’re done,” the social post reads. “It’s with great sadness that I must announce the closure of Marquee Brewing. In trying to understand why we didn’t make it, I’ve thought of a thousand reasons, but the only one that matters is we just don’t get enough people to come through the doors. I am so grateful to my wife and family, my parents, the Van Curens, the Milnes, my employees and everyone that we have shared a moment with over drinks or food.”

Registration Now Open for The Dude’s Homebrew Competition

Calling all homebrewers! Registration is now open for the 10th annual The Dude’s Homebrew Competition, which raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year’s event will be on August 18 at Resurgence Brewing, where homebrewers will serve samples of their beer to attendees, who will then vote for their favorite beer, which will be judged by a panel of local brewers. The winners will then get to brew their entry at Resurgence. For more information, click here. Tickets are on sale right now for $30 and include homebrew samplings and tasting glass.

Rusty Nickel Brewing’s 9th Anniversary Party

Join Rusty Nickel Brewing on June 8, for a day of summer fun to celebrate their 9th anniversary. There will be live music from Tony from Tony & The Meatballs (1pm), Wacko Fest (2:30pm), Ronnie & The Dashers (5pm) and UnderCover (7pm), food specials, lawn games, tastings, a Mug Club VIP Area and more. Anniversary releases include Barrel Aged Rye Slice Old Fashioned (aged six months in Black Button Rye Whiskey barrels and conditioned on tart N.Y. cherries), Off the Coast Hazy IPA (Galaxy and Nelson hops), Fuzzy Naval Wheat, Strawberry Rhubarb Wheat, Chocolate Hazelnut Brown Ale, Barrel Aged Maple Ohhh Fudge Stout, Czech Pils, and more. This event is free to attend. Doors open at noon.

Hofbrauhaus to Tap Hopfenweizen for June

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo will tap their Hopfen Weizen on June 6 (6pm). If you’re new to this style, expect a hazy beer with a thick white head, super fruity and tropical aromas, slight pithy orange / pineapple juice taste and clean bitterness on the end. Hopfen Weizen pairs best with Hofbrauhaus’Grosse Bayerische Salatplatte and Currywurst, or by itself in the biergarten. All guests will receive a free 0.3L of Hopfen Weizen. Bob Scott will serve as the honorary keg tapper and if you mention St. Joe’s Alumni, 10% of your check before tax will be donated to the Robert T. Scott, AFSC Endowment Fund. For reservations, visit

Weekly Beer Drop at Mortalis Brewing Buffalo

Another week, another beer drop at Mortalis Brewing Buffalo. On June 6, the brewery will release Chimera: Fruit Salad (Pink Label) (Fruited Smoothie Sour), which features pineapple, pink guava, passion fruit, sweet cherry, papaya, peach, and strawberry (16oz. cans, 4-packs), Typhon: Coconut (Fruited Smoothie Sour), which blends together pineapple, pink guava, peach, and toasted coconut (16oz. cans, 4-packs), Have You Met Allen? Double IPA, brewed in collaboration with Fidens Brewing, hopped with Citra, Peacharine, New Zealand Cascade, and Simcoe (16oz. cans, 4-packs), and Orpheus Imperial Stout, conditioned on cacao nibs, house roasted almonds, and Fuego Coffee Roasters coffee (500mL bottle).

Froth Brewing Looks to Make Hump Day Epic

Froth Brewing is looking to celebrate the middle of the workweek with a slate of new Wednesday specials at the taproom. There will be $2 off every draft beer, $6 mixed drinks and wine pours, $5 off cheeseburgers, Nashville Hot Chicken sandwiches, pretzels, and candied thick cut bacon, and $5 fresh cut shoestring fries. Froth will be open 4-10pm every Wednesday. Froth recently reopened their kitchen under their own in house management after Wingnutz vacated the space earlier this year.

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