New Brewery Eyes Buffalo’s Lovejoy Neighborhood

Iron Island Brewery, a project helmed by property management firm called Carousel Development Corp. and TRM Architecture, is looking to open a new brewery and taproom at 1223 Lovejoy St. According to an application filed with the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals, tentative plans call for a tasting area, upper and lower seating sections with an open brewhouse floor plan, and an outdoor patio abutting the brewery building. According to the application, the company wants to create a “premier beer production and tasting destination in the region and one of the few on the city’s East Side.” The application is under consideration with the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Community Beer Works to Reopen Their Taproom in June

After spending most of the past year in the dark, Community Beer Works will reopen their 7th Street taproom on June 4. The taproom has been closed since last August for renovations and improvements to “offer a responsible, socially distant, and comfortable indoor experience.” More details on the reopening are expected to be released soon.

Rusty Nickel Brewing Can Release for a Good Cause

On May 8 (6:30p), Rusty Nickel will release their Fuzzy Navel Wheat in cans for the first time, and until May 29, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the beer ( draft or 4-pack cans) will go to support blood cancer research via Stampede for the Cure. This wheat ale is brewed to emulate the Fuzzy Navel cocktail with light notes of peach and orange.

OSB Ciderworks to Hold Mortalis Can Drop

OSB Ciderworks (517 Main St.) is rolling out the red carpet for our friends to the north, Avon’s  Mortalis Brewing, on May 1 (1pm) with a big can sale and mini tap takeover. Among the beers available in cans are Hydra Sour (Secret Machine), Typhon Gose (Coconut), Thanatos Imperial Stout, Beholder Fruited Sour and Pan Double IPA. Pre-order available here.

Big Inlet Announces Slew on Upcoming Beer Releases

After making their first beer ever available in cans, the releases continue at Big Inlet Brewing. In addition to recently releasing 22oz. bottles of their Twisted Tree Hard Cider, they will tap their Road Rash Rye on April 30. Further down the road, Blonde & Blue Blueberry Blonde Ale will be available in 16pz. 4-pack cans on May 7 and Mischievous Monk, both the barrel aged and regular versions, drop in 22oz. bottles on May 14. Plan accordingly!

Thin Man Brewery Welcomes Backs Pair of Favorites

Thin Man is welcoming back a pair of favorites, Citra DDH Trial By Wombat, hazy with notes of peach, pineapple and orange, and Peanut Butter Jenkins Imperial Stout, flavors and aromas of peanut butter, chocolate, nuts, dark caramel and honey, on April 30. Thin Man will also release Sidekick Union, a strawberry rhubarb gose that features a full nose of fresh berries and tangy rhubarb funk. This beer is crisp and clean with moderate tartness and rhubarb in the finish. All three beers will be available all TM taprooms.

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).