Jamestown Brewing Company Sets Grand Opening Date

After a few delays, Jamestown Brewing will now hold their official grand opening on July 12. “We want to thank you for your patience over the past few months,” the brewery announced recently. “We love our loyal fans and appreciate you sticking around.” The brewpub and restaurant will feature craft beers, helmed by former Gordon Biersch and Woodcock Brothers Head Brewer Matt Redpath, as well as wine and mead paired with farm-to-table food sourced directly from local farmers. Jamestown Brewing Company is located at 119 W. 3rd Street in Jamestown. More information is expected soon. Visit https://jamestownbrewery.com or email info@jamestownbrewery.com.

2019 Ballpark Brewers Series Beer Packs Now on Sale

The 2019 Ballpark Brewers Series, which features beers from Community Beer Works, Resurgence Brewing and Big Ditch Brewing, as well as a collaboration between all three, are currently on sale at Consumers Beverages. The packs feature Big Ditch’s Dayburner Session IPA, Resurgence’s The Surge New England IPA, Community Beer Works’ Czech Swing Pilsner and the collab, Short Hop, a hoppy blonde ale. You can also enjoy the Ballpark Brewers Series beers during Buffalo Bisons home games at Sahlen Field beginning on May 28 and in all three taprooms on May 31. The Ballpark Brewers Series was first released in 2015.

Third Annual Kolsch Day at 42 North Brewing

42 North Brewing are celebrating all things kolsch at their 3rd Annual Kolsch Day on June 2 (12-8pm). In honor of the beer style, they will be serving their Westphalia German-style Kölsch in traditional stange glassware, and running tabs for those participating until they are finished. “We’ll give you a punch card, every refill of the Stange glass is a punch,” the brewery says. “Pretend you’re in Cologne and add up your punches at the end to see which one of your friends likes Kolsch them most.” There will also be music by The Auslanders, as well as German-themed food.

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Rusty Nickel Brewing

Rusty Nickel Brewing is celebrating their fourth anniversary on June 1 (12pm). The event will feature plenty of food, all of your favorite Rusty Nickel brews on tap, including four special releases such as Pater’s Up! Patersbier, Haberstroh Mango Hefeweizen and a mystery anniversary beer, cocktails and mixologies, bloody marys, wine, spirits, and hard cider. There will be live music all day long, starting with an open mic session (12-2pm), MYQ F will then take the stage from 2-4pm, followed by Undercover (4:15-5:15pm), Wacko Fest (5:30-8:45pm), Jokuken (9-10:30pm) and finally a Jam Session with Wacko Fest, Jokuken & Friends (10:30-11pm).

Ring in the Summer with Rock The Gates at 12 Gates Brewing

Usher in summer at 12 Gates with the Rock the Gates Volume 3, a day of entertainment and special beer releases, on June 1 (11am-11pm). The event will feature the exclusive release of Hop on the Mic IPA (16oz. 4-packs). Tickets are $15 presale ($20 at the door) for General Admission and include a 12 Gates pint glass and 1 beer and VIP tickets ($50 pre-sale / $60 door) include swag bag, Rock the Gates t-shirt, 12 Gates teku glass, 2 beers and VIP Tent Access (8 exclusive beers). There will also be live music all day. Tickets at EventBrite.

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