Resurgence Gets Experimental in the Brewhouse
Resurgence Brewing is once again filling their chalkboard with some off-the-wall concoctions for the next installment of Kegs & Eggs on Sunday, March 5 (1-5pm). After producing such brews in the past as S’mores Porter, Taste the Rainbrau and Lemon Drop IPA, this time around Kegs & Eggs will pit Resurgence’s bar, kitchen and brew staffs against each other, as each will create their own beer and square off for bragging rights and the chance to have their beer join the permanent lineup and your vote decides who wins. Breakfast will also be available.
Some of the beers that will be available this time around will be a Blueberry Pancake beer, a collaboration with Ontario’s Block Three Brewing, a juicy Brett IPA, a collaboration with Clint Perez, Clint’s Clementine Kolsch and a Mimosa-style beer. For the competition, the RBC teams have brewed a pair of IPAs, a Lemon Wheat beer with Limoncello and a cream-style ale.
It’s a Buffalo Thing: Mr. Goodbar Pairs Wings and Beer
Buffalo is a drinking town with a chicken wing problem. Or is it, we’re a chicken wing town with a drinking problem? Either way, eating wings and drinking great beer are two things this city does best and Mr. Goodbar are looking to pair the beloved items at their Beer & Wings Pairing with 42 North Brewing on Mar. 5 (5-7pm). While most wing styles probably won’t be finalized until the Friday before the event, it is known that Bacon Wrapped Chiavettas Wings will be part of the pairing as will 42 North beers Wallonia Wit, Borderland IPA, Norcia Belgian Dubbel and Asylum Porter on cask. The event is $20 and includes 4 10oz. beers and 4 rounds of 3 specialty wings.
Craft Beer Corner Returns to the Buffalo Home Show
It’s Happy Hour at the 2017 Buffalo Home Show on both Friday nights (March 3 & 10) from 5:30-8:30pm in the Craft Beer Corner (by the Feature Stage), where show attendees can kick back and sample a number of beers, including New Belgium Brewing (Voodoo Ranger and Fat Tire), Brooklyn Brewing (Bel Air Sour and Defender IPA), Saranac Brewing (S’more Porter and Clementine Pale Ale) and Resurgence (Cosmic Truth and Irish Breakfast). Tom Ragan (of ‘The Shredd and Ragan Show’) will again host the event and will be choosing people from the audience to participate on stage for Couples Home Improvement Challenges, Hammer Races and a Build-a-Box contest. Use the promo code BEER to receive $4 off tickets at www.buffalohomeshow.org.
42 North Stays Busy with New Beers
42 North isn’t slowing down anytime soon in the new beer department with two new offerings this week. First, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, they will tap their Norcia Belgian-Style Dubbel (7% ABV), an Abbey-Style beer named for the Italian birthplace of Saint Benedict, the City of Norcia. Norcia has an amber-brown color, rich caramel maltiness, fruit and phenolic spice touches with a slight hoppy dryness in the finish. Second, Grain Against the Machine (6.8% ABV), an American Style Amber made with Cascade and Willamette hops which won the gold medal in the ‘American Amber & Brown Ale’ category at the 2016 Amber Waves of Grain
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at @buffbeerleague, on Instagram at @buffalobeerleague and on Facebook at @thebuffalobeerleague.