Hamburg Brewing Creates Beer for Eden Corn Festival

The 59th annual Eden Corn Festival returns to Eden, NY this weekend, August 3 – 6. This year’s theme is “Down on the Farm.” A new item being featured this year will be Eden Corn Festival Cream Ale, brewed special for the Eden Corn Festival by Hamburg Brewing Company. The beer, a  4.9% cream ale brewed with corn, will be available in the Legion Beer Barn and Beer Tent while supplies last. The festival is located on Route 62 in Eden on the grounds of the American Legion Post #880. A complete schedule of festival events is available online at

Lilly Belle Meads Hosting Lancaster Renaissance Street Faire

In celebration of International Mead Day, Lilly Belle Meads is hosting the second annual Renaissance Street Faire in Lancaster on August 5 (12pm-10pm). The event will feature mead, live music, local craft beer from Til Brewing, Eli Fish Brewing, Rusty Nickel, Old First Ward, 12 Gates, Brazen Brewing and more, axe throwing from Hatchets and Hops, performances from Be Witched Buffalo, Buffalo Aerial Dance and Nickel City Longsword, vendors, backyard BBQ competition, tarot card readings, sidewalk chalk contest, water balloon stocks toss game, renaissance costume contest and more. It is an all ages event. More information at

Rusty Nickel to Launch Niagara Falls Neighborhood American Ale

Rusty Nickel Brewing has teamed up with Daredevil Records for the release of Niagara Falls Neighborhood American Ale, an easy-drinking American Ale that spotlights the Niagara Falls neighborhood. To celebrate the release on August 3, there will be a beer crawl starting at 5pm. The Discover Niagara Shuttle will loop every hour to allow beer crawlers to visit every participating venue. The event is free and participants will receive a branded cup. Traveling entertainment will be provided by John Dudley. After the crawl, Niagara Falls Neighborhood American Ale will be available at the brewery and participating venues. For more information, click here.

Big Ditch Brewing Plans Busy August Full of Releases

Big Ditch Brewing has quite the busy month of beer releases lined up, beginning on August 4, when No Punts Intended, an easy drinking pilsner brewed with American barley and Cascade hops, returns. After that, the brewery will release Basically Juice Double IPA, brewed with Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Nectaron hops for notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit and peach, on August 11. Slayburner, Big Ditch’s Hayburner IPA brewed with blood oranges, returns August 9, seasonal fan favorite Cinnamon Apple returns on August 25, and Make Me Wanna Stout, Big Ditch’s other Bills-themed brew, is available now at the brewery.

Community Beer Works to Release Peach Cobbler Let’s Go Pils

Following recent releases of Pink Grapefruit and Pineapple varietals, Community Beer Works will continue their fruited Let’s Go Pils series with the release of Peach Cobbler on August 3. This latest version of CBW’s house pilsner is brewed with peaches and spices. On August 4, you can visit the brewery to pair a pint of Peach Cobbler LGP with specially crafted food specials that complement the beer’s taste. Peach Cobbler Let’s Go Pils will be available in 12oz. 6-pack cans to go and on draft the brewery.

Southern Tier Brewing’s Warlock and Pumking Return

It may only be August, but fall beers are arriving quickly, regardless of the weather outside, including Southern Tier’s perennial favorites, Pumking and Warlock. If you’re new to these brews, Pumking is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and pie spices, for malty and bready notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, and Warlock is an Imperial Pumpkin Stout featuring flavors of pumpkin pie with coffee and dark chocolate. Look for these fall favorites wherever great craft beer is sold.

Local Watering Holes Win Big at Buffalo Spree’s Best of WNY 2023

A number of local breweries, distilleries, beer bars and bottle shops showed up and showed out at Buffalo Spree’s Best of WNY 2023 Awards. Big Ditch Brewing and Resurgence Brewing tied for the top spot of Best Local Brewery, Hartman’s Distilling was named Best Local Distillery, Fattey Beer Company was named Best Overall Beer Selection, Thin Man Brewery took home Best Beer On Tap (City), and Griffon Gastropub won Best Beer On Tap (Suburbs). Congratulations to all of the well-deserving winners. For a complete list of winners, click here.

Pink Boots Buffalo Chapter’s Essential Beer & Off-Flavor Training

On August 2 (6pm), join the Buffalo chapter of the Pink Boots Society at Community Beer Works for an essential off-flavor training workshop with Queen City Quality and Buffalocal. In this workshop, Queen City Quality will take you through a guided tasting of beers spiked with common beer flavors including off-flavors, essential flavors, and taints. They will go in-depth into the causes of these flavors, how to prevent or replicate them, and what to look for. The event is free for PBS members and tickets are available to the public for $25. Proceeds will benefit the Buffalo Pink Boots chapter.

Inaugural Run 716 Beer Mile at Flying Bison

The first ever Run 716 Beer Mile is coming to Flying Bison Brewing on August 5 (9am). The beer mile is a 1-mile drinking event on a 1/4-mile course in the parking lots and streets surrounding the brewery. It begins by drinking a 12oz. beer, followed by a full lap of the course, which is then repeated for 4 laps. There will be 3 heats (9am, 9:30am, 10am). The event is limited to a total of 75 participants. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. All participants will be served Flying Bison’s RUN 716 Belgian-style Ale.

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).