New Bottle Shop Coming To North Tonawanda

This September, Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse will opens its doors at 653 Oliver Street, inside the former Bestaste Mini Market. The bottle shop will feature packaged beer for sale to enjoy on-site or take home, as well as 16 taps with a mostly local-leaning tap list planned. There will also be dedicated lines for coffee and kombucha. Wine options will also be available. Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse will also offer food, including wings, in addition to vegetarian and vegan options as well. Matt Bille, who purchased the building after it was foreclosed by the city, owns Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse.

West Shore Brewing Hits the Beach for Second Anniversary

West Shore Brewing will hold their second annual West Fest, a celebration of their second anniversary, July 27 (2pm). West Fest 2.0: Beach Party will feature live music, food trucks and special beer releases (Strawberry Banana Imperial Hefeweizen, Pina Colada Sour, Orange Pineapple Green Flyer New England IPA, Coconut London Brown Ale). Tickets available on Facebook and in the taproom ($10 General Admission / $25 VIP). GA tickets include pint glass with first fill free, VIP tickets include pint glass with first fill free, special beer releases, guest taps, VIP party tent and discounts on Akron Fest tickets (August 10).

Resurgence Brewing’s Kegs & Eggs Goes Hawaiian

Don your favorite Hawaiian shirt as Resurgence Brewing goes tropical for July’s Kegs & Eggs (Niagara Street, July 28, 11am). The brewery is rolling out one of their best tap lists yet, including Rocket Pop Sour (lemon, blueberry & cherry), Orange Creamsicle Sour (orange sour with vanilla), Blue Hawaiian Sour (citrus & pineapple), Pina Colada Sour (pineapple & coconut), Hawaiian IPA (Surge IPA with mango, pineapple and guava), Nutty Buddy Stout (Milk stout aged on waffle cones, peanuts, vanilla and cocoa nibs), Peaches & Cream Saison, Chili Lime Pilsner (Bridge Pils aged on red chilies with lime zest) and casks of Blueberry Lemon Wit and Rum Barrel Aged Head in Clouds with Guava and Mango.

Celebrate Christmas in July with Santa (and Beer) at New York Beer Project

Though actual Christmas is still months away (thankfully), you can celebrate right now at Christmas in July (July 25, 6pm) at New York Beer Project, and what better way to celebrate than with a skydiving Santa, who will literally jump out of a plane and parachute down to the brewery. In honor of the special occasion, NYBP are releasing a special Gin Barrel Aged White Christmas, a Belgian Blond brewed with peppermint and spearmint leaves, aged on cacao nibs, then aged for seven months in Black Button Distilling bourbon barrels that last held gin. Expect pepper, clove and warm vanilla.

Thin Man Teams with Prairie Artisan Ales on Barrel Aged Imperial Stout Trio

Thin Man Brewery recently travelled to Oklahoma to spend some time with Prairie Artisan Ales and collaborate on a trio of heavy-hitting 13% Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of those labors (July 27, 11am). This weekend, Thin Man will be tapping Black Cherry Noir Imperial Stout (aged in whiskey barrels with black cherries, orange peel, almonds and vanilla beans), Kawaii Me A River Imperial Stout (aged in whiskey barrels with macadamia nuts, cacao nibs and vanilla beans) and Thinmant Imperial Stout (aged in whiskey barrels with peppermint, cacao nibs and vanilla beans).

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 for Step Out Buffalo. 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).