Brickyard Brewing Drops New Josh Allen-Inspired IPA

Lewiston’s Brickyard Brewing have released a beery tribute to the new savior of Buffalo football Josh Allen, aptly titled Number 17, a West Coast-style IPA that packs as much hops as our hurdling quarterback. Number 17, which is on tap at the brewery right now, is an old school hoppy IPA with a firm malt body, nuanced bitterness and a clean finish. It’s dangerously drinkable. El Dorado and Summit hops provide subtle bitterness, and push strong notes of orange peel, honeysuckle, melon, and dank, piney goodness. The beer is a tweaked homebrew recipe of BBC Home Brewer John Paul Meteer. 

Summer Fest Returns to BlackBird Cider Works for Ninth Year

BlackBird Cider Works will celebrate the ninth annual Summer Cider and Craft Beer Festival on August 17 (1pm) in Barker. Ciders from BlackBird and beer from New York Beer Project, Woodcock Brothers, 12 Gates, Flying Bison, and Big Ditch will be available. Lloyds Taco Truck will also be on hand. Standard tickets ($15 presale/$18 door) include a BlackBird tasting glass and eight tasting tickets and Deluxe tickets ($25 presale/$28 door) include a glass, eight tickets, and two 12oz. draft cider tickets. Tickets at The event is part of Western New York Cider Week (August 16-25). for more information.

Buffalo Brewing to Release New Beer on Buffalo History Museum’s Portico

Celebrate the progress of the Buffalo History Museum’s portico renovations on August 16 (5pm) at the Party for the Portico. The event serves as the launch of a new partnership between the museum and Buffalo Brewing Company. Named after the year the museum was founded, 1862 Cream Ale will be available exclusively at museum events and BBC. A percentage of sales will benefit the museum. The Sheila Divine will perform with food available from Center Street Smokehouse and The Green Box. Tickets are $10 presale for members ($15 at door) and $20 general admission presale for non-members ($25 at door).

2019 Mayville Bluegrass Festival Comes to Big Inlet Brewing

Big Inlet Brewing are resurrecting the Mayville Bluegrass Festival, which originally ran from 2002-2009, on August 17 (11am). Now a one-day event, the festival will feature live performances from Doug Yeomans and Mountain Run, Creek Bend featuring the Panfil Brothers, The Blue Grasshoppers Reunion, The Blue Mule Band, Deep Fried and Dipped in Honey, Three Legged Hill, Generic New Grass, Old Dawg Bluegrass, Amanda Barton and Bill Ward, Good for Nuthin String Band, and more. Tickets are $20 and are available at The brewery offers some seating and tables, but it is advisable to bring your own lawn chairs.

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).