New York Beer Project to Open New Victor Location This Week

New York Beer Project’s second location in Victor, NY will officially open its doors to the public on February 14. Built to recreate New York City’s Atlantic Grand Beer Hall at the turn of the century, this new 15,700-square-foot beer hall includes an indoor beer garden complete with live chestnut trees, Beer Lover’s taproom, production brewery with an extensive barrel-aging program, rooftop terrace, and the New Yorker Loft mezzanine event space. Launch beers include Panda Paws Porter, Victor Lager and Beer Hall Ale, among others. Doors will open at 11am, with the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for 5pm.

Embrace the Weather with Beer at 42 North’s Brewski 2019

Explore East Aurora’s Knox State Farm during 42 North Brewing’s third annual Brewski, a 2.5 mile trek through snowy trails with multiple beer stops along the way. Tickets are almost sold out online (pre-sale tickets available at EventBrite), but tickets can be purchased at the gate for $30 (only those sampling beer require tickets). Proceeds will support the Aurora Ice Association. Afterwards, your first beer is free at 42 North’s taproom during the after party, which will feature a Hot Cocoa Stout made specially for Brewski. Brewski and the after party are dog friendly. Food vendors will be on hand.

Indulge in the Finer Things at Pizza Plant’s Belgian Beer and Chocolate Fest

Pair chocolate and Belgian beer during Pizza Plant’s Belgian Beer and Chocolate Fest, February 13 (7pm), at their Transit Road location. The event will feature beers such as Ommegang Bourbon Barrel Aged Adoration Dark Ale, Rosetta, Rare Vos, Pale Sour and Game of Thrones King of the North Russian Imperial Stout, as well as St. Bernardus ABT 12, Framboise Boon and De La Senne Taras Boulba. Chocolates will be courtesy of Chow Chocolat, including a Rosetta-infused chocolate. Those that purchase a beer flight will receive a free Ommegang glass and free chocolate samples. Chocolate gift boxes will also be available.

Beat the Weather with Community Beer Works’ New Stout at Hydraulic Hearth

Nothing beats the winter blues like a nice stout and luckily, Community Beer Works and Hydraulic Hearth have us covered with their new Steamworks Stout. Brewed in collaboration with Lockport’s Steamworks Coffee, this creamy stout, which comes in at 6.1% ABV, features notes of roasted coffee, chocolate and subtle hints of vanilla. The addition of flaked oats and lactose sugar give this dark brew a smooth body, with balanced sweetness and gentle bitterness. The coffee used was a 60/40 Brazilian/Colombian blend roasted by Steamworks. Steamworks Stout is only available at Hydraulic Hearth in Larkinville. Growler fills are available to go.

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, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and