Resurgence in the Park Opens for the Season, Pints in the Park Returns

Resurgence in the Park, Resurgence Brewing’s seasonal pop-up at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, is now open for the season. Resurgence in the Park will offer park goers and golfers a limited selection of food, in addition to Resurgence beers, wine and cocktails. Outdoor seating will be available on the café’s veranda or in a special section of greenspace for an iconic park view. Hours of operation will be Thursday – Friday, 4-9pm, and Saturday – Sunday, 12-9pm. Resurgence in the Park will remain open for the duration of the 2023 golf season.

Resurgence’s annual Pints in the Park campaign returns June 2-3 at Chestnut Ridge Park. It is the first event of their near weekly pop-up beer gardens in different parks throughout Western New York. This weekend, they will tap OP Pilz, with $1 from each pint sold benefitting the Orchard Park Boys and Girls Club. Guests who bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of WNY will receive a free pint voucher for Resurgence in the Park at Delaware Park. Get a full schedule here.

Rusty Nickel Brewing’s 8th Anniversary Party

On June 3, you can help Rusty Nickel Brewing celebrate 8 years with 8 beer releases, live music from UnderCover, food by Yankee BBQ, drink specials, including beer slushies, lawn games and more. This event is free and reservations can be made for the seating area under their covered pergola with views of the band, here. “Thanks for all of your support over the years,” the brewery says. “We are proud of how much our brewery & tasting room have grown since 2015 and we couldn’t have done it without you!” Doors open at noon, party kicks off at 2pm.

The Heaviest Days of Maple Coming to Eli Fish This Weekend

Batavia’s Eli Fish Brewing will host The Heaviest Days of Maple on June 3, a special tap takeover which features 2022 Barrel Aged Heavy Maple (10% Waterless Wee Heavy with Maple Sap & Syrup) and Rauchy Maple (10.5% Smoked Waterless Wee Heavy with Maple Sap & Syrup), along with 2023 Autumn Maple (limited release until fall). At the Heaviest Days of Maple, the early bird gets the worm, as 2021 Heavy Maple will be available from 11am – 1pm. The event will also feature the release of 2023 Heavy Maple in cans.

Hofbrauhaus to Tap Hopfen Weizen for June

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo will tap their Hopfen Weizen on June 1 (7pm). If you’re new to this style, expect a hazy beer with a thick white head, super fruity and tropical aromas, slight pithy orange / pineapple juice taste and clean bitterness on the end. Hopfen Weizen pairs best with Hofbrauhaus’Grosse Bayerische Salatplatte and Currywurst, or by itself in the biergarten. All guests will receive a free 0.3L of Hopfen Weizen. Bianca Falsetti from BB’s Bingo will serve as celebrity barrel tapper. For reservations, visit

NYBP Walter’s Jelly Donut Returns for National Donut Day

New York Beer Project’s Walter’s Jelly Donut will make a return June 2 (11am) just in time for National Donut Day. The raspberry-flavored German style Kolsch beer, brewed with traditional German malt and hops and Apollo and Hersbrucker hops, pours a fuchsia color and features mild raspberry aromas, light floral hops and subtle fruity esters. The brewery will be giving out a free donut hole with each pint of Walter’s Jelly Donut (limit one per guest). The beer will be available on draft at the brewery moving forward.

Summer Solstice is Back at Thin Man Brewery

After taking a few years off, Thin Man’s summer street festival, Summer Solstice, returns to Elmwood on June 17 (12pm). General admission tickets ($25) include access to festival grounds and first floor of taproom, as well as a commemorative glass and first beer, VIP tickets ($75) include access to festival grounds, first and second floors of taproom, commemorative glass, first beer, food ticket, and three beer tickets, and Executive VIP tickets ($150) include access to festival grounds, first and second floors of taproom, private second floor patio, commemorative glass, open bar (noon-8pm), and open food package. You can purchase tickets here.

42 North Announces 2023 Summer Tap Trekker Tour

42 North Brewing is hitting the road this summer at regional parks and outdoor venues with events featuring the 42 North Tap Trekker, as well as food trucks and musicians from throughout the region. The tour will visit Erie County Parks with a series of “Pints in the Park” events, the first event of which will take place June 3 at Sprague Brook Park. There will also be a weekly concert series at Cazenovia Park. More information and a full-schedule can be found at or by following 42 North on Facebook.

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).