Sad Boys Brewing Coming to Larkin Neighborhood

Sad Boys Brewing has announced plans to open up shop in Larkin at 567 Exchange St. The space includes 1,200 square feet for indoor and outdoor seating, with an option to expand to 3,000 square feet. The brewery is currently looking at several potential operators to run their taproom kitchen. While an opening date is tentative, plans call for a six to seven month build out. Sad Boys will join Flying Bison Brewing, Hydraulic Hearth, Belt Line Brewery and Buffalo Brewing in the Larkin area.

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo to tap Schwarzbier

Get your New Year started right with Hofbrauhaus on January 5 as they hold their first keg tapping of 2022, their new Schwarzbier. A parade and barrel tapping will be held at 7pm. This is a dark German lager that balances roasted, yet smooth, malt flavors with moderate hop bitterness. The lighter body, dryness and lack of a harsh, burnt, or heavy aftertaste helps make this beer quite drinkable. Make a reservation here to be there and get a free sample.

Community Beer Works Tap New Foeder Witbier

Community Beer Works have tapped a second witbier, a Foeder Witbier, to go along with their tradition Witbier. Foeder Witbier is a blend of CBW’s traditional Belgian-style witbier and their foeder-aged blonde ale. It features subtle funk from the foeder-aging process. And if you’re new to CBW’s Witbier, it’s brewed with raw wheat, coriander, grains of paradise, and orange peel for a light grainy sweetness that blends with citrus and spice to finish dry and refreshing. Both are available on tap now.

Eli Fish Drop Champagne Guapi Sour in Time for New Year’s

Eli Fish Brewing have brought back Champagne Guapi, a kettle sour ale fermented on NY grown Frontenac and Marquette grapes, which medaled in the New York State Craft Beer Awards in 2019, just in time for New year’s Eve. The beer is available on tap and in cans.

Speaking of New Year’s, Eli will be serving a very special dinner for two menu that includes an appetizer, two entrees, and two flights of Eli Fish beer for $60. Reservations are being accepted and encouraged by calling 585-343-0008 (last seating is at 9pm).

New Year’s, New Beers at Resurgence Brewing

Resurgence Brewing is releasing a New England IPA and a pilsner just time for all of your New Year’s Eve festivities on December 31. Their NYE Pack includes 2 cans of NYE Pilsner, which is crushable with just a light hop bite, and NYEIPA, a smooth New England IPA with soft notes of tropical fruit. Cans are available to-go.

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).