SATO Brewpub, West Shore Brewing Brew Up a Sweet Treat

SATO Brewpub and West Shore Brewing are celebrating stout season with a truly special collaborative concoction, a Mississippi Mud Pie-style stout named Forbidden Mud Pie Stout that clocks in at 7.6% ABV. The new beer features loads of chocolate malt, forbidden Japanese rice, milk sugar and additional extracts added to emulate a creamy traditional Mississippi Mud Pie (think flavors of chocolate, vanilla, graham cracker, marshmallow and more). The tasty brew is currently on tap in Clarence at West Shore Brewing (draft and crowler fills available to go) and will be on tap at SATO Brewpub on Pearl Street very soon.

Celebrate the 25 Days of Christmas at Hamburg Brewing

The annual 25 Days of Christmas is back and underway at Hamburg Brewing. The month-long promotion runs through December 24 in Hamburg’s taproom and features daily promotions at the brewery. Here’s how it works – start by picking up a punch card at the brewery, then visit the taproom each day throughout December to participate in different daily promotions. Get at least 12 punches to receive a $50 gift certificate and gain entry to the Grand Prize (become Hamburg’s Brewer for a Day, drawn Dec. 28). Click here to see all of daily promotions as part of 25 Days of Christmas.

Bar Cultivar Set to Open in The Barrel Factory

The Barrel Factory, home to Pressure Drop Brewing and Lakeward Spirits, is set to grow with the addition of SteamPunk Cider’s Bar Cultivar, which will focus on terroir-driven ciders, while also offering a variety of beer, wine and cider-based cocktails. Bar Cultivar will officially open their doors December 8 (12-11pm). The grand opening will also serve as the official launch of five new SteamPunk ciders – Single Variety Brown Snout, Single Variety Chisel Jersey, Single Variety Dabinette, Single Variety Medaille d’or and Hojack Heritage Blend. All will be available on tap and will be available via 16oz. can fills (off tap).

Local Breweries Unite for VIP Local Brewers Night During Buffalo Cask Fest

The 2018 Buffalo Cask Fest officially gets underway at the VIP Local Brewers Night, December 6, an exclusive event that features casks from all-local breweries. This year’s event will feature limited cask beers such as Community Beer Works Thick & Sticky DDH Double IPA with Orange Peel and Orange Juice, 12 Gates Mango Chili Kettle Sour, Resurgence Pineapple Mango CitMo IPA, 42 North Fruited Belgian Wheat, Flying Bison Bison Best Bitter with Cascara and Old First Ward Imperial Hefeweizen. There are a few tickets remaining for the event and are $25. Buffalo Cask Fest runs Dec. 7-9 at Mr. Goodbar.

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