Community Beer Works Dig Deep in Their Cargo Pockets

To help ring in the New Year, CBW is revisiting a classic style with Cargo Pockets, an IPA with orange peel, brewed with heaps of Amarillo hops and orange peel to deliver a bright, citrus-forward IPA.  The new beer will be available on New Year’s Eve (3pm) and is available for preorder for pickup and delivery now, here.

Get Playoff Ready at 12 Gates With Playoff Beard Double NEIPA

As the Buffalo Bills make a deep playoff run, 12 Gates Brewing wants to make sure you have the proper libation as you watch along with the release of Playoff Beard Double New England IPA (4pm). This 8% DNEIPA is brewed with Waimea, Wakatu, Rakau, and Amarillo hops for smooth notes of heavy tropical fruit. Available now in 4-pack cans ($16.99) and cases ($100).

Buffalo Brewing to Commemorate Battle of Buffalo with 1813 Porter

Buffalo Brewing is celebrating the 207th anniversary of the Battle of Buffalo with a variety of takes on their 1813 Porter on December 30 (1-4pm). 500ml bottles of 1813 Imperial Porter (2017 Vintage) will be available for $12, along with 1/6 keg ($55 plus tax and deposit), 16oz. 8-packs ($18.13), and growler fill ($8.13 + tax). They also have new glassware available for purchase, including .4L Bamburg Tankards ($7).

Ring in 2021 at Rusty Nickel’s NYE Keg Drop 

Bring in 2021 in style under Rusty Nickel’s covered and heated pergola at their New Year’s Eve Keg Drop on December 31 (6pm). They only have seating for 44 and tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are $30 per person and include (2) beverages, food (appetizers, house-made pizzas, and desserts will be provided), and champagne toast. Cash bar available. Tables seat 4 guests. Facemasks required. Guests must remain in assigned seats. Purchase tickets here.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Eli Fish Brewing

Bid farewell to 2020 at Eli Fish on December 31 (4pm), who will be serving a special dinner for 2 menu that includes an appetizer, two entrees, and two flights of Eli Fish beer ($60), which could include their new Champagne Guapi, a kettle sour fermented on NY grown Frontenac and Marquette grapes. Reservations are encouraged by calling 585-343-0008 (last seating at 9pm). Current COVID restrictions include a limit of 4 per table, and masks must be worn unless seated and eating or drinking.

Resurgence Brewing Dropping 3 New Beers for New Year’s

Resurgence is releasing a pair of New England IPAs and a pilsner on December 31. Their NYE Pack includes 2 cans of NYE Pilsner, crushable with just a light hop bite, NYEIPA, a smooth New England IPA with soft notes of tropical fruit. Also available is Keys to the Cuff NEIPA. Order now at

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).