Woodcock Brothers Brewing Turns 4!


Break out the candles and the cake because Woodcock Brothers Brewing is turning 4! Yes, we know, they grow up so fast don’t they? And, in honor of their impending name day, Woodcock is releasing not one, but two, bourbon barrel aged beers at their 4th anniversary party – the Imperial Orange Chocolate Stout (8% ABV) and Stiff Mitten Spiced Winter Ale (7% ABV) – both aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for six months. Woodcock Brothers’ 4th Anniversary Party is an all-day event beginning at noon on Saturday, November 12. Free chowder will be provided on the patio starting at noon until it runs out and live music will be provided by Mike Tilton from 4-7.


The Taps At Thin Man, They Are A Flowin’


There is so much going on beer-wise at Thin Man Brewery that we might not be able to get to it all. Eh, who are we kidding, of course we will. First off, Bliss DIPA is back for batch 2 and they have a bunch of new beers in the coming weeks, including a session IPA (Citra, Amarillo, Wai-iti), a new IPA (Simcoe, Citra and Nelson), a hoppy collaboration with Barrier Brewing (Nelson, Chinook, Wakatu) and a Brett-finished Belgian Pale. Thin Man will also be pouring two test batches of new sours at Sour Saturday on November 19 – a wild ale aged on plums and a dry-hopped brett wild ale with Sauvignon Blanc juice, peaches & Nelson hops. Sadly though, batch 2 of No Pressure is running low, so it’s not all fun and games.


Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing Breaks Out The Barrel (Aged Beers)


Westfield’s Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing are cracking open some of their many, many barrels with the release of a trio of new BA beers – Barrel Aged Hawt Roxxx (6.4% ABV), the barrel aged version of the Lake Erie Ale Trail’s collaboration stein bier, Stout Lucia (7% ABV), their stout aged for six months in five, seven and nine year old dark St. Lucian rum barrels & Rhiskey Business (7.1% ABV), their rye pale ale aged 7 months in freshly emptied Five & 20 Rye Whiskey barrels. The bottles will be available at the brewery on November 10, 5-8pm, at a special Meet the Brewers event. Brewmaster Jimmy Walsh will be on hand talking beer, brewery tours will be offered every hour and there will be plenty of giveaways and beer specials as well. Let’s get heavy!


Resurgence Brewing’s Imperial Sponge Candy Stout Is Back


Resurgence Brewing’s Imperial Sponge Candy Stout returns for a third year on November 9, when bottles go on sale at the brewery from 4-9pm. Aging brings out the depth of flavor and boozy heat of this imperial offering brewed with Watson’s Sponge Candy, which is blended into a stout with raw sugar for a smooth caramel finish. Resurgence is releasing only 2,300 bottles this year, so make sure you get there early for a good spot in line. Bottles are $9 each (they will be priced $9.99 when they hit retail) and there is no limit per person. Additionally, the bourbon barrel aged version will be released in the coming weeks.

Brian Campbell is a co-founder and Brand Manager of the BNBA’s enthusiast arm, Buffalo Beer League, and writes the weekly Buffalo Beer Buzz column. He can be reached at buffalobeerleague@aol.com and on Twitter at @buffbeerleague.