Buffalo Brewing Company will be the exclusive beer sponsor of the Buffalo History Museum, launching on August 16 when The Sheila Divine performs at Party for the Portico.

This partnership includes the debut of a signature beer, 1862 Cream Ale. Named after the year the Buffalo History Museum was founded, 1862 is a cream ale that will be available exclusively at museum events and Buffalo Brewing Company’s tasting room and beer garden. A percentage of beer sales will be donated to the museum.

1862 Cream Ale is brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops with Pilsner and Vienna malt for light, drinkable notes of citrus. The beer is on tap now at Buffalo Brewing.

“For Buffalo Brewing Company this is an extremely natural fit,” shared Heather and John Domres, Jr., founders and owners of Buffalo Brewing Company. “The brewery pays homage to the communities’ history with commemorative years as beer names. We display the brewing industry’s proud past in this great city. Our brewery is proud to support a Buffalo institution that preserves our city’s history and helps teach future generations about Buffalo’s proud past. 1862 Cream Ale celebrates the birth of that institution. Its straw yellow color, light body, and mild hop profile make this the perfect beer to enjoy at the museum’s events!”

“Buffalo has a long history of pubs, breweries, and brewhouses,” said Melissa Brown, executive director of the museum. “They have served as a source of conviviality and bonding for generations. Shared experiences serve as one of history’s finest means of transport. Glimmers of our heritage shine through the new establishments flourishing throughout the region. To be ingrained into this part of Buffalo’s culture by partnering with the fantastic Buffalo Brewing Company – a brewery dedicated to proudly showcasing many of the significant years in Buffalo’s history, is an honor. We can’t wait to join the community in tasting the new 1862 Cream Ale at Party for the Portico!”

Party for the Portico is a 21 and over event celebrating the progress made on the portico restoration to date. Presale tickets are available through August 16 and are $20 for General Admission; $10 for members. Tickets will be available at the door the night of for $25 general; $15 members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.buffalohistory.org or call Angelica Rodriguez, Membership & Events Coordinator, at (716) 873-9644 ext. 318.