For the first time in two years and just in time for the NCAA Tournament at KeyBank Center, the Labatt Brew House will open on Thursday, March 17 and Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Brew House will be closed Friday and Sunday. On opening day, guests can choose from three new beers brewed on site by Labatt Brewmaster Ryan Brady. Mango Guava Sour, Hazy IPA, and Chocolate Stout, as well as fan favorites Labatt Blue, Labatt Blue Light will be on tap and Labatt Blue Light Seltzer in cans. The Labatt Brew House consists of a 3,000 square foot brewery and tasting room. The Draft Room is owned and operated by a separate company.

“We are excited to re-open the Labatt Brew House for the upcoming NCAA Tournament,” said Ryan Brady, Labatt brewmaster. “I’ve been having some fun creating a few new beers to serve to basketball fans on Thursday and Saturday. And of course, we will always have Blue and Blue Light available for Labatt loyalists. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.”

The Labatt Brew House will open for major events in the area. An updated calendar of events is posted on the Labatt Brew House website. The Labatt Brew House first opened in the fall of 2019. The 3,000-square-foot brewery and tasting room consists of a 10-barrel, four-vessel brew house with 11 fermenters.

About the Labatt Brew House Beers

Mango Guava Sour – 5.2% ABV

A light and slightly tart ale with 300 pounds of fruit added in the fermenter, Mango Guava Sour appears a cloudy orange color from the addition of the fruit. The sweetness from the mango and guava comes forward, which is balanced with the tart finish.

Hazy IPA – 7.1% ABV

Brewed with pale, pilsner, wheat, and oats, this Hazy IPA is hopped with simcoe, galaxy, and citra. The slightly Hazy IPA has tons of fruit forward aroma and taste. Gooseberry, citrus, and peach are present in the aroma and taste, with a small hint of pine underneath.

Chocolate Stout – 6.8% ABV

A light bodied Chocolate Stout with a nice balance of chocolate and roasted flavors, this beer was aged on Ecuadorian Chocolate nibs imparting it with a nice smooth chocolate flavor and aroma.  In addition to the chocolate nibs this beer was brewed with caramel malts for a bit of sweetness, and roasted malt for that classic stout flavor.

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*Editor’s Note: The Draft Room and Labatt Brew House are separate entities, both located at 79 Perry Street. For more information on the Draft Room, please contact Marc Honan at (716) 860-4401.