The canned beer family at Resurgence Brewing Company is set to grow by three as a trio of can releases will take place on June 21 – Loganberry Wit, one of their most beloved beers and one of their first ever offerings, Peter B. Porter, an annual favorite, and Conehead IPA, a new hazy IPA dedicated to a true Buffalo institution.
It’s been a longtime coming for Loganberry Wit, which was a true launch beer for the brewery when they opened back in 2014, and continues to be a favorite of customers to this day. This beer was brewed in a traditional wit style with some mild banana and light fruit esters with a subtle loganberry finish. Resurgence’s President Jeff Ware says that while he doesn’t consider Loganberry Wit a true flagship, it was always destined to be canned due to its loyal fanbase.
“Loganberry really is not a flagship beer for us, although it does have a strong fan base,” he says. “Like all off our packaged beers, the decision was made due to customer requests. It is a really easy drinking “gateway beer” with a Buffalo twist. I think they are going to go quick!”
Ware says the same goes for popular season Peter B. Porter, a peanut butter porter featuring balanced doses of chocolate, cocoa and toasted peanut butter.
“We are giving the people what they are asking for. This beer has a strong cult following. We had customers buying crowlers of it by the case. We decided to make it a little easier on them and put some package beer together. This one will be tap room only and very limited!”
Conehead IPA is a Mosaic hopped IPA that clocks in at 5.5%; it’s hazy, juicy and crushable with a subtle hop kick. As you might have figured out by the name, Conehead was made in conjunction with the Buffalo Bisons for the man himself, Buffalo’s favorite beer-slinging institution, Conehead, aka Tom Girot, who, as you would expect, is a big craft beer fan.
“Conehead IPA made with the Bisons and to Conehead’s preferences (he is a big craft beer fan),” Ware says. “We have a great partnership with the Bisons and this is just another example of that. Craft beer and baseball. What could be better?”
Loganberry Wit cans will sell for $10, Peanut Butter Porter for $11 and $12 for Conehead IPA (prices subject to change). All three releases will be 4 pack 16oz. cans. All beers will be available on draft as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague) and www.buffalobeerleague.com.