With their new location in Canalside, Southern Tier Brewing is embodying the true spirit of Buffalo by breathing new life into the shuttered 716 Food and Sport. Because, honestly, what’s more Buffalo than resurrecting something old to make it new again?
After opening locations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Charlotte, in addition to their Lakewood headquarters, Southern Tier Brewing will open a new downtown Buffalo location on September 28 (3pm) with a complete lineup of beer, seltzers, spirits and cocktails, including draft and whiskeys specific to the location, along with beer and cider from Victory, Sixpoint and Bold Rock.
“We cannot wait to rock with you in downtown Buffalo,” the brewery said. “We have always been brewed and loved in the 716 and now, with another location at beautiful Canalside, we can’t wait to spend even more time with you!”
Speaking of the beer that is specific to STBC Buffalo, there will be five beers on tap that you can only find at the location at launch:
- NYS Lager (4.6%): A lager brewed with New York State Empire Pilsner Malt. Medium body. Slightly sweet finish from the corn addition, that is balanced well from the hop additions. The beer is smooth, slightly sweet, with notes of honey. Finishes semi dry but leaves you wanting more.
- Hazy Double IPA (8.5%): Pours a super hazy opaque orange. Notes of tropical & citrus fruits, very juicy. Aroma is slightly dank. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a sweeter finish.
- Pineapple Sour Ale (4.6%): Tart, yet sweet from the addition of pineapple puree. Slightly salty finish, that is backed up by notes of fresh pineapple. The nose is defined by bright acidity with a hint of coriander. The beer finishes very clean with sweet fruits coming through from the start.
- Gose (4.6%): Tart, salty and a little sweet. The finished beer is a pale color with a persistent white head and durable lacing thanks to the large portion of wheat in the grist. The nose is defined by bright acidity with a hint of coriander. The beer finishes very clean and in conjunction with the salt in the finish, it definitely makes you want to come back for more.
- Mango Milkshake IPA (6.5%): Pours a hazy opaque orange with thick, lacy head. Notes of fresh tropical mango, citrus and stone fruits, and vanilla beans. Aroma is tropical fruit, dank hop character and vanilla cream. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a sweet finish.
“We are thrilled to contribute to the remarkable efforts to continue to make Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront a destination,” the brewery said. “Find us at the corner of Scott and Washington and we promise to be the pint to raise for every overtime winner, every post skate, every Buffalo River moment.”
For food, they will have a number of local staples like wings, beef on weck, crispy cauliflower, carnitas, steak frites and more, beer and spirits to go, a 38.5-foot feature screen, as well as 70 TVs.
At open, taproom hours will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 3pm to 10pm, Thursday, 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 11am to 12am, Sunday, 11am to 8pm and Monday, Oct. 4, 3pm to 10pm. At this time, they will not be taking reservations.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/stbcbeerBUF.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).