Living in Buffalo and being a craft beer fan is an embarrassment of riches. Each week, seeming each day, I’m blessed with an overabundance of great options each time I open my fridge and reach for a beer. Through the Buffalo Beer League, I am always looking for new ways to promote all of the delicious liquid being created right here in Western New York, so consider this column, The Best Thing I Drank This Week, just another vehicle to help spread the word of great local craft beer.  

In this column, each week I will highlight the best beer I had the pleasure of imbibing the previous week, and will ask my BBL cohorts to submit their selections as well. So, not only will you get the best thing I drank this week, you will also be presented with further options and opinions from the rest of the guys as well. That way, if you’re looking for some new stuff to stock your beer fridge with (and you always should be), then you’ll have more than one item to add to your shopping list.

The Best Thing I Drank This Week: Community Beer Works Let’s Go Pils Grapefruit Radler

While I continuously bang the drum for the return of CBW’s Meyer Lemon Let’s Go Pils, my favorite summer beer of 2020 and one of the best overall beers I drank last year, the grapefruit version is a fine replacement. It’s smooth and light with a pleasant subtly sweet grapefruit flavor. At a proper radler ABV of 3.5%, it drinks incredibly light and works perfectly well for chugs – not that I would know from experience or anything (*wink*). And best yet, it tastes just as good in cans as it does fresh off the tap at the brewery. Which reminds me, I need more.

  • Mark – Three’s Brewing Back to Reality IPA
  • Scott – Froth Brewing Ridin’ Low in My 64 Pale Ale
  • Jesse – Big Ditch Brewing x Pressure Drop Brewing Aqua Flying Spaghetti Monster IPA

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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, on Twitter (@buffbeerleague), Instagram (@buffalobeerleague), and Facebook (@thebuffalobeerleague).