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: Flying Bison Juice Caboose IPA

This one is in honor of Flying Bison’s 21st anniversary. Yes, you read that right. It’s crazy to think that one of my favorite breweries is now old enough to drink, and let me be the one to buy the first round. Here’s to another 21 years full of crispy lagers and cask beers! This selection wasn’t based solely on that however, as Juice Caboose’s recent transition to 12oz. cans has rekindled my love affair with this beer. Not that I fell out of love with it…well…you get the point. Citrus, tropical fruit and hops all work their magic in this beer. If you haven’t had it, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

  • Brian – Wiley Roots Brewing Blueberry Heritage
  • Scott – Community Beer Works x Prison City Even More Highly Suspicious IPA
  • Jesse – Resurgence Brewing Squad Car Megaphone NEIPA

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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).