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: Pressure Drop Brewing Space Monkey Episode VI: Return of the Space Monkey Double IPA

Space Monkey Episode VI is just the latest memorable installment of the fantastic Pressure Drop IPA series, any of which could really deserve a spot in this column. Return of the Space Monkey is dangerously smooth for 8.5%, with big notes of citrus and tropical fruit and a touch of dank. Don’t let this soft DIPA fool you though, because, while Pressure Drop is pretty adept at hiding boozy ABVs, this one will creep up on your after a couple. I may or may not know have first-hand knowledge of that.

  • Mark – Other Half Brewing x Fifth Frame Fabled Aquarium NEIPA
  • Scott – Resurgence Brewing The Legend of the Cone IPA
  • Jesse – Big Ditch Brewing Dayburner Refreshing 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).