7 Buffalo Beer Briefs to know this week: May 25

Every week, we round up the best and biggest Buffalo beer news, releases and events happening in Buffalo and Western New York. Here’s what’s trending:

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1. BriarBrothers Brewing will open June 25 at Silos in Elks Street

BriarBrothers Brewing, the brainchild of homebrewers Joel and Dylan Betti, will officially open its Tavern at Silos in Elks Street on June 12 (12 p.m.). The House of Munch food truck will serve food starting at 3 p.m. and The Crew will offer live music at 6 p.m. In the weeks leading up to their opening, they will be sharing photos of their brewery and taproom and posting their launch beers via their social media. For more information, Click here.

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2. Big Ditch Brewing Plans Dual Can Release

Big Ditch makes deciding what to stock your coolers for Memorial Day super easy with a double can version, Stark White Dad Shoes IPA and Pineapple Hayburner. Both will be released on May 27 at 11 a.m. Stark White Dad Shoes is a hazy IPA brewed with Riwaka and Vic Secret hops for passion fruit notes and low bitterness. Pineapple Hayburner is Big Ditch’s flagship IPA with a burst of fresh tropical pineapple in the aroma and finish. Both beers will also see limited release next week.

3. Thin Man to Host Lager Appreciation Day with KCBC

If you didn’t know, May is Lager Appreciation Month, a month-long love letter to all lagers, a movement concocted by Brooklyn’s Kings County Beer Collective. Thin Man is hosting Lager Appreciation Day on May 29 at their Elmwood location. Thin Man lagers – Resolve, Unsung Smoked Helles, Pills Mafia and Corduroy Suit – will be $5 all day, Dopest Dough will provide brunch (11am-3pm), KCBC lagers – L’Inferno Italian Pils and Mr. Pomelo Mexican Lager with Grapefruit – will be available and DJ Crespo will provide live music (12pm-3pm). There will also be special dishes on site throughout the day.

4. Buffalo Brewing will offer tours of the Schreiber Brewing Company building

Buffalo Brewing Company is offering comprehensive, in-depth tours of their upcoming new home, the former Schreiber Brewing Company, in June. Tours last one hour and cover the main parts of the building. You can view the building as it currently stands, before any construction began, and learn about the history of the site and the future plans of owner John Domres. All proceeds from this tour will benefit the restoration of the property. Tours are available June 5, 25, and 26 (multiple times). To buy tickets here.

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5. Maple’s heaviest days are coming to Eli Fish this weekend

This weekend, May 27-28, Eli Fish Brewing will host “Maple’s Heaviest Days,” featuring 2022 Heavy Maple (10% Waterless Wee Heavy with Maple Sap and Syrup), Rauchy Maple (10.5% Smoked Waterless Wee Heavy with maple sap and syrup), 2021 Barrel-Aged Heavy Maple (11.5% Heavy Maple aged in bourbon barrels for 14 months), and 2021 Barrel-Aged Heavy Maple. There will also be boxes of Heavy Maple and Rauchy Maple (while supplies last), as well as limited bottles of Barrel Aged Heavy Maple.

6. Rhythm and Brews Benefit returns to Kleinhans on June 16

Rhythm and Brews: A Musical Beer and Food Tasting returns to Kleinhans Music Hall on June 16 (6:30 p.m.). The event will feature beer from 13 local breweries, cuisine from Oliver’s, Marcato by SEAR, Britesmith and Creekview Restaurant and live music from Carina and the Six String Preacher and Girls of Grosh. Proceeds will benefit Kleinhans programming, including National Geographic’s annual live speaker series, and building maintenance. All customers will receive a commemorative glass. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $75, which includes early admission, early tastings, and reserved seating. Call (716) 885-5000 for tickets or visit kleinhansbuffalo.org.

7. Erie County Pints ​​in the Park Returns with Resurgence, Flying Bison and 42 North

Resurgence Brewing, 42 North Brewing and Flying Bison will once again participate in the Erie County Parks Department’s Pints ​​in the Park program, which features pop-up beer gardens throughout the Erie County park system throughout throughout summer and fall. Exact times and locations have yet to be announced. The 2022 program kicks off June 3 at Red Jacket Riverfront Park. Future locations include Sprague Brook Park (June 4, August 27, October 8), Como Lake Park (June 17-18, July 15-16, September 2), Ellicott Creek Park (June 10-11, August 3), Chestnut Ridge Park (July 29-30, October 15), Black Rock Canal Park (July 1), Akron Falls Park (August 13) and Emery Park (August 20).

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