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The Buffalo Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

It’s no secret that Buffalo has amazing craft beer scene. With over ten local breweries in the area you will be hard pressed not to find at least one local beer that you like. In fact, the Buffalo Beer Zone is one of the most popular areas at Buffalo on Tap each year. With more sure signs of spring on the way that means a new wave of local beers and ones that are returning that are perfect for the season. Here is a beer from each local Buffalo brewery that you should be drinking right now!


Flying Bison
Flying Bison
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Flying Bison

840 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
 
 

Bisonberry Kolsch is a German style Kolsch beer with fresh Blueberries and Blackberries in the beer.  Refreshing for the summer as the yard work and outdoor activities begin.  At 4.8% ABV, this beer will quench your thirst while giving you an aroma and flavor that is full of summer!

 

 
Big Ditch
Big Ditch
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Big Ditch

55 East Huron St. Buffalo, NY 14203
 
 

Hayburner is Buffalo’s IPA!  This beer is perfect for any time of year, but it is exceptional in the Spring and Summer!  At 7.2% ABV, this beer is bold and citrusy with notes of orange, melon, and grapefruit!

 

 
12 Gates
12 Gates
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12 Gates

80 Earhart Drive Williamsville, NY 14221
 
 

Cherry Vanilla Wheat is a 4.8% ABV fruit beer that is as easy drinking as the summer days are long.  An amazing aroma of fresh cherries and a taste profile that perfects an American style wheat beer with added flavors of fresh Cherries and a hint of vanilla.

 
42 North
42 North
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42 North

25 Pine Street East Aurora, NY 14052
 
 

Illumination Pils is a traditional Bohemian Pils that uses only Czech Saaz hops and the best European malts available.  Crisp and refreshing yet very flavorful, this brew is 6.5% ABV and boasts a nice hop quality in the finish!

 
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Resurgence

1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213
 
 

Cosmic Truth is a thirst quenching Kolsch style brew with the bold tropical fruit flavors of Mosaic hops.  A truly unique beer, this beer is sessionable at 4.3% ABV and boasts flavors beyond your wildest dreams!

 
New York Beer Project
New York Beer Project
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New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd, Lockport, NY 14094
 
 

Gameday Wit is a Belgian White style beer at 5.4% ABV that is brewed with a generous amount of white wheat, coriander, sweet orange peel and Saaz hops.  The perfect beer style in the perfect time of year! 

 

 
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Ellicottville Brewing Co
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Ellicottville Brewing Co.

28 Monroe St. Ellicottville, NY 14731
 
 

Pantius Droppus is a full malty bodied  Imperial IPA with with a 10.6% ABV. It’s brewed with loads-upon-loads of glorious flavor. Features a robust aroma and bitterness, with an infusion of orange zest to compliment its high alcohol and green hop additions. Finished with a dry hop process; Pours clear medium Amber.

 
Hamburg Brewing Company
Hamburg Brewing Company
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Hamburg Brewing Company

6553 Boston State Rd. Hamburg, NY 14075
 
 

Sweet Tang is a low/medium lager with grapefruit and has a 5.0% ABV. It’s refreshing and it’s aromatics penetrate your senses while a grapefruit tang escapes to a soft, but crisp finish. According to the brewery, it’s suitable for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and pairs well with any summer activity.

 
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Southern Tier
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Southern Tier

2072 Stoneman Circle, Lakewood, New York 14750
 
 

Thick Mint is the newest member of their Blackwater series, a Imperial Stout with 10% ABV. Brewed with mint and chocolate it’s a dead ringer for the cookie that inspired it. This is an ideal dessert beer that will leave you wanting seconds.

 
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Woodcock Brothers
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Woodcock Brothers

638 Lake Street Wilson, NY 14172
 
 

Hoppycock IPA is and India Pale Ale with a 6.0% ABV. It has citrus flavor that balances with a malty backbone. You’ll find this beer very drinkable and not overbearing!

 

 

 

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