Besides calling it a headache, we can now call the winter storm coming to Western New York later this week by a new name. 

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The Erie County Department of Public Works has a fun tradition of naming area snow storms after local microbrews produced here in Western New York. In years past, we’ve had snow storms named after such delicious brews as Thin Man Brewery’s Pills Mafia, Rusty Nickel Brewing’s Ebenezer IPA, and Hamburg Brewing’s OMS. 

Erie County Executive Mark Polancarz announced Tuesday afternoon that the first Western New York winter storm of 2022 will bear the name “That IPA,” from local brewery Community Beer Works.

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Community Beer Works/Canva

A session IPA with 4.9% ABV, Community Beer Works describes "That IPA" as an extremely drinkable beer with a malt background layered with Mosaic and Simcoe hops. The result, according to their website, is a “bright, expressive beer” that makes you want to have more than one. 

Along with your standard bread, eggs, and milk, be sure to pick up a 6-pack of That IPA when you’re making your pre-storm grocery store run, so you can treat yourself after a long weekend of Western New York shoveling.


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