Want some beer? Oh, have we got beer.
The beer we have
- The Whale
- The IPA
- Stout Affective Disorder
- Cole’s 80th Anniversary IPA
- The End Is Rye
- The Double IPA
The end! It always seems to be rye.
The beer we will have
Next week, we’ll also have:
- Nouveau Riche, our cream ale!
- Heatrays (2014), our American barleywine released just in time for Thanksgiving
- And, if the kegs allow it, Singularity (Palisade)!
Events in the next week
Tonight is Fat Bob’s Buffalove Party from 8-11: watch the Bills and Sabres play, and hang out with representatives of us, Ellicottville, Resurgence, McKenzie’s, Hamburg, Big Ditch and Flying Bison! They’ll have a half price bar menu and 60 cent wings, plus me, so, you know, you basically have to come.
Next Wednesday is our fourth book club, wherein we read Nickel City Drafts and then meet on Mister Goodbar’s second floor at 7 to talk about it. You really need to read it, if for no other reason than to know how crazy Canal St used to be.
What are you doing on Black Friday? How about supporting local businesses and listening to some great music? Record Theatre, anchoring the other side of Lafayette, not only has a lot of vinyl specials but will also be having New Politics play with food from R&R BBQ and a cask beer tasting with us.
What else we’ve been up to
We’ve always had an unfortunate stipulation that we don’t sell retail kegs of The IPA: we just couldn’t make enough of it! However, as of now that restriction has been lifted and you can buy 1/6 bbl (5.16 gallon) kegs of Frank, The Whale, The IPA and Stout Affective Disorder for your parties or events! Keg FAQS: $90 plus a $30 deposit if you don’t have your own keg; taps available for a $10 deposit; subject to availability but you can email us ahead of time to reserve something; we’ll fill cornies as long as they’re clean and you give us a few days after you drop it off.
Hydraulic Hearth is now open! We aren’t brewing there yet — there are, as there always are, more licensing hoops to jump through — but our beer is certainly on tap, fresh as can be from 15 Lafayette
On cellaring, a polite way of saying “forgetting”: I talk about the beer in my basement, how it got there and for how long I’ve forgotten it
Other nifty beer things
Wine Critics Keep Semantic Arguments at Bay — Not So for Beer and Spirits, this week’s Sunday Read, about why beer and spirits have “craft” but wine doesn’t
What to drink during tonight’s Bills game: quarter by quarter, from WNY Craft Beer Magazine. So obviously the second quarter will be the best.
Buffalo’s best autumnal beers, from The Public
- O-U-I-J-A, an episode of the always incredible 99% Invisible, about the history of the Ouija board
- Me at Fat Bob’s tonight: