It’s Thursday, which means:
The beer we have
- The Whale
- The IPA
- Stout Affective Disorder
- Singularity (Falconer’s Flight 7c’s)
- Singularity (Calypso)
- The Double IPA
- Cole’s 80th Anniversary IPA (very limited amount)
What else we’ve been up to
- We had a tasting at Premier Gourmet that was quite fun.
- Long sleeved t shirts are back in stock! Which is good considering it snowed, albeit briefly, on Saturday.
- Blue Monk had a cask of The IPA with Nelson hops. It’s gone now. Sad? Follow us on social media, silly billies.
- Ethan was on WBNY.
- The intrinsic value of breweries, my contribution to this month’s Session, on beer travel. I know how beer is made, I’ve seen plenty of breweries, and yet I still want to tour more. Hell, Matt and Corey showed me around Big Ditch just yesterday!
- Our fourth book club, for Nickel City Drafts, is less than two weeks away! Still plenty of time for you to buy the book and read about Buffalo’s drinking history.
Other nifty beer things
- This week’s Sunday Read: Chewing it Over, which deals with a potential similarity between the US & UK craft “revivals”. My initial take on it was the relative economic comfort each “pioneer” enjoyed, but Alan pointed out on Facebook that it really just shows an inexplicable need on everyone’s part to have a Leader, a Visionary, when (me again) that erases the contributions of, say, Jack McAuliffe et al.
- Not beer related, but a story of a manager who didn’t know $2 bills were a real thing
- Speaking of book clubs, Talking Leaves is holding a reading/signing with two novelists at Hydraulic Hearth 11/17.
- Massachusetts has “a four-foot, eleven-inch carved-wood effigy of an Atlantic codfish” in its House of Representatives chamber known as The Sacred Cod
- The Buffalo Beer League pairs local beer with candy, to which I say