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Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« on: October 09, 2007, 09:30:09 AM »
I'm heading up to the Buffalo area for two days at the end of this week.  Driving through Canadia (Sarnia -> Hamilton -> Niagara Falls).

Any recommendations for good places to pick up singles along the way?
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 10:21:38 AM »
I'm heading up to the Buffalo area for two days at the end of this week.  Driving through Canadia (Sarnia -> Hamilton -> Niagara Falls).

Any recommendations for good places to pick up singles along the way?
You talking women or beer?  :shrug:

I'd hit Premier Gourmet, located just south of Sheridan (324) on Delaware Ave.  Great selection of singles, local growlers, and a killer cheese shop as well.  Highly recommended.  www.premiergourmet.com

For beer, my favorites are Cole's and Goodbar's (located on the Elmwood Strip just south of the Buffalo State campus), Colter Bay (Delaware at Allen, about 8 minutes south of Premier near the Holiday Inn), and Pearl Street Brewing Co. (not far from the Aud, across Pearl Street from the baseball stadium - decent brewpub).  The Buffalo brewpub has a good tap selection, but it's out by Transit road and Rte 5.

Wings - Go to Duff's at Sheridan and Millersport (take 290, exit for Millersport Hwy (263) south, turn left on Sheridan (324), then immediate right into the parking lot. Trust me on this one.  From Duff's, Premier is about 5 miles west (you'll need to turn around and head the other direction on Sheridan) then left onto Delaware 1 block.

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 05:31:00 PM »
Let's change the thread topic to "Buffalo, NY official beer thread" and I'll update it...
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 04:50:54 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 06:52:44 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.
My personal favorite is Nine Eleven Tavern (named before 9/11, obviously) in South Buffalo...ever been there?
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 10:50:03 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.
My personal favorite is Nine Eleven Tavern (named before 9/11, obviously) in South Buffalo...ever been there?

Nope - location?  always up for new places!  :banned:
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 11:09:59 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.
My personal favorite is Nine Eleven Tavern (named before 9/11, obviously) in South Buffalo...ever been there?

Nope - location?  always up for new places!  :banned:
It's off of South Park and Hopkins on Bloomfield, I believe.  Real hole in the wall right in the middle of nowhere.  Amazing wings though.

I've always heard great things about Gabriel's Gate, but I've never eaten there.  I used to work literally right across the street from Colter Bay in the big green building - 570 Delaware, if you're familiar with the area.  Allentown is great...such great food out there....Lagniappe's, Quaker Bonnet, Gabriel's Gate, good beer and food at Colter Bay and Fat Bob's....plus all the good bars.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 11:12:19 PM »
Here's a Buffalo Rising article.

The beer selection is standard Buffalo fare - Blue, Molson - but the wings are the best I've ever had, no shtick.  Better than Duff's.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 09:30:25 PM »
one of these day sI need to do a field trip to Buffalo for wings... Not sure if I can do that trip in one day tho :)
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 09:34:00 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.

Bakes > Do you remember Rooties?  Used to be on Millersport (I think) near the UB North campus.  They were favorite wing place back in the college days, but I'm pretty sure they've been gone for years now.  :(

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 10:52:08 AM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.

Bakes > Do you remember Rooties?  Used to be on Millersport (I think) near the UB North campus.  They were favorite wing place back in the college days, but I'm pretty sure they've been gone for years now.  :(
Rooties was great - the wings were great and usually huge.  The owner sold when they redeveloped the building and is now operating Rootie's in Louisville, KY.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 11:01:24 AM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.

Bakes > Do you remember Rooties?  Used to be on Millersport (I think) near the UB North campus.  They were favorite wing place back in the college days, but I'm pretty sure they've been gone for years now.  :(
Rooties was great - the wings were great and usually huge.  The owner sold when they redeveloped the building and is now operating Rootie's in Lexington, KY.

 :excited:

Putting that in the notebook in case I am ever driving through there!  I also see you can still buy the Rooties bleu cheese dressing online - that stuff was as thick as mortar!

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 11:03:04 AM »
Here's a Buffalo Rising article.

The beer selection is standard Buffalo fare - Blue, Molson - but the wings are the best I've ever had, no shtick.  Better than Duff's.

 :thumbup:  Nothing wrong with a couple of ice cold Blues to wash down the wings.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 11:07:01 AM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.

Bakes > Do you remember Rooties?  Used to be on Millersport (I think) near the UB North campus.  They were favorite wing place back in the college days, but I'm pretty sure they've been gone for years now.  :(
Rooties was great - the wings were great and usually huge.  The owner sold when they redeveloped the building and is now operating Rootie's in Lexington, KY.

 :excited:

Putting that in the notebook in case I am ever driving through there!  I also see you can still buy the Rooties bleu cheese dressing online - that stuff was as thick as mortar!

Yep - designed to stick to the wings no matter how much sauce they threw on them.  The Rooties BBQ sauce is available at Premier Gourmet. 

Definitely on my list of places to hit if I'm down that way.  Haven't had a Rootie's wing in forever.  Still remember their coupons in the Current; hell, I may still have one of the coupons kicking around somewhere.  Should bring it with me if I go for shits and giggles.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 11:25:38 AM »
Not Lexington, Louisville. Fixed. :bag:
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2010, 11:54:17 AM »
Where was Rooties?  Millersport near north campus where?  Near Duffs or farther north toward Lockport?
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2010, 08:16:14 PM »
Where was Rooties?  Millersport near north campus where?  Near Duffs or farther north toward Lockport?
Past the north campus, about a mile or so (depending on where you got on 263) towards Lockport on 263.  I lived off of Main Street campus so I didn't get there often as I had to drive past Duff's to do so.  No cash? Rootie's with a coupon.  A little cash? Duff's.  A lot of cash?  :lol:  Not in that lifetime.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2010, 07:26:03 PM »
I just heard a rumor the other day about a possible new beer bar that's opening....some kind of Belgian theme with a lot of good imports?

Just a rumor...no idea what it's called or anything though...
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2010, 07:37:03 PM »
I just heard a rumor the other day about a possible new beer bar that's opening....some kind of Belgian theme with a lot of good imports?

Just a rumor...no idea what it's called or anything though...

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2010, 12:19:39 PM »
Found a link - link

I know that building, right in the heart of Elmwood.  Looks like it's going to be owned and run by the guy who runs Cole's, so it should be pretty good. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2010, 01:44:18 PM »
Found a link - link

I know that building, right in the heart of Elmwood.  Looks like it's going to be owned and run by the guy who runs Cole's, so it should be pretty good. 

Very cool - never went into the place when it was Merlin's, but this is another fine addition to the Elmwood strip.   :thumbup:
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2010, 01:53:14 PM »
Found a link - link

I know that building, right in the heart of Elmwood.  Looks like it's going to be owned and run by the guy who runs Cole's, so it should be pretty good. 

Very cool - never went into the place when it was Merlin's, but this is another fine addition to the Elmwood strip.   :thumbup:
Me either.  It's kinda farther down Elmwood, away from the Cole's/Mr. Goodbar end and right near my old high school.  Right in the middle of all the shops, Spot Coffee, the former Coffee &, etc.  I'll give it a try, I'm sure the beer will be great....probably pretty highly priced though.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2010, 10:36:07 PM »
Any hidden gem bottle shops in the vicinity? Looks like I will be rolling through town Friday evening on the way from Toronto to Pittsburgh (leaving the GTA around 4:30ish Friday afternoon, but would like to get to the 'burgh before it's too late as I have to be up early to be at the rink Saturday morning). I've been to Premiere and a couple Consumers locations in the past, but any additional info is appreciated.

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2010, 10:59:14 PM »
Any hidden gem bottle shops in the vicinity? Looks like I will be rolling through town Friday evening on the way from Toronto to Pittsburgh (leaving the GTA around 4:30ish Friday afternoon, but would like to get to the 'burgh before it's too late as I have to be up early to be at the rink Saturday morning). I've been to Premiere and a couple Consumers locations in the past, but any additional info is appreciated.
Hmmm, tough call.

The best selection that I've seen, to be honest, can be found at either Premier or Consumers on Niagara Falls Blvd in Amherst.  Premier's is the closer to my house of the two, so I generally shop there.  Their selection is better, but I'd say it's ever-so-slightly pricier than Consumers.  Consumers, however, was the only place to stock the LeBleu, so they have that going for them.

One place you could try is the Village Beer Merchant.  I've been there only twice that I can remember as it's in one of the "hot spots" in town right in the Elmwood/Allentown district.  They have a slightly different selection than Premier and Consumers.  They seem to have a deeper selection of brands like Smuttynose, for some reason, I'm not sure why.  Price is on par with Premier, maybe slightly higher as they hold themselves out as like a hipster hotspot.  Whereas Consumers is kinda a one-stop shop for all beverages....pop, beer, cases of Labatt Blue, etc....VBM is a niche place selling basically just beer.  The selection and price are certainly manageable, but the selection isn't THAT great to where I'd go out of my way to get there.  The only time I go there is when I'm in the area with some free time, really.

I wouldn't quite describe it as a hidden gem bottle shop, but if you've got some time to kill, it might not be a bad stop.

Other than that, if there's a hidden gem bottle shop, I don't know about it. 

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2010, 11:01:00 PM »
Looking through their growler list, it looks like they have EBC Chocolate Cherry Bomb on tap....I might have to go out there this week if that's the case.
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2010, 12:07:38 AM »
Looking through their growler list, it looks like they have EBC Chocolate Cherry Bomb on tap....I might have to go out there this week if that's the case.

Sounds interesting but not sure if I want to head "into town". Prefer to stay close to the freeways since it's just going to be a short pit stop. I wish I could find a LeBleu or two but hey, that's the way it falls.

Probably a quick stop at Lockport Consumers (Flower Power on growler fill  :banned:) and Premiere- I do like Premiere a lot.  :pickle:

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2010, 11:56:54 AM »
Let's change the thread topic to "Buffalo, NY official beer thread" and I'll update it...

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
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Premier ramping up their selection with a ton more Goose Island and Great Divide stuff.  Loving it.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
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Consumer's on Transit just tapped Super Friends  :excited:
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Consumer's on Transit just tapped Super Friends  :excited:

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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2011, 06:29:25 PM »
Update:  Gabriel's Gate (Allen St., 1/2 block east of Delaware) is a half block from Colter Bay and may have the best wings on the freaking planet.
My personal favorite is Nine Eleven Tavern (named before 9/11, obviously) in South Buffalo...ever been there?

Nope - location?  always up for new places!  :banned:
It's off of South Park and Hopkins on Bloomfield, I believe.  Real hole in the wall right in the middle of nowhere.  Amazing wings though.

I've always heard great things about Gabriel's Gate, but I've never eaten there.  I used to work literally right across the street from Colter Bay in the big green building - 570 Delaware, if you're familiar with the area.  Allentown is great...such great food out there....Lagniappe's, Quaker Bonnet, Gabriel's Gate, good beer and food at Colter Bay and Fat Bob's....plus all the good bars.
Update - going to Gabriel's Gate for the first time ever (to eat....I've been there drinking before) tonight.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2011, 06:30:08 PM »
Found a link - link

I know that building, right in the heart of Elmwood.  Looks like it's going to be owned and run by the guy who runs Cole's, so it should be pretty good. 
Update:  I still haven't been here, and it's been open for months.
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Re: Amherst/Buffalo/Niagara
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2011, 12:38:59 PM »
Update - going to Gabriel's Gate for the first time ever (to eat....I've been there drinking before) tonight.
We split wings for an appetizer and I had a burger and chips.  The food was pretty good, and the place got packed right around the start of the Sabres game at 8 PM.  The wings were, I'd say, above average.  Not quite as good as Duff's or Nine Eleven....probably on par with La Nova and Bar-Bill.

Gabriel's Brown Ale was surprisingly impressive though.  I didn't know that they had a house beer....I figured it was made by Custom, and it is.  But regardless, Custom's been impressing me lately.
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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2011, 03:48:16 PM »
Update - going to Gabriel's Gate for the first time ever (to eat....I've been there drinking before) tonight.
We split wings for an appetizer and I had a burger and chips.  The food was pretty good, and the place got packed right around the start of the Sabres game at 8 PM.  The wings were, I'd say, above average.  Not quite as good as Duff's or Nine Eleven....probably on par with La Nova and Bar-Bill.

Gabriel's Brown Ale was surprisingly impressive though.  I didn't know that they had a house beer....I figured it was made by Custom, and it is.  But regardless, Custom's been impressing me lately.

Custom's been doing a better job now that they've got the new brewhouse figured out - a lot cleaner than they once were.  Gate wings still rock my world - going to have to try Nine Eleven one of these days when I'm in town.   Travel has been on the lean side in these austere times. :(
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2011, 03:51:14 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2011, 05:08:05 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2011, 05:11:46 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2011, 07:00:21 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.

But then you'd have to make the trek over to Rochester, then to Syracuse, then down to Ithaca, and back up to Albany...DO IT!!!!!!

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2011, 08:26:25 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
Pastry hearts, sponge candy, and Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, too.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2011, 08:30:10 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
Pastry hearts, sponge candy, and Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, too.
Plus the unique "Buffalo-style" pizza, the halfway cross between NY thin-crust and Chicago deep-dish.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2011, 03:52:10 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
Pastry hearts, sponge candy, and Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, too.
There are no words to describe how perfectly dark chocolate sponge candy goes with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2011, 03:59:02 PM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
Pastry hearts, sponge candy, and Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, too.
There are no words to describe how perfectly dark chocolate sponge candy goes with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...

They have that here, too, but the local freaks call it "angel food" or "fairy food."   :rolleyes:

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2011, 10:58:53 AM »
Buffalo Wings are one of the greatest guilty food pleasures in life for me. I really want to make it up there some day to sample all of the best ones.

 :thumbup:  It's soooo worth it - but the thing to remember about Buffalo is that it only starts with wings; there's also beef on weck, Ted's hot dogs, Mister Pizza, Mighty Taco... the place is a beer drinking food mecca.
Pastry hearts, sponge candy, and Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, too.
There are no words to describe how perfectly dark chocolate sponge candy goes with Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout...

They have that here, too, but the local freaks call it "angel food" or "fairy food."   :rolleyes:
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »
Also, the guys at Community BeerWorks just moved into their west side brewery on Lafayette....really looking forward to their stuff.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2011, 01:22:19 PM »
Also, the guys at Community BeerWorks just moved into their west side brewery on Lafayette....really looking forward to their stuff.
:thumbup:  When will they be up and running?

Also, Custom Brewcrafters has released Caged Alpha Monkey IPA in six packs.  Going to find out tonight which of the test batches made it into the bottle.  One was rippingly hoppy; hope that one was the one they decided on.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2011, 10:58:58 PM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2011, 12:02:39 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2011, 12:25:34 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2011, 12:30:57 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
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Re: Buffalo, NY official beer thread
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2011, 12:57:01 AM »
3 days in Buffalo await. What's fresh in town?

Nothing.

Go to Toronto or Cleveland.
Toronto's next month. Some Cleveland beer's usually around the town (Great Lakes). But...look on the bright side...Sly Fox (including Saison Vos) is also usually available at Premier. There were a couple of things I saw last trip over there but it's like it was over a year ago so "outlook hazy, try again later." :magic8ball:

B-lo has some nice spots... I really don't know whats going on out there right now - haven't been out thataway in a couple of months.

After 26+ in that area... I really do not have anything positive to say about it  :shrug:
I enjoy hitting the old country a great deal every few months. I was there for school and a few years afterwards. All in about what...9 years I guess. Some of my best friends are still there and good beer, food (I said good, not healthy) and music are always abundant (and inexpensive). Too abundant almost, because whenever we stay the weekend the Monday morning after hits like a blessed sledgehammer.

There's definitely a lot of Shakedown Street in the town. The worst part is watching the countless empty storefronts and catching the bitter chill and the ride on the way to the airport in the late fall on the way out of town. It's pretty much frigid tundra at that point, and yeah...it's &*(%ing depressing. Still, there are solid schools there and for those that do build a career there, it...is...&*(%ing...cheap...to live. For an occasional visit with friends, it's always a great time and a reminder that I'm not 23 anymore.

Besides, to me, Rochester is a lot worse... :banned: