Episode 61 - 2020 Brewers Invitational

Brian and Savana attended the 2020 Brewers Invitational at New York Beer Project in Lockport, NY and caught up with a few friends. Listen in as we enjoy some wonderful beers while learning about what to expect in 2020 from local breweries! Guests on this episode include:
    7:11 Matt Gordon – 12 Gates Brewing Company 11:44 Josh Dziomba – West Shore Brewing Company 15:29 Paul Alessi – Five & 20 Brewing 19:20 John Paul Meteer – Brickyard Brewing Company 23:40 Karl Kolbe – Pressure Drop Brewing 27:00 Paul Marko & Brian Townsell – Happy Sherpa 44:56 Mike Jurnack – Big Ditch Brewing Company 46:23 Emily Wadsworth – Ellicottville Brewing Company 51:20 Corey Dudish – Rusty Nickel Brewing Company 56:25 Conehead 63:10 Joe Marshall – Lilly Belle Meads
For More Information on the Belgium Trip discussed on the episode check out https://www.happysherpatravel.com/

Upcoming WNY Festivals:

February 1st: Barrel Jam 2020 @ 42 North Brewing Company
February 9th: Thee Barleywine Classic & Invitational @ Community Beer Works
February 15th: Brickyard Brewing Company Cask Festival 2020
February 16th: CollaBEERation Fest


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Publish Date: 1/30/2020




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Beers on This Episode:

Boulevard Brewing Company - Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Anchor Brewing Company - Anchor Steam Beer
Tröegs Independent Brewing - Java Head Stout
New Belgium Brewing Company - Fat Tire
Abita Brewing Company - Purple Haze
Threes Brewing - Vliet
Fixed Gear Brewing Co. - Cherry Training Wheels Sour

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Publish Date: 2/12/2020


Savana, Adam and Brian are on location at Community Beer Works tapping into some of their personal cellar offerings! We get Savana and Adam's take on the 450 North situation, discuss aging big beers in cans and what the difference may be, and how regional distribution affects hype.

Beers on the Episode:

Community Beer Works - Grey Lady Grisette
Community Beer Works - Alpaca Porter
Community Beer Works - Dude Incredible Sour Stout
Belt Line Brewery - Sunday Show NEIPA
Big Ditch Brewing Company - Bourbon Barrel Aged Towpath Imperial Stout (2017)
Big Ditch Brewing Company - Bourbon Barrrel Aged Towpath Imperial Stout (2019)
Windy Brew - Brown Ale
American Solera - Cranbarrel Barrel Aged Sour (2016)
LIC Beer Project - Higher Burnin' IPA
Westbrook Brewing Co. - 8th Anniversary Pecan Cookie Imperial Stout

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Publish Date: 1/22/2020


We're back to help usher in a new year and decade! Brian and Eric discuss hard and soft nuts, the 450 North debacle, the Marc Miller debacle, some local releases you might have missed while we were away and upcoming local events to be excited for!

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Publish Date: 1/8/2020


Brian, Eric and Savana talk about one of the best things to come out of Arizona, Jimmy Eat World! We discuss the emo turned alternative rock powerhouse's formative years from Clarity to Futures while bringing up discussion on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Savana reading a random DM all while enjoying great beer.

Beers on the Episode:

Big Ditch Brewing Company - Flamingo Vision
Great Divide Brewing Company - Wood Werks No. 3 - Brown Rye Ale
Weldwerks Brewing Co. Beach Party Starter

Jimmy Eat World on:  Spotify     Apple Music

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Publish Date: 12/4/2019


Brian, Eric and Savana are together for this episode and we're talking about Miami, FL metalcore legends, Poison the Well! We get into a bit on what the band meant to us, are they Florida's best metalcore band, and Derek Miller leaving and starting Sleigh Bells.  We also get off topic a bit and talk mascots and their personal lives, how Thrice started Barstool and Brian's video collection (no, not that video collection).

Beers on the Episode:

Weldwerks Brewing Co. - Juicy Bits NEIPA
Bolton Landing Brewing Company/ Belt Line Brewery - DDH Peepin' Leaves Double NEIPA

Poison the Well on Spotify /// Apple Music

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Publish Date: 11/18/2019


Adam,  Brian and Eric drink a vertical of sorts by drinking 3 years of Sixpoint Brewery's Beans releases. We also touch on Community Beer Works placing at GABF, local spooky myths and Octoberfest.

Beers on the Episode:

Weihenstephaner - Hefeweissbier Dunkel
Sixpoint Brewery - 3Beans Baltic Porter
Sixpoint Brewery - Barrel-Aged 4Beans Baltic Porter
Sixpoint Brewery - 5Beans Baltic Porter

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Publish Date: 11/4/2019


Adam, Brian and Eric celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving by talking about the start of the NHL season. We get into the Sabres hot start, expectations for them and other teams and get a little nostalgic in the process.

Article mentioned in the episode: On That Green Bottle Tip

Beers on this episode:

Threes Brewing - Wandering Bine Saison
Founders Brewing Company - CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) (2017)
Founders Brewing Company - KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) (2018)
Community Beer Works - Singularity (Citra) IPA

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Publish Date: 10/22/2019


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