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Scott Panfil brings you WNY Brews from beautiful Buffalo in Western New York. Whether you think its a Noun or a Verb, the word “brew” has numerous meanings and all of them are well-worth talking about.

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Episode 50: Buffalo Brewing Company with John Domres

John Domres is running the greatest one-man show in Buffalo at Buffalo Brewing Company. Open since 2016 and kickstarted with a handful of backers, Buffalo Brewing Company has just completed a renovation to bring their 2-barrel operation to a 5-barrel brewhouse. Nestled in a former horse foundry about the size of a garage on Myrtle Ave, the small brewery has big plans for 2018.

       
What have I been doing? Besides the holidays and the general business that 2 kids cause, I've been working on Voice Over work, side-gigs, recorded an audiobook, AND have put time into the podcast, just not in a forward-facing way:

  • I've been updating the site to be more secure
  • Working on a searchable water database (send any local water reports you have to Scott@WNYBrews.com)
  • Recording audio of some BJCP materials for personal study guides.
  • Brewing a bunch.
  • Working on a Grainfather review.


       
Clean Beer is important and you can’t have clean beer without clean lines. Don’t spend your money on good beer if it’s being pulled through terrible lines.

In this episode, I talk to Andy Dvornski of The Clean Beer Initiative about his business and his process. The Clean Beer Initiative handles dozens of establishments’ draft systems around Western New York making sure the lines are cleaned on a regular basis. It makes finding a good place for craft beer much easier.

If you follow @CleanBeerWNY on Twitter, you can even see what lines were changed and when at all of their accounts.

We also talk about a second beer-business Andy has taken on: 716 Tapped.

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A dreaded Just-Me episode. I had some housecleaning things to talk about and didn’t want to stack the front part of the next episode with them. Since I had some extra time I decided to get into a story that illustrates my current political feelings regarding independent breweries. I may delve into this deeper if I can ever find a mutual moment with the planned guest.

The @BuffaloEats Buffalo Brewery Bracket Contest

About a month back I ran a contest to coincide with @BuffaloEats Buffalo Brewery Battle on Twitter. After all was said and done, Big Ditch came out victorious, but what I asked for were predictions.

I received a handful of filled-in brackets and scored them using a 1-2-3-4 system (4 points for predicting the final, 3 for the final two, 2 for the final four, and 1 for the elite eight).

We had two winners tie with 17 points so each will be receiving a consumers gift card so I may “buy them a growler fill”.

Patreon

I started a Patreon page a while back. Patreon is a way for listeners to pledge money for content in a style similar to NPR. It’s a monthly pledge and this month, we got our first Patron in Andy Dvornski of The Clean Beer Initiative. Look for en episode with him soon.

My Trip to Europe and Why InBev Ruins Everything.

I generally don’t like to get political but take a listen. InBev sucks and I lay out a rant about why.

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I sit down with Brian and Scott from The Buffalo Beer League @BuffBeerLeague to discuss all of the featured events during this year’s Buffalo Beer Week. You can find all the info at BuffaloBeerWeek.com.

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BuffaloEats is running a Twitter tournament to determine the best brewery in Buffalo and I want to make it a contest! Fill out a bracket at WNYBrews.com/bracket and email it to me at Scott@WNYBrews.com or send it to me via Twitter @WNYBrews. The person who fills in the most accurate bracket will win a $15 gift card to Consumers Beverages from me.

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A new bottle shop has opened in The Village of Hamburg including bottles and taps from across the country. The owners, Nik Fattey and Ben Hamm have been working diligently getting the place ready from concept to execution for the past three years and it’s been crowded every time I stop by.

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Drew Hardin comes back to talk about making a New England IPA. It seems like everyone is jumping on board the bandwagon. They’re often described as “juicy’, “hazy”, or “creamy” and they’re everywhere at the moment.

Drew has brewed a few for himself and for CBW and walks us through each ingredient based on his experiences. I’ve already started following his advice, and can’t wait to see how it will turn out.

You can generally find Drew at Community Beer Works, Sato Brewpub, or Hatchets and Hops.

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Welcome to a retrospective episode of Western New York Brews! I’ve hesitated to release anything for 42 because of how significant the number is. Episode 42 is easily the most important number I’ve recorded so far, and probably the most significant until episode 100. It is, after all, the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything.

It’s been 41 episodes so far (in more time than it should have taken) and I finally figured out what I should do. Using the theme of life, the universe, and everything, I thought I would talk about what we’ve done and what I’ve been planning in regards to WNY Brews.

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