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Beer Styles

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India Pale Ale (IPA)

A type of light-colored beer similar to bitter, typically with a higher than average alcohol and hop content.

West Coast IPA | 12 Gates | 6.7%

Hop On The Mic | 12 Gates | 6.5%

Landing Strip | 12 Gates | 6.1%

Borderland IPA | 42 North | 6.8%

Interrobang | Community Beer Works | 7.2%

Ellicottville IPA | Ellicottville | 6.0%

All America City IPA | Flying Bison | 6.7%

716 IPA | Flying Bison | 6.4%

Buffalust | Flying Bison | 6.6%

Frosty the IPA | Hamburg | 5.5%

No Lux | Hamburg | 8.0%

Destination IPA | New York Beer Project | 6.8%

Sticky Trees | Pressure Drop | 6.5%

Resurgence IPA | Resurgence | 7.2%

Southern Tier IPA | Southern Tier | 7.0%

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New England Style IPA

An American IPA that features an intense, tropical fruit centric, hop aroma and flavour, heavily dry hopped to the point of being hazy and has a fuller body, smoother flavour, and less perceived bitterness than typical IPAs.

Hermetic IPA | 12 Gates | 6.1%

Wind Forge | 12 Gates | 6.3%

Hayburner | Big Ditch | 7.2%

Bang a ‘Uey | Community Beer Works | 7.0%

Juice Caboose | Flying Bison | 7.5%

Thundersnow | Flying Bison | 7.7%

Juicy Life | Froth | 6.7%

Citmo | Resurgence | 6.5%

The Surge | Resurgence | 6.5%

Nu Juice | Southern Tier | 6.0%

Lake Shore Fog | Southern Tier | 6.5%

Green Flyer | West Shore | 6.3%


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Session IPA

Combines the hoppiness of an IPA with the lower alcohol content of a session beer.

Day Trekker IPA | 42 North | 4.9%

FC | Big Ditch | 4.1%

Gateway IPA | Big Ditch | 4.4%

That IPA | Community Beer Works | 4.9%

Cosmic Truth Session IPA | Resurgence | 4.3%

Swipe Light | Southern Tier | 4.0%

Live Session | Southern Tier | 5.5%


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Imperial IPA

These usually use double or even triple the typical amount of hops, but also add more malts to balance. The resulting beer has huge hoppy highs and deep malty depths with an high ABV to match.

Anastasis | 12 Gates | 8.0%

Dragonship | 42 North | 8.0%

Deep Cut | Big Ditch | 8.2%

Thick & Sticky | Community Beer Works | 8.7%

Pillow Top | Froth | 8.2%

Just Sayin Vol 3 | Hamburg | 7.5%

Sabre’s Edge | Pearl Street Brewery | 8.0%

Head in the Clouds | Resurgence | 8.4%

2XIPA | Southern Tier | 8.2%

2XSMASH | Southern Tier | 8.1%

3XIPA | Southern Tier | 9.5%

Rust Belt DIPA | West Shore | 8.1%


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Porter

A dark, almost black, fruity-dry, top fermenting style ale that is brewed with a combination of roasted malt to impart flavour, colour and aroma. For sheer versatility, porters are hard to beat, offering sturdiness on the one hand, drinkablility on the other. They can be the epitome of balance, or a dark, bitter beer for hop lovers.

Coffee Porter | 12 Gates | 5.8%

Asylum Robust Porter | 42 North | 6.8%

NYtro Coffee Porter | 42 North | 6.3%

Chocolate Cream Porter | Big Ditch | 7.0%

Alpaca Porter | Community Beer Works | 6.3%

Hard Day’s Night Porter | New York Beer Project | 5.6%

Buckstar Coffee Cream Porter | Pressure Drop | 5.2%

Peter B. Porter Peanut Butter Porter | Resurgence | 5.5%

Coconut Porter | Resurgence | 7.0%


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Stout

Not as sweet to the taste, features a rich, creamy head and is flavoured and coloured by barley. Stouts often use a portion of unmalted roasted barley to develop a dark, slightly astringent, coffee-like character. Many great stouts are complex and low in alcohol, with beautiful roundness and a touch of roastiness. The dry versions are appetizing and quenching; the sweeter styles are silky and well rounded, perfect for an evening of food and drink.

Make Me Wanna Stout | Big Ditch | 5.2%

The People’s Choice Irish Stout | Community Beer Works | 5.5%

Chocolate Cherry Bomb | Ellicottville | 8.2%

Chocolate Fountain | Froth | 7.0%

OMS | Hamburg | 5.3%

DBL DBL | Hamburg | 8.0%

Street Brawler Oatmeal Stout | Pearl Street Brewery | 5.4%

Blackalicious Imperial Stout | Pressure Drop | 11.0%

Sponge Candy Stout | Resurgence | 10.0%

2XSTOUT | Southern Tier | 7.5%

NITRO Hot Cocoa | Southern Tier | 10.0%

Oatmeal Stout | West Shore | 6.8%


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Ale

Fuller-bodied with nuances of fruit or spice and a pleasantly hoppy finish, generally robust and complex with a variety of fruit and malt aromas, ales come in many varieties.

Red Lion Amber Ale | 12 Gates | 5.0%

Tria Prima Pale Ale | 12 Gates | 5.7%

Oh My Gourd! | 12 Gates | 4.8%

Oatmeal Cookie | 42 North | 5.8%

Cinnamon Apple Amber Ale | Big Ditch | 6.5%

The Whale Brown Ale | Community Beer Works | 5.9%

Frank Pale Ale | Community Beer Works | 4.6%

Ski Bum | Ellicottville | 6.0%

The Irish Aviator Red Ale | Flying Bison | 5.3%

Irish Red | Hamburg | 4.8%

NY Amber Ale | New York Beer Project | 5.5%

Dublin the Funn Irish Ale | New York Beer Project | 6.8%

Trainwreck Amber Ale | Pearl Street Brewery | 4.5%

Irish Breakfast Ale | Resurgence | 6.0%

Vanilla Cappuccino | Resurgence | 7.0%

Muse | Southern Tier | 4.5%

Old Man Winter | Southern Tier | 7.5%


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Blonde / Golden

Blonde ales are very pale in colour and tend to be clear, crisp, and dry, with low-to-medium bitterness and aroma from hops and some sweetness from malt. Golden ales are straw coloured with a slight hint of citrus and vanilla.

Yoga Pants Blonde Ale | 12 Gates | 4.5%

Westphalia Kolsch | 42 North | 4.9%

Low Bridge Golden Ale | Big Ditch | 4.8%

Blackberry Kolsch | Ellicottville | 5.2%

Orange Chocolate Blonde Ale | Ellicottville | 7.1%

716 Buffalo Kolsch | Flying Bison | 5.2%

Paula’s Holy Cannoli! | Flying Bison | 8.0%

Blue Eyed Blueberry Blonde Ale | Pearl Street Brewery | 4.2%

Citra Screamer California Golden Cream Ale | Pressure Drop | 4.9%

8 Days A Week | Southern Tier | 4.8%


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Lager / Pilsner

Crisp and refreshing with a smooth finish from longer aging, lagers are the world's most popular beer. A lager, which can range from sweet to bitter and pale to black, is usually used to describe bottom-fermented brews of Dutch, German, and Czech styles. Most, however, are a pale to medium colour, have high carbonation, and a medium to high hop flavour.

Festbier | 12 Gates | 6.0%

Illumination Pilsner | 42 North | 5.9%

Luchabrew Mexican Style Lager | 42 North | 5.0%

Let’s Go Pils | Community Beer Works | 4.4%

Rusty Chain Vienna Style Lager | Flying Bison | 5.2%

Polonia Pils | Flying Bison | 4.8%

Blizzard Bock Dark Lager | Flying Bison | 6.7%

Lake View Lager | Hamburg | 5.2%

Lockport Lager | New York Beer Project | 4.9%

Bridge Pilsner | Resurgence | 4.4%

Oktoberfest | Resurgence | 5.0%

Ice Boom Bock | Resurgence | 7.0%


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Wheat

Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste. Wheat provides a soft character to beer and is sometimes hazy or cloudy with a touch of spice notes.

Apricot Wheat | 12 Gates | 4.8%

Cherry Vanilla Wheat | 12 Gates | 4.8%

Elderberry Wheat | 12 Gates | 4.8%

Wallonia Wit | 42 North | 5.4%

Rutherford B. Haze | Community Beer Works | 5.4%

Blueberry Wheat | Ellicottville | 4.8%

Blood Orange Hefeweizen | Ellicottville | 4.6%

Game Day Wit | New York Beer Project | 5.4%

Buckleberry Wheat | New York Beer Project | 5.6%

Strummer Belgian Golden Ale | Pressure Drop | 6.0%

Loganberry Wit | Resurgence | 4.2%


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Sour / Saison

Sours are tart-tasting, made with wild bacteria and yeast, and come in a wide range of styles and can run the gamut from mouth-puckeringly sour to barnyard funky to fruity and light. Saison is a pale ale that is highly carbonated, fruity, spicy, and falls under the farmhouse ale designation, which has a bit of a funky flavor, kind of like wet hay or earth.

Resting Peach Face | 12 Gates | 4.4%

Island Sour Farmhouse | 42 North | 4.6%

Halt! Who Gose There? | 42 North | 5.5%

Beautiful River Saison | Big Ditch | 5.6%

Berry Vision Sour | Big Ditch | 5.4%

Gose With | Community Beer Works | 4.4%

Gose With Cranberry & Orange | Community Beer Works | 4.4%

Liquid Lollipop | Froth | 6.5%

Blackberry Gose | Hamburg | 3.8%

Beyond Neptune | Pressure Drop | 4.5%

Blood Orange Saison | Resurgence | 5.5%

Lime Berliner Weisse | Resurgence | 4.5%

Cherry Crush | Southern Tier | 4.0%

Berliner Weisse | West Shore | 5.0%


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Hard Cider

An unfermented drink made by crushing fruit, typically apples.

Premium Draft Semi-Sweet | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.5%

Estate Reserve Semi-Dry | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.9%

Semi-Sweet Oak Aged | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.2%

Dry Oak Aged | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.7%

Red Barn Wild Fermented | BlackBird Cider Works | 4.8%

Lakeside Loganberry | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.6%

Winter Solstice | BlackBird Cider Works | 7.6%

Christmas Cider | BlackBird Cider Works | 6.5%

Buffalo Bluegrass Kentucky Barrel Aged | BlackBird Cider Works | 8.0%

Chandler Street Cherry | BlackBird Cider Works | 7.3%

New England Style | BlackBird Cider Works | 9.9%

Unfiltered Apple | Southern Tier Cider Works | 5.0%

Honey Ginger | Southern Tier Cider Works | 5.0%

Rosé Hibiscus | Southern Tier Cider Works | 5.0%