"We've had a proud brewing tradition, and it's being revived by more small local breweries, so you're seeing those carried by local distributors, local beers, and local restaurants," says Tim Herzog of Flying Bison Brewery.
The ten day event includes over 70 tastings and beer related events at establishments across Greater Buffalo. (See the schedule below) Herzog says local brewers are combining tradition with innovation.
"There are traditional styles like Aviator Red, and we're doing Belgian style with grape juice, we're doing beers with whole hops," he says
Herzog says there is tremendous food to go along with the beers to expand the selection, and bars are expanding knowledge among staff to continue the tradition.
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"When I got back to the US, although these beers were available, you couldn't afford them on the salary of a Catholic university professor," says Dyster.
So, he and his friends looked through a magazine ad and spotted a home brewing kit. By the end of football season years ago, they were able to drink their own beer.
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Dyster says the current generation has grown up in a burgeoning microbrewery industry. "It's a great time for American brewing," says Dyster, who owns Niagara Traditions Homebrew with his wife.
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