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Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.

On an impromptu whim BWG decided to trek south of the city to one of Buffalo’s Newest breweries — and we’re glad we did. Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. is located directly behind Ebenezer Ale House in West Seneca. They have recently … Continue reading

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Allen Burger Venture

Allen Burger Venture (ABV) is Mike Shatzle’s (Blue Monk, Coles, Moor Pat) latest endeavor. Located in the heart of the Allentown district of Buffalo, ABV is a first-rate example of modern-style restaurant and bar. It’s harmonious, yet anomalous among the … Continue reading

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Van Winkle 12

The Van Winkle family of bourbons (other wise known as “Pappy”) are currently the most sought after whiskies on the American market. Nothing else even comes close. Their hype and lore, which are currently stratospheric, result in its price tag reaching the same … Continue reading

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Visual Recap: Winter 2014-2015

This Buffalo winter has literally been the worst ever recorded since the beginning of record keeping over a century ago. But instead of succumbing to this harshest of winters, BWG decided to fight the fridged temps, unending snow and brutal … Continue reading

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Blanton’s

Blanton’s is a standard for bourbon lovers and it’s unique decanter-like bottle has a fixed place in most whiskey collections. The archetypical Blanton’s is considered by some a necessary step in the bourbon drinker’s palate evolution. Each batch of Blanton’s … Continue reading

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Moor Pat

Moor Pat is a new craft beer bar located in the Village of Williamsville, a suburb just east of Buffalo. Craft beer enthusiasts Peter Braun and Mike Shatzel (the latter of Cole’s and Blue Monk local craft beer fame) wanted to … Continue reading

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Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon

BWG is always on the lookout for New York made whiskies and spirits. Recently, Hudson Valley’s Hillrock Estate Distillery began distribution to Buffalo, ergo we jumped at the chance to review a bottle. Hillrock’s website is informative and immersive in it’s passion for … Continue reading

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189 Public House

BWG was recently alerted of new whiskey bar in East Aurora that models itself after the famous Chicago whiskey destination Delilah’s. Naturally, we drove straight there. 189 Public House is nestled right between WNY staple Bar Bill and craft beer Mecca … Continue reading

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BWG’s Favorite Craft Beer of 2014

BWG delved heavily into craft beer in 2014, developing an appreciation for everything across the style gambit from session lagers, to barrel aged stouts. Our list of favorite brews was whittled down to the same criteria used in determining our … Continue reading

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BWG’s 2014 Whiskey of the Year

2014 brought several excellent whiskies our way. We are grateful to have been able to sample and review such great works of art. Our criteria In choosing our “2014 Whiskey of the Year” boiled down to three distinct categories. • … Continue reading

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