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July 30, 2023by Buffalocal

We believe there’s a beer out there for anyone and everyone. Finding Buffalo beer you enjoy is much easier with a little help from your friends, and that’s where we come in.

When it comes to craft beer in Buffalo, there’s all sorts of different styles to choose from. If you’re looking for recommendations, start with these 5 styles.

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1. IPAs

India Pale Ales (IPAs) typically have a higher than average alcohol and hop content. IPAs are one of the most popular styles in America. In fact, they’re so popular that the style has broken into lots of more defined sub styles like New England, Session, Double, West Coast, and more.

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2. Lagers

Lagers are crisp, clean, and refreshing. Their smooth finish comes from longer aging. They can range from sweet to bitter and pale to black. Most are a pale to medium color, have high carbonation, and a medium to high hop flavor.

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3. Pilsners

Many beer drinkers who begin exploring the craft beer world look for crisp, clean tasting beers. Pilsners typically don’t have tons of adjuncts or a heavy hop flavor, but rather a very clean taste that won’t overwhelm the palate or leave behind a strong aftertaste.

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4. Sours

Sours are made with wild bacteria and yeast. They come in a wide spectrum of styles ranging from light, fruity, and sweet to tart and mouth-puckeringly sour to funky. Sours are refreshing, drinkable, and especially popular as the weather gets warmer.

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5. Wheats

Wheat beers are light and easy to drink with a mellow aftertaste, making them an ideal style for new craft beer drinkers to explore. They’re frequently brewed with fruit and/or light spices. If you’re looking for a brew that’s refreshing and approachable with a sweeter finish, try this style.

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Looking for a specific style? Looking for new releases from your favorite brands? You can browse by style, brand, and availability via our searchable beer list featuring beer in Buffalo.

The next time you walk into a craft beer bar in Buffalo, tell your bartender what styles you like and ask them what’s local. If you’re looking for Buffalo craft beer to bring home with you, visit your local beer retailer and ask them what’s local.

*Availability is updated regularly, but beers are available while supplies last.