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August 11, 2023by Buffalocal

Buffalonians love Buffalo beer almost as much as they love Buffalo football. From fan favorites to brand-new beers, there’s plenty of craft beer in Buffalo that’s made for drinking on game days.

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Buffalo Fan Zone

Brewed by Ellicottville Brewing
ABV: 5.0%
This Gameday IPA from EBC was brewed for tailgating! You’ll notice some of your favorite tailgaters like Bills Elvis and Pancho Billa are featured on the can. It’s smooth and crushable, which is ideal for drinking at tailgates and watch parties.


Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing
ABV: 7.0%
The beer you know and love now has a new limited-edition look. Whether you’re cheering at home or tailgating in Hammer’s Lot, show off your Buffalo pride with this pick!


Brewed by Resurgence Brewing
ABV: 6.5%
This Buffalo-style IPA is tropical, dank, and robust just like training camp. It’s brewed with Citra and Cashmere hops. If you’re looking for something hazy to drink on game day, this is it!

Allentown Ale

Brewed by Steelbound Brewing
ABV: 6.0%
This IPA was named after Allentown, which is better known as Josh Allentown now. You can expect light hop flavor and heavy mango and citrus flavors with a mild and clean finish from this Ale.

More Local IPAs

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No Punts Intended

Brewed by Big Ditch Brewing 
ABV: 4.7%
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. This easy drinking Pilsner is brewed with American barley and Cascade hops and meant for crushing during long touchdown drives.

Pills Mafia

Brewed by Thin Man Brewery
ABV: 4.9%
This beer combines German pilsner malt and traditional German hops making this crisp, easy drinking beer your ideal game day buddy.

Let’s Go Pils

Brewed by Community Beer Works
ABV: 4.2%
This all-American Pilsner was brewed for Buffalo football fans. It’s very dry, crisp, and brilliantly clear. The addition of Hallertau Blanc hops produces a delicate aroma of melon and grape. If you’re looking for an easy-drinking beer to enjoy at tailgates, this is it.

Buffalo Pils

Brewed by Flying Bison Brewing
ABV: 5.5%
This Buffalo-themed Pilsner is inspired by local superfan John Lang and the team he loves! You can expect a traditional Pilsner style with light crackery, malt character and bright herbal aroma.

More Local Pilsners

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Light Lagers

I Want My WNY Lager

Brewed by Resurgence Brewing
ABV: 4.4%
A collaboration with Buffalogo, this beer is an easy drinking, crushable Lager that celebrates WNY beer drinkers!

This is Our House Lager

Brewed by 12 Gates Brewing
ABV: 4.5%
This core beer has a new limited-edition look that’s only around for Buffalo football season. It’s dry, crisp, and refreshing, making it ideal for drinking all day and night.

The Herd

Brewed by Ellicottville Brewing
ABV: 5.6%

This crushable, easy-drinking Lager is more flavorful than the typical pale Lager but still has a soft, light finish. It’s a local beer with a domestic-style taste.

Lake View Lager

Brewed by Hamburg Brewing
ABV: 5.2%

This easy drinker has a light body and color that will have you questioning how the brewers did it, and at a refreshing 5.2% ABV, it’ll have you coming back for many more on game days.

Not a Football Beer

Brewed by Pressure Drop Brewing
ABV: 5.2%
This ultra-crushable session beer is definitely not a football beer. It’s extremely light, crisp, and gently hopped with Cascade for a touch of hop aroma and minimal bitterness.

Pancho’s Legacy Lager

Brewed by 12 Gates Brewing
ABV: 4.8%
The legacy of famous fan Pancho Billa lives on thanks to this Mexican-style Lager. It’s crisp and refreshing with a touch of citrus.

More Local Lagers

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More Styles

Where Else Would You Rather Beer?

Brewed by 42 North Brewing
ABV: 5.0%
When our team is playing, watching the game and drinking Buffalo beer is exactly where we want to be. This light, refreshing, and crushable Kölsch was brewed for those days.

Rocket Arm

Brewed by 12 Gates Brewing
ABV: 5.0%
12 Gates teamed up with 26 Shirts to add a new beer to this season’s roster. This mango and blood orange Berliner Weisse is made for fans who like drinking Fruit Sours on game days.

A Little Bit Cider Now

Brewed by Hamburg Brewing
ABV: 6.0%

Excitement is in the air and your team colors are on your tastebuds. This Blue Raspberry Cherry Hard Cider is specifically brewed for drinking during the game.

Circle the Wagons 4-Pack

Brewed by Resurgence Brewing
ABV: 5.0% and 6.5%
Nobody circles the wagons like Buffalo. This Variety Pack comes with two Pilsners and two IPAs in one package which make it a perfect pick for football season.

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Look for Local Beer in Buffalo

Whether you’re watching the game at the stadium, your favorite craft beer bar in Buffalo, or at home, Buffalo craft beer is the best choice. You can stock up on these Buffalo football beers at your local bottle shops, grocery stores, and beverage stores.  ⁠