Beer became brainy at the 4th annual Beerology, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, where a sold out crowd learned about the science of beer.
Brewers came from all corners of Western New York to offer their wares and discuss the science behind brewing.
Samples from Pearl Street Grill & Brewery (76 Pearl St., Buffalo NY 14202) included a true IPA. The Saber’s Edge is a true American-style Double IPA. Not my favorite, but it offers brilliant clarity and an explosion of hop flavor, balanced with a medium body.
Flying Bison Brewing Company also had their IPA on hand. Also brilliant, it was sweeter on the palate. Overall, their Buffalo IPA is an example of excellent craftsmanship.
Southern Tier Brewing Company came out on top with their Hop Sun. This beer lives up to its reputation. A pint smells like sunshine and the brilliant appearance with sweet balance, makes this the perfect summer beer.
Community Beer Works, Buffalo’s newest brewery, can be found at Coles, Mr. Goodbar, Blue Monk, Merchant Village Beer, and Blackrock Kitchen & Bar. Be sure to order their Whale, a brown ale beer is nutty with a hint of sweetness, but not overwhelming. It also appears to have some dark malt characteristics but good on a warm spring day. It may be suitable for a post-meal drink.