Slate of Beer and Brewing Events Offered This Fall

Lineup includes free Buffalo Beer Week offering, ‘Drinking in Style,’ on Sept. 18

Trocaire College’s Brewing, Distilling and Fermentation Science program has a busy lineup of brewing events queued up for this fall. Everything kicks off Sept. 18 with a free Buffalo Beer Week event. The October and November offerings feature brewing experts from Thin Man Brewing and Buffalo Brewing Company, respectively. Those interested can register at

All Trocaire Brewing events will take place at the college’s state-of-the-art brewing lab at Trocaire on Transit at 6681 Transit Road, behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More.


Drinking in Style (part of Buffalo Beer Week 2018)

Tuesday, Sept. 18 (7-9 p.m.)

Did you know there are over 80 distinct styles of beer? Brian Barrows, director of Trocaire’s Brewing program, will discuss some of these styles and their flavors, history, differences and more. Tastings will also be offered. This event is FREE and part of Buffalo Beer Week 2018.


Seasonal Brews: Brewing With Unique Ingredients

Saturday, Oct. 13 1-4 p.m.

This workshop will cover a variety of different seasonal brews and the ingredients that make them unique. Rudy Watkins, head brewer at Thin Man Brewing, will discuss unique and unusual brews, from rich pumpkin beers and winter warmers to light fruit and sour beers. Homebrewers will learn how to incorporate unique ingredients into beers, as well as taste a variety to appreciate complementary and contrasting flavors that make seasonal beers so unique. Cost is $30.


Brewing Eclectic IPAs

Saturday, Nov. 3 1-4 p.m.

This workshop will cover the flavors and production of IPA varieties, as well as the use of adjuncts such as fruit, herbs, and spices in IPAs. John Domres, president and brewer at Buffalo Brewing Company, will be on hand to describe the processes used to develop the myriad flavors and aromas in IPAs. The group will also discuss effects of growing conditions, brewing water, and yeast strains on hop flavors and taste several unique IPAs that have been created using different processes and ingredients. Cost is $30.