12 Gates Brewing Company, Williamsville, NY

I stopped in 12 Gates Brewing Company in Williamsville, New York to try their beers.  After consulting with the bartender I learned that their West Coast IPA is their flagship.  Despite being somewhat bored with IPAs I gave it a try.  I’m glad I did.  It was really good.  And, if I were going to have an IPA this is one I’d want to have.  Thoroughly enjoyable.  Wonderfully hoppy but not overboard.  And, not resiny like some IPAs.  Delicious!

Buffalo Brewpub, Williamsville, NY

I stopped in at the Buffalo Brewpub in Williamsville, New York for lunch.  Their Buffalo Chicken Salad was the best I’ve ever had.  Surprise, Surprise.  Buffalo Chicken in Buffalo.  And I can see why their Amber Ale is their flagship.  Its delicious. Many Amber Ales can tend to be blah.  This has flavor.  It is malty and a little hoppy.  Perfect balance.  Just a bit of additional spice flavor to give it some backbone.  I loved it.