Gene McCarthy’s Brewery & Kitchen had it’s building plans approved today! Expect to see building happening in the next few weeks. Thanks for all of the community support received! Buffalo is one step closer to having a new brewery. We can hardly wait to move our brewing system in. In the meantime, have a look at the conceptual drawing of street elevation of the new building. We are stoked!
Greetings all you beer lovers! Get ready for another Gene McCarthy’s Better Beverage Society celebration! Monday, December 10, will feature another great time as we celebrate the holiday season with some seasonal ales! On hand to wax eloquent about the history and significance of holiday ales will be none other than our own beer savant, Willard Brooks. Come and enjoy the experience and sample the brews. And of course, nothing could be better than pairing fine seasonal brews with a meal from the chef of the season, Dustin Tower. The menu will feature:
- Course 1 – Mandarin Orange, cranberry and toasted almond salad, w/ goat cheese and a spiced vinaigrette
- Course 2 – Pork tenderloin, bacon wrapped, topped with a maple/hop/mustard demi-glace with roasted acorn squash and a pumpkin risotto
- Course 3 – Bourbon caramel pecan pie w/ fresh, hand-whipped cream
This and open taps from 6-9 pm for only $25 (prepaid, $30 on-line or at the door). As always, this is a first come first served event so stop down at the bar (and sample from our stellar draft selection on tap now) and get your ticket before they run out. Dinner limited to 40 people.
Hello good beer lovers! It’s time for another Better Beverage Society gathering and this one promises to be flavorful and fun. This coming Monday, Nov 12, from 6 – 9 pm, Gene McCarthy’s Better Beverage Society will present a “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!” beer
tasting. As an attendee, you will sample no less than six dark beers, and taste how different each can be. You will also enjoy free pints from our stellar draft selection, with its wide range of IPAs and malty wonders..The event will be hosted by yours truly, The Beer Messiah. And if that isn’t enough, enjoy a “Toweringly” good 3-course meal by Chef Dustin, featuring cheddar bacon fritters with roast garlic, scallion and bleu cheese, an Irish stew a la Dustin, and for dessert, chocolate peanut butter espresso pie. Tickest are $25 in advance, $30 on-line and at the door. The dinner is limited to 40 people so don’t delay, get your tix today!
Also of note, on Sunday, Nov 18, at 2 pm, Gene McCarthy’s Beer School Tastings will continue. This month’s feature is fruit beers you never knew tasted so good. From the sweet to the sour and in between, and guided by The Beer Messiah, the tasting will feature no less than 8 samples of unique and rare fruit beers, plus an educational experience. The cost is only $10 and is limited to 20 people.
In honor of Buffalo Beer Week 2012, Gene McCarthy’s will host a brewmaster’s dinner with Matt Whalen and Carrie Blackmore of Good Nature Brewery out of Hamilton NY. We will taste four of Good Nature’s five brews and hear Matt & Carrie describe each of them. Good Nature strives to use local NYS ingredients in their brews including hops from Foothill Farm and NYS state grains from Valley Malts.
- First Course – Curry Apple Soup - Good Nature IPA
- Second Course – Irish Bacon & Cabbage,with Parsley Sauce - Good Nature Chicory Mocha Porter
- Third Course — Cheddar Plate – Good Nature Pale Ale
- Fourth Course — Maple-Bacon Bread Pudding - Good Nature Brown Ale
October 29, 7PM – 9PM . Includes a complimentary pint on arrival. Tickets available at the bar for $30 or online for $35 (includes tip).
October 8. Come and enjoy an evening of food, fun, and locally produced cider with Carl Schmitter of the Chateau Buffalo Ciderhouse & Winery. Chef Dustin will prepare a real fall feast of (1) a salad w/ candied walnuts, fresh apple, and a Gorgonzola vinaigrette; (2) sauteed chicken w/ an apple cider reduction & Brussels sprouts; (3) Apple pie. As usual, event is from 6PM to 9PM with open taps and ample samples, this time of cider. $25 in advance at the bar, $30 on-line and day of. Attendance limited to first 50 persons paid.
Randle & The Late Night Scandals
Rockin in the Old First Ward!
10/13, 11/10, 12/7 8PM – Midnight