March Growler Madness | March 20, 2018
TUESDAY, MARCH 20 – THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018 BEFORE 7PM
Bracket’s all busted? Need some skin in the game?
Well then grab your growlers and head to your closest Consumer’s Growler Filling Station before Thursday nights games (7:00pm) and fill up! Purchase a 64oz growler fill and we’ll print the name of a college on your receipt that’s in the Sweet 16. Keep your receipt and if your team goes on to win the National Championship game on April 2nd, we’ll give you a FREE 64oz Growler Fill!!
Let the March Growler Madness begin!
*Free beer comes in the form of 120pts on your Growler Club Card* *Points will be awarded automatically on Tuesday 4/3/18.* *Growler Club Card must be present at time of purchase.* Not a Growler Club Member? Not a problem. You can sign-up in-store with your growler purchase at no extra cost! *Growler jug not included* *Must be 21+ to be eligible*
Irish Beer Favorites | March 17, 2018
Our Favorite Super Bowl Beer Commercials | February 01, 2018
Beyond the seas of chicken wing dip, chips and all you can eat lil smokies…it’s all about the commercials, right? Think of this Sunday as the Super Bowl for advertising, too. Big brands putting out their best, sparking internet polls, conversations and blog posts just like this one. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite beer commercials from over the years. If you have a favorite, let us know!
5 Beers for Thanksgiving Day | November 21, 2017
Morning : Allagash White
Effervescent, lightly tart and spicy, Allagash makes a quintessential Belgian-style wheat ale that will certainly brighten up your morning of food prep. Brewed with a proprietary blend of coriander and orange peel, White is rooted in the Belgian tradition of complexity through simplicity. If Beermosas are your thing, start with one of the best Belgian White Ales on the market.
Midday : Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Nary a Thanksgiving holiday goes by without Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale showing up to the party. This award-winning American IPA is packed with pine and citrus notes that ring our bell every year. One of the few hop forward holiday ales, Celebration has been brewed since 1981 and is regarded as one of the very first American-style IPAs. Now we’re thirsty.
Dinner : Ommegang Hennepin
Most people have a favorite beverage for their dinner table at Thanksgiving…ours being a wonderfully put together Saison from Brewery Ommegang; Hennepin. This beer hits all the right spots in turkey town by offering a myriad of subtleties to complement and contrast your whole meal. See how well it works with your cheese plate and you’ll find the same joy in pairing it with turkey and stuffing. Pass the potatoes, please.
Dessert : Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout
Pie is key. It’s the ultimate reason to wake up from your post dinner nap. What to drink with it? We find that a smooth and creamy sweet stout pairs perfectly with pumpkin pie and does equally well with pecan. Oat Stouts happen to also be a perfect base for an adult “Beer Float” with chocolate ice cream and almonds!
Nightcap : Lagunitas Brown Shugga
If pie isn’t your bag, a delicious American Strong Ale just might be. Dank bitterness, citrus aromas and slick booze hover above layers of caramel malt sweetness and super drinkability. Be careful with this one folks, Shugga will sew you to your recliner. Grab a blanket and snuggle in. Today was a good day.
Halloween Beer Favorites | October 27, 2017
BOO! Here is a list of some of our favorite beers to drink for halloween! They are so good it’s scary!
MAGIC HAT – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD VARIETY PACK
The Night of the Living Dead Variety Pack contains a cabal of beers carefully selected to scare the howl out of autumn thirsts and exorcise the season’s most frightening fluid cravings. Every time one is opened, three bottles of four different ales materialize.
Heart of Darkness | Stout | ABV: 5.7%
Heart of Darkness is a diabolically delicious stout with silky, full-bodied mouthfeel swirling around a dreamlike undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate from deep roasted malts.
Howl | Lager | ABV: 4.6%
Howl is a black lager born on the wailing winds during the darkest of nights. In its depths, we discover a medium body, rich with deep roasted malt flavors of dark chocolate and coffee, and a smooth hop bitterness pacing the horizon.
Lucky Kat | IPA | ABV: 5.8%
Lucky Kat is an Amber IPA with a sweet hop nose and a smooth, medium body whose deliciously intense hop bite is balanced by a clean malty backbone that purrs of caramel and toast.
Jinx | Scotch Ale | ABV: 6.9
A toast to dancing bonfires and falling leaves, jinx is a medium-bodied scotch ale boasting hints of chocolate and caramel malts with a slightly smoky finish.
SOUTHERN TIER – WARLOCK
Imperial Stout | ABV: 8.6%
Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own & also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet. Dark and mysterious, reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation & a spiced pumpkin pie aroma.
FLYING MONKEYS – PARANORMAL
Imperial Ale | ABV:10.1%
Doused with exotic warm spices, Paranormal evokes the aromas of pumpkin pie, graham cracker crust, and the toasty aura of autumn. Pouring with an otherworldly orange glimmer, Paranormal channels the subtle blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice in the spirited body of a 10% alc./vol. beer. Brewed with roasted pumpkin and spices, Paranormal’s rich mouthfeel and a slightly hazy body emerge from a realm where substance and shadow cross.
DOGFISH HEAD – FLESH AND BLOOD
IPA | 7.5%
Brewed with mouth-puckering lemon flesh, sweet orange peel and blood orange juice, Flesh & Blood balances the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA with the explosive zesty fruitiness and subtle drying tartness of citrus to deliver a highly quaffable ale that’s incredibly unique and lovely to down the whole year round.
FREE Beer Stein | October 13, 2017
GET A FREE 1 Liter BEER STEIN WITH EACH LEINENKUGEL OKTOBERFEST 64oz GROWLER FILL!
Celebrate October with this FREE Leinenkugel Dimpled Beer Mug. Super sturdy and just the right size; add one (or two) to your glassware collection this weekend!
Offer available at all 14 growler filling locations | Offer valid while supplies last
Hockey Home Opener Growler Promo | October 4, 2017
Win A FREE Growler – When Your Player Scores First
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Before 7pm
Hockey season is here, and the hometown team drops the puck Thursday, October 5th! Jack’s signed for the long haul so it’s time to fill up and enjoy a crisp adult beverage to celebrate. That’s why on Thursday (10/05/2017) up until 7:00pm, when you purchase any 64oz. growler fill, we’ll print the name of a Buffalo hockey player on the bottom of your receipt. If your player scores the first Buffalo goal against Montreal, we’ll credit your Growler Club Card with 120 points (redeemable starting Friday 10/6) to use towards a FREE FILL! Must scan Growler Club Card at time of purchase to qualify. Not a member of our Growler Club Card? Sign up today at any one of our 14 convenient growler filling locations (try it, it’s FREE)! Wondering what’s pouring near you, visit our “What’s on Tap” page.
– LETS GO BUFFALO –
Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party | September 28, 2017
Parking Lot Party
Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 12-3pm | 6161 West Quaker St. Orchard Park, NY
Raise your stein at our Orchard Park location for our annual Genesee Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party! Our friends from Genesee Brewery will be pouring FREE BEER samples of Oktoberfest, Dry Hopped Cream Ale, Grungeist Pale Ale, and more! Plus special beer deals and swag give-aways!
Scharf’s German Restaurant and Bar will be cooking up a storm of delicious German cuisine. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot pretzels and more!
Have you tried the all-new delicious Cider Donut from 1911 Spirits? Well if you haven’t you should. FREE samples and you can pair it with an actual donut!
With food and beverage in hand, you’ll need a place to sit. Thankfully the Craft Cruiser will be on hand where you can get a coupon for 10% off your next ride and a free koozie!
The weather is set up for a perfect fall day. Stop by our Orchard Park store and celebrate Oktoberfest with us!
Parking Lot Packet Pick Up Party | September 22, 2017
Kick Off Buffalo Beer Week and Come Party With Us!
FRI, SEPT 22 | 3PM-7PM | 2440 CLINTON ST. CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
Running, walking or biking in the Tap Trails 6k6pk race? Come pick up your packet and hangout with Schopp + The Bulldog from WGR 550. There will also be FREE BEER samples from Hamburg Brewing Company, Growler specials, beer deals, Lloyd Taco Truck, and more! Did we mention the weather is looking hot hot hot?
Ballpark Brew Bash 2017 | September 13, 2017
7th ANNUAL BALLPARK BREW BASH IS BACK!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Coca-Cola Field, Downtown Buffalo, NY
Don’t miss out on this year’s Ballpark Brew Bash which features 50+ breweries from all over the world, food trucks, games and a whole lot more! So grab some friends, throw on some sun-tan lotion and help us kick off Buffalo Beer Week in style! Tickets are available at all 17 Consumer’s Beverages and online at ballparkbrewbash.com.
General Admission Tickets: $35 (4PM -7PM)
Day of Event: $45 (4PM – 7PM)
Limited V.I.P. Tickets: $75 (3PM – 7PM)
Designated Driver Ticket: $5 (available at the door)
*This is a 21+ older event.