Flagship Beers 2022- Available all-year round.

Rusty Chain

One of the best selling craft beers in Buffalo, originally created with & for the community organization Green Options Buffalo.  Medium bodied Vienna-style amber beer with soft, nutty malt flavors and just enough German hops for balance.  “Chain” goes great with chicken, pizza, grilled vegetables… pretty much everything now that we think about it.

  • Available year round on draft, in bottles, and cans all across WNY.
  • ALC/VOL: 5.2% – IBUs: 20
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Vienna, Caramel
  • HOPS: Magnum, Tettnang

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Larkin Lager

Light bodied golden beer in the Munich Helles style. Very balanced flavor with soft malt & wheat aromas, and crisp noble hop finish. What is a lager? It’s beer brewed with certain cold fermenting yeast strains that takes a few extra weeks of cold storage (lagering) to finish properly. Good things come to those who wait!

It’s a great “first beer of the day” that pairs well with lighter tasting foods, milder cheeses or just another pint of Larkin Lager.

  • Available year round on draft and in bottles.
  • ALC/VOL: 4.8% – IBUs: 17
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Caramel, Wheat
  • HOPS: Tettnang

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Aviator Red

Buffalo’s favorite Red Ale, and one of the first beers we started out brewing. Ruby red & malty with medium body and spicy hop signature to balance. Drinkable on its own, but full flavored enough to pair with your favorite foods like BBQ, beef on weck, roast pork, and anything spicy.

  • Available year round on draft; 16oz Cans.
  • ALC/VOL: 5.3% – IBU’s: 28
  • MALTS: UK Pale, Caramel, Munich, Chocolate, Special Aromatic, NY Craft Malt Erie Canal Pale
  • HOPS: Nugget, UK East Kent Goldings

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Juice Caboose New England-style IPA

A trainload of hops go into making this extremely hoppy, but very mildly bitter India Pale Ale brewed with a variety of American hops to give the illusion of tropical & citrus juice.  The majority of the hops do not get boiled, therefore less bitterness is extracted and more delicate fruit-like aromas and flavors are imparted to the brew.

  • Available on draft and 16oz cans to be released November 25th, 2020 …
  • ALC/VOL: 6.8% – IBUs : 45
  • MALTS: Pale, Pilsner, Caramel, Wheat, Oats
  • HOPS: Galaxy, Citra, Centennial, Cascade

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Seasonals and Special Offerings 2022

We enjoy brewing all sorts of different styles of beer at FBBC. One-off’s and smaller batches are how we have some fun around the brewery. Some of them are only available on draft, some in bottles and some in both. These styles are not always available and some disappear very quickly but they’re all delicious. We use Facebook and other social media to communicate which of them are currently available. So, give us a follow for the latest at FBBC. Cheers!

Sleigh Rider Ale

After a few years of brewing spiced holiday ales, we decided to switch it up and make it more of a light-bodied fire-side sipper with flavors of a classic Chistmas morning: aromas/flavors of coffee, pastries, and chocolate abound. Brewed with light roasted Brazilian coffee, cacao nibs, and vanilla, this beer is sure to please the palate and warm you up this winter.

  • Available November-January ; 12oz Bottles & draft
  • ALC/VOL: 6.3% – IBUs: 20
  • MALTS: UK Pale, Special Aromatic, Flaked Barley, Amber, Caramel Pils
  • HOPS: Nugget, UK Fuggles

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Oktoberfest Lager

This is a malty, satisfying amber colored Bavarian-style lager in the Marzen style. This style of beer was originally used to celebrate a royal Bavarian wedding in the early 1800s…we just brew it to celebrate the last amazing month of summer and the start of the autumn season.

  • Available by mid-August; 12oz glass bottles & draft
  • ALC/VOL: 6.3% – IBUs: 18
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Munich, Vienna
  • HOPS: Magnum, Tettnang, Hallertau

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Buffalo Pils

You probably know who John Lang is and don’t even realize it. Over 30 years ago, he bet a friend a box of cigars he would show up at the game dressed up and make it on national television. He did, and besides Covid, he has missed just three games at home ever since- sporting his jumpsuit, cape, side-burns, and a guitar with all kinds of slogans painted on it. Let’s raise a toast to this local super fan and the team he loves! Let’s Go!

  • Available September; 16oz Cans & draft
  • ALC/VOL: 4.8%
  • MALTS: Pilsner & Vienna
  • HOPS: Hallertau, Saaz

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MacBison Pale Scotch Ale

Rich, malty ale in the Scottish style.  MacBison has been our official holiday beer since the beginning, It has a decent amount of alcoholic strength and malt sweetness, but not too heavy a body and not too dark a color.

  • Available November-January ; draft only
  • ALC/VOL: 7.8% – IBUs: 30
  • MALTS: UK Pale & Crystal
  • HOPS: Nugget, UK East Kent Goldings

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Blizzard Bock

This is a classic German-style dunkel bock. It has rich, toasty malt flavor with hints of soft chocolate. The German-style hop varieties are subdued to allow the malts to star in this satisfying beer. It got us through some of the worst winters in recent memory, it can get you through anything.

  • Available January; draft & 16oz Cans
  • ALC/VOL: 6.5% – IBUs: 21
  • MALTS: Pilsner, Munich Dark, Vienna, Caramel
  • HOPS: Perle, Tettnang, Hallertau

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Brindle Porter

This beer is hybrid of brown and black ales in the English tradition, like a brindle coat on a greyhound. Roast aromas & flavors aplenty, but with minimal burnt notes and bitterness, and a slightly chewy dry finish with a touch of English hops. Light bodied enough for a warm day, satisfying enough for a chilly one.

  • Available Early Autumn; draft only
  • ALC/VOL: 5.4% – IBUs: 18
  • MALTS: Chocolate, Brown, Caramel Munich, Caramel Vienna, Special Aromatic, Caramel Pils, BlackPrinz
  • HOPS: Nugget, Fuggles

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Hazy Chain Pineapple Double IPA

Nothing says “Summer” more than a smooth, BOLD, PINEAPPLE Double IPA. Made with REAL PINEAPPLE!!! Soak up the sun with the boldest, fruitiest flavor that Flying Bison Brewery has to kick off the summer. Look for intense, bright hop character imparted by Citra and Simcoe hops with a smooth finish.

  • Released Mid Summer ; draft & 16oz cans
  • ALC/VOL: 8%
  • MALTS: Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Rolled Oats, Caramel Pils
  • HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, Cascade
  • Fruit added: Pineapple puree & extract

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Hazy Chain Fruit Smoothie Double IPA

Raspberry, Blackberry, and Guava juice come together inside the mouth-watering Flying Bison Hazy Chain Fruit Smoothie Double IPA! This bold, flavorful and easy-drinking IPA builds on our “Hazy Chain” line of 16oz big beers with a twist of fruit smoothie goodness.

  • Released Late September 2022 ; draft & 16oz cans
  • ALC/VOL: 8%
  • MALTS: Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Rolled Oats, Caramel Pils
  • HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Chinook, Simcoe
  • Fruit added: blackberry, raspberry, and guava juice concentrates.

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Blue Berry Jam Sour Ale

Ready to Jam Out with Flying Bison’s new sour??? Introducing Flying Bison’s Blueberry Jam Sour Ale, featuring smooth sweet & tart notes of fresh picked blueberries and a mouth-watering irresistible berry nose. This sour wheat beer is sure to become your new go-to easy-drinking smooth and sensational beverage.

  • Released Early Autumn; 4pk Cans & draft
  • ALC/VOL: 5.4%
  • MALTS: Pils, Wheat, Acidulated Malt
  • Contains added lactose, blueberry puree

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Fenian Pale Ale

Honoring the ancient and unique games of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland and celebrating the prideful athletes of the Buffalo Fenians of the USGAA for carrying on those traditions. Distinctive in combining Irish malts and American hops for a balanced homage to both sides of the Atlantic, we present our fine pale ale, a proud transatlantic collaboration from Sullivan’s Brewing Company of Kilkenny, Ireland and Flying Bison Brewing Company of Buffalo, USA

  • Available Spring & Fall ; draft and 16oz Cans at the brewery
  • ALC/VOL: 5.2% – IBUs: 35
  • MALTS: Loughran IPA Malt, Carahell
  • HOPS: Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo

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Paula's Peanut Stick Porter

This beer honors Paula’s Donuts’ new Larkinville bakery & store located four buildings down from Flying Bison Brewing. Brewed with a variety of dark malts, peanut & vanilla, this 8.0% dark ale will have you craving breakfast all day long.

  • Available Spring-Winter; 12oz Bottles
  • ALC/VOL: 8.0% – IBUs : 30
  • MALTS: British Pale, British Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Victory, Roast Oat Malt, Peanut Extract
  • HOPS: Nugget, East Kent Golding
  • *CONTAINS LACTOSE SUGAR* making this a non-vegan offering

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Paula's Holy Cannoli Strong Golden Ale

This slightly sweet blonde ale is brewed with carefully selected british malts. Smooth like a cannoli in a glass. “Holy Cannoli” combines flavors of pastry crust, vanilla cream, cocoa, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  • Available Spring ; draft & 12oz bottles
  • ALC/VOL: 8.0%  – IBUs: 25
  • MALTS: UK Pale, Rolled Oats, Honey Malt, Cara-Pils, Flaked Barley
  • HOPS: Nugget
  • Vanilla extract, cacao nibs, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • *CONTAINS LACTOSE SUGAR* making this a non-vegan offering
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    Hazy Chain Cryo-Hop Double IPA

    An additional bounty of Cryo Mosaic hops were added to our Hazy Chain DIPA beer in the dry-hopping process.

    • Released Late Winter
    • ALC/VOL: 8%
    • MALTS: Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Rolled Oats, Caramel Pils
    • HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Cryo Mosaic, Comet, Cascade

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    Buffalo Peach White Ale

    A refreshing wheat ale brewed with real peaches for a bright, fruity & crisp character you will love! We brew this one in anticipation of that first beautiful spring day where you can’t wait to crack open a beer in the sun.

    • Available January through March ; draft and in bottles.
    • ALC/VOL: 5.5%

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    Polonia Pils

    Brewed as an homage to Polish tradition in Western NY, and will appear in stores prior to Dyngus Day (the day after Easter).  Polonia Pils pours a straw yellow with rich, white foam and an herbal spiciness from the Saaz hops.  A soft malt note complements the spicy, floral hop characters of the Hallertau & Saaz hops.  Lagered 40 days for a crisp finish.

    • Available on draft and in bottles Feb-Apr.
    • ALC/VOL: 4.8%
    • MALTS: Pilsner & Vienna
    • HOPS: Saaz & Hallertau

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    Blackbird Stout

    A smooth oatmeal stout; part of our company’s brewing tradition for the better part of its history. Rich & satisfying enough to stand up to bolder tasting fare, yet light bodied enough to have more than a few. Makes an excellent brine for corned beef, btw.

    • Available on draft Feb-Apr
    • ALC/VOL: 6.2% – IBUs: 20
    • MALTS: UK Pale, Caramel, Roasted Barley, Flaked Barley, Oats
    • HOPS: UK East Kent Goldings

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    Hazy Chain Imperial IPA

    Big, bold, unfiltered Double IPA with juicy hop flavors and aromas that finish creamy and not bitter.

    • Released July 2022
    • ALC/VOL: 8%
    • MALTS: Pils, Vienna, Wheat, Rolled Oats, Caramel Pils
    • HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Comet, Cascade

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    Buffaloha Summer Ale

    This is a refreshing wheat ale with the addition of pineapple & passionfruit for a tropical aroma & fruit flavor. Pairs well with grilled foods & sunshine…makes a fanatastic beermosa, too!

    • Released Early Summer: 6pk Cans & draft
    • ALC/VOL: 5.5% IBU: 11
    • Contains pineapple extract & passionfruit puree

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    Summer Tart

    Summer Tart is a kettle sour that masterfully balances the essence of fresh squeezed lemonade with home grown strawberries…two sunny day favorties!

    • Released Mid Summer; 4pk Cans & draft
    • ALC/VOL: 5.5%
    • MALTS: Pils, Wheat, Acidulated Malt
    • Contains added lactose, strawberry
    • concentrate, natural lemon flavor

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    716 Kolsch Golden Ale

    Kölsch is a style of German beer native to Cologne (Köln) and is one of the most drinkable beer styles on the planet. We use Pilsner malt and a bit of malted wheat for a light body & soft malt flavor while German hops balance the sweetness, flavor and bouquet. The first beer we ever made, under the name Dawn Patrol Gold.

    • Available periodically; draft & 6pk Cans
    • ALC/VOL: 5.6% – IBUs: 15
    • MALTS: Pilsner, Honey Malt, Wheat, Caramel
    • HOPS: Perle, Tettnang, Hallertau

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    Whiteout IPA

    Medium bodied American India Pale Ale using the best UK Pale malt and citrusy, aromatic US hops.  The bold hop aromas, flavors, and bitterness are supported/balanced by a solid malt backbone.

    • Available periodically throughout the year; draft only
    • ALC/VOL: 6.4% – IBUs: 50
    • MALTS: UK Pale, NY Craft Malt Erie Canal Pale
    • HOPS: Centennial, Cascade, Galaxy, Amarillo

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    Dub Master IPA

    A Double Dry Hopped, slightly juicy West Coast-style IPA with a dank/citrus nose.

    • Available periodically throughout the year; draft only
    • ALC/VOL: 6.7% – IBUs: 40
    • MALTS: 2 Row, Flaked Oats, Caramel Pils
    • HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Idaho 7, Cryo Mosaic

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    ‘One-Off’s’ & Specials – Brewery Only

    Our brewers enjoy experimenting with many different flavors and styles that can vary greatly from our normal brews. They’re only available at the brewery in the tasting room but if you’re lucky you might be able to snag yourself a growler. And if you’re really lucky you might find one of them hooked up on the handpull!  Some, unfortunately will only pop up every few years.

    • Red’s Brown Ale – Brewed in loving tribute to our co-founder Larry “Red” Mrozek, who passed away in fall of 1997.  This recipe for this session dark ale comes courtesy of our Hop Jack (with fine tuning by Red himself) and features the bold roast of Brown malt balanced with the classic pine & citrus aromas of Cascade & Centennial hops.
    • Barrel Roll Maibock – Maibock is a Bavarian-style strong lager, traditionally brewed to be the bridge between heavy/dark winter beers and the lighter wheat ales of summer.  Released annually on the week of Tax Day (2nd week of April) on draft only.  Much like our Scotch Ale, this smooth beer can pack quite the punch, so be careful!
    • ‘Super Freak” IPA w/ Brettanomyces – Citrusy US hops, wild yeast funk, and citrus peel spice in perfect triple harmony!  This beer gets its name from the Godfather of the Buffalo funk scene, Rick James.  We ferment this ale with wild Brettanomyces yeast strains to add a touch of tartness and funky aroma.  The goal is to unite lovers of hops, sour ales, and fruit with a supremely balanced beer.
    • Bisonator Doppelbock – Based on a 2008 World Beer Cup medal-winning recipe created by our founder Tim & our friend Dave Schlosser (currently of Naked Dove Brewing).  Deep malt flavors are the star of this sweet & sticky German strong lager, last brewed in 2015.
    • Two Sisters’ Wee Heavy Ale – A brew with roots in homebrewing and it’s name recalling a Scottish leg of one year’s Flying Bison European Beer Tour.  Strong & dark Scotch Ale brewed in a small batch by our crew members Tim H, Dave C, and Mark A.  2017 also saw the release of a batch aged 9 mos. in a Buffalo Distilling ‘One Foot Cock’ bourbon-style whiskey barrel!
    • Helldiver Oatmeal Pale Ale – A medium-bodied British pale ale featuring the spice & tea-like aromas of Bramling Cross hops and the addition of oatmeal for a creamy body.
    • Barnstormer Pale Ale –  One of our original beers, an American Pale Ale featuring Cascade hops.  Most recently brewed 3 years ago with all NY-grown hops & barley (which was, at the time, the largest batch of all-NY-ingredient craft beer made).
    • Down By the River Belgian-style IPA – Clove & spice and a dry fizziness from Belgian Ardennes yeast complemented the citrusy flavors and light hop bitterness of this IPA.  Based on a Buffalo Beer Week collaboration with Community Beer Works of the same name.  A great beer to both convert hop-haters AND satisfy hop lovers…and also to unite Neil Young and Chris Farley fans.

    ‘Retired’ Beers

    The following beers have been enjoyed over different periods of time, but have been taken off the roster and are no longer available.  That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t pull a Michael Jordan (or more recently, Anquan Boldin) and magically un-retire themselves at any point in time.

    • Bird of Prey India Pale Ale
    • Warbird Double India Pale Ale
    • Inferno Pod Ale (for Pizza Plant)
    • Ice Boom Bock
    • Best Bitter
    • Altbier
    • Skagit Tan
    • Buffalo Lager
    • Brother Manto’s Ballpark Belgian Amber
    • Bisontennial Double India Pale Ale
    • Walk on the Mild Side
    • Simcoe Session Wheat
    • Newport Pleasure
    • 40 Shilling Scottish Ale (Groundskeeper Willie)