What’s better than a craft brew on a Buffalo summer day? Likely, nothing. We’re back – Chew On This blog posts will be in action all summer; we apologize for the time missed. I was able to visit the newly established Resurgence Brewing Company located on Niagara Street this past Monday; what a way to start the week. The space is simply gorgeous. With a beautiful, industrial look, Resurgence pulled design inspiration from Brooklyn, Denver, Portland, and Vermont. I had the chance to speak in person with master brewer and Syracuse native, Dave Collins; the man knew what he was talking about. After a two year post graduate program at Niagara College in Canada, Dave learned most everything there is to know about the craft of brewing (though there is always more to learn.) Importantly, Dave grew to truly value and appreciate recipe development. He describes Resurgence as “one of a kind.” Every beer idea is unique, creatively driven, and outside of the box.
Just outside the bar, (which only has one television), is a beer garden. Comfortably sized, the garden has picnic tables and a fire pit; perfect for a cool, (716) summer evening. The purpose of a beer garden is to create a sense of community at Resurgence, as it brought in an eclectic crowd during the “soft opening” week.
Resurgence has carefully crafted eight brews to begin serving to the people of Buffalo. Interestingly, the team was able to put together a couple of beers with ingredients representative of the area. Featured beers, “Loganberry Wit” and “Sponge Candy Stout,” which took nine times to perfect, will win over so many beer and Buffalo enthusiasts; they are both incredibly tasty, too. The brewery seems like it will be a good fit in an attempt to revitalize the city – not to mention, their beers are delicious and well balanced. Their signature Resurgence IPA has just the perfect amount of hops, and aims to be the Heady Topper of Buffalo.
Simply put, you can’t go wrong at Resurgence. Though most Buffalo bars are in business until 4 am, the latest Resurgence stays open is 11pm, on Fridays and Saturdays. Their goal is to be the “jump off spot” between dinner and going out for the rest of the evening.
Grand Opening Weekend: June 27-29
1250 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY