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Labatt begins canning first beer in Buffalo

Posted at 2:19 PM, Nov 11, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Labatt USA is now canning its first beer in Buffalo.

The beer, named Year 1 to celebrate the first anniversary of the Labatt Brew House, is an imperial mango guava sour.

The beer is being released in limited quantity across Western New York beginning November 18. But you can get it sooner by stopping by the Labatt Brew House's first anniversary party this Friday.

"This beer is special because it was created and influenced by our most loyal fans," said Rob Hertenstein, brand manager for Labatt. "The Labatt Brew House makes for the perfect real-time innovation center right here in our hometown, giving guests a chance to taste and provide feedback on each beer we brew. The imperial mango guava sour was a standout. Now, we're excited to bring our first canned beer out of Buffalo to life across Western New York."

Year 1 is being packaged in 16-ounce cans on a mobile canning unit.