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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Day 33 Drink: Flying Bison Aviator Red

Flying Bison Brewery is located in Buffalo, N.Y. The brewery started turning out beer in 2000 as a partnership between Phil Internicola and Tim Herzog. It was the first stand-alone brewing operation (non-brewpub) to operate in the city since the Iroquois Brewery closed in 1972.

Recent published reports have indicated that negotiations are underway between Flying Bison and the Matt Brewing Co. for the Utica, N.Y., regional to take an equity position in the Western New York company.

Flying Bison Aviator Red is a 5.2 percent alcohol by volume beer that is a dark ruby color with a fluffy head that thins fairly quickly. The beer has a nice caramelized malt character, coating mouth feel and a decent level of balancing hops.

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