I am a firm believer in supporting local Western New York businesses. Whenever possible, I try to spend my hard-earned dollars on Buffalo-based businesses. I think it's very important to try to keep our local businesses going strong. One of those such companies is the Flying Bison Brewery.

Flying Bison is a local brewer making finely crafted beers and ales right here in Buffalo, NY. Owner Tim Herzog is constantly coming up with new and exciting products to satisfy the Western New York beer lover.

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to try one of his latest offerings, "Buffalo Kolsch 716". This a German style beer, light in color with a frothy head and a strong but not overbearing taste. The alcohol rating is about 5.4%.  I found it to be quite enjoyable. This is something I would definetly buy again. I also think the name is perfect. Not only does the beer honor German tradition, it also honors our area code. I give it two thumbs up!