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We love our beer – illustrated by the fact we turned historic grain silos into a six-pack of Labatt looming over Buffalo RiverWorks. Our passion for beer and the talent and vision of local brewers and business owners have organically created a Buffalo brewery district. These 11 breweries – with a 12th soon to open – are within 1.8 miles of each other in three distinct c…

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The owners of Belt Line Brewery & Kitchen toyed with the idea of opening their craft brewery along Transit Road in the suburbs after their first plan to build in an Elmwood Village warehouse fell through. Instead, they opened earlier this year in Larkinville, a neighborhood east of downtown where once-sprawling factories now stand repurposed as professional, commerc…

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Our Flagship Beer series, which spotlights the staple brews coming from each of the area's bastion of beer makers, continues with a look at these six offerings from city-based breweries. Old First Ward - Not a Pale Ale 73 Hamburg St. An ode to a street sign outside of Gene McCarthy’s, "Nada," as it is lovingly referred to by regulars, is a refreshing and crisp sessi…

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Inspired by a Buffalo News article describing North America's first two-year brewmaster program, Erik Greiner crossed the border on a whim to pursue the craft. When he first started brewing beer, at Niagara College in Canada, Greiner wasn't yet old enough to drink in the United States. Eight years later, Greiner is now head brewer at Belt Line Brewery, Buffalo's newest …