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Our Local Beer Brands

Buffalocal celebrates a collective of local businesses that brew beer, make cider, love their neighbors, and have fun while doing it all.
12 Gates Brewing

12 Gates Brewing Company

12 Gates is an independent craft-production brewery producing high-quality handcrafted beers in a 30-barrel brewhouse, tapping into their Alchemic roots by experimenting with the infusion of new ingredients and flavors into the brewing process.
42 North Brewing Company

42 North Brewing Company

42 North is grounded in the roots of our region and celebrates the 42nd parallel, where some of the world’s best hops grow—a legacy that has found a new home and a new future.
Big Ditch Brewing Company

Big Ditch Brewing Company

All of Big Ditch’s brews are produced on site and made using a 20-barrel (620-gallon) Criveller brewhouse and made from the best ingredients available,crafted with just the right balance of art and science—innovative, flavorful, and drinkable.
BlackBird Cider Works

BlackBird Cider Works

BlackBird Cider Works is proud to be Niagara County’s first sole craft hard cider producer, creating hard ciders made from apples grown in their own estate orchard overlooking Lake Ontario.
Community Beer Works

Community Beer Works

The founders of Community Beer Works (CBW) all have roots in Buffalo, and so their goal is to foster a sense of community and place, enriching our hometown through the production of damn good beer.
Ellicottville Brewing Co

Ellicottville Brewing Company

Ellicottville is an authentic craft brewery that pairs Old-World brewing and winter-worshipping ski culture— the perfect match for the village of Ellicottville (aka “The Aspen of the East"), located in the heart of New York ski country.
Flying Bison Brewing Company

Flying Bison Brewing Company

Flying Bison was the first stand-alone brewery to operate in the city proper since 1972, and award-winning brewer and owner Tim Herzog made a strong commitment to foster the return of what was once a flourishing industry to the City of Buffalo.
Hamburg Brewing Co

Hamburg Brewing Company

Opened in October of 2013, Hamburg Brewing Company is a production brewing facility with a simple mission: to provide high-quality and innovative brews—and have a good time doing it.
New York Beer Project

New York Beer Project

NYBP's phenomenal brew team helps shape one of the most creative and varied craft beer portfolios in New York State and beyond at their Lockport Brewery and their unique Victor R&D brewing facility.
Pearl Street Grille & Brewery

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

Since 1997, Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in downtown Buffalo has brewed beers year-round right on site, which are then pumped directly from their serving tanks to the taps—and right into your glass.
Pressure Drop Brewing

Pressure Drop Brewing

Pressure Drop's name pays homage to Buffalo's lake effect weather, as well as the fluid dynamics associated with transferring beer from one tank to another—and they transfer a LOT of West Coast-inspired beers for craft enthusiasts and domestic drinkers alike.
Resurgence Brewing Company

Resurgence Brewing Company

Resurgence trained professional brewers start early and work late, dedicated to making great, consistent, creative beers—and while much of their beer is unique and experimental, they hold themselves to the highest quality standards.
Southern Tier Brewing Co

Southern Tier Brewing Company

From humble beginnings, Southern Tier Brewing Company has grown into an industry leader and world-class brewery—expanding to a 110-BBL Steinecker brewhouse, a packaging hall with keg, bottle, and can production lines, their ever-growing farm of fermenters and state-of-the-art brewing quality lab.
West Shore Brewing Co

Steelbound Brewery & Distillery

Steelbound's novel goal of crafting a sense of home and making friends feel comfortable in that environment has been a source of pride for owner William Bursee and his family—connecting Buffalo and Ellicottville to bring forth hand crafted, locally sourced beers.
West Shore Brewing Co

West Shore Brewing Company

Named after the railroad that the brewer/founder's great-grandfather worked on at the turn of the 20th century, West Shore has carved out a little niche in Clarence for craft beer enthusiasts—constantly brewing new styles using influences from not only Buffalo, but the whole region.

The Buffalocal Blog

We're talking local beer from Western New York.
Buffalo Beer and Candy Pairings to Try This Halloween
October 20, 2021
Buffalo Beer and Candy Pairings to Try This Halloween
We put together a list of Buffalo craft beer and candy pairings for you to try! Look for your favorite style to drink or favorite candy.
6 Buffalocal Picks from Buffalo Beer Influencers
October 7, 2021
6 Buffalocal Picks from Buffalo Beer Influencers
Two experts and influencers in the Buffalo beer community, @beer.brat and @ladyofthehops, shared their favorite Buffalocal beers with us.
Buffalocal’s Fall Craft Beer Bucket List
September 15, 2021
Buffalocal’s Fall Craft Beer Bucket List
This fall, we’re reaching for seasonal beers that are perfect for crisp days and chilly nights around a campfire. Here are the Buffalocal beers you can’t miss this season.