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Release of Lakeward Spirits signature Evergreen Gin

After spending some time at Gene McCarthy’s (Old First Ward Brewing Co.) yesterday, for the 2nd Annual Winter Hop Fest, we finally had our fill of hoppy beers and ventured over to The Barrel Factory (right across the street). My friend had never visited the place before and was blown away by the venue, which gets better and better with every visit. I was psyched to see that the second floor bar, which is primarily used for events such as weddings, was full operational. The bar adds another ingenious element to the venue, which is singular in so many ways. The second floor as a whole is breathtaking, and is apparently starting to become a hot destination for a wide variety of parties and events, including its Spirits and Strategy: Game Night.

The new gin release will kick-off St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Lakeward Spirits where craft cocktails & local NYS beer & wine are available at the craft distillery’s Tasting Room & Store, OPEN on Thurs., Fri., & Sat. from noon to 10 PM!

With so much in its favor, it’s no surprise that the distillery is getting ready to unveil its second spirit release – Lakeward Spirits signature Evergreen Gin. If you have not paid a visit to this marvelous historic site in the Old First Ward, then be sure to do ASAP. What better way to celebrate at a distillery, than with a launch of a new product?

Release of Lakeward Spirits signature Evergreen Gin

Friday, February 24, 2017

Noon to 10 PM

The Barrel Factory – The newly restored, 114 year-old landmark factory at 65 Vandalia Street, corner of Republic Street. Free parking in rear of building off Vandalia.

Buffalo’s largest craft distillery, featuring sustainable practices, spirit production from scratch, & Made-In-USA equipment, has TOURS available on Thurs. – Sat. at 1, 3, & 5 PM!

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • HousingBubble2

    This is interesting, however is this hour new industry in Buffalo ? Every time I turn around there is an announcement about a new distillery or brewery opening up, which is great….but how about some real jobs being created.

    • BufChester

      A job at a distillery isn’t a “real job”? And the jobs at the local ad/design firms, accounting firms, supply houses, and logistics companies aren’t “real” either?

      • HousingBubble2

        We need more job creation unrelated to alcohol and food.

        You should organize a protest about what I said ! Throw some rocks!

        • BufChester

          I totally agree with you that we need more job creation, but your initial observation clearly implied that distillery and brewery jobs weren’t “real jobs”.

          I was under the impression that it was ok to post comments about other people’s comments, but you seem to be equating my critique with throwing rocks, so maybe I was mistaken. Clearly some people are easily upset.

        • Ann Onimous

          The entrepreneurs who start these businesses are creating jobs. What’s stopping you from creating what you would consider “real jobs?”

    • D Byte

      BEFORE OPERATION: It took two years to renovate the building, which employed the construction trades all that time. Then there are all USA made stills and distilling equipment.

      CONTINUED OPERATIONS: There are currently 3 business in the building with approximately the same to be added.