The brewery that helped to lead the way for the micro brewery movement in Buffalo is currently in expansion mode. Flying Bison recently added three new fermentation and conditioning tanks to its brewing operation, in order to keep up with the increased demand for its beer.
“This is very exciting for us to be expanding again so soon after doing so just two years ago,” said FBBC’s founder Tim Herzog. The brewery moved their operations from Ontario Street in Riverside to Seneca Street in Larkinville in June 2014, adding more tanks, a new bottling line and more employees to increase capacity. “It shows that brewing in Buffalo has a tangible impact on the economic and tourist sectors of the region. It’s bringing people here and turning people already here on to an important national movement.”
The addition of the equipment means that Flying Bison will not only be able to increase production to 10,000 barrels (310,000 gallons per year), it will also be able to accommodate specialty beers (“one‐offs”). These “one‐offs” are great for the countless major events that take place in Buffalo on a regular basis.
“This has been a very big year for us,” comments Colin Herzog, one of the brewers at Flying Bison. “With us opening up the Rochester market, winning two awards at this year’s World Beer Awards and this addition, our future is looking bright and I think this brings more credibility to our scene along with what some of the other breweries have going on.”
For those who are interested in checking out the brewing operation firsthand, Flying Bison is hosting a brewery tour and presentation on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The tour will be led by Tim Herzog himself, who will also talk about the relocation of the brewery to Larkinville.
Flying Bison Brewery Tour and Presentation
Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Flying Bison Brewing Company | 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo
Beer and food samplings will be available.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by October 10, 2016. Be sure to add “I would like to RSVP for the Flying Bison Tour on Oct 13” in the subject field.
Photo: Three new fermentation and conditioning tanks that hold a volume of 60 Barrels, or 1860 gallons