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Bar Cultivar will Celebrate the WNY Cider Movement

The final element of The Barrel Factory is now in place. Jerod Thurber will opening a craft hard cider-focused establishment at the 65 Vandalia Street complex, alongside Lakeward SpiritsPressure Drop BrewingBuffalo’s Best CucinaSnowy Owl Kombucha, and Elevator Alley Kayak. The opening date for Bar Cultivar is set for Saturday, December 8, upon which time the establishment will host a grand opening party (12pm-11pm). 

Bar Cultivar is a concept developed by SteamPunk Cider (Leonard Oakes Estate Winery). The establishment will operate much as a tasting room at a brewery, with programs developed around 17 years  of cider growing and fermenting cider-specific varieties.

Each year, Leonard Oakes hosts a Steampunk Festival, dedicated to celebrating the people and the products that are integral to growing the regional cider movement. Bar Cultivar will be another way to celebrate cider advancement with the community. 

2018 is centennial year for the fourth generation apple farmers in Western New York.

Bar Cultivar will have a heavy focus on terroir-driven ciders, while also offering a variety of beer, wine, and cider-based cocktails,” said Thurber. “We will showcase various cider regions from around the world to further appreciate cider’s place at the table and its prevalence in said culture. Alongside the opening, a new line of SteamPunk ciders will be released, which put the apple varieties into focus, while giving definition to our sense of place.”

Grand Opening of Bar Cultivar  

Grand Opening: Saturday, December 8, 2018


Bar Cultivar | The Barrel Factory | Old First Ward | 65 Vandalia Street | Buffalo, NY 14204 | Facebook

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, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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