THE DOMINATOR CZECH PILSNER

OUR BEER CELEBRATING THE BEST GOALIE THERE EVER WAS IN THE NHL

INSIDE THE BUFFALO GRAIN SILO

MEET OUR NEW HEAD BREWER JASON DUNSHIE

OUR NEW CANNING LINE

BRING THE RIVERWORKS BREWING CO. EXPERIENCE HOME

MUSIC IS ART FIESCH

BREW CELEBRATING M.I.A. AND BUFFALOS OWN ROBBY GOO

World’s First Silo Brewery Open in an Abandoned NY Grain Elevator!

Abandoned grain silos in Buffalo, New York have been given new life as a brewery. Buffalo RiverWorks recently opened the $2.2 million brewery as part of the revitalization of the city’s waterfront. Buffalo’s grain elevators have long been emblematic of the area but now could stand for a new era of innovation — both in brewing and architectural restoration.

Once part of the Wheeler-GLF grain elevator, the old silos now house the Buffalo RiverWorks brewery. RiverWorks employees transformed the silos into a brewery with the help of local architecture firm Abstract Architecture and engineering firm Kromac Design. They had to cut through rebar-reinforced concrete to create the space they needed, and also added a second floor inside. According to The Buffalo News, they had to carry out the work without plumbing or utilities.

General manager William Casale of the Pearl Street Family of Companies, which is behind the brewery, told The Buffalo News, “We were able to salvage these silos to create what we think is the first brewery built inside a silo in the world.”

Written by Lacy Cooke (inhabitant.com)

RIVERWORKS BREWING CO. IN HOUSE BREWS: CLICK BELOW TO LEARN WHATS ON TAP

SILO LIGHT ALE: Light and crisp ale – 5.0% ABV – 18 IBU

Wheeler Wheat: German Hefeweizen 4.6% ABV – 11 IBU

Rejuvenator IPA: New England Style IPA 6.7% ABV – 50 IBU

Trainwreck: German Amber Ale 4.7% ABV – 16 IBU

Harvest Hops: West Cooast IPA 6.5% ABV – 55 IBU

Midnight In Munich: Black Lager 5.9% ABV – 35 IBU

Rad Habits: Hoppy Lager IPA 5.9% ABV – 25 IBU

More Rick Flair Sour: Sweet & Tart Cherry, Tangerine 6.0% ABV – 8 IBU

PEARL STREET FAMILY OF COMPANIES

LAFEYETTE BREWING COMPANY
BUFFALO RIVERWORKS
THE WARD
HOTEL @ THE LAFAYETTE
BRAWLER'S BACK ALLEY DELI
PEARL STREET CATERING
PEARL STREET BREWERY

CONTACT US

 
Phone: 844.SIX.CANS Fax: 716.342.2310
Email: info@BuffaloRiverworks.com Address: 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY

PARTNER WITH US

 
Phone: (716) 342-2292 ext. 524
Fax: 716.342.2310
Email: SGreen@BuffaloRiverWorks.com Address: 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo NY

ABOUT RIVERWORKS

 

The city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.

Our Massive waterfront complex is a true destination for skating, hockey, curling & concerts with dining, bars & concessions.

Riverworks is Western New York's backyard and it's open year round.