craft beverages

Chautuaqua County Executive Borrello's office

Farmers across the region may soon find a new opportunity in the growing craft beverage industry. An effort is underway to establish New York state as the leader in hop production and processing.

Chris Sasiadek

Most of us have heard of craft beers, but how about craft spirits? The former Barrel Factory on Vandalia Street in Buffalo's Old First Ward has been restored into a new multi-use commercial hub, anchored by the city's newest and largest craft beverage maker. It is open to the public for tours all weekend.