Lockhouse Distillery

Lockhouse Distillery

The state's effort to grow the craft beverage industry appears to be working. At least, that's the case with a local distillery which continues expanding its product line.


Changes to state law lifting distillers' spirits

Feb 3, 2016
Wendy Guild Swearingen

You may have noticed more and more distilleries opening in recent years in the Buffalo area. One reason is a recent change in state law that's allowed local distillers to run more lucrative operations. WBFO contributor Wendy Guild Swearingen, an editor with Buffalo Spree magazine, visited some local distilleries to learn about some of the unique spirits being concocted in the Queen City.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Representatives of the Buffalo area's craft breweries and distilleries had a chance Thursday to discuss concerns about the industry face-to-face with the head of the New York State Liquor Authority.


Chris Caya/WBFO News

New York's "blue laws" would be repealed under a legislative package proposed Tuesday by state Senator Timothy Kennedy.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo has been home to numerous micro breweries for many years. More recently, state laws have allowed distilleries to go into business. The first one to open in Buffalo since Prohibition is expanding and will soon open its new space in the neighborhood where the city's original distilleries once stood.