For the love of local
- 1813 Porter- The the year the British burned the city of Buffalo in the War of 1812.
- 1910 Czech Pilsner- The year Buffalo Brewing Company opened at 1571 Clinton Street.
- 1842 Vienna Lager- The year the Dart grain elevator was invented and built.
- 1901 IPA- The year the Pan-American exposition took place in Buffalo.
Our goal is to provide both interesting and consistent content. In that light, we have chosen 5 questions to ask each of the artisans we visit.
John Domres- head brewer/owner edition Aug 9, 2018
1. How and why did you get started in this industry?
John received a home-brew kit as a gift from a friend in 2006. His passion for craft beer has been growing ever since.
2. Do you have a favorite pairing, food or otherwise, with your creations?
Beef on weck with 1910 Czech Pilsner, Wise Guys pizza with 1901 IPA, and Pasta with marinara with 1813 Porter.
3. What was the craziest thing you have made and what was the result?
1976 Grodziskie- Polish-style smoked wheat, similar flavor to a smoked sausage. He made this beer for Dyngus Day and it has been a hit with customers ever since. John suggests cooking with this beer to add a little smokey flavor to your dish.
4. Do you have a product you wish resonated more with your customers?
1813 Porter- People often think dark beers are heavy and are not enjoyable during the summer months. Not true! The 1819 Porter can be enjoyed all year. John also recommends warming your glass before pouring to open up all the flavors of the beer.
5. Other than your own, what are some of your favorite craft beverages?
Blackbird Cider Works Lakeside Loganberry and craft cider in general, Lockhouse distillery, and Buffalo Distilling Company.
Did You Know?
Lagers can be more difficult and time-consuming to make than ales. They take at least twice as long to ferment and must be kept at a colder temperature. This results in a cleaner, crisper, and sweeter beer!