SPICED BROWN ALE
Fresh Baked is our winter ale brewed with chocolate malt, toasted English brown malt, and oats that have been oven toasted right at our brewery. The beer is then finished with subtle touches of cinnamon and vanilla, yielding a toasty, lightly sweet, lightly spiced brown ale reminiscent of fresh baked oatmeal cookies. Yum!
MALT: English Pale Malt, English Brown Malt, Toasted Oats, Special B, Chocolate Malt
HOPS: East Kent Golding
Meloneweizen is a traditional Bavarian-style hefeweizen brewed with wheat, oats, and spicy German yeast, with over 1300 pounds of fresh watermelon added. The delicate clove and banana flavors from the yeast are complimented with a spritz of fresh melon flavor resulting in an extremely refreshing beer.
MALT: pilsner, white wheat, flaked oats
JAlapeno cream ale
This beer was brewed to celebrate our 400th batch brewed. This is a crisp, well-balanced and refreshing cream ale, with slight sweetness from the flaked corn used in the mash and subtle heat and spicy tanginess in the finish from the use of jalapeno peppers in the fermenter. The beer kind of tastes like nachos in a glass!
MALT: 2-row, 6-row, flaked corn
HOPS: galena, tettnang
ELECTRIC DISTRICT PILS
The name "Electric District" is a nod to our neighborhood, where the Electric Tower serves as a beacon for locating our brewery. This pilsner features significant floral and spicy hop aroma and flavor but very mild bitterness with light bready malt undertones.
MALT: 2-row, PILSNER
HOPS: tettnang, SAAZ, HALLERTAU
LOCK IPA SERIES #1
Packet is named after the boats that transported early passengers on the Erie Canal. The beer is made with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Pacific Jade hops, resulting in a juicy, sticky hop bomb with tempered bitterness and tropical and lightly floral hop flavors abound.
MALT: 2-row, Vienna, flaked oats
HOPS: galaxy, mosaic, pacific jade
The final obstacle in constructing the Erie Canal was leveling a 7 mile section of the canal 40 feet deep - by hand - between Lockport and Lake Erie. Our Deep Cut Double IPA is our most ambitious beer to date. It's layered with citrus, tropical punch, and wild berry hop flavor, with moderate bitterness and a dry finish. This beer won a gold medal in the Strong IPA category at the TAP NY craft beer festival in 2017.
MALT: 2-Row, Munich
HOPS: Nugget, citra, Calypso, Meridian
A popular origin of the city of Buffalo's name was a mispronunciation of a Frenchman's exclamation upon first sight of the Buffalo River. Beautiful River (or "Beau Fleuve") is a refreshing Belgian-style farmhouse ale featuring floral, pear, and pepper notes, which was brewed to commemorate the origins of our city.
MALT: PILSNER, MUNICH, WHEAT
HOPS: STYRIAN GOLDINGS
imperial smoked porter
This dark beer features a mild roast and prominent smoke character with a slightly earthy and hoppy finish. Smooth, warming and complex, Lock Porter is a true sipping beer.
MALT: 2-ROW, VIENNA, BEECH SMOKED MALT, CHOCOLATE WHEAT, BLACK MALT, BROWN MALT, CRYSTAL
HOPS: MAGNUM, STERLING
Short Cut is a sessionable version of our Double IPA, Deep Cut. Featuring flavors such as candied oranges, tangerine, and stone fruit in a lighter, more drinkable beer.
HOPS: nugget, citra, meridian, calypso
BELGIAN - STYLE STRONG ALE
Inspired by the more secular Belgian breweries, this Belgian-inspired golden strong ale has a fantastic aroma of white grape, tangerine, clove and fresh-cracked peppercorn. Golden Shovel was the first Belgian-style beer brewed in our commercial brewery, commemorating the opening of our tap room.
MALT: PILSNER, MUNICH
HOPS: HALLERTAU, SAAZ
GREAT BIG STEVE
Collaboration with Great Lakes Brewing Company. Grover Cleveland, former Buffalo mayor, and our 22nd (and 24th) President, was known as "Big Steve", and also known as the least-healthiest President, because of his penchant for beer drinking and cigar smoking! This is a clean, rich and malt-forward beer, similar to a doppelback, but brewed with ale yeast.
MALT: Pilsner, Munich, Melanoiden, Vienna, Chocolate Wheat, House-smoked malt from NY Craft Malt, Spelt from Haus Malk
HOPS: Northern Brewers, Willamette
Barges on the old Erie Canal were often pulled by beasts of burden along a Towpath, which were roadways alongside the canal. Our Imperial Stout, brewed to commemorate our 200th batch is a beast of a beer itself, clocking in at 9.4% ABV, and featuring a full- bodied, rich and roasty flavor.
MALT: CHOCOLATE MALT, ROASTED BARLEY, CRYSTAL 80, BLACK MALT, TF MARRIS OTTER
HOPS: NORHTERN BREWER, WILLAMETTE
To celebrate our 100th batch brewed, we brewed our flagship IPA Hayburner with a barge full of Citra hops. Similar to Hayburner in light malt flavor and crisp body, this beer packs a mandarin orange punch with hints of tropical fruit.
MALT: 2-ROW, CRYSTAL, CARAPILS
HOPS: WARRIOR, CITRA, CTZ, CASCADE, GLACIER
This American Pale Ale is intended to be a juicy, refreshing, citrus bomb. The beer combines light caramel and honey malts, flaked wheat for a creamy mouthfeel, and substantial amounts of citrusy Amarillo and Zythos hops. The beer is then finished with zest from over 200 blood oranges to yield a fresh citrus aroma and flavor.
MALT: 2-Row, Crystal, Munich, Flaked Oats
HOPS: Amarillo, Mandarina Bavaria
WEGMAN'S BERLINER WEISSE
A beer brewed specifically for the Wegman's Pub. Extremely light on the palate with a crisp, tart flavor. At 3% ABV, this German-style wheat beer is wonderfully refreshing. Served straight or with housemade raspberry, orange, or blackberry syrup for an additional $1.
MALT: PILSNER, WHEAT
HOPS: NORTHERN BREWER
belgian-style Blonde ale
This is a light, dry and refreshing Belgian-style Blonde Ale, delicately hopped, then fermented warm over local, fresh, New York State peaches. The spiciness from the yeast melds well with the sweetness imparted by the peaches. This year's batch will be made only once and used about 1,200 pounds of peaches hand pressed by our brewers.
malt: belgian pilsner, munich
hops: hallertau, saaz
Our strong Scotch ale, named after a small town in Scotland that's also the ancestral home of one of our brewers, is brewed with lightly fruity scotch ale yeast and rich, caramel, raisiney malt flavor. A hefty dose of orange peel is then added to lend a light citrus flavor to the beer.
malt: golden promise, caramel, roasted barley
LOCK IPA SERIES #2
Fip is named after a coin worth about six cents that was used during the days of Canal construction to purchase a glass of ale. Fip is brewed with Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, resulting in an IPA with a burst of citrus, honeydew, and tropical punch flavor.
MALT: 2-row, Carapils, Flaked Oats
HOPS: Mosaic, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe
As Buffalo is considered to be the gateway to the west (thanks to the Erie Canal), and Canalside is a gateway towards exploring Buffalo's waterfront, this beer is a gateway for a beer drinkers looking for something light bodied, refreshing, and drinkable, yet full of flavor. Simcoe and Mosaic hops provide intense dank and citrus flavors without being over the top.This beer will be the signature beer brewed for the Port of Call: Buffalo / Tall Ships event at Canalside this July 4th!
MALT: 2-row, Flaked wheat, Crystal
HOPS: Mosaic, Simcoe
DOUBLE BLUEBERRY MILKSHAKE IPA
We collaborated with K2 from Penfield, NY to create this blend of oats, Mosaic and Citra hops, blueberries and lactose, to yield a blue, hoppy, sweet treat with balanced blueberry flavor in a double IPA.
MALT: 2-Row, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats, Lactose
HOPS: Mosaic, CiTRA
PASSION FRUIT HAYBURNER
This version of our flagship IPA contains hundreds of pounds of passion fruit, infused into the beer after fermentation to add an even more intense tropical kick to Hayburner's already powerful citrus flavor and aroma.
MALT: 2-Row, CRYSTAL, CARAPILS
HOPS: Warrior, CTZ, Cascade, Glacier, Falconer’s Flight
LOCK IPA SERIES #7
Joseph Dart was credited with building "Dart's Elevator", the world's first grain elevator, in 1842, which moved grains off of Erie Canal ships faster than ever before. Dart is brewed to be luxuriously creamy while the hops add immense flavors of passion fruit and pineapple to the beer.