All of Big Ditch’s brews are produced on site. Big Ditch Brewing Company makes its beer using a 20-barrel (620-gallon) Criveller brewhouse that was manufactured in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We have a 2-vessel brewing system consisting of a mash-lauter tun and a boil kettle-whirlpool. We have five 40-barrel and six 60-barrel fermenters, allowing us to brew the same recipe up to three times in one day to fill up each fermenter. Beers ferment in these tanks for anywhere from two to eight weeks. After fermentation, we carbonate the beer in a brite tank, filling from the brite tank into ½ and ⅙ barrel kegs using a semi-automated keg filler or into 12 or 16 ounce cans using our onsite automated canning line.
The expansion of our 15,000-square-foot brewery on East Huron Street, including the Tap Room and Restaurant, has been made possible thanks to our ongoing relationship with Iskalo Development. One of the region’s leading developers, Iskalo has been instrumental in the ongoing revitalization of downtown Buffalo. Their passion for collaborative, innovative property development has been key to Big Ditch’s exciting new facility.