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The Booze Issue

Drinking local with WNY brewers, distillers, and winemakers




Photos by kc kratt

 

Thanks to the Farm Winery Act of 1976, Western New Yorkers have long had access to locally  produced wine. Beer and spirits have taken a little bit longer to recover from two crippling blows:  Prohibition and the popularization of nationally known brands. The beer and spirits renaissance finally happened, though, and it only took a decade and a half. Now, bars throughout Western New York offer local beers on draft, area wines on wine lists, and cocktails featuring spirits that were distilled a few blocks away. Everything is coming together for WNY brewers, winemakers, and distillers and we couldn’t be more ready to celebrate.  Cheers!

 

Here's a small sample of this month's issue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

To imbibe all you can of WNY's spirits, wine and beer scene,  pick up a copy of Spree today on sale at your local newsstand. Or subscribe and never miss another issue of Buffalo Spree, which includes FREE access to our digital format (preview here).

 
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