Wurlitzer Building 2nd location construction in progress.

As we come to the close of an awesome 2018 here at Woodcock Bros, the question we get asked the most is “When is your second location opening?!”

As you may or may not know earlier in 2018 we signed a long term lease with the historic Wurlitzer Building on Niagara Falls Blvd in North Tonawanda. We’ve been at the max in our brewhouse over the last couple years and have been constantly tossing around different ideas on how to expand, but we couldn’t ever seem to come up with the proper course of action that made sense from both a logistics and financial perspective. Opening an actual second location never was in the original plans, but once the idea and location of a possible second brewery at the Wurlitzer was brought to our attention, it made sense on so many levels. And as we delved deeper, we learned very quickly it was an opportunity to expand our production and reach more customers that we just couldn’t ignore.

We start construction in October, and pretty much everything needs to be done. We’re totally renovating almost the entire space to fit not only our brew house plans, but the specific restaurant set up we have in mind. Plus at this location we’ll also have a massive outdoor space. So construction will be significant. But our goal is to open up in the first half of 2019. All our restaurant and brewhouse equipment has be sourced and ordered, it’s now just a matter of putting our nose to the grind stone, working tirelessly and hoping no unforeseen snags hold us up. Right now everything is looking great.

We’ll be keeping our customers and fans in the loop every step of the way as we come closer to completing construction and opening our second location. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep in the loop on the construction process and when our opening date will be announced.

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Summer into Fall ‘18

The first half of 2018 saw us bring lots of canned IPA’s out of the brew house, culminating with our release of XPA v.15. The reception from our customers and vendors has been awesome! We’ve literally sold triple the amount of cans we did at this point last year. Thank you. Our fans are the absolute best!

We’ll definitely be continuing our love of liquid hops with cans of Woodcock IPA, Citra Dry Hopped, Mosaic Dry Hopped and XPA as we move into the second half of 2018.

We’ll also be continuing our love of local hops with our “Wet Hop IPA” series as we get into the local harvest season here in WNY.

With our first Wet Hop IPA will use all local Chinook and Cascade hops and Vienna malt from Niagara Malt. This series always continues to impress us with all the unique flavors and WNY terroir that results from making these hoppy beers with local ingredients. Look for the first one in late August/early September. We’ll keep everyone updated as we slide into the harvest.

MORE CANS!!

One of our customer’s seasonal favorites at the brewery is our take on a traditional Märzen — Cocktoberfest! Both on draft and newly in these fun branded cans coming in September!

Cocktoberfest draft and cans will get full WNY distro. *Also newly coming in cans; early this summer we infused a couple kegs of our Woodcock IPA with pink grapefruit juice. It’s been such a big hit that we decided to can it for full distro! Details on our grapefruit IPA “Jubilation” coming soon! Looking for a first release in October.

Lastly, our biggest weekend of the year here at the brewery lands late September as we host our two biggest events two days in a row! Mark your calendars: New York Fall Beer Fest – Friday, 9/21 and COCKTOBERFEST – Saturday 9/22. Check out events page for more info and our Facebook page for up-to-date event goings on.

– CHEERS!