Brewed in New York: Greater Niagara

Brewed in New York: Greater Niagara

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Matt at Prison City

Photo Credit: Stephen Ross

This week, hosts Matt Archambault and Maya Contreras enjoy a beer-bike pedal tour in Buffalo to Big Ditch Brewing and Community Beer Works, plus Niagara Malt in Lockport.

Matt and Maya hop aboard a beer-bike pedal tour to take in the architecture of historic Buffalo. Maya learns how Big Ditch Brewing celebrates the area’s Erie Canal History while revitalizing a part of the warehouse district in downtown. Matt heads to Niagara Malt in Lockport to learn about small batch craft malting and how New York farmers are bringing hops back to the state. Finally we interview Ethan Cox at Community Beer Works about Buffalo’s unique brewing history and ties to the grain industry.

Brewed in New York: Greater Niagara airs Thursday, September 13 at 8:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, September 16 at 3:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. It also repeats Sundays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on WXXI-CREATE DT 21.3/cable 1276. 

Brewed in New York highlights the burgeoning craft beer industry that has taken New York State by storm. Co-hosted by craft beer aficionado Matt Archambault and enthusiastic novice Maya Contreras, each episode explores multiple breweries in a different region of New York State. Both informative and entertaining, the program explores various aspects of craft beverage tourism, the art and science of beer making and reveals how each brewery’s unique story ties into the character, agriculture and attractions of its hometown.

To learn more about the series, visit: or follow it on Facebook: @BrewedInNewYorkShow and Twitter: @BrewedInNY.