About BriarBrothersBrewing Company

Small Batch Beer, Big Time Flavor

BriarBrothers Brewing Company is a joint venture between brothers Dylan and Joel Betti. What started as a small-time home brew hobby has blossomed into Buffalo's newest brewery, here to bring you some of the area's best craft microbrews.

The two co-founders, Joel and Dylan Betti are brothers who grew up in Western New York. If you know Joel or Dylan, it'll come as no surprise that beer is their passion! Ranging anywhere from Genesee Light on Buffalo Bills Sundays to bringing a growler of whatever's fresh from the local beer shop for Thanksgiving dinner, both brothers were always the ones you could count on to make sure your hand was never empty. Procrastinating holiday shopping in 2017, Joel was running out of ideas as to what to buy Dylan. In a last ditch effort, Joel picked up a "Make Your Own Beer" kit and topped it with a bow. The box was put into the coat closet and there it sat for months until a blizzard like day. Having nothing else to do, Joel and Dylan fired up the stove and made the very first batch of BriarBrothers beer! After a handful of brew days and hours of researching, the batches continued to improve and the dream to open a brewery was born!

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Stop By Our Historic Taproom In Buffalo!

Visit our historic taproom located at 50 Elk Street in Buffalo, NY. A short drive from Downtown Buffalo and conveniently located near Larkinville, Key Bank Center, and the Old First Ward neighborhood.

The Silos At Elk Street

BriarBrothers Brewing Company is located in the Silos at Elk Street, located at 50 Elk Street in Buffalo's Valley Neighborhood. The location is just south of the heart of Downtown Buffalo and conveniently located near popular attractions such as Keybank Center, Canalside, Buffalo's Outer Harbor, and multiple access points to the Buffalo River.

The region, and these silos in particular, once served as a major producer of brewers malt that supplied barley to breweries before and after prohibition all the way from Syracuse, New York to Erie Pennsylvania.

BriarBrothers is proud to have made its home in a facility rich in brewing history and look to continue to build upon this tradition. Together with our partner tennants in the facility, we remember and honor the legacy set forth about the original founders. Being apart of, and continuing to build upon, the rich history of Buffalo brewing is a responsibility that we embrace fully.

The History of Our Facility

  • 1878

    Kreiner Malt is formed on Spring Street in Buffalo.
  • 1890

    F.A. Dole Malting opens and builds drying building.
  • 1910

    Kreiner & Lehr purchase Silos.
  • 1920

    Prohibition begins.
  • 1926

    William E. Kreiner & Sons incorporates and constructs malt house and first grain elevator for $200,000.
  • 1933

    Prohibition ends, at last.
  • 1947

    President and founder William E. Kreiner dies.
  • 1959

    St. Lawrence Seaway opens and reduces use of the Erie Canal.
  • 1960

    Railroad on Elk Street abandoned. William E. Kreiner & Sons dissolves and becomes Kreiner Malt Company.
  • 1971

    Kreiner Malt Company closes.
  • 1975

    Buffalo Malting incorporates.
  • 1986

    Buffalo Malting closes its doors and the silos sit vacant.
  • 2016

    50 Elk Street is reborn as the Silos at Elk Street.
  • 2022

    BriarBrothers Brewing Company opens its doors.
 

Embracing The Buffalo Community

We believe beer plays a strong part in bringing community together and we are consistently seeking ways to support and engage with the community around us. Whether it's a unique collaboration or involvement with a regional event, we are big on promoting the organizations and gatherings that made our region so unique. Check out our recent involvements in our Community section.