Buffalo is the place to go for food and drinks. It makes sense, since we have lake effect snowstorms and sports disappointments with the Bills and Sabres; we have to enjoy something to take our minds of those things, so you insert craft beer and great bar food.

As far as breweries go, most cities don't touch Buffalo and Western New York. There are so many amazing breweries across the region, from the City of Buffalo to the north towns and down to the southern tier.

One of the most popular breweries is Big Ditch Brewing Company.

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Big Ditch has made a name for themselves over the last eight years in the City of Buffalo, serving up their signature IPA the Hayburner, along with great food and a cool, two-story brewery.

There was talk of a potential second location in 2019-2020 that would be on Transit, but the pandemic has quieted those plans. Now, there's officially a second location for Big Ditch coming to Lockport.

Big Ditch Brewing Company announced on Wednesday that in 2024, they will be opening a new brewery and taproom at the Historic Post Office Building in the heart of Lockport. It's across from The Palace Theater.

The plan is for the Lockport location to open by mid-2024, which should mean just in time for summer. Because the building is already built and ready, the timetable will be much shorter than having to build one from scratch.

Lockport already has New York Beer Project, which will be opening their Orchard Park location in 2024 as well. You can see the quick work on the new building off the I-219.

Getting ready for a new Big Ditch Brewing Company location!

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