In news that was not unexpected, but still remains disappointing I’ve been told that Buffalo Brewing Company in Midtown is now out of business. The restaurant and brewery, which has been in midtown since 2008, closed its doors as of end of business on Saturday, June 22nd.
While never making a huge splash in the St. Louis beer scene, Buffalo had two excellent head brewers in Dave Johnson and later Dan Stauder. They also created some homegrown talent with brewers Jerid Saffell and Drew Hurter brewing some beer there. In fact, the Buffalo Rye IPA did quite well during the 2010 and 2011 St. Louis Beer Challenge STL Hops puts on each year.
But out of the ashes arises a new brewery. As was originally reported on STL Today, the brewing equipment will be moving to Granite City where the new Six Mile Brewery and Smokehouse will be opening with new ownership in the near future.
I wish luck to the new owners and hope that the equipment will be used to keep churning out some tasty beer.