Ellicottville Brewing Company Opens Little Valley Location

LITTLE VALLEY – Ellicottville Brewing Company has opened its fourth location, in Little Valley, adding 40 new jobs and retaining 149 other jobs in New York with its $6 million investment.
The new 75,000-square-foot facility allows for expansion of commercial production and bottling operations for the company, which distributes its products world-wide.
“By removing unnecessary barriers and making it easier for businesses to start-up and expand, New York’s craft beverage industry has seen tremendous growth in every corner of the state,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in announcing the grand opening. “With the opening of its fourth location, Ellicottville Brewing Company is creating new jobs for Cattaraugus County residents while supporting local farms and providing a new food and beverage destination for all to enjoy.”
Ellicottville Brewing Company, founded in Ellicottville in 1995, purchased the former Salamanca Beverage Corp. building at 202 Second St. to establish a new location in Little Valley. The grand opening of this facility adds to the company’s three existing sites located in Ellicottville, Fredonia and Lakewood. The project included the construction of a production facility that is capable of making 180 barrels a day. The beer is then bottled, labeled and packaged for delivery locally and distributed to destinations as far away as South Korea.
The new site will also include the EBC Public Pub & Tasting Room which will feature food, music and festivals to create an attractive brewery destination in the region. A Craft Brewing Science Center is also planned as part of the experience, designed to demonstrate the core components of brewing, including the malting process, hops, water make-up, yeast biology, equipment engineering and more.
Empire State Development will facilitate the project through a $600,000 Western New York Regional Economic Development Council grant and $134,000 in Excelsior Tax Credits.
Peter Kreinheder, owner of Ellicottville Brewing Co. said, “The enthusiastic support of Governor Cuomo for the craft beverage industry has helped propel small breweries such as Ellicottville to a level where we can compete with other regional and national brands. A focus on our industry has helped create a sense of pride for the beer and food produced in New York State and Ellicottville Brewing Company is proud to be a part of that legacy.”
State Sen. Catharine Young said the new plant helps protect jobs in the region.
“The high quality beverages produced at this facility are second to none across the country. It is entrepreneurs like Ellicottville Brewing Co. owner Peter Kreinheder who are the driving force behind Western New York’s economic boom,” Young said.