BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Many people stood in line and braced the cold for a couple of IPA beer imported all the way from Brooklyn.
“Last time we came we were totally unprepared. I remember I rounded the block and then all of sudden I saw a line of 50 people waiting and we only had like 70 cases of beer, so I had to call my bosses and say we’re about the sell out,”a distributor for Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn Peter Bolanis said.
And on Saturday, his company gave Western New Yorkers another taste of Brooklyn beer.
“This time when we came we brought about 160 cases of beer and hopefully that’ll be enough, but it doesn’t look like it might be,” he said.
The distributors brought their pop up shop to Seneca One Tower. And they brought about 8 different beer varieties with them.
“Maybe more than that honestly, we brought a lot today and I can’t keep up,” Bolanis said.
This the company's second pop up event in Buffalo and Bolanis said he was once again shocked by the turn out.
“When you do these pop ups and you get to come to an area that is outside of our immediate distribution, you’re always surprised and always grateful," he said. "You know these people are coming out in freezing cold weather and they’re baring it all just so they get a chance to try our beers, and you know it's humbling.”
While it is unclear if Other Half Brewing Company will return to Western New York next weekend, Bolanis said "judging by the turn out, I think there’s a possibility we’ll be coming back.
Cheers to that.