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Ellicottville Brewing Company Opens Production Facility in Little Valley, New York

Ellicottville Brewing Company opened its new 75,000-square-foot facility in Little Valley, New York. The project will allow for expansion of its commercial production and bottling operations and the addition of 40 new full-time jobs.

Ellicottville Brewing Company, which distributes its products to locations around the world, will also retain its 149 existing employees in New York State.

Founded in 1995, Ellicottville Brewing Company purchased the former Salamanca Beverage Corp. building at 202 Second Street to establish a new location in Little Valley. The 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."

"We are committed to growing our vibrant craft beverage industry with investments in breweries like Ellicottville Brewing Company," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "Today's announcement with 40 new jobs is further proof that New York is a great state to do business. With a record number of more than 400 breweries across the state, the industry is creating jobs, increasing tourism, and growing our economy. New York has been established as one of the leading producers of craft beverages in the country thanks to the hard work of brewers in every region of our state."

"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," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "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."

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