Ellicottville Brewing Company
An award-winning reputation and over 25 hand-crafted beers
Located in the small town of Ellicottville at the northern tip of the Allegheny Mountains, Ellicottville Brewing Company (EBC) is a brewpub nestled in the heart of a quaint ski village in upstate New York. The brewery was founded in 1995 by Allen and Walter Yahn and Peter Kreinheder, out of a desire to open a family business.
Its location in Ellicottville was inspired by a brewpub that Peter Kreinheder discovered while on a ski trip in Vail, Colorado. He decided that Ellicottville, sometimes referred to as the “Aspen of the East,” would also be the perfect location for a craft brewery. Peter put together a business plan, attended a UCLA brewing school, and renovations for Ellicottville Brewing Company were underway. Today, EBC has grown to be one of the finest craft brewers in the state, with nearly 25 different styles of beer and multiple international awards to its name.
The Ellicottville Brewing Company was built in an old Victorian building that dates back to the 1860s - initially used as a funeral parlor, then a church, and then as a storage facility for antiques. Peter imported a 10-barrel brewing system from Budapest, Hungary, giving him the capacity to brew 330 gallons of beer per batch. He felt it was important to build a restaurant as well, so in addition to EBC’s unique selection of beer, the pub also offers quality food options for hungry beer drinkers.
In 2005, EBC expanded by opening the “EBC West” location in Fredonia, New York. This smaller (3.5-barrel) brewhouse offers a similar menu to the main brewpub and serves all of the Ellicottville beers.
Its position in a college town (near SUNY Fredonia) brings in a loyal crowd of students, faculty, and visitors to the school. Just recently, EBC added a 30-barrel German brewing system to its original Ellicottville location. Along with expanded restaurant seating and an outdoor beer garden, EBC has become an impressive facility that is enjoyed by many craft beer enthusiasts.
Their eclectic, adventurous brews are produced in standard, imperial and oakaged series with the bestsellers being the Blueberry Wheat and American Pale Ale. We hope you enjoy getting to know this brewer - now one of the most recognized in the state of New York.