Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Flying Bison Sale Approved; Brewing in Queen City to Resume Soon

The Buffalo News reported today that Flying Bison, which had temporarily shut down production, is expected to start brewing under new ownership on March 1, 2010. According to the report, shareholders of FBBC approved the sale to FX Matt and brewing halted while the paperwork is finalized. Said Tim Herzog, "[w]e’ve got to have all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed before we can get some malt in here and start making beer again." (Note: we first reported the potential sale in late January).

On February 2, 2010, the Flying Bison Web site stated the retail shop and brewery would be closed until March 1, 2010. The Web site was updated today indicating no specific date for re-opening again noting the joys of paperwork.

The statement reads: "Despite stories to the contrary in the Buffalo News from February 23, FBBC is still neck deep in paperwork, and nothing is solidified at the moment. Please stay tuned here to find out the latest, and most accurate information regarding the future of FBBC.

Unfortunately, due to some unforseen circumstances the FBBC Retail Shop will continue to be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience while we continue to dot "i's" and cross "t's". Stay tuned!"

Nothing creative brewers and entrepreneurs enjoy more than paperwork.

Overall, it appears the news remains positive about Buffalo's favorite brewery. The language noted above certainly sounds as if it's simply a matter of time before brewing starts. Further, the Buffalo News article reminds readers of FX Matt's vow to keep brewing FBBC in the Queen City.

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