About Pressure Drop

West Coast Inspired Beer.

Like many great ideas before it, the idea to open a brewery of our own was conceived after a long night of beers. Karl, who would years later become our head brewer, began homebrewing while living in California a decade ago.

After homebrewing for a couple of years, he decided (over one too many beers) that his ambitions were bigger than his current setup. Karl’s time crafting brews on the West Coast, both at home and in California’s craft brewery scene, shape the beer we brew in Buffalo.

Three Space Monkey cans on the bar

Why Pressure Drop?

We chose to name our brewery Pressure Drop Brewing for two reasons. Our name references the barometric pressure changes that must occur for lake effect snow to form. When low-pressure system sweeps across Lake Erie, it makes room for the frigid air necessary for Buffalo’s infamous winter weather. Secondly, when we transfer beer from one tank to another, there is a drop in pressure. And we transfer a lot of beer here!

Blackalicious in a glass on the bar

Brewed in Buffalo’s Old First Ward.

We brew beer for craft enthusiasts and domestic drinkers alike. Over the last few years, Western New Yorkers have gotten to know the unique flavors, experimental collaborations and fun one-offs Pressure Drop Brewing gets excited about.

Our Buffalo-based craft brewery calls The Barrel Factory home. This unique space is a testament to Buffalo’s industrial past and exciting future. What was once a barrel manufacturing facility is now a craft beverage destination.

The Brains Behind the Beer.

It takes a team to brew this much beer. We weren’t always in the business of good beer, but we’re glad we made the switch.

Karl Kolbe and Lexi Craine smile at the brewery

Contact Us.

Please fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. In the meantime, come have a beer with us! Pressure Drop is on tap in the Lakeward Spirits Tasting Room at The Barrel Factory!