Fire crews are currently on scene battling a massive blaze at Brickyard Pub & BBQ in Lewiston, which neighbors Brickyard Brewing Company. Reports state ‘heavy fire with some type of explosion in rear of the structure’ and a ‘heavy fire through the roof with partial collapse.’ Firefighters say they got the first call for the fire just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
Large fire at the Brickyard BBQ in Lewiston. We’ll have details later this morning on @SPECNewsBuffalo #YMB. pic.twitter.com/RBGWVs2t4R
— Casey Bortnick (@CaseyJBortnick) May 27, 2020
According to WIVB, the Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 says Center St. and Ridge Rd. are closed between 4th and 5th St. They are asking any bystanders to stay away from the scene.
#BREAKING: A News 4 viewer sent us this video of the fire on Center Street, that show flames near the Brickyard Pub & BBQ. pic.twitter.com/3IxmuexMgn
— News 4 Buffalo (@news4buffalo) May 27, 2020
Brickyard has been steadily growing their footprint in the Western New York beer scene, led by their house New England IPA, White Bronco. Their portfolio has been getting stronger over the last year plus with the addition of Ten Cents Pils, Ledge Party Light, Millions Of… Fruited Gelato IPA Series and Flat Brim Hat Triple IPA. Their Blep NEIPA, a collaboration with West Shore Brewing, is a personal favorite.
This isn’t the end of us.
We will be back.
Bigger, and better than ever.
Thank you all for the love and support.
— Brickyard Brewing (@BrickyardBrewCo) May 27, 2020
The news has garnered a tremendous outpouring of support on social media from not only Brickyard’s contemporaries, but people throughout the WNY beer scene.
Nothing but love for our family and friends at the Brickyard. You’re in our thoughts and we will help you any way that we can. ❤️ https://t.co/qPKuadSCKl
— Brewed & Bottled (@BrewedBottled) May 27, 2020
Sending nothing but love and support to everyone at @BrickyardBrewCo and Brickyard BBQ. Words can’t describe what I feel right now. I hope they come back but the loss in the interim will be felt. pic.twitter.com/bcUPOVt9IG
— Brian Beer God (@BrianBeerGod) May 27, 2020
Our hearts go out to our neighbors down the street at the Brickyard & BBC. 🖤
— Griffon Gastropub (@GriffonPub) May 27, 2020
Awful awful news about the @BrickyardBrewCo in Niagara County. Devastating. https://t.co/Z7bPq3ZsPO
— Will Cleveland (@WillCleveland13) May 27, 2020
Sending good thoughts to Brickyard where we loved having our April birthday social a few years ago. https://t.co/O53UjISm62
— Buffalo Beer Goddesses (@beergoddesses) May 27, 2020
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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