Buffalo has always been a beer town. Back in the early 1900's, Buffalo was home to many breweries. They included: Beck's, Stein's, Schrieber's, Lang's, Phoenix, Iroquois and Simon Pure. The last two major breweries were Simon Pure and Iroquois which closed their doors for good in 1971 and 1972. Buffalo went for quite a few years without its own stand alone Brewery until Tim Herzog formed the Flying Bison Brewing Company in 2000. Thanks to a major capital infusion from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company recently, Flying Bison Brewing Company is flying high and making beer that buffalo can be proud about. The Buffalo News recently feautred Tim Herzog and Flying Bison in a recent artiicle.