One of my hobbies is collecting old beer items from Buffalo breweries like Simon Pure, Iroquois, Stein's, Beck's, Manru-Schreiber and many others. There was a time when Buffalo was a major beer producing town and home to many breweries. Two of the largest Buffalo breweries were Iroquois and Simon Pure which both shut their doors in the early 1970's. The William Simonn Brewery was founded by John Schusler in 1853 and operated in Buffalo, New York until 1972, making it the LAST major Buffalo brewery. You can still see what's left of the old building at the corner of Emslie & Clinton Streets on the City's Eastside.

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