The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial announced today an expanded partnership with The Distillery, making the longtime partner and local restaurant the official Wing and Wing Sauce of the venue as well as the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks.

“We are extremely proud and honored to continue our partnership with the Amerks and Knighthawks organizations, and now to extend our relationship and provide The Distillery signature wing sauces to Blue Cross Arena,” said Peter Psyllos, president of The Distillery Restaurant. “The Distillery has been a proud sponsor of the Amerks since the early 80’s and the Knighthawks since the 90’s and look forward to continuing that tradition into 2020! We proudly support the local communities in which we operate in, through team sponsorships, community-related events and various fundraising initiatives. We wish the Amerks and Knighthawks much success this upcoming season and look forward to adding some great flavor to Blue Cross Arena!”

New for this season, every Wednesday Amerks home game will be a Wing Wednesday, featuring one of The Distillery’s five signature wing sauces at the Chef stand, located in the upper concourse of The Blue Cross Arena. Guests will have the option to choose from traditional Buffalo (medium or hot), Barbeque, Sweet and Spicy and Buffalo Garlic Parm. Fans will have their first opportunity to sample the sauces next Wednesday, Oct. 23 when the Amerks host the Hershey Bears.

Chicken wings and tenders can be purchased in the main concession areas on both the Riverside and Exchange Street sides of the arena as well as in all suites. 

About The Distillery

At The Distillery, we continuously strive to create a great ambiance with timeless quality, friendly service and great food. We believe in attention to detail and are constantly re-investing to ensure our premises are maintained to a high standard and are extremely proud of our staff and management teams and know they work very hard to make your visit truly enjoyable. Our atmosphere is fun and wholesome, one you'll feel comfortable bringing your family and friends to seven days a week. People enjoy the simplicity of our concept - really good food, made from scratch recipes, great beer and drink selection and a fun place for family and friends to get together. It's a formula that stands the test of time and keeps our guests coming back. Perhaps that's why we're known as "Your Neighborhood Gathering Place®. 

About The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial

Owned by the City of Rochester and operated by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is downtown Rochester’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Located just off the bank of the Genesee River, the multi-purpose facility is the primary home to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) and plays host to some of the world’s top concerts, sporting events and other attractions. Since opening its doors back in 1955, The Blue Cross Arena has welcomed more than 400,000 guests each year. The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial is also home to the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) Rochester Knighthawks and has been the site of several high-profile sporting events, including the 1957 and 2000 AHL All-Star Classic, four NLL Finals and NHL preseason games.