What's on tap in Central New York


Our NY: Saranac Thursdays brings beer, music, company

When the air starts to warm and the sun blesses us with its rays a few moments longer each day, New Yorkers shake off the winter chill and think, “Ah, summer.” For those in the Utica area, summer has another meaning: Another season of Saranac Thursdays. For a dozen or so weeks out of the
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Main Street brewery offers local flavor

Small-batch brewing has gained popularity and with the opening of Roots Brewing Company on Main Street in Oneonta, local residents can taste innovative microbrews. Partners Jason Parrish and Russell Scimeca have been brewing beer for years. Parrish, who holds a doctoral degree in chemistry from Purdue University, worked as the head of product development at
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Oneida County Community Helps Harvest Hops

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. — For some, craft beer is a culture. That’s why so many volunteers were willing and eager to spend their Sunday picking hops. “I love going on Brewery tours, you learn something new every time,” said AnnMarie Inman, a volunteer. “And I wanted to come here and help my local brewery.” While
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USDA awards $200,000 to Empire Brewing Co. for new Farmstead brewery in Cazenovia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $200,000 grant to Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse to help the company open a brewery and bottling line in Cazenovia, the region’s members of Congress said today. The grant will help Empire Brewing bottle their own beer for the first time with the opening
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Binghamton Brewing Co. opens its doors

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Binghamton Brewing Company joins several other local farm breweries. Kristen Lyons and her husband Jason Gardner have wanted to open a brewery for years. Their dream became a reality with some help from the state. “The Farm Brewery License allows us to not only be a micro-brewery and sell
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