New CNY breweries: Humble Harvest in Nelson, Bullthistle in Sherburne

(05/05/17 – Syracuse.com)  Two of New York state’s newest breweries are opening this weekend in a couple of Central New York’s smallest towns.

Bullthistle Brewing Co. opens today (May 5) in Sherburne in northern Chenango County. Humble Harvest Brewing Co. opens Saturday (May 6) in Nelson, east of Cazenovia in Madision County.

Humble Harvest Brewery is taking a spot at 3258 Route 20, on the southwest quadrant of the Four Corners in Nelson, east of Cazenovia. It’s in the same complex as Peaks Coffee Co.

Owner Jim Corey’s brewery will specialize in American- and English-style ales. He has a Blonde Ale, several IPAs and a British Mild. It’s a farm brewery, using New York-state grown ingredients.

Corey has been planning the brewery for a few years. He has a 3-barrel brewing system (a barrel is 31 gallons) and a small tasting room down the corridor. You can try samples and buy beer by the pint. Growler sales will come later, Corey said.

The brewery will be open, starting May 6, during these hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

For Saturday’s grand opening, the Shattuck’s Paddy Wagon food truck will be on hand, serving from its new “pub size” sandwich menu.

Meanwhile, the Bullthistle Brewing Co. opens tonight (May 5) at 45 S. Main St. (Route 12) in Sherburne. It is the first modern brewery in Chenango County.

The New York State Liquor Authority lists the owners as Brad Taft, Amelia Jeffrey and Charles Anderson. The hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

Bullthistle has a taproom with a menu of flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and appetizers. Beers include beer30 Ale, Imperfecly Perfect Porter, Tall Dark & Tasty Stout, Amber Ale, Thistles in May IPA and Scottish 80 Shilling Export Ale. Beer is for sale by the pint in the tap room and in growlers to go.