What's on tap in Central New York


Hopped Hennepin Series

It occurred to us at the brewery that when we trialed hops for evaluation on the pilot system, that Hennepin, our saison, might make a great base beer. We were right. The malt base of Hennepin is light on its feet, it’s got adequate body from the relatively high ABV, and it finishes crisp and dry.… Read More


Hamilton Brewery Prepares for Massive Expansion

HAMILTON, N.Y.– A brewery in Hamilton is looking to expand after starting its company a few years ago. The company was started in 2012 by married couple Matt Whalen and Carrie Blackmore. The couple has roots in the farming and culinary fields, and is now putting that experience to good use, brewing beer from ingredients… Read More


A Honey of a Plan

Five years ago, Greg Wilhelm, like many New Yorkers, started brewing beer at home.  “I was interested in using as many ingredients as I could produce myself,” he said.  So he began growing hops and fruit plants as ingredients for his beer brewing, but what turned the hobby into a serious business possibility was his… Read More


Brewery Ommegang to launch its first-ever IPA for Tri-state heartland

Cooperstown, NY — Tri-State hop-heads are about to discover an entirely new state of being. This April, Brewery Ommegang will launch Nirvana IPA, its first-ever American-style India Pale Ale, across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Long-known for its highly imaginative Belgian-style beers, Ommegang continues its recent endeavors into hoppy beers with Nirvana IPA, laddering… Read More


Owera wins double gold, silver medals at San Francisco Wine Competition

Cazenovia — For the second time in two years, Cazenovia’s Owera Vineyards has won two medals at the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Out of 6,417 entries from more than 1,500 wineries from over 28 states in America — in what is billed as the largest competition of wines in America — Owera received… Read More


Attention Grows for Craft Brew Tourism in Central New York

A state Market NY grant recently secured by Oneida County Tourism will infuse the Central New York Vacation Region’s Brew Central initiative with $500,000 to grow the tourism campaign over the next two years. Part of New York state’s five-year strategic plan to support economic development, the grant focuses on influential projects capable of encouraging… Read More


Central New York Holiday: From Breweries to Baseball

By Victoria Shepherd I arrived at the Brewster Inn in Cazenovia late in the evening, so was unsure as to what I would see from my bedroom window when I awoke. Drawing back the curtains the next morning, I was greeted with a marvellous view of Cazenovia Lake, made complete by the rolling colourful hillside in… Read More


Adirondack Company Distilling Tour

What better is there to do on a sunny fall day than blow off work and drive out to a local distillery for a private tour? I can’t think of much, so here’s my take on a tour of Adirondack Distilling Company in Utica, New York. Living in Syracuse I’ve always felt away from the… Read More


Good Nature Brewers
Your Neighbor: Good Nature Brewery celebrates 3 years in Madison County

HAMILTON >> In three years, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room’s commitment to selling handcrafted, all natural ales brewed with local ingredients has created a business that is truly welcoming to their patrons, owner/general manager Carrie Blackmore said. “Someone told us our Tap Room is like Hamilton’s living room, and I think they hit… Read More


Beak & Skiff expands its 1911 spirits business

Lafayette (WSYR-TV) – What has been a popular fall attraction for Central New Yorkers for years is rapidly growing in a new direction and catching the fancy of people all over New York State. Beak and Skiff’s “1911” brand of hard ciders and liquor has reached a whole new level. Eddie Brennan, the Co-Owner and… Read More