Brimfield Farm Winery

Brimfield Farm Winery is nestled in the heart of Central New York and is working closely with a highly respected estate winery in the Finger Lakes region to create wines that run from sweet to dry in both red and white. The winery has a spectacular panoramic view of the northern Mohawk Valley Region. From East to West the breathtaking scenery will be sure to please as the seasons unfold.


Middleburgh Winery, LLC

Middleburgh Winery is pleased to open with 8 varietals and 2 of our own original blends for your tasting pleasure. We believe each individual tastes wine a little differently. During your tasting experience, you decide what flavors your palette picks out of the wines. Come to Middleburgh Winery and DISCOVER YOUR TASTE!


Serious Brewing Company

Serious Brewing Co is a NYS Farm Brewery located in scenic Schoharie County. They proudly serve their fresh-brewed beers along with some of the state’s best farm-produced beer, wine, cider and distilled spirits.

They’re pleased to have partnered with Rubbin Butts BBQ to provide some of the best BBQ in the area. Nothing goes better than beer and BBQ!

On nice days they open the patio doors for outside seating. You can even enjoy a cold one with your best friend (two or four legged) on the patio.


The Hops Spot

The Hops Spot is a new burger bar & poutinerie in Syracuse, New York.


Now & Later

Now & Later is located in the Tipp Hill neighborhood of Syracuse offering a great bar experience. It’s a fantastic environment for mixing with friends, colleagues and neighbors.

The interior of Now & Later is undeniably unique with a rustic and calm vibe. Take a seat on any of our custom made chairs and put your drink on our hand crafted tables. Now & Later stands in the exact spot where Tipp Hills famous Brilbecks was located. We aim to bring the same family friendly atmosphere for which Brilbecks was known for.

Come on down, put on some vinyl records, choose any one of our 100+ beers and relax!


Buried Acorn

Specializing in barrel-aged Sour and farmhouse beer, but don’t worry hop heads, you will get some love too.


Good Nature Broad Street Tap Room

Matt Whalen and Carrie Blackmore believe people care more about a product they’re connected to.

Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room uses local ingredients in its farm-to-glass beer to give a sense of ownership to their ever-growing fan base. That commitment has built a community around Good Nature and upped the capacity of the brewery 10-fold in a short time.

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Matt’s background as a chef gives him an adventurous spirit and intense attention to detail when crafting his recipes. And just to think: He and his wife could have been making soup.

They met at a farm-to-table restaurant, where Matt headed the kitchen and Carrie handled the ingredients grown nearby. When devising a food-related enterprise to call their own, organic soup made the short list.

Thankfully, they switched their vision from tin cans to kegs and bottles. In addition opening Madison County’s first brew house in two centuries, Good Nature lays claim to being New York state’s first licensed farm brewery, which flags it as a producer committed to using locally grown ingredients.

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Good Nature produces a number of limited releases in addition to its core line and they tend to get a little adventurous. Rabbit in the Rye PA, a collaboration with a favorite local band, blending music with brew. Good Nature’s 10 percent ABV stout pays tribute to the “Great Chocolate Wreck” of 1955, when a train bound for Nestle derailed just yards from where the present day brewery is located.

In a way, every release is limited.

Everything’s done in-house, from corking their own bottles to delivering their own kegs.

Like Whalen says, life’s too short for bad beer. So it’s important for this small team to keep that personal touch.

Good Nature’s tasting room in downtown Hamilton – crafted in large part by Matt himself – is open 3 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to midnight Fridays, noon to midnight Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.

 

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Scrumpy Ewe Cider

Scrumpy Ewe makes their ciders akin to a fine wine, in laboratory-like controlled setting for a juice that is bright, clean, complex and acidic, pitched with a champagne yeast in stainless steel tanks at specific temperatures, lightly filtered and bottle-conditioned.

They also make ciders in the age-old farmhouse tradition – where wild yeasts work in tandem with brettanomyces stains. In these ciders, nature does most of the work as it slowly ferments in our French and American white oak barrels. These unfiltered Scrumpy ciders appeal to the farmhouse crowd who doesn’t mind getting their taste buds a bit dirty.

Regardless of the cider making method they employ in a given batch, one thing is for certain: Scrumpy ciders come from unique, individually-picked, New York State-grown apples, never from concentrate.

Each batch is pressed, fermented, painstakingly blended, aged and bottled with care. They are made once a year, each batch with its own unique characteristics based on season, the cider varieties and style of fermentation used.

Open: Saturdays 11-5 p.m., starting May 12.


Waterman’s Distillery

Michelle and Joe’s Alig’s love of distilleries led them to purchase and renovate an 1870’s German Bank barn.

The barn had a history as part of the moonshine trail used by bootleggers during prohibition, so it is a perfect setting for this NYS Farm Distillery to produce and serve their unique brand of “Grain Neutral” flavored spirits using local ingredients.

Take a tour, do a tasting, or enjoy a signature cocktail at the rustic bar.

Be sure to try Salted Carmel Maple, which uses local maple syrup, and Jalapeno Ginger made with fresh ingredients chopped by hand!


Glen Park Vineyards

 

Tioga County’s first NYS Farm Winery specializes in dry and semi-dry red and white wines and offers tastings of their fine wine.

They also pour cider and three NY craft beers. Visitors can tour the small, natural vineyard and heirloom apple orchard.

The production, tasting rooms, and loft seating area are housed in a rustically beautiful building that was purpose built by local craftsman.

Glen Park Vineyards takes a minimalist approach to wine making with the common belief that the quality of the grape provides the quality of the wine.

The building is purpose-built by local artisans as a winery with production and tasting rooms, and a loft seating 45 comfortably.

 

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The Farmhouse Brewery

The Farmhouse Brewery pours their “Farm Fresh from Ground to Glass” beer in their taproom in the heart of the historic village of Owego.

This New York State Farm Brewery sources all of their grain from qualified small grains farmers in NYS and processes it in their artisanal micro malt-house.

They also use local, seasonal ingredients for distinct flavors such as Mama Llama Maple, Peas Porage Hot, Cuke Skywalker, and The Genovese.

A combination of the freshest ingredients and Master Brewer Marty’s excellent palate produces art in every pint. The Farmhouse Taproom is dog and musician friendly!

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Red Shed Brewery

BREWERY HOURS: Thursday 2-8pm, Friday 2-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 1-5pm

As an NY State farm brewery, Red Shed Brewery uses mostly NY state hops and grains in all of our beers. They love buying from neighbors, and their beers represent the seasons and climate of NY as the weather changes from year to year. Handmade, traditional local beer brewed fresh in the hills of Cherry Valley, New York. Red Shed Brewery produces small-batch brews available only locally, focusing on quality, style, and drinkability of their brews.


1857 Spirits

Elias Barber doesn’t care for vodka. So, the distilled spirit he creates from the family farm’s potatoes must be pretty damn good.

His 1857 Spirits distillery is a marriage of his penchant for academic rigor developed at Cornell University as an agricultural science major and his family’s 160-year legacy at Barber’s Farm more so than the product itself.

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A member of the sixth generation to operate the farm, Barber wanted to contribute to that legacy. All the pieces happened to be there, right down to the water they draw from a natural spring on the property.

Over the many, many years, Barber’s has grown numerous crops from hay to corn. Potatoes became a staple in the 1940s, when Barber’s grandfather first planted them as part of a 4-H project associated with the local high school.

The Schoharie Valley was once known as the Breadbasket of the American Revolution, providing critical sustenance for George Washington’s army. The topsoil, estimated to be about 10 feet deep remains remarkably fertile all these centuries later.

Traditionally a bland vegetable requiring accoutrements at the kitchen table, Barber’s Farm spuds give 1857 vodka a creamy sweetness and floral aroma.

Armed with this exceptional natural resource and love of learning, Barber dove into the art of distilling. It’s his consistent drive to improve and persistent pursuit of perfection that makes it beverage worthy of his own palate.

One of the few potato vodka makers in the country, it’s appealing to the tastes of many others as well. Barber has plenty of plans to expand his line to gin and beyond while also upping production in the coming years and, likely, for future generations on Barber’s Farm.

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Copper City Brewing Co.

On a recent Tuesday, the first Copper City Brewing Co. patron was an 87-year-old man who stops in every week. He loves hops, a conversion Danny Frieden witnessed right at his bar.

It’s experiences like these that give Frieden and his partner Eric Daniels the confidence they’re on the right track with their lineup of mostly classic craft styles. It’s the community they’ve built inside their copper-clad confines that assures this brewery is bringing his neighborhood in Rome, New York, back.

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What is today known as Revere Copper Products put its stamp on Rome many decades ago, placing this small city on the map as a metal manufacturer.

Copper City Brewing snatched up the name as a tribute to not only Rome’s rich cultural history – the Erie Canal runs right through town – but it’s notable past in brewing. At its Canal-era peak in the 1850s, Rome was home to about a dozen breweries. Like so many others across the nation, they gradually faded away and disappeared during Prohibition.

Frieden became a business owner under the premise that one person can make a difference in the community. In this case, it’s two people, along with Frieden’s wife, Lori, who chose beer as a driver to revive a proud town.

It’s the social aspect of the beverage that continuously renews his commitment to his product daily. Pints tend to bring smiles to people’s faces, no matter their age, occupation or any other label they may have outside these doors.

Every day, Frieden watches and listens as folks in their 80s converse with people half their age who frequently chat with people half their age and everywhere in between. Beer brings people together.

Daniels can verify the same interactions from behind the glass that separates the brewery from the taproom. His day job as an engineer fuels his fascination with the beer-making process and constantly improving his craft.

The Copper City trio joins a slew of brewers that have been popping up around their stretch of the New York Thruway, Utica among them. Frieden calls the Heart of New York Beverage Trail a “brotherhood of good times.” And rightfully so, as they all share the sentiment that beer building community.

Frieden describes copper the metal is clean, bright and stands the test of time. The passion of the people behind Copper City the beer strive to give their brews those same attributes.

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