The breweries of Central New York carry on a centuries-old tradition of creating quality craft beers from premium – and often local – ingredients.

Ideal soil conditions and an advantageous latitude led to a hop boom here in the late 1800s, when the sight of bines was as common as cornstalks. While hops are less common today, a great beer legacy lives on at well-established and up-and-coming breweries you’ll find along the way through America’s Craft Brew Destination.