(Via The Post-Standard)
Good Nature Brewing Co., a craft brewery that debuted in January 2012, will open a new tap room today where visitors can purchase beers in addition to trying small samples.
The new tap room is at 8 Broad St., in the center of Hamilton. It opens today at 2 p.m. Good Nature’s brewery and former tasting room are at 37 Milford Court, a little west of the village center.
This type of tap room is a new feature for the state’s craft breweries, made possible by last year’s approval of the Farm Brewery bill.
The new law allows breweries that source ingredients from New York state growers and producers to sell beer (and New York state wine and hard cider) from their own retail shops. State liquor law used to prohibit brewers from selling beer without a separate license (as it still does for those that are not farm breweries).
Good Nature, owned by Carrie Blackmore and Matt Whalen, will have its regular beer lineup available, plus its newest release, Rabbit in the RyePA, and some seasonals. Regular beers include Good Natured Blonde, India Pale Ale, and American Brown Ale.
“We are definitely trying to promote Madison County and its businesses,” Blackmore said. “All Madison County is the goal.”
The tap room will sell its beers at $5 for a full pint, or $5 for 9-ounce sizes of the higher gravity (higher alcohol) beers. They also sell $5 flights of samples of five different beers.
The brewery on Milford Court will be available for tours by appointment.
For now, visitors can order food from neighboring restaurants to eat while in the tap room. Food options may eventually expand.
The tap room will be open at 2 p.m. on weekdays, and possibly 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Blackmore said, Exact hours are still being worked out.