What's on tap in Central New York

FX Matt Brewing Co. Launches Saranac Green Tea Spiked Seltzer

Utica, N.Y. – The F.X. Matt Brewing Co., brewer of Saranac’s craft beers and soft drinks, is introducing an alcoholic seltzer, Saranac Green Tea Spiked Seltzer today. Positioned as “Green Tea Good”, Saranac Green Tea Spiked Seltzer offers consumers a new alternative within the fast growing seltzer category. Saranac Green Tea Spiked Seltzer is available… Read More

The Cool Seasonal Brews of CNY

As the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, brew flavors begin to flourish in Central New York; moving away from the autumn spiced vibes to heavy, dark brews that highlight the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite seasonal brews made by our Brew Central partners located right here in America’s Craft Brew… Read More

Fourth Annual New York State Cask Ale Festival at Woodland Farm Brewery

(Utica, NY) Woodland Farm Brewery hosts the 4th Annual New York State Cask Ale Fest (NYSCAF) WHAT: Woodland Farm Brewery is announcing their 4th Annual New York State Cask Ale Fest WHEN: October 12, 2019 at 2-6 PM WHERE: Woodland Farm Brewery. 6002 Trenton Rd, Utica, NY 13502 UTICA, NY–Woodland Farm Brewery will be hosting… Read More

Brewing in The Mohawk Valley: Talk, Tasting and Book Signing

As the craft brewing industry expands in Central New York it is easy to forget that in the 19th and early 20th century most towns of any size had their local brewery. The Utica-Rome area has been home to well over 40 breweries since 1801. Historian and Author Dan Shumway will share hoppy stories of… Read More

Haberle Congress Lager 16 oz. Cans

  Haberle Congress Brewing Co. is proud to reintroduce Congress Lager in cans to Central New York for the first time since 1962. On the morning of Tuesday, August 6, Congress will be canned and then available for sale by the end of the week. Congress Lager was Haberle’s most popular brand from the turn… Read More

Old Home Distillers Wins Gold, Silver Medals

Old Home Distillers recently captured two medals in the 2019 Great American International Spirits Competition. “We generally don’t chase medals – it’s easy to find other ways to spend those entry fees,” said co-distiller and marketing director Aaron Carvell. “This year we decided to submit just two of our whiskeys, so it was quite pleasing… Read More

Empire Brewery and Glazed and Confused Announce Bedrock Wit It Donut Beer

Empire Brewing Company is proud to announce their latest local collaboration! As innovative as they are delicious, Glazed and Confused donut shop has drawn the attention of Syracuse’s sweet tooth as well as the folks over at Empire Brewing Company. Empire’s director of brewing operations, Tim Butler, and Paul Valenti, creator of Glazed and Confused, met… Read More

Woodland Farm Brewery Highlights Barrel-Aging Program

For hundreds of years, wood was the primary vessel for storing and transporting beer which would naturally impart wood flavors into beer. Barrels would be very costly and therefore reused time and time again with the wood flavors becoming less and less apparent. Long transportation of beer across the oceans even led to brewers increasing… Read More

Continued Legacy: Nick Matt of Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewing Co.

Like many Rust Belt cities, Utica, New York’s heyday may be in its rear view mirror, but similar to Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, new life and energy is being breathed back into the once bustling industrial city. Through all the ups and downs however, there has been one constant on Utica’s ‘West End’: The F.X.… Read More

The Hop Review Visits Beer Tree Brew Co.

A stone’s throw from upstate, Binghamton, New York you’ll find the small municipality of Port Crane. It was here, on the banks of the Chenango River, that we were introduced to Beer Tree Brew Co. It was also where we first learned of the state-specific, and oddly confusing, Farm Brewery Law…which we will sidebar quickly… Read More

Brewery Ommegang and HBO Announce ‘The Throne’

As fans prepare for the highly anticipated return of Game of Thrones, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail are pleased to announce For The Throne, the latest beer in their multi-year, multi-beer partnership. For The Throne launches nationwide at the beginning of April, just in time for the realm to reach a fever pitch… Read More