What's on tap in Central New York

Good Nature’s Jackie Batch I Takes Gold Medal

Jackie: Batch I took gold in the wild and sour beer category in the Second Annual NY State Craft Beer competition!  Jackie: Batch I is a Golden Sour Ale aged 13 months in one of our oak foeders. It is the first in our new Kung Foeder Series of wild fermented foeder aged sour ales.… Read More

Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Offers the Best of Both Worlds

Visiting the country is something to which I often look forward. Here at Great Beer Now, our days are spent surrounded by millions of people in the greater Houston metropolitan area, so any opportunity to get away from the crowds is a welcome one, indeed. The opportunity to see fall foliage is also a nice… Read More

Reach for the Stars at Galaxy Brewing

Binghamton, New York is known mostly as a college town. Home to SUNY Binghamton, the university figures prominently into local life and culture with more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students combined. All of those students share one thing universally in common: They have to eat and drink. And one place that brings the universe… Read More

Soak Up the Small Town Charm at Beer Tree Brew Co.

Living in a large city like I do, I look forward to times when I can take a break and get away. I anticipate a visit to a smaller city, a ride through open spaces, and anything else that is the antithesis of what I’m used to. When I was planning for a visit to… Read More

Empire Launches Their ‘French Kiss’ Barrel Aged Series

If you haven’t been to the Empire Farm Brewery in Cazenovia, you might already expect an impressive production facility but you might be surprised by what you’d find in the cellar. Lined in bricks salvaged from the original Syracuse Haberle brewery, the cellar of the Farm Brewery in Cazenovia, NY is home to over 50 oak… Read More

4th Annual Halloween Costume Contest at The Colonial

On Wednesday Oct. 31, The Colonial will be hosting their 4th annual Halloween Party! There will be a costume contest of the year and will be giving away $1000 in cash prizes ($500 for best guy and $500 for best girl). Our staff will be competing under the “Dirty Disney” theme, so you’ll have to… Read More

January Special Edition Bed and Brew Package

The January Bed and Brew Package is all about “Innovation at Ommegang”! The Ommegang Brewmaster and Innovation Manager will share four beers from Ommegang’s pilot system. As a guest for the January Bed and Brew package you will be tasting brews that have not yet been released to the public! The innovation brews will be paired with delicious courses… Read More

Fall Family Traditions Continue in Fly Creek

The Fly Creek Cider Mill’s Boomer and Boschert press will once again come to life this Saturday, September 8th continuing an autumn tradition for 162 years in the Upstate New York hamlet of Fly Creek just minutes from Cooperstown. Known for its historically authentic machinery, the Mill makes its cider in the traditional rack-and-cloth method… Read More

Todd Jennings: Hoppiness is competing in a local beer run

By Todd Jennings / For the Times Herald-Record Posted Aug 29, 2018 at 6:25 PMUpdated Aug 29, 2018 at 6:37 PM One of the greatest things about the sport of running is the myriad of ways in which you can experience it. In the past I’ve discussed the virtues of group running, running on trails, ultra running and so on. But there’s a category that… Read More

Brew Central Takes You on a Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits Journey

(12/11/17 – Great Beer Now) Beer tourism is on the move. With so many craft breweries dotting the American landscape, more and more individuals and families are organizing their vacation plans to include brewery visits, craft beer festivals, and other beer-related entertainment and education. One area of the nation that needs to be on the radar… Read More

Adirondack Distilling Takes Home Gold and Silver In LA Competition

The Adirondack Distilling Company in Utica recently won two Gold medals and a Silver at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. They were awarded gold for their Adirondack 601 Bourbon and another gold for Adirondack 601 American Whiskey, while ADK Gin took home Silver. It marks the second medal won for bourbon and the first for American… Read More

Craft Beer Boom One Reason Local Tourism is Growing

Travelers and vacationers were already a big part of the Central New York Economy.  But now tourism officials say it’s a focus of state development efforts.  One area that’s booming is craft-beer tours. Tom Ireardi was making home-brew beer 25 years ago…but craft brewing didn’t quite take off…He opened Finger Lakes on Tap to bring his… Read More

Woodland Limited Barrel-Aged Bottle Release

(Utica, NY) Woodland Farm Brewery is excited to announce the release of limited bottles of barrel-aged beers on May 27 at 11:00am at our 6002 Trenton Rd location in Utica. The time has finally come for our second barrel-aged bottle release! This time around, we aged our 1st Anniversary beer, Batch 2, in oak and… Read More

New CNY breweries: Humble Harvest in Nelson, Bullthistle in Sherburne

(05/05/17 – Syracuse.com)  Two of New York state’s newest breweries are opening this weekend in a couple of Central New York’s smallest towns. Bullthistle Brewing Co. opens today (May 5) in Sherburne in northern Chenango County. Humble Harvest Brewing Co. opens Saturday (May 6) in Nelson, east of Cazenovia in Madision County. Humble Harvest Brewery is taking… Read More