What's on tap in Central New York

Brewery Ommegang: Take Me to the Country for Beer and Music

Cooperstown, New York is a city synonymous with Major League Baseball. Ask any MLB fan to name places he/she would like to visit at least once in their lifetime, and you can bet that the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will rank somewhere in the top five. But as I learned on my… Read More

Fly Creek Cider Mill: Central New York’s Top Spot for Cider

When you travel the country in search of great beer like I do, you are often forced to choose among different breweries, many of which sound promising. At last check, there were more than 6,000 breweries in the United States and while it’s great to have choices, it also makes it difficult to narrow down… Read More

Red Shed Brewery: Central New York’s Dual Offering

Any visit to the small village of Cooperstown almost always includes a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. After all, this is one of the most popular shrines in all of sports and many Major League Baseball fans consider a visit to the Hall a must at some point in their… Read More

Cooperstown Brewing: Your Stop for Baseball Themed Beer

Cooperstown, New York is a popular travel destination for Major League Baseball fans, many of whom cannot wait to walk through the exhibits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and pay their respects to the greatest players in the history of the sport. The theme of baseball is, naturally, an important part of the… Read More

F.X. Matt Brewing: Saranac Beer and Beyond in Utica, New York

America overflows with delicious, hand- crafted, small batch beer. The number of breweries is at its highest point in American history and while the bulk of these breweries are less than five years of age, there are some that date back many decades or even further, offering a glimpse into the American past and its… Read More

When in Rome, Visit Copper City Brewing

Central New York is often visited by those seeking fresh air, small towns, and refreshing lakes. With friendly cities and villages around every hilly turn and fresh, cool air in abundance, it makes perfect sense that those seeking a respite from large urban areas would make this a vacation destination. But Central New York is… Read More

Get Better with Age at Buried Acorn Brewing

America’s craft beer industry is a relatively young industry and a varied lot. You have breweries that are veterans in their own right even though they have been around fewer than ten years. You have breweries that are newer but have ambition and determination to rise to the top. You also have breweries that decide… Read More

Go Back to the Future at Middle Ages Brewing

Syracuse, New York has undergone many changes over the years. The city has seen much of its traditional manufacturing and other industrial- related jobs dwindle in number, replaced by a new economy emphasizing medical, education, and other services. Also on the rise is craft beer and the brewery that has operated longer in Syracuse than… Read More

Empire Farm Brewery: Malt Beverage Wonderment in Central New York

Life sometimes presents the unexpected. There are those unanticipated events that wreak havoc on one’s day, leading to confusion, disarray, and often requiring an abrupt change of plans. But there are some unexpected events that enhance the moment, turning the ordinary into something extraordinary and even resulting in lasting, unforgettable memories. A perfect example of… Read More

Owera Vineyards: Wine, Food and Natural Beauty

I visited the Central New York region twice this year, spending time at different breweries and soaking up the mountain scenery and fresh air. My second visit was marked by several new brewery visits, but it also included a memorable sojourn to something different; an adult beverage producer that reigns supreme in this part of… Read More

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