What's on tap in Central New York


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


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