What's on tap in Central New York

Upstate NY’s best brewery: And the winners are…

(12/19/16 – NYup.com) From double-hopped IPAs to barrel-aged sours, we tasted lots of beers on our hunt for Upstate New York’s Best Brewery. Our contest featured two of the well-known “big boys” of American craft brewing — Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown and Southern Tier Brewing in Lakewood (near Jamestown). Both have nationwide distribution, business partnerships… Read More

Holiday beers are here

(12/09/16 – USA Today) In Binghamton, N.Y., Galaxy Brewing Company features a Ghost of Christmas on tap. It’s a delicious Belgian strong dark-style beer with a flavor profile of orange peel, chocolate, honey, raisins and cinnamon — and a touch of ghost pepper to add a spicy kick.

Beercation: “Brew” Central New York

(8/30/16 – Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine) A hundred years ago, the hills of central New York—from Syracuse to Cooperstown and beyond—were covered in hops farms. For a significant time in the American history of brewing, it was the place to grow the bines that produce those bitter little cones. Those were the days before… Read More

A Perfect Fall Saturday in Central New York

As you might recall, a few weeks ago, we visited upstate New York for a weekend camping trip. We were pretty excited to visit Central New York at the beginning of fall, looking forward to cooler temperatures, plus loads of local food, beer and wine. Outdoors in Central NY Our first stop — before the… Read More

Central New York Craft Brewers Tap into Local Crops

Central New York’s roots in brew run deep and its modern craft beverage makers want to carry on that homegrown tradition. The nine counties that make up Brew Central were the epicenter of the U.S. hops industry at the turn of the 19th century. Not only are brewers tapping into the local hop revival, but… Read More

Utica’s Woodland Brewery Takes on Traditions of Brew Central

From the pioneers of the Leatherstocking era to the outdoor enthusiasts of the modern Adirondacks, upstate New York has a great tradition of adventure. The craft beverage renaissance happening in Central New York celebrates its own traditions, namely its roots in hop farming, by way of Brew Central. Woodland Hop Farm and Fermentation just outside… Read More

1st Annual Binghamton Brewfest
Binghamton Brew Fest Returns For Year Three

(Binghamton, NY) – On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, the Floyd L Maines Arena of downtown Binghamton will host the third annual Binghamton Brew Fest, welcoming craft beer enthusiasts to sample over 100 selections, from 6 PM – 9 PM. Crafter brewers and brand representatives from around the state and country, will gather under one roof… Read More

F.X. Matt Makes Utica the Craft Beer Capital of New York

Your typical brewery tour shows you around the place before rewarding visitors with a tasting. The F.X. Matt Brewing Co. tour takes you back in time. F.X. Matt proudly houses Victorian opulence and artifacts from many, many decades past in addition to its signature copper boil kettles and state-of-the-art bottling operation based in Central New… Read More

Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail Highlights Oneida County Brew Scene

Central New York is America’s Craft Brew Destination and Oneida County is at the heart of it. That’s why the Getaway Region created the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail, which unites nine craft breweries, distilleries and wineries in the Utica area and throughout the county. All are part of the larger Brew Central… Read More

Brew Central’s Oneida County Is the Perfect Place for a Pub Crawl

Home to the legendary F.X. Matt Brewery where Saranac beer is made, Oneida County also hosts noteworthy brew venues that serve it. Located in the heart of America’s Craft Brew Destination, Utica and the surrounding area is a pub paradise filled with ideal places to grab a pint. Brew Central brings together the stories, traditions… Read More

Utica Craft Spirit Maker Shines in Brew Central

Adirondack Distilling Co. may make world-class spirits, but the ingredients come from home in the heart of Central New York – right down to the “Herkimer diamonds” used to filter the drinks. Brew Central is America’s Craft Brew Destination and Adirondack Distilling is a major contributor to that designation. A SIP of Success The Utica… Read More

Hard Cider Resurgence Brewing in Central New York

America’s Craft Brew Destination boasts more than beer. Central New York’s collection of hard cideries puts it on the forefront of an exciting (and tasty) trend. Brewers are reviving the time-honored Central New York tradition of hard cider. Historic Harvest A must-try here in Brew Central is Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Co. hard cider… Read More

Going Beyond the Beverage in America’s Craft Brew Destination

The deep roots in brew, agriculture and American history make Central New York more than a destination. The burgeoning craft beer and beverage scene, hardy farm-to-table movement and mile after mile of Main Street USA are a true experience. Come for the baseball and stay for the small-batch spirits of Cooperstown Distillery. Pair a day… Read More

Hit the Road and Tour the Craft Breweries of Central New York

The winter weary convert to road warriors come summer. Some travel great distances for good times, but a short trip to Central New York leaves more time to unwind in a craft beer and beverage paradise they call Brew Central. From Cooperstown to Syracuse and Utica to Binghamton, Central New York’s small towns and cities… Read More