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Good Nature Brewers
Your Neighbor: Good Nature Brewery celebrates 3 years in Madison County

HAMILTON >> In three years, Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room’s commitment to selling handcrafted, all natural ales brewed with local ingredients has created a business that is truly welcoming to their patrons, owner/general manager Carrie Blackmore said. “Someone told us our Tap Room is like Hamilton’s living room, and I think they hit… Read More

Beak & Skiff expands its 1911 spirits business

Lafayette (WSYR-TV) – What has been a popular fall attraction for Central New Yorkers for years is rapidly growing in a new direction and catching the fancy of people all over New York State. Beak and Skiff’s “1911” brand of hard ciders and liquor has reached a whole new level. Eddie Brennan, the Co-Owner and… Read More

Villa Verona Vineyard opening Friday December 19th 2014

Oneida County is boosting a new winery and tasting room on route 365 in Verona New York. Villa Verona Vineyard is the first winery and tasting room to open its doors in Oneida County this Friday, December 19th at 11 AM. Villa Verona Vineyard is located 1.7 miles west of the Turning Stone Casino on… Read More

Green Wolf Brewing Company Announces Tap Room Grand Opening Weekend

MIDDLEBURGH, NY – November 21, 2014 – Green Wolf Brewing Company will hold the grand opening of its tap room on Friday, December 12th, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The opening coincides with Middleburgh’s annual holiday street festival, Miracle On Main Street, but the celebration will continue on Saturday and Sunday. Initially, the… Read More

Brewpub review: Galaxy Brewing Company (Binghamton, NY)

I had never considered Binghamton much of a beer destination, as it’s not an area I hear a lot of beer nerds clamoring over. However, in recent years quite a few breweries have been sprouting up in the vicinity: Water Street Brewing, The North Brewery, Binghamton Brewing, and Galaxy Brewing. I was first introduced to… Read More

Local apple growers consider switch to hard cider

Apple growers and cider producers across the state are increasingly tempted to tap into the growing market for hard cider. “It’s been on our minds for a long time,” said Mimi Fehlner, an owner of the Clinton Cider Mill, which is making an experimental batch this year. George Joseph, owner of North Star Orchards in… Read More

Sweet Success: The New Taste of Hard Cider

We are sitting at the bar of the Harvest Moon tasting room and I am sampling ciders as we talk. Outside is the Critz Farms compound of red barns on stretches of green mown lawns, with signposts pointing to other attractions such as the hop house, the petting zoo, and the café. Critz, who has… Read More

Middle Ages Brewery Opens a Pub at Hancock Airport in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A new feature at Hancock International Airport gives passengers a taste of Central New York. The Middle Ages Brewery has opened a pub in the South Terminal of the airport. In addition to the locally brewed craft beer, the pub will also serve food throughout the day. Craft beer pubs have been… Read More

Breweries on tap in Onondaga County

Three craft brewery projects aiming to start up in Onondaga County soon are making progress this fall. Here’s an update: RED HAWK BREWING CO. 4504 Bussey Road, Onondaga Bob and Kathy Dodge broke ground last week on their farm brewery, where they plan to make Belgianstyle ales in a rural setting amid hop and barley… Read More

The Best Way to Drink the Game of Thrones Beer

This month New York’s Brewery Ommegang debuted its fourth beer inspired by Game of Thrones, Valar Morghulis. Though the beers all share Brewery Ommegang’s distinct Belgian style, they range from light and summery to dark and, you guessed it, wintry. So if you hail from the Dothraki deserts or the icy tundra north of the… Read More

Waldorf-Astoria gets in the beer game with ‘Waldorf Buzz’

A new queen bee has arrived in Manhattan. Atop the roof of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, past planted basins of dinosaur kale and herbs, are six apiaries housing thousands of bees, all working hard to produce honey for the hotel’s restaurants and spa treatments. While the honey comes in a limited quantity– only about 350… Read More