What's on tap in Central New York

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

Big Results from Big Squeeze

FLY CREEK, NY – The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard’s 15th Annual Big Squeeze Weekend raised $2,654 from Saturday’s cider sales for the Friends of Bassett’s Women’s Imaging Center Campaign at Bassett Medical Center. Currently the imaging center provides more than 6000 mammograms and 3,000 ultrasounds annually. The focus of the renovation is to… Read More

4th Eastern Winery Exposition Moves To Syracuse

Syracuse, NY (October 2, 2014) – The fourth annual Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) will take place March 17-19, 2015, at The Oncenter in Syracuse, New York. With 225 trade show booths already sold, EWE is now the largest winery and vineyard trade show and conference east of the Pacific states and the largest show of… Read More

Henneberg Brewing Company: Beer Made Here, ‘Beer Grown Here’

John Henneberg may have the ultimate work-at-home job. Each morning, Henneberg wakes up at his 97-acre farm in New Woodstock and heads to an out building to brew beer, check on beer already in progress and tend to his hops and barley. Henneberg and his wife, Maria, are the owners of Henneberg Brewing Company. Their… Read More

Brewery Ommegang sees continued sales spike on tap

COOPERSTOWN — Overall beer consumption in America is flat. Craft beers, however, are generating double-digit growth as the consumer searches for variety and new styles. The Brewers Association, the national organization for small and independent craft brewers, defines a craft brewer as one which produces no more than 6 million barrels a year and whose… Read More

Occidental Gypsy performs Saturday at Cyber Cafe

Nationally acclaimed jazz/world fusion band Occidental Gypsy will perform Saturday night at Cyber Cafe West in Binghamton. The group plays multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces along with many notable covers, such as lke a “gypsyfied” take of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment,”… Read More

Beer Tourism Getting a Lift in Central New York

Everyone knows about the wineries of the Finger Lakes; now there’s a big push to make their neighbors to the East famous for breweries. An initiative called Brew Central has mounted an aggressive campaign to highlight breweries, cideries, distilleries and even hop farms in the rolling hills Madison, Onondaga, Broome, Schoharie, Otsego and Oneida counties… Read More

Our NY: Saranac Thursdays brings beer, music, company

When the air starts to warm and the sun blesses us with its rays a few moments longer each day, New Yorkers shake off the winter chill and think, “Ah, summer.” For those in the Utica area, summer has another meaning: Another season of Saranac Thursdays. For a dozen or so weeks out of the… Read More

Main Street brewery offers local flavor

Small-batch brewing has gained popularity and with the opening of Roots Brewing Company on Main Street in Oneonta, local residents can taste innovative microbrews. Partners Jason Parrish and Russell Scimeca have been brewing beer for years. Parrish, who holds a doctoral degree in chemistry from Purdue University, worked as the head of product development at… Read More

Oneida County Community Helps Harvest Hops

ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. — For some, craft beer is a culture. That’s why so many volunteers were willing and eager to spend their Sunday picking hops. “I love going on Brewery tours, you learn something new every time,” said AnnMarie Inman, a volunteer. “And I wanted to come here and help my local brewery.” While… Read More