What's on tap in Central New York

Galaxy Brewery
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

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