The name Heelpath came from the term that was used for the pathway, opposite the towpath, that families would travel along the canal to get from village to village in the 19th century.

Heelpath’s facility is located in the Frankfort Marina, on the Erie Canal, in upstate New York. Heelpath is a micro farm brewery and uses New York state-grown Ingredients. The tasting room has a spacious bar area with additional seating. You can also bring your drinks outside to our patio area that overlooks the water. Or have a seat next to the fire pit on the patio area as well.

Our microbrewery operates on a one-barrel system with six fermenters. Each beer takes about three weeks, depending on the style of beer and type of yeast being used, until it is ready to keg. We use a variety of hops and malts to create all different styles of beer, all of which are crafted with 80% New York state ingredients and brewed on-site.