High Burl Brewery

High Burl Brewery is an independent, family-owned and operated New York state farm brewery located on the Bennett Family Farm alongside Rustic Ridge Winery. They offer a wide variety of small-batch artisan ales and craft beers in a fun, family-friendly and relaxing country atmosphere. They offer beer flights/tastings, pints and growler/crowler fills to-go. Live entertainment and special events year round.

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Dragonfyre Distillery

“Watch for Low-Flying Dragons” is just one of the signs you’ll encounter at Dragonfyre Distillery. Nestled in the rolling hills of Cortland County between Marathon and Willet, New York, Dragonfyre Distillery is family-owned by Vince and Donna Pedini. They take great pride in the distillery as well as great satisfaction in using only the best local grains for producing whiskeys and moonshine.

The distillery and tasting room are an experience for all whiskey (and dragon) lovers to enjoy. The spirits are rare and currently limited due to our tiny production facility consisting of a handmade copper still. Tastings are offered in the tasting room that feels like a quaint medieval pub. It features a dragon or two along with the two iconic knights. As you are enjoying your sampling, take the time to survey the room. You may discover tiny fairy doors!

Homer Hops Brewing

Homer Hops Brewing is a homegrown craft brewery and taproom located just minutes from the village of Homer and downtown Cortland, New York. Founded in 2018, they strive to provide quality beers in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. From the beer they brew to the music they play, to the sense of community we strive to cultivate, Homer Hops Brewing is a place for everyone.

In designing the taproom, they wanted to provide a community gathering place where you can make new friends or meet up with neighbors and sip on a newly-tapped brew. The 3,000-square-foot space embodies rustic character with a modern twist, featuring the custom-poured concrete, 22-foot bar, reclaimed barn wood in our tables and unique decor created by local craftsman and artisans. Enjoy one (or two) of the variety of brews on tap on-site and in growlers to take home. Homer Hops also offer New York state wine and hard cider to enjoy on-site. Live entertainment takes place every weekend with the lineup featuring emerging artists and local favorites on the 250-square-foot stage and state-of-the-art sound system.

Don’t forget to explore our outdoor space, offering beautiful views of the hops field, surrounding farmland and beautiful rolling hills of Cortland County. If you’re lucky, you might just be treated to a very fitting orange and blue sunset!

Operating on a five-barrel brewing system, Homer Hops Brewing features a regularly rotating lineup of beers crafted with the finest ingredients. They strive to create beverages that are unique and sophisticated, yet approachable and balanced.

Cortland Farm Distillery and Brewery

Cortland Farm Distillery & Brewery creates hand-crafted, award-winning artisanal ales and lagers along with distilled spirits in the heart of downtown Cortland, New York. The brewery got its start in 2010 and was very much a grassroots effort to create a brewery in historic downtown.

Originally selling beers on a to-go basis with samples provided directly from the brewing facility, Cortland Farm transitioned to a farm brewery status in 2012 and committed to using local ingredients to craft its products. Now you can get delicious draughts and flights in the taproom, as wells as kegs, growlers and cans to-go. In 2016, they obtained a New York State distillery license and added gin, vodka and malt whiskey to the menu.

Flagship beers include the Industrial IPA, Naked Lap Lager, Firehouse Pale Ale and Red Dragon (a red ale), plus several stouts, including the 7 Valley (a milk stout), Black Widow and Sunrise (a coffee stout). Try the Flight Level 410, a 10-percent alcohol barleywine that also comes in a barrel-aged version. If you are not a beer drinker, they also carry local New York wines.

The location in downtown Cortland makes it a prime hang-out spot for residents and visitors, offering live music several nights a week in the taproom or outdoor Brewers Stage.

Grapevine Farms Wine Cellar

Grapevine Farms Wine Cellar opened its doors in 2009 with the idea of carrying only New York state Wine and Cider. Stop in and enjoy a complimentary tasting of their house wines or choose from a monthly selection of other New York state wines and ciders. It’s the perfect way to try before buying.

After walking the manicured grounds of Grapevine, be sure to visit their bistro for a delectable lunch; stop into their coffee bar for a beverage; and take home some delicious homemade cookies (including their mouth-watering Chocolate Jumbles)! Make sure to save a little extra time to explore the three floors of themed shopping at Grapevine Farms.

Revolutionary Spirits

Revolutionary Spirits, located in Jefferson, New York, is a New York State Farm Distillery that creates rich, finely-crafted spirits using raw local honey as its primary source.

All our spirits are small batch. To us, that means attention to detail, quality control and time-honored distilling methods. With every bottle, we recognize the vital role that bees play in our local ecosystem and in the global food web.

Visit our farmstand set on the edge of a picturesque field overlooking Mount Jefferson and taste our spirits – surprisingly not sweet – yet definitely kissed by the bees. Become a part of our growing story. 

Helderberg Mountain Brewing Company

Helderberg Brewing is a New York farm-licensed brewery located in East Berne, New York.

The brewery is one-and-a-half BBL in size and produces 40 gallons of beer each brew session. All beers are hand-crafted in small batches and the goal is to use as many quality New York-grown ingredients as possible.

They are supporting New York agriculture and serving beers that are made from the best local ingredients sourced right here in New York!

Hidden Springs Brewhouse

Hidden Springs Brewhouse serves craft beer made from the finest local ingredients as well as tapping into global resources to bring a well diverse platform of genuine flavors and taste.

Meier’s Creek Brewing Co.

Meier’s Creek is a new craft brewery and taproom located in Cazenovia, New York, that was founded on the spirit of innovation and a single mission: create extraordinary beer with food to match.  Situated on 22 acres of beautiful CNY farmland with hops out front and miles of trails out back, adventure awaits.  Our core values drive us to achieve our goals and inspire others: “work hard, play hard”, “together, we’re better”, “follow true north” and “dream big.”

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Skaneateles Brewery

In 2017, two good friends tossed around the idea of opening a brewery in this old mill. It had history and charm … and lots of challenges for sure. Now two and a half years later, they bring you Skaneateles Brewery! Just like 100 years ago, they brew with the best water in all the Finger Lakes and harness the water to pay tribute to Skaneateles Creek’s historic past.

Come visit their state-of-the-art taproom and brewhouse, offering you a warm and inviting gathering place to relax with friends old and new. Friendly dogs welcome!

Freight Yard Brewing

Freight Yard Brewing a family-owned New York State Farm brewery established in 2016.

Anything But Beer

The Anything But Beer farm brewery is grain-free, which breaks from brew industry tradition and allows them to produce naturally gluten-free beverages that meet the needs and preferences of those who cannot drink the average beer.

The taproom is open in the historic White Memorial Building in downtown Syracuse, New York! The bar features Anything But Beer, New York state farm brewery beers, New York state liquors, NYS wines, and non-alcoholic options. There’s something for everyone at ABB!

The Anything But Beer kitchen is also grain-free and built to safely serve those with dietary restrictions and niche preferences. The food is both innovative and inviting!


Hot House Brewing

Three longtime high school friends, a passion for home brewing and a greenhouse operation were the inspiration for Hot House Brewing.

John Barone, owner of Barone Gardens LLC, had an interest in growing hops in his greenhouse facility. John’s vision is to be able to have multiple harvests of hops per year with the assistance of LED lighting to produce wet hop brews beyond the traditional fall season.

Tim Parkhurst and Paul Richer had a talent for crafting homebrews. Together with John’s greenhouse facility, this was a perfect fit for a brewery with a unique niche of using greenhouse grown hops in our beer production.  

Their style of beer is primarily American style ale. They are a licensed NYS farm brewery, 95% of the hops used in the brews are either greenhouse-grown hops or sourced from local hop growers and 90%-100% grains used are also NYS grown.

They strive to focus on locally grown ingredients for our beer production. With multiple harvests of hops from the greenhouse this will enable them to offer a fresh-hop IPA at different times of the year. They have six to eight year-round brews on tap in the tasting room that are also offered in growlers. They also have seasonal, specialty and experimental brews offered in the tasting room that will vary throughout the year.

ONCO Fermentations

ONCO Fermentations is a farm brewery in Tully, NY.  We brew classic, experimental, and wild/mixed fermentations.

After 10 years of planning which included a six-year detour as partners in Clark Hollow Hops (a three-acre commercial hop farm which is now closed), Brian and Erin Bullard finally opened their brewery in the warehouse space of their dreams on March 15, 2019, in the Town of Tully right off Rt 81 Exit 14, south 1/2 mile on Rt 281.

Using ingredients from the seasons, from regional farms, Founder and Head Brewer Brian Bullard’s beers will be ever-evolving. He looks forward to pouring a pint or bottle for you and sharing the stories about the ingredients, farmers, and process behind each fermentation.

Brian is also the architect for this ongoing project.

A firm believer that small businesses form the background of a vibrant community and proponent of #thinknydrinkny, Founder and Tasting Room Manager Erin Bullard is eager to create a welcoming space for our Onondaga County neighbors and tourists of the fermented.

ONCO offerS a rotating tap list of house-made beers along with NYS wine, cider, and Buffalo Distilling Co. spirits.

ONCO is family-friendly and dogs are allowed on the deck and in the back yard. The brewery has a large back yard perfect for relaxing or for games such as cornhole and in the winter, the Tully Trailblazers snowmobile trail leads right to the back door.  Food trucks are scheduled every Friday and Saturday during spring, summer, and fall, or you are welcome to bring your own food.  Stay up to date on ONCO’s food truck and live music schedule here:  www.oncoferment.com/events


Talking Cursive Brewing Co.

Talking Cursive Brewing Company is the vision of owners Andrew Brooks, Patricia Brooks and Susan Kimmel.  The 2,600-square-foot space located at 301 Erie Blvd W, next to Café Kubal and across the street from the historic Niagara Mohawk building, houses both a 7 BBL brewhouse and a 52-seat tasting room with 15 taps. They serve their own beers made on premise, as well as a variety of craft beverages from other New York State farm breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries.

“Our vision is a brewery where you can always try something new, but where you can also count on a couple favorites to be available,” says Andrew, who will also serve as the Head Brewer. “We love breweries where you can talk to the brewers and they can tell you the stories behind the beer you are drinking. We want to be a place to share and create memories and enjoy great beer with great people.”

The Brookses have a combined 32 years in all facets of the restaurant/hospitality business, though much of it goes back to gone-but-not-forgotten Syracuse favorites such as Jack Appleseed’s Tavern, Park Circle Restaurant, Bennigan’s and Rafferty’s. After finding a common passion for brewing, they looked to get back to their roots, albeit with a whole new direction.

In preparing for opening, they visited over 175 breweries. The Brookses attended courses and seminars and got mentoring from SCORE Mentors Syracuse and the Onondaga Small Business Development Center. They traveled around the country taking courses with Cornell University’s Ag & Food Tech Park in Geneva, NY, the American Brewer’s Guild in Middlebury, Vermont, and at Big Choice Brewing northeast of Denver, Colorado.

The Brookses beers have won numerous medals and awards at competitions across New York State. The Talking Cursive name and theme was born while the Brookses and Kimmels were on a brewery-hopping tour of Dunnedin, FL in the Spring of 2017. Once the Erie Boulevard location was selected later that year, the original theme and scope were expanded upon, and Susan Kimmel joined the Company, taking on an ownership and advisory role.

Asked what sets their beers apart, Andrew says “We believe that brewing is an art, and we use life and the World around us as our palette. We’re always trying something new. We take our inspiration from all the parts of our environment, from the people we meet and the places we go and the experiences we have along the way. Just as artists explore different mediums, we like to do the same with our styles, ingredients and processes.”

Talking Cursive Brewing Company is excited to join the growing renaissance of breweries in Syracuse and the surrounding area and look forward to helping the area become a brewery destination. As part of that, they wish to not only help build that future, but to also recognize and celebrate the past and the history of brewing in Syracuse. Their location is the site of one of Syracuse’s first commercial breweries, opened in the 1820s by Davenport Morey and Ashbel Kellog. Several other landmark Syracuse breweries such as Greenway Brewery, Moore & Quinn Brewery, and Germania Brewing Company were also located right on or near the Erie Canal.