From the pioneers of the Leatherstocking era to the outdoor enthusiasts of the modern Adirondacks, upstate New York has a great tradition of adventure.
The craft beverage renaissance happening in Central New York celebrates its own traditions, namely its roots in agriculture and experimentation.
Woodland Farm Brewery just outside of Utica taps into all of the above, embracing experimentation with its primarily New York State grown beers.
It’s paying off, as you’ll often find the sun-soaked patio at Woodland’s tasting room full of craft community members of all ages from near and far. In the spring of 2018, Woodland introduced a small but delicious food menu which includes sandwiches, wraps, and paninis utilizing local breads, produce, and meats. As you sit down to enjoy a pint, jam to some local live music or enjoy an open mic night on Tuesdays.
As part of the just-launched Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail, Woodland plans to eventually offer tours of its hop yard and brewery so they can walk patrons through the entire handcrafted process the owners love so much.
You can visit the traveler and dog friendly tasting room from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.