Upstate New York beers included in “must taste” book

Seven upstate New York brews are included in a book heralding “1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die,” according to food and drink folks at Syracuse’s Post Standard.  And Albany’s Times Union laments that no capital region brews are included. So which beers must you try before you die? Here they are: Wailing Wench…

Good year for Genesee Brewing Co.

From Rochester’s Democract & Chronicle: A year after being bought by KPS Capital Partners, the Genesee Brewing Co. is still standing near High Falls, adding employees and brands of both beer and malt beverages. Read the Full Story here.   We’ve had quite a few posts on this topic throughout the year.  Check out related…

Native American artifacts or expansion for Ithaca Beer Co.?

The Ithaca Journal reports that the Ithaca Beer Co. is proposing a new restaurant and beer garden, along with other development.  A possible monkey-wrench in their plans?  The proposed site may contain Native American artifacts. Ithaca Beer Company’s Dan Mitchell has proposed plans to expand his popular business on Route 13 with a new brewery,…

Have a band? Want to perform at a Saranac Thursday? Hurry.

The Observer-Dispatch out of Utica, NY reports that Saranac is still seeking bands to perform at its summer staple, Saranac Thursdays: As they have for 12 years, the brewery is looking for bands to play Saranac Thursdays – one of the area’s telltale signs that summer has begun. The Thursday party features Saranac beverages and…

Biere de Mars madness

Is Biere de Mars, or “March Beer,” the latest American  acquisition? The Appeal Democrat explores the origins and traditions of this craft beer style: Little is known about origin of Biere de Mars, but experts believe it was made in mid-winter with ingredients from the fall harvest, including wheat. Because cask cellars would be colder, fermentation was…

Hop season just around the corner

A little hard to believe with snow still covering much of the landscape, but warmer weather is on the way, and along with it, hops! Some “aspiring” hop farmers attended a hop tutorial in Geneva, NY this weekend, according to The Daily Mail: Aspiring hops producers attended a tutorial at the Agroforesty Resource Center on…

New “Blue Light Lime” spurs 50 new jobs in Rochester

From the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, NY: Fifty jobs are being added at Genesee Brewing Co. in Rochester as the beermaker begins producing Blue Light Lime, the brewery’s CEO said today. Read the complete article at the D&C. Not so sure about the beer, but having more jobs is always good.  “Blue Light Lime” appeals…