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Taste The Local Brew

A craft and microbrewery-dotted journey awaits you in the Finger Lakes. Over 70 craft breweries are scattered throughout this beautiful landscape, each a testament to the creativity and individuality found across the region’s brewing scene.

Ithaca Beer Company stands as a beacon of excellence crafting world-class brews that captivate the senses. From the floral explosion of their renowned Flower Power IPA to the sun-kissed embrace of their Apricot Wheat, every sip is a symphony of flavor, brewed with a commitment to New York agriculture that resonates in every drop. Meanwhile, Prison City Pub & Brewery pushes the boundaries of brewing with daring experiments like their Puff Puff Shiv, a whimsical creation infused with the nostalgic charm of Cocoa Puffs cereal. Other Half Brewing has achieved cult status with innovative IPAs like the Double Dry Hopped Double Mosaic Dream and Triple Citra Daydream, and you can’t miss Genesee Brewing Company, a cornerstone of American brewing history whose iconic lineup of beers has stood the test of time. 

But it’s not just about the beer—it’s about the experience. From sun-dappled beer gardens to breweries on the lake to chic taprooms in the heart of town, Finger Lakes breweries offer more than just libations; they offer a sense of place. Indulge in breathtaking sunset vistas over the lake at Abandon Brewing Company and Two Goats Brewing, or sip on a Lock 32 craft brew while overlooking the Erie Canal. Step back in time at the World War II-themed War Horse Brewing, where you can sip on a Breakfast with Churchill Oatmeal Coffee Stout. Bring along your furry companion to Brewery Ardennes Taproom & Kitchen, housed in a beautifully restored 1909 sheep barn, now a charming European-style tasting room and beer garden. Engage in spirited conversations with locals, or challenge friends to a game of lawn darts while you soak up the summer sun.

There’s a beer stop in the Finger Lakes for everyone, including families. At Heritage Hill Brewhouse, indulge in award-winning beer and delicious comfort foods while the kids have a blast on the homemade obstacle course playground or get hands-on with farm life experiences. And for even more family-friendly fun, head to Homer Hops Brewing, where a variety of entertaining board games and lawn games are available to keep the kids happily occupied.

Whether you’re a seasoned beer aficionado or a curious newcomer, the Finger Lakes craft beer trail beckons, promising a voyage of discovery through a landscape where every pint tells a story. Raise your glass to adventure and let the journey begin!

Read on for a sampling of some of our local favorites, and be sure to explore each county for many more choices!

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