Beak & Skiff / 1911 Spirits, Lafayette, NY

Located about half an hour’s drive south of Syracuse, NY and situated near the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes region, is Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards. The orchards have been around since 1911 producing apples to sell at local markets,expanding into cider production and pick-your-own apples in the 1970s. In 2001 they expanded yet again to start producing hard ciders and wines. Let’s explore the various concoctions that Beak & Skiff, in conjunction with its distillery 1911 Spirits, is producing. Continue reading

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Middle Ages Brewing Company, Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY has room for plenty of craft beer makers so it is surprising to see how few currently exist. After having explored the newest brewery in the area, it was time to visit the oldest full production brewery, Middle Ages Brewing Company. Continue reading