Usually when making a return visit to a site I’ve written about for Liquid Alchemy, a short addendum to the current post is all that is needed. However, in the two and a half years since I was last at Roscoe Beer Company, enough has changed to warrant writing an entirely new article. I was pleasantly surprised and excited by the work that has gone on at the brewery to improve its image and the caliber of beer that is being released. Continue reading
Nestled about halfway between Albany and New York City, the city of Kingston, New York became the state’s first capital back in 1777. Since then, the town has experienced many changes and today is a hub of activity for artists, musicians, and craftsmen of all types. Keegan Ales, established in 2003, has become a vibrant part of the community, and serves up finely crafted beer not only to local residents, but an ever expanding distribution network as well. We dropped in to learn about Keegan’s past, share in their present, and find out where they are headed in the future, all while enjoying a pint or two of their finest ales. Continue reading
The town of Cortland, New York is located approximately halfway between Binghamton and Syracuse along the I-81 corridor. Situated on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes region, the area seems to be the perfect place to start a new brewery. On a rainy afternoon in late May, Tim and I visited the town to check out the Cortland Beer Company. Continue reading
This past January, Tim and I planned a long weekend down and around northeast Pennsylvania to visit some new breweries, wineries, distilleries, and a few museums. Undeterred by the unseasonably cold weather, we made it down to Erie, Pennsylvania early enough to grab dinner and check out our first brewery, The Brewerie at Union Station. Read on to learn about this brewery that prides itself on being a hub of beer activity for the local community. Continue reading
My hometown of Rochester, NY is blessed with four local breweries, with even more on the way. While I have been to them all numerous times, this blog gives me the opportunity to re-visit each one with a fresh perspective. CB Craft Brewers in Honeoye Falls, NY is one of the original craft brewers in the Rochester area, with a vast selection of beer, sure to please very palate. Continue reading
In the heart of the Adirondacks lies the little village of Lake Placid, New York. It has hosted two Winter Olympic games; many of the venues still existing today. Located on Main Street is The Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood restaurant. What many people do not realize is that it is also the home of the Great Adirondack Brewing Company.
Sackets Harbor, New York is well known to American history buffs as an important area of defense for the United States during the War of 1812. Since 1995 the town has also played host to Sackets Harbor Brewing Company. I had the opportunity to talk with the staff regarding this fine establishment. Continue reading