There’s more to New York than just the Big Apple. There’s beer. Lots of beer. There are many staple breweries around the state, but we’ve found six of our favorites for you to take a test run at. Check them out!
Started in 1987, Brooklyn Brewery was founded by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter. Today, its popular brews are available not just across the U.S. but have also reached other parts of the globe like Sweden and Australia. Whether its the perennials or seasonal brews, Brooklyn Brewery has become a favorite among beer fans and aficionados.
Located in Cooperstown, Ommegang is the first farmsted brewery in the country. Since 1997, this brewery has been known for its Belgian-style beers. It has won numerous awards and accolades at the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival and European Beer Star.
Other Half Brewing
In 2014, Other Half Brewing was founded by Samuel Richardson and Matt Monahan. This Brooklyn based craft brewery is known for their fantastic brews like the Other Half IPA, Green Diamonds Double IPA and Hop Showers, just to name a few. This popular brewery understands the important role local breweries play in the community and encourages New Yorkers to “drink local”.
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Found in Lakewood, Southern Tier Brewing is one of the top craft breweries in the country producing more than 100,000 barrels of beer annually. Since opening in 2002, their hand crafted brews are now available in more than thirty states. Both their year round and seasonal brews have earned fans from all over the country.
Barrier Brewing Co.
Barrier Brewing was founded by Evan Klein and Craig Frymark in 2010. Located in Oceanside, this craft brewery produces more than 50 locally distributed beers. Their goal is to brew as many different beers and styles possible.
The Bronx Brewery
Launched in 2011, the Bronx Brewery’s mission is “to craft the absolute best pale ales on the east coast.” This no nonsense brewery located in Southern Bronx is known for their excellent beers whether it’s their year round brews or seasonal beers. Beer fans are welcome to take the guided tours of their brewery or just hang out and enjoy their beers at the Tap Room.