Craft brewing has been blowing up across New York and the country. There is an onslaught of new ideas to embrace and so, I am sharing a few of my favorite new places. The last of which, I have pictures of from a recent visit.
Hopshire is a great place to stop and visit. There is a very friendly atmosphere and some of the best brews in New York.
As the Hopshire website explains, New York used to be world-renowned for its hops. This was during the 1800s. Prohibition sort-of hampered things.
Recently, due to renewed interest in stoking local economies, hops are being strung up left and right along the country roads of Central New York and it's a great thing for all of us.
Foothill is a great place to see this hop-harvesting in person. Also, you can pick up your brew supplies!
Great beer. Local and strong.
My wife and I came to know of Good Nature through the Syracuse Regional Farmer's Market. They were always there handing out samples and we finally decided to make it a destination this past weekend.
Many brews on tap, some of the strongest hop-flavors out there, and a bro-y atmosphere, where guests are welcome to free snacks and a order-in policy when it comes to food. Bring your own food, or order-in from many of the local restaurants in town.
Try their Rye beer!
I've compiled more information about it below, click the words to go to the original source of information:
Hop cones contain different oils, such as lupulin, a yellowish, waxy substance, an oleoresin, that imparts flavor and aroma to beer. Lupulin contains lupulone and humulone, which possess antibiotic properties, suppressing bacterial growth favoring brewer's yeast to grow. After lupulin has been extracted in the brewing process the papery cones are discarded.