Craft Beer in New York State

In our continuing series on craft beer in the USA we take a look at some of the breweries in New York State

Empire Brewery – Syracuse

Empire Brewing Company, est. 1994, is an award-winning brewer of handcrafted ales and lagers. They aspire to provide customers with the finest all-natural ingredients available by utilizing fresh locally sourced products from over sixty Central New York farmers. In 2007, Empire modified its business model to focus on sustainability.
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Saranac/FX Matts Brewery – Utica

Saranac/FX Matts Brewery began in 1888 with only 12 employees and 4,000 barrels of beer a year.
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Brewery Ommegang – Cooperstown

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Brown’s Brewery – Northern Hudson Valley

Crafting dependable ales and lagers in the Northern Hudson Valley since 1993. From their 19th Century warehouse brewery on the Eastern shore of the mighty Hudson River, they brew a bountiful variety of well made traditional styles with a sense of pride and dutiful conviction. Brown’s flagship Pale Ale and award winning Oatmeal Stout are some of the finest in the country, as are their Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter and Cherry Raspberry Ale.
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Captain Lawrence – Elmsford, NY

Est November 1995. The company’s goal is to create something special and to give the people of this region in NY a brewery to call their own; to build a brewery with distinct and flavourful beers for the people to enjoy; to help promote the wonderful culture that has sprung up throughout this country as a result of these new and exciting craft brewers. Visitors can stop by on a Saturday and walk through the brewery, taste the beers, and talk beer with people who enjoy craft-brewed beer as much as they do.
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Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn NY

Since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavourful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world. Distributed in 25 states and 20 countries.
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