Take the ultimate brew tour in Central New York, America’s Craft Brew Destination!


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With more than 65 breweries, hard cideries, distilleries, craft-focused pubs and wineries, you’ll have days’ worth of tastings and tours to experience. Not sure where to start? You can make your own trail now. Just over a century ago, this central region of New York state represented the hop capital of the country. Brew Central puts the region back on the map with a growing constellation of producers and pubs that make up more than just a beverage trail.

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The 125-year-old F.X. Matt Brewing Co., makers of Saranac, and Brewery Ommegang, proud home to a successful series of HBO “Game of Thrones” beers, are just two of the brew attractions in central New York state.

The walls at Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse, New York, are covered with Great American Beer Festival hardware and the menu is chock full of locally produced eats. Just across the street, you can visit one of All About Beer magazine’s “125 Places to Have a Beer Before You Die.”

Adirondack Distilling Co. uses “Herkimer diamonds” to filter its all-New York vodka, gin, whiskey and bourbon. The 1911 Spirits line of vodka, gin and hard cider taps into the farm’s century-old apple growing tradition at Beak & Skiff, which itself is an agri-attraction.

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F.X. Matt Brewing Co. (Saranac)

You’re invited to come celebrate the stories, traditions and tastes as you experience the craft renaissance brewing in upstate New York. Whether tipping a farm-to-glass beer at a brewpub, sampling some moonshine or enjoying a sip of hard cider, you’ll be a part of something special.

And while you’re here, get a taste of classic small-town life in the historic villages that stretch for miles and miles throughout Central New York – as does the iconic Erie Canal. Explore countless lakes and waterways, where visitors can row or swim.

Try the more modern and luxurious travel experience that awaits at the Turning Stone Casino and Resort for one of many premium indoor experiences in Central New York.

Lace up your boots before your brew tour and enjoy some outdoor adventure. From the southern tip of New York’s famous Adirondack Park to the peaks of the Catskill Mountains, Central New York reaches far and wide.

Central New York truly delivers something for every taste, especially flavors of the culinary variety. Be prepared to enjoy a meal made exclusively from local ingredients at one of many restaurants serving up recipes steeped deeply in the agricultural heritage here. Tap into that tradition at farmers markets, where growers proudly sell local produce.

When summer exits, fall leaves emerge, providing color and signaling the harvest season.

The friendly people will welcome you. The picturesque vistas will impress you. Community festivals will thrill you.

Whether history buff or beverage enthusiast, nature lover or food fan, Central New York offers visitors of all kinds just the right respite.

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