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mnethert 11-03-2011 03:21 AM

Upstate NY road trip
 
Hi all,

A bunch of us would like to go on a road trip from Danbury CT (~60 mile N or NYC) to Cooperstown NY to see Ommegang Brewery and Baseball Hall of Fame. We'd like to take 3 days (Fri-Sun or Sat-Mon) to do this. I was thinking that we'd have time to swing by Ithaca Brewery while we were at it. Any suggestions for other breweries in the area that we could incorporate into our schedule?

Thanks!

Law_Brew 11-03-2011 03:40 AM

This map is pretty good and it gives you some options of routes to take. I am partial to CH Evans ale at the Albany Pump Station. Middle Ages, and Empire Brewing in Syracuse are good to.

http://www.iloveny.com/brewerytrails/mapoftrails.html

Airborneguy 11-03-2011 01:08 PM

All of the ones you mentioned and those that Law mentioned, plus Brown's in Troy (one of my favorites), and Keegan's if your route takes you that far south. There's also Cooperstown Brewery in just outside Cooperstown not far from Ommegang.

Make sure you get fresh Flower Power if you make it to Ithaca!

FatMonsters 11-03-2011 03:34 PM

Cortland Beer Co is in Cortland a few miles North of Ithaca.

Empire Brewing in Syracuse has great food and okay beer. Syracuse does have two good beer bars The Blue Tusk and J. Ryans. The Blue Tusk is on the list of places to have a beer in before you die list...

FX Matt's Brewery in Utica, makers of Saranac, is one of the older breweries that you could visit. Their tasting room is also on the places to have a beer list...

wizardofza 11-03-2011 10:09 PM

I would also *highly* recommend Crossroads Brewing in Athens. http://www.crossroadsbrewingco.com/. These guys rock!

nyer 11-04-2011 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mnethert (Post 3450795)
Hi all,

A bunch of us would like to go on a road trip from Danbury CT (~60 mile N or NYC) to Cooperstown NY to see Ommegang Brewery and Baseball Hall of Fame. We'd like to take 3 days (Fri-Sun or Sat-Mon) to do this. I was thinking that we'd have time to swing by Ithaca Brewery while we were at it. Any suggestions for other breweries in the area that we could incorporate into our schedule?

Thanks!

Ommegang and Ithaca are fairly far apart. Definately do FX Matts, it's very cool and you get your choice of 2 beers at the bar at the end.

erikrocks 11-05-2011 01:19 AM

I'm lucky enough to live in Ithaca--it's about 2 hours away from Ommegang. While you're in C-Town, go to Cooperstown Brewing and Butternuts. When you're here, stop by Horseheads Brewing. They're real small, but they're making some fantastic beers right now, as well. When you get to Ithaca Brewing Co, make sure you pick up some Brute. It's their sour, and it's spectacular. Also, we have the BEST bottle shop in the area, Finger Lakes Beverage. THe owner makes personal trips to NYC, PA, and the surroundings to pick up fresh bottles that would otherwise never find their way up here.


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