Breweries & Craft Beverages
Though historically we are much more well known for our wines, our nascent craft beer industry is growing by leaps and bounds, with more brewery tasting rooms in Schuyler County than ever before! From unique seasonal brews to rotating lists of lagers, ales, sours, saisons, stouts, or a Kolsch - the craft beer industry is exploding in our region - come and have a taste.
Hard cider is another emerging craft beverage. It has a history that is just as long as winemaking in the Finger Lakes, and in fact, hard cider is the oldest craft beverage in America. A drive through our rolling hills uncovers old, abandoned orchards but over the past ten years or so, the industry has experienced a major resurgence and revival, resulting in several new tasting rooms and opportunities to sample hard ciders. Cider has unique flavor profiles and characteristics; it may be still or sparkling; and it can even be aged - similar to wine! Here in Schuyler County, we have several craft cider producers.