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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Heavily Brewing Company (HBC) announces the opening of its brewpub and brewhouse in Montour Falls, NY on November 21, 2014. Founded by partners, Jason & Lindsay Dechow and Wayne & Laura Lynch, HBC aims to become the place to find and enjoy the best craft brews the Finger Lakes has to offer. The brewpub currently has fifteen taps which will have a variety of ten beers from other local NYS farm breweries and will soon have five HBC beers and hard cider. The location is in a country-side setting, and is a great place to unwind and meet friends.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:36pm

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the craft beverage law to cut burdensome requirements placed on producers and ease restrictions regarding the marketing of craft products.  The legislation is part of the Governor’s promise made at the second Wine, Beer, Spirits & Cider Summit to continue to support and provide resources for this growing industry.

The Craft New York Act, which will take effect in 30 days, provides New York manufacturers with greater opportunities to market their products, including:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:50am

Mountain Home Magazine, "The Magazine of Pennsylvania & The New York Finger Lakes" recently published an article by Ithaca author Alison Fromme called "My Brew Heaven" featuring Climbing Bines, Hopshire Farm and Brewery and Abandon Brewing among others:


Its a great review of the growth and current state of brewing in the Finger Lakes!

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:13am

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is proud to announce the release of "What's Brewing in the Finger Lakes: Your Guide to the Region's Craft Breweries and Brew Pubs, 2014-2015 edition."

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 2:06pm

This summer has been a busy one for the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, and we thought we would tell you about some of our accomplishments and our exciting new projects.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 2:34pm

A limited amount of advertising space is available in the 2014-15 edition of the Finger Lakes Beer Trail print map. All Breweries and Associate Members will be contacted within the next few days with complete rate information. If you are not a Member but are interested in advertising, please send inquiries to Theresa@fingerlakesbeertrail.com.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 1:53pm

Today, the winners of the 2014 Winter Passport contest were drawn. All winners will be notified directly by email.

Congratulations winners, and thank you everyone who made the 2014 Winter Passport a success!


Six hour beer tour for two in a luxury sedan provided by Quality Transportation Services, valued at over $400!

  • Mark W., Apalachin, NY



A handcrafted wooden beer growler carrier, two growler capacity!

  • LaVern B., Waterloo, NY


Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:53am

The VB Brewery, located at 6606 Route 96 in Victor, NY celebrated their Grand Opening the weekend of March 1st and 2nd.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 9:16pm

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is pleased to unveil its 2013 Annual Review which highlights our achievements and activities over the past year. In 2013, the Finger Lakes Beer Trail was a champion for promoting the region’s robust craft brewing industry - it was another year of growth, development, and excitement!

A few of things you’ll learn about in the report are: