Breweries & Craft Beer
Craft beer connoisseurs will enjoy the diversity and quality of the emerging Finger Lakes craft beer scene that is rapidly evolving into one of the most popular reasons to visit the Finger Lakes. More than 75 family-owned craft, farm, and microbreweries welcome beer enthusiasts to their tasting rooms and brew pubs in the Finger Lakes region, with over a dozen located in Ontario County. Look out for breweries with a NYS Farm Brewery designation which means that 60% of their hops and other local ingredients have been grown in New York State.
Enjoy a beer-infused tour of tasting rooms, breweries and brew pubs that offer tastings, sales, and growlers to fill so you can bring that Finger Lakes craft beer flavor home. Many Finger Lakes wineries are also ‘beer friendly’ and feature local beers and lagers alongside their famous Finger Lakes wines. You will find brewers are passionate about their beer so don’t be afraid to ask about their techniques and personal favorites.
Events and classes are offered throughout the year to enhance the Finger Lakes beer experience and many breweries welcome kids and pets, providing fruit juices, root beers, and ciders plus plenty of open space to run and play.
From ales and lagers to mouth-puckering IPAs, there is something to tickle just about anyone’s taste buds. To help navigate the growing beer options, we’ve carefully crafted a list of Ontario County beer experiences.