Auburn brewery’s pale ale lands in top 10 of national tasting

The publication that said Prison City Pub & Brewery makes the best IPA in the country has singled out yet another beer from the Auburn brewpub. Paste Magazine ranked Prison City’s Illusion of Knowledge No. 7 in a blind tasting of 151 pale ales whose results were published Monday. The beer finished ahead of entries from national breweries like Firestone... more

For NY winemakers, tariffs mean trouble

The New York wine industry is going strong. With jobs, sales and tax revenue the industry now generates more than $13.8 billion, not to mention what wine and grapes do for upstate tourism and agriculture. In Albany, lawmakers recently stamped their approval with the 2019 budget backing programs and research for wine and grapes that includes $1.023 million for the... more

Three Brothers’ suds hop to top

It didn’t take long for Three Brothers Winery to become one of those must-see stops along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail because of its reputation as the Disneyland of Finger Lakes winemakers. However, it’s gaining a growing reputation — and customer base — for its beer as well. War Horse Brewing Co., Three Brothers Wineries & Estates’ brewery, has been... more

Ribbon cutting event held at WeBe Brewing (photo)

A large crowd was present at the official ribbon cutting celebration that was co-hosted by the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce at WeBe Brewing on Thursday, March 29th. Chamber staff, several board members, committee volunteers, local business owners and employees gathered to show their support at the event, which included a ceremonial ribbon cutting presentation under the Chamber’s popular Member... more

FLX WEEKLY: West side Seneca wine trailin’ & weekend warm-up? (podcast)

Join Sydney Rogers, Jim Sinicropi & Josh Durso for a round-up of your week, and a warmer weekend ahead, here in the Finger Lakes. Check out a photo gallery of a Saturday spend on the wineries along the west side of Seneca Lake, get your weekend forecast, discuss the top local news of the week and enjoy some great local... more

Finger Lakes Dry Ross as distinctive as Rieslings

More than 30 Finger Lakes wineries participated in the sixth annual Discover Dry Rosé Grand Tasting for industry and media March 28 at Fox Run Vineyards, where they showcased their Dry Rosé wines made from the fruit of the 2017 vintage. Fellow winery owners, wine merchants, restaurateurs, hoteliers, food and travel writers, and tourism industry leaders sampled Dry Rosé wines... more

Inside Good Shepherds Brewing’s new, bigger Auburn location

Green shag has given way to wood and steel at 132 Genesee St., where The Good Shepherds Brewing Co. will hold a grand opening Friday, April 6. Owner and brewer Garrett Shepherd held the soft opening Saturday, March 17. It was a few days shy of one year since he bought what’s known as the Goss Building and relocated his... more

Third annual Finger Lakes Riesling Camp set for April 8-10

The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance wants to spread the word about how good local riesling grapes and wines are. Toward that end, the third annual Finger Lakes Riesling Camp will be April 8 to 10 at 15 locations throughout the four-county area, sponsored by the FLWA. “This innovative program will bring 16 wine influencers from various markets across the country... more

Mass Riot lives up to its name as Auburn brewpub’s IPA release draws hundreds

Prison City Pub & Brewery's most popular beer once again lived up to its name. Saturday morning saw the Auburn brewpub release 16-ounce cans of its Mass Riot India pale ale for the first time. The beer has been in high demand since summer 2016, when national publication Paste Magazine voted it No. 1 in a blind tasting of almost... more

Prison City’s game-changing IPA gets first 16-ounce can release

It’s an increasingly common sight weekend mornings at the intersection of Dill and State streets: lines of people, mostly young adult men, grinning with anticipation. They’ll be back this Saturday. And there will probably be more of them than ever. At 11:30 that morning, Prison City Pub & Brewery will release its Mass Riot India pale ale in 16-ounce cans... more

Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail up and running

The new Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail is open for visitors. The trail is a new partnership between the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Ontario County’s official tourism promotion agency, and the Rochester Craft Beverage Trail. The marketing partnership connects breweries, brew pubs, distilleries, wineries and hard cideries of Rochester, Ontario County and parts of Wayne County. State legislation was sponsored... more

El Morro owner honored for community contributions

One of the city’s most beloved business owners was honored last week by the Geneva Business Improvement District. Rafael Diaz Diaz, owner of El Morro Catering and Restaurant on Exchange Street, received the Community Service Award during BID’s annual dinner on Thursday at the Geneva Ramada. Diaz Diaz is not only a long-time downtown business owner but also a community... more

MacGregor’s in Canandaigua to be Murphy’s Law Irish Pub

You could call it Irish luck. Folks over at MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room are more than a little excited about new owners and a new name in the works for the city’s long-established restaurant and bar at 759 S. Main St. MacGregor’s, in the historic building near Lakeshore Drive, will soon be a Murphy’s Law Irish Pub. Co-owned by... more

St. Patrick’s Day weekend picks (local guide)

Check out these great special deals and happenings for St. Patrick’s Day 2018 in the Finger Lakes! Dewey’s Tavern on Bridge Street in Seneca Falls Friday Happy Hour: Seafood Pizza and Ham and Swiss Subs Saturday: Irish Dinner for $8.00, Ham or Corned Beef, Reuben’s too! Regular menu still available, burgers, wings, pizza, fries, trash plates! Kitchen hours 11 am... more

Twisted Rail becomes a ‘staple’ for downtown Geneva

Over the past few years, Twisted Rail Brewing Company has become a staple stopping place for the Finger Lakes. In an area renowned for locally-brewed beverages, the microbrewery has found success in this niche market. With two popular locations in Canandaigua and Macedon, the owners of Twisted Rail recently decided to open their Seneca Lake Tasting Room in downtown Geneva.... more

Pedulla’s wins ‘Retailer of the Year’ honor

Selling New York wines isn’t something Brian Finnerty does for public service, given his store is smack-dab in the middle of the state’s biggest wine-producing region. For him, it’s just good business. Several years ago, Pedulla’s underwent a significant expansion that included creating a room focusing solely on New York wines. Finnerty guesses he has bottles from at least 100... more

‘A total social experience:’ Partiers hit Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras

The smiles were wide and the wine flowed freely at the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras event Saturday. Establishments scattered along the trail participated in the weekend-long event, in which people — sometimes clad in feathers, beads or masks that wouldn’t seem out of place on New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street — drink, eat and play games.... more
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