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Chamber will host ribbon cutting ceremony for Fall Street Brewing

Chamber will host ribbon cutting ceremony for Fall Street Brewing
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, January 30th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the grand opening of Fall Street Brewing Company in Seneca Falls, NY, located at 106 Fall Street. Fall Street Brewing Co., home of Finger Lakes Kombucha, is owned and operated by Seneca Falls native, Brad Luisi-Ellis and his wife,... more

Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)

Liquor store drive-thru window damaged by vehicle in Seneca Falls (photo)
A new liquor store on Route 5&20 in Seneca Falls had some cleanup to do after a minor accident in their drive through lane. Seneca Falls Police Chief Stu Peenstra confirms that a ‘minor’ accident occurred at the drive up window. Damage to the window could be seen from the roadway. Several passerby’s sent photos to the newsroom of the... more

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)

FLX WEEKLY: Brad Ellis & Fall Street Brewing Grand Opening (podcast)
Brad Ellis has been in-studio before to help us taste Kobucha that he brewed in downtown Seneca Falls at Finger Lakes Kobucha. Today he joins us one week prior to the Grand Opening of Fall Street Brewing. Learn about what Brad has planned for the opening weekend, check out some great local photos and get your first look at this... more

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards

New online wine program coming to Keuka College thanks to Hunt Country Vineyards
Everyone knows the Finger Lakes is wine country – USA Today just named it the country’s No. 1 Wine Region. But not everyone knows what makes Finger Lakes wines special, how they’re made, or even the difference between a Traminette and a Vidal Blanc. Keuka College and Hunt Country Vineyards of Branchport have crafted a program that answers those questions... more

Constellation Brands cuts losses and sells brewery it bought for $1B

Constellation Brands cuts losses and sells San Diego brewery
In a striking reversal of course, Victor-based Constellation Brands announced Tuesday afternoon it has sold San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing just four years after paying $1 billion for the brewery. Constellation, the country’s third largest beer company, announced it had reached an agreement with Illinois-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. to purchase Ballast Point. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. But... more

Cornell Craft Beverage Institute a one-stop-shop for beverage makers

Cornell Craft Beverage Institute a one-stop-shop for beverage makers
When it comes to the science side of things involved in making craft beverages — and there are lots of them — wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries from across the state turn to the experts at Cornell Craft Beverage Institute at Cornell AgriTech. The new institute brings the Geneva-based Cornell Enology Extension Laboratory, the Craft Beverage Analysis Laboratory (formerly the... more

Heron Hill Winery doubles fundraising effort with EquiCenter

Heron Hill Winery doubles fundraising effort with EquiCenter
In Spring of 2018, Heron Hill Winery released their second bottling of Friends of the EquiCenter, their charity wine to benefit the EquiCenter, a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility that provides therapeutic equine activities for people with disabilities, veterans and at-risk youth located in Honeoye Falls, NY. Heron Hill more than doubled their production of the wine, leading to a donation of... more

Exploring the history of Geneva’s beer scene

Exploring the history of Geneva’s beer scene
The Finger Lakes is known for its wine, but an event this week showcased a different flavor of local history as the Geneva Historical Society hosted a history happy hour at Lake Drum Brewing Company. Inside a jam-packed Lake Drum customers purchased beers on-tap while chatting and watching a slideshow presentation. It was an exploration of Geneva's history through beer... more

Auburn brewery breaks ground on expansion

Auburn brewery breaks ground on expansion
When it came time to thank his staff, Marc Schulz got emotional. He and his wife, Dawn, owners of Prison City Pub & Brewery, welcomed an audience of about 50 Tuesday afternoon to 251 North St., future site of their new production facility: Prison City Farmhouse. Friends, investors and local officials listened as Marc Schulz recounted how the downtown Auburn... more

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake

Finding the Finger Lakes’ oldest winery at the southern end of Keuka Lake
At the southern end of Keuka Lake, two miles from Hammondsport in the tiny town of Urbana, is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region. The Pleasant Valley Wine Company dates back to 1860. Back in the day, they were so big they had their own post office in the winery. A railroad track was built on the grounds... more

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity on Friday night in Skaneateles

Reality TV stars to pour drinks for charity in Skaneateles
Two reality TV stars and a Hollywood actor will appear at a celebrity fundraiser in Central New York this weekend. Tom and Katie Schwartz of “Vanderpump Rules” fame and actor Daniel Baldwin will help pour drinks at The Krebs in Skaneateles on Friday night starting at 5 pm. No tickets or cover is required; proceeds from the event will benefit... more

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County

New beer fest coming to Cayuga County
A new beer festival this weekend will not only offer guests food, live music and samples from several state craft beverage producers, but also the opportunity to meet new people. Happening Saturday at the Springside Inn, the inaugural Owasco Lake Fall Craft Beer Festival is a collaboration between inn owner Sean Lattimore and Octane Social House owner Robert Otterstatter. Read... more

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)

FLX WEEKLY REVIEW: Union Block in Penn Yan, Vineyard View Winery, Crooked Tusker Distillery & Dr. Konstantin Frank (video)
A review of dinner at the new Union Block Restaurant in Penn Yan and stops at Vineyard View Winery in Penn Yan, Crooked Tusker Distillery and Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery in Hammondsport. This segment originally appeared in our episode of FLX Weekly on FingerLakes1.com on October 9, 2019. . more
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