NYS Beer & Cider companies (please click on the names below to go to the brewery or cidery webpages to learn more):

Artisanal Brew Works

615 Maple Ave., Suite #2

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


We create high quality craft style beer that  appeals to consumers who are looking for local, fresh, handcrafted beers. It is important to us to produce a selection of beers that appeals to different segments within the market as well as beers for the most discerning craft beer enthusiast. Artisanal Brew Works’ mission is to create craft fresh artisanal ales that appeal to a wide variety of tastes. Artisanal makes world-class beer in upstate New York with local ingredients.

Buried Acorn Brewing

881 Van Rensselaer, Syracuse, NY 13204



Our primary focus at Buried Acorn will lie on the wild side of the spectrum. Funk Wrangler Timothy Lucien Shore has spent over a decade studying the world of mixed-fermentation Wild Ales through both industry experiences and years of home brewing. Our taproom features 32 draft lines pouring Barrel-Ages mixed-fermentation sour Ales, classic and long-forgotten Farmhouse styles, as well as some promiscuous hopped up offerings. 


Critz Farms

3232 Rippleton Rd.  

State Route 13 South

Cazenovia, NY 13035


We are a real, family owned farm with activities year round, from live music events to seasonal festivals, celebrations, a playground, farm animas, and more. We produce our own beverages with fresh, farm-sourced ingredients, using small-batch production for consistently outstanding quality full-flavored ales, ciders, and hard ciders. Our brewery line-up features core, seasonal, and constantly changing one-off and experimental beers. We use superior local farm-grown ingredients whenever possible, including barley from our very own barley field, and hops from our hop yard. Across our handcrafted ales, you’ll typically find clean fermentation profiles to showcase the flavors of locally grown barley and hops. We pride ourselves on using apples grown in our own orchard, and pressed in the traditional style on an antique rack-and-cloth press. Our ciders, ranging from dry to sweet, and still to naturally sparkling, include something for everyone. 


Horseheads Brewing

250 Old Ithaca Road

Horseheads, NY 14845


The Lilly Family purchased this fine local brewery with the goal to hand-craft the highest quality beer with the finest ingredients, then deliver it to the public at affordable prices. As a family, we are honored to be given the opportunity to reopen Horseheads Brewing to the community that brought life to it. Our family has enthusiastically entered into the world of wine, beer and spirits. Fifteen years ago we hosted the first annual Wine on the Lake and have since added three annual festivals to the collection -- Crystal City Wine FestivalGlass City Wine Festival and Buffalo Wine Festival. We sincerely enjoy supporting our local wineries, breweries and distilleries. Through this experience we gained a passion for local breweries and all they have to offer.


Mill House Brewing Company

289 Mill Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Since 2013 Mill House Brewing Company has focused on creating world class brews. We constantly strive for the perfect balance of “Art & Science.” 






Pressure Drop Brewing

65 Vandalia St., Buffalo, NY 14204


Pressure Drop Brewing combines high-quality components and West Coast inspiration to create craft beer for Buffalonians. Each of our beers is the result of years of brewing experience, aggressive creativity and continuous brainstorming.

We brew beer for friends to share over dinner, at the bar or on the patio. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or usually stick with the big names, we’re confident there’s a beer on our tap list you’ll enjoy.


Sand City Brewing Co.


60 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768

(North Shore)

150 S. Wellwood, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
(South Shore)


From Cow Harbor to Sand City. The name Sand City Brewing Co. is a tribute to the industrial era of Northport. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, Northport was home to a number of sand mines. The most notable was Steers Sand & Gravel, who named part of Northport "Sand City." The sand mined at "Sand City" was brought to Manhattan to construct its streets, bridges, and buildings. They took something infinitesimally small and built greatness. Build great things. Drink great beer. 


SingleCut Beersmiths

SingleCut QNS Tap Room: 19-33 37th St., Astoria, NY 11105


SingleCut North Tap Room: 6 Fairchild, Clifton Park, NY 12065


SingleCut Beersmiths was founded by Queens/NYC born, music-obsessed brewer Rich Buceta, whose life-long passions led to a place where hops and vinyl could shine side by side. After years of homebrewing and professional stints around NYC, Rich was true to his dream, diving headfirst into the brewing world. “My obsession is creating original hop-driven beer; distinguished by a firm respect and admiration for West Coast pioneers, and bending that to our East Coast / NYC interpretation.” Since opening in 2012, and with the help of an equally talented and devoted team, SingleCut has gained a loyal following throughout the East-Coast’s most respected markets. With his steadfast determination for the perfect pint, Rich penned “Mastery Knows No Shortcut” as the SingleCut mission statement. “It boils down to always demanding greatness, never compromising, and always play it at maximum volume.”


To all demanding a steadfast meticulousness towards everything that can fit into a pint glass - Welcome. To all that support and help promote the growth of grass-roots beers, thank you. Always drink loud.


Spider Bite Beer Co.


920 Lincoln Ave, #5, Holbrook, NY 11741


Spider Bite Beer Company was conceived back in 2008 by founders and friends Larry Goldstein and Anthony LiCausi after a summer of too many bug bites. In their first year of business, Robert’s Spider Wee Heavy, coupled with their Eight Legged RyePA and Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout, earned them the 2012 FX Matt Memorial Cup for “Best Craft Brewery” in NY State. Spider Bite Beer Co. is a microbrewery brewing up some delicious award winning craft beers on Long Island, NY.





3028 Lake Road, Elmira, NY 14903


Upstate Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery & taproom in Elmira, NY founded with the mission of producing locally brewed beer that appeals to the tastes of a broader audience.




Wagner Valley Brewing Co | Brewing craft beers in the Finger Lakes since 1997 (wagnerbrewing.com)


9322 State Route 414, Lodi, NY 14860


Welcome to Wagner Valley Brewing Company, established in 1997 by Bill Wagner. We are a small craft-brewing operation located in the Finger Lakes region of western New York. We were one of the early craft breweries in the Finger Lakes and we have grown and learned how to craft the best beers using the best methods. Visitors to the brewery tasting room can sample each of the standard beers along with any seasonal & specialty beers available at the time.

The brew system at Wagner’s is an imported 20-BBL German-style, steam fired, four-vessel brew house, specifically designed for decoction mashing. Wagner Valley Brewing Company is unique in our brewing process for some of our flagship brews by adhering to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, a German Purity Law that states: “Only the finest Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water can be used in the production of beer. “

This quality standard, used for our standard beers, in conjunction with our Brewers’ talent has resulted in Wagner Valley Brewing continuously winning the most prestigious of brewing awards, capturing numerous G.A.B.F., World Beer Cup and Tap New York medals.