Summer Music Series returns to Ithaca Beer


Announcing the return of the perennial favorite Summer Music Series, every Wednesday from 5-8pm in the Ithaca Beer Co. Beer Garden.

Every week until September we welcome a different act to perform live music, open to the public and free of charge. Enjoy food and beer from our outdoor kitchen, relax and soak in the tunes, or bring your dancing shoes and shake it out! Check out Facebook page for up-to-date information about the acts. See you on the lawn!


Brew York Pale Ale


The Ithaca Beer Co. announces the release of “Brew York” Pale Ale, the first New York State brewery to commit to high volume, long-term use of New York-grown ingredients – forecasting upwards of 1,500 barrels (1 barrel equals 31 U.S. gallons) this year. Brew York will be available year-round to retailers in every market within the state in both kegs and 12-ounce bottled six-packs beginning May 16. While Ithaca Beer is not a New York State licensed farm-brewery, it developed this hop-forward pale ale with nearly 70 percent New York-grown barley and 100 percent New York hops - uniquely exceeding New York States’ 2019 farm brewery license requirements.

Ithaca Beer has been committed using New York State grown barley and hops for many years and the release of Brew York reflects their confidence in the quality and availability of these ingredients. "The release of Brew York has been in the making for more than a decade. In 2004, we introduced an all New York State hopped Double IPA while working on getting the Northeast Hop Alliance off the ground. We spent significant time in front of state legislators requesting support to bring back the once thriving NYS hop industry," said Ithaca Beer co-founder and president, Dan Mitchell.

That Brew York is broadly available year-round throughout New York is a unique first. To date, predominant New York State ingredient brands have been geographically limited or seasonally available. Ithaca Beer has worked with several New York State barley and hop growers and suppliers to ensure that the quantity of consistent high-quality ingredients would be available to make this beer all year and in volumes required to serve all of Ithaca Beer’s wholesaler markets. “I can’t thank our partners enough for their commitment and collaboration in this project. I have no doubt the future of NYS Agriculture and craft beer will find continued success,” says Director of Brewing Operations Andrew Hausman. Ithaca Beer is initially working with Chimney Bluffs Hoppery, Ledyard Farms, 1886 Malt House and Country Malt Group to supply 100 percent NY grown hops, and 66 percent NY grown barley for Brew York. Hausman says, “We currently work with two hop suppliers and two malt producers and anticipate our business with them to grow. However, we are open to working with additional suppliers as may be necessary for the sustainability of the Brew York product. As brewers, our focus is sourcing the highest quality ingredients we can find.”

Ithaca Beer supplier partners have been equally energetic about working on this project.

“Chimney Bluffs Hoppery is excited to provide hops and partner with Ithaca Beer providing craft beer enthusiasts throughout New York with the first of its kind ‘Brew York Pale Ale.’ We are proud to support the effort of locally sourced ingredients and a brewed product that exudes the Spirit of the Finger Lakes. We look forward to this brew’s success and wish our partners well.” - David Williams, Chimney Bluffs Hoppery, Wolcott.

"At Ledyard Farms, we're thrilled to help represent New York farming by working with Ithaca Beer Company on their ambitious Brew York project highlighting the high-quality ingredients available in the state. We are proud to be locally grown and locally brewed." - Anna Jesionowski, Ledyard Farms, King Ferry.

Noel McCarthy, 1886 Malt House in Fulton says, "Brew York is a fantastic way to showcase the quality ingredients being grown, malted, and brewed in New York State. 1886 Malt House is proud to be collaborating with Ithaca Beer Company and the other talented producers on this project."

Bryan Bechard, Country Malt Group in Champlain states, “From our humble beginnings in 1995, Country Malt Group has grown into a New York State success story as the world's leading Craft Brewery supply business. In 2016, we created ‘Empire Malt,’ a brewer's malt with 100 percent New York barley. We are proud that Ithaca Beer has selected our NY malt for their Brew York pale ale release.”

Brew York is an inviting and approachable pale ale that should appeal to a wide audience of craft beer enthusiasts. The beer is lower in alcohol at 5.25 percent, and soft on the palate making it easy to enjoy. The hop profile is fruity with berry notes, further showcasing the unique New York grown ingredients. The brand releases mid-May with a special release event at Ithaca Beer’s Taproom. Brew York will be available in retail stores, bars and restaurants as wholesalers begin distributing it throughout the month.

LAWNCH Beer Garden Opening powered by Renovus Solar

Friday, May 11, 5-9pm


Spring is here, and we can’t think of a better way to greet it than to throw a party with our friends!

Please join us to celebrate the season, with the opening of our outdoor kitchen and patio area. We’ll have fun, games, beer, and Solar Power. We’ve gone solar this year with the help of our friends at Renovus Solar, and Renovus will be on-site with their Solar Power Station as well as information and giveaways!

Free to the public, the event will also have live music, food from our unique outdoor kitchen in the Beer Garden, a bonfire and more. Sign up for the Cornhole Tournament for a chance to win beer and Ithaca Beer gear. The fun starts at 5pm – See you on the lawn.

Mudder Earth 5k Mud Run at Ithaca Beer

Earth Day - Sunday, April 22, 2018


Run. Trudge. Crawl. Wade. Cry. Laugh. Survive.

The Second Annual Ithaca Beer Co. Mudder Earth 5K Mud Run will test your athletic abilities as much as your resolve to make it to the end. Join us and CrossFit of Ithaca on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 for our own brand of tough muddiness on a trail we’ve built where only the strongest will survive. We’ve designed an intense course that tracks through Ithaca Beer’s property. Muddy fields, puddles and ponds, brewery pallet walls and keg carries are just a few of the challenging obstacles you’ll endure on this unique run.

This year’s Mudder Earth run will help to support the Cass Park Campaign! Ithaca Beer welcomes you to help us fund efforts to update this beloved recreational facility so members of our community can continue to enjoy it for years to come. Find out more about the Friends of the Ithaca Youth Bureau and the campaign to Enclose Cass here:

Think you have what it takes? There’s only one way to find out.

Go to for more information and to sign up!

Feast By Firelight Cookbook Launch Party

Sunday, April 15, 1-4pm


Ithaca Beer Co. is delighted to host Emma Frisch for the official launch party of her first cookbook, “Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins and the Great Outdoors”!
Please join us on Sunday, April 15 to have the very first taste of the recipes inside and purchase a signed copy of the cookbook. Chefs Brian Welch and Matt Kelly will be dishing up a wood-fired tasting menu inspired by the book.
The cookbook hits shelves on April 10th, (look for it at Buffalo Street Books) and is available for pre-order now:

Visit the event page on Facebook and mark yourself as “Going” for a chance to win a free signed copy of the book!

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