To say that the American love affair with beer is on the uptick would be a huge understatement. The emergence of the craft beer movement has been momentous, and the Greater Rochester region has a thriving presence in the surge. From events like Zoo Brew at the Seneca Park Zoo, to the classic car show and beer celebration called Beers and Gears being held this Sunday, August 13th, to craft beer and beverage tastings throughout the year, there’s always a hops and barley-inspired event (or wheat, maize, rice, herbs, and fruit!) going on.
There are a few different coalitions of craft brewers that vary in their geographic reach. You can plan a trail run that lasts for days and stretches over hundreds of miles in Western New York, or you can create a more localized brewery exploration schedule.
The longer stretch can be found here at the Finger Lakes Beer Trail site. You’ll find everything from breweries and brew pubs to tap rooms and tasting rooms, beer stores, and complementary information to create an excellent trip: hotels and accommodations, dining info, retail, and other surrounding attractions. There are excellent transportation companies that specialize in trail tours – it is the nature of the business that safe transportation must be planned for. But the companies that specialize in tours go well beyond just providing a driver and wheels – they work with the various stops on the trail to give interesting information, behind-the-scenes looks, and generally will be able to give you an enhanced experience for your buck. The stops on this trail extend right to the New York – PA border in the south, to the northern shores of Lake Ontario, Warsaw in the west and Wellsville in the southwest, and Cazenovia to the east.
ROCHESTER CRAFT BEVERAGE TRAIL
The Rochester Craft Beverage Trail provides a more local circuit, but it still has more than enough to keep you occupied for more than one foray! The stops here include the city of Rochester, Webster, East Rochester, Fairport, Honeoye Falls, Macedon, Victor, Canandaigua, and more. The site also gives a number of excellent tips to plan your tour. There are also some stops that do cider, wines, vodka, and other beverages along with the beer stops. Whatever your taste, there will be something here for you to enjoy!
Our region has the knowledge, dedication, and passion that will continue to help us thrive as one of the craft beverage capitals in the nation!
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