Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.
You love beer. You love vacations. So it’s only natural you’ll like this rundown of America’s seven hottest travel destinations with a hopping beer scene.
For beer lovers in the Lower Hudson Valley, Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe offers an expansive collection of exotic and small-batch beers.
Any brewery that produces 60 million or fewer gallons in New York will be eligible for a refundable tax credit applied against state personal income and business taxes.
Here’s a checklist of who’s-who and what’s-what to keep track of the beer you like on tap. Our guide to New York-area breweries.