Who We Work With

We are excited to work with some amazing New York farms and malt-houses. As a New York state farm brewery we feel it is important for us to do our part to help bring back the brewing agriculture to New York and to support the farmers and craftsman that are creating the ingredients we use in our beer...without their extraordinary effort and commitment to quality our beer would not be nearly as delicious. In addition, we work closely with our fellow makers to bring you some of the best wine, spirits, and cider New York has to offer. Read all about our partners below:

Hop Farmers

Chimney Bluffs Hoppery

Our 32 acre hop farm is the largest hop farm in New York State. We grow all hop types: Aroma, Bitter, High Alpha, and Dual Purpose. Our cultivars range from interesting specialty exotics to the classic three C’s. With our integrated harvesting process we can go from bine to dried in under one hour. Currently we yield 37,000 pounds of New York State Grown and Certified hops annually, right here in Wolcott, New York.Chimney Bluffs Hoppery is a division of Fowler Farms where we grow the best apples and now grow the best hops!

The Bineyard

The most important thing to us is to produce quality hops for Commercial and Homebrewers alike. Having a small-scale farm allows us to care for our hops a whole lot more than our industry peers. The Bineyard Hops are: Cultivated using organic methods and environmentally-friendly agricultural practices, Hand harvested at the perfect time due to our managable crop/farmer ratio, Dried at low temperatures within hours of harvesting using our custom-designed oast technology, Packaged and vacuum-sealed onsite (never sent to a 3rd party), Laboratory tested to ensure Alpha and Beta acid levels

We offer five varieties of whole leaf hops, available in several volume options: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Galena, Magnum, Mt Hood, Nugget, Perle, Willamette.

NEW YORK HOP GUILD

NY Hop Guild Founder, Chuck Rhoades, is the owner of Willet Hop & Grain in Willet, NY as well as one of the owners of Beer Tree Brew Co. in Port Crane, NY. NYHG Founder Chris Holden is the owner of Crooked Creek Hops in Addison, NY. NYHG was inspired after experiencing business not only as a farmer, but as the end user of the hops. The mission of the NYHG is to provide quality hops from NYS as well as hand selected hops from around the country and world to small breweries.

As a small brewery, to get any hops that are not local there is a high fee on shipping and a lack of quality control in the shipping process. The NYHG is able to travel to distant farms, hand select the finest hops to meet our stringent quality standards and bring them to you at bulk quantity pricing. Large order quantities are ordered out of cold storage there and are expedited to cold storage here to make sure quality is maintained. 

Crooked Creek Hops Farm

Our century old farm was once used to grow Tobacco in the 1800’s. From our great grand fathers to now our land has been farmed to help sustain a living for our families. We’re a New York State Hops farm with a little “something different!” We offer different hops varieties from around the world for NYS breweries especially breweries using the farm brewing license. We also now have a Wolverine Air-1 hops harvester that is a New York State made unit specifically for smaller commercial operations and offer harvesting and drying services for other farms. Our hop varietals include: Michigan Copper, AlphAroma (aka Rakau), Cascade, and Chinook, with Makinac coming soon.

Willet Hop & Grain

Willet Hop and Grain is a central New York hop and grain farm. We are committed to researching, trialing and growing the best possible hops available.  Willet Hop & Grain is focused on delivering the highest quality ingredients to our valued customers. Willet Hop and Grain is a central New York hop and grain farm. We are committed to researching, trialing and growing the best possible hops available.  Willet Hop & Grain is focused on delivering the highest quality ingredients to our valued customers. 2016 Harvest Varieties: Cascade, Alpharoma, Crystal, Chinook, Newport, Teamaker, Michigan Copper, and Tahoma.

Weathertop Farm and Hopyard

Weathertop Farm & Hopyard, LLC is a small-scale family farm located in Palmyra, NY. Owned and operated by Mike and Andi Hudak. We are currently growing four varieties of hops (Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, Willamette), blueberries, raspberries and garlic for commercial production. We also run a 200 tap maple sugaring operation, with an eye towards expanding in winter of 2013. Our goal is to provide high quality products to local markets. We are deeply committed to sustainable principals and organic practices.

Maltsters

New York Craft Malt

We make malt from the ground up. Working with local farmers to grow grains on the fertile land in western New York State ensures you can brew the best beer possible. From our ground...to your glass...cheers! We know you care about supporting local agriculture...and so do we! Our malting grains are grown in New York State exclusively. In fact, all of our grains are grown in Western New York - some as close as 10 miles from our malthouse in Batavia, New York. Choose from Base Malt, Light Munich, Medium Munich, and Light, Medium, and Dark Roasted Malt.

1886 Malt House

1886 Malt House features state-of-the-art malting technology, as well as the proven quality systems and personnel to support the reliable and consistent production and delivery of the highest quality malt.

Located in the heart of New York State, on the site of the Sunoco Agri-Business complex in Volney, New York, the facility will supply 60 tons of malt per week, or 2,000 tons of malt annually, making it one of the largest craft malting facilities in the United States. 1886 Malt House is proud to partner with New York’s finest grain growers to create a variety of 100% New York produced malts.

Fruit and Vegetable

Fantasy Fruit farm

Fantasy Fruit Farm started as a dream of a third generation midwestern farmer, Stephen Dygert when in 1988 he and his wife Linda established their local farm here in Afton, NY. What started out with 7 acres of blueberry plants has grown into over 65 acres of various farmed fruits to include; 14 varieties of blueberries, strawberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, grapes, raspberries, and apples. Additionally the farms house numerous bee hives to help promote healthy pollination and growth.

Fishkill farms

Fishkill Farms is a 270-acre apple orchard and vegetable farm located in East Fishkill, New York, that has been in the Morgenthau family for over 100 years. Our homegrown organic vegetables and eco-certified fruit can be found year-round at our farm store and through our seasonal pick-your-own operation, as well as our CSA program and several farmer’s markets in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Starting with peas and strawberries in the spring and culminating with apples and pumpkins in the fall, the farm provides family-friendly outdoor fun for the local community.

GROW NYC

Greenmarket Co. sources from small and mid-sized farms in the Northeast region – most of our product comes from New York State, but we also purchase from farms in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maine. Greenmarket Co.’s suppliers include 300-acre vegetable farms utilizing conventional growing practices, 200-year old fruit orchards utilizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM), small, organic vegetable farms, cooperatively marketed organic grain, and bean farms, egg producers, apiaries, and dairies.

Buying locally is good for everyone: the fifty-three farmers we source from have a revenue stream for their home grown product; the land they keep in production is in agricultural use – not developed. Our customers can buy with confidence knowing that this is a traceable supply chain - a chain with very few links, from farmer to Greenmarket Co. and then straight to your door. Your consumers will thank you for providing the freshest best tasting goods and ingredients.

wilklow orchards

Wilklow Orchards is a family who has been farming this spot for 6 generations. We have Pick Your Own Apples in the fall, CSA's in the Spring. and we sell at Farmers Markets throughout the year. We have a bakery where we make muffins, breads, and jams out of our own fruit. We use NYS Flour and regional butter and eggs to bake with. All year long we are working to preserve what we grow, to turn it into something we make. We freeze our fruit to bake with, and use the pressed apples from the cider as a treat for the steers we raise. Wilklow Orchards tries to be sustainable and ecologically minded because we want this farm to last us another 6 generations.

Weathertop Farm and Hopyard

Weathertop Farm & Hopyard, LLC is a small-scale family farm located in Palmyra, NY. Owned and operated by Mike and Andi Hudak. We are currently growing four varieties of hops (Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, Willamette), blueberries, raspberries and garlic for commercial production. We also run a 200 tap maple sugaring operation, with an eye towards expanding in winter of 2013. Our goal is to provide high quality products to local markets. We are deeply committed to sustainable principals and organic practices.

Cideries

Brooklyn Cider House

All our ciders are born out of traditions from Spain, France, and America. They are made as naturally as possible from apples hand picked in upstate New York. Our apples are simply crushed and their juice left to ferment the same way the traditionalists do it in Europe and the way it used to be done in Brooklyn before the Temperance Movement ended the party. Types: Kinda Dry transports you to an orchard on a crisp, fall day. Fresh tart apples greet you, waking the palate up. But give it a second and it transforms into a friendly finish that is an ideal picnic companion. We think of it as our perfect casual sipper. Like your favorite jeans, our Kinda Dry is ready for anything. Half Sour is our most thought-provoking cider. It begins with the aromas of wild flowers and honey, followed by a hint of pickled pear.

Descendant Cider Company

New York City's first and only hard cider company making real cider by hand right here in the city. At Descendant Cider Company we press, ferment and bottle our cider using nothing but all New York State apples in our blends and why wouldn't we? New York is the second largest apple growing region in the country producing a wide range of excellent apple varieties that we love in our ciders. Types:  SUCCESSION SPARKLING SEMI DRY (5.5%) Our first commercial cider is "Succession". It's a crisp, off dry cider designed with session-ability in mind. It's a blend of 6 apple varieties fermented to dryness and then sweetened with a blend of fresh pressed apple juice to balance the acidity. PAIR (8.5%) We have paired apples and heavily russeted pears and aged the cider in single use whiskey barrels made of American Oak.  The cider is a balance of the apples acidity with the pears unfermentable sugars alongside the nutty quality from the russeted pear.  Complemented by the rich oak and vanilla aspects of the whiskey barrel, perfect as we head into the cooler seasons.

Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery

Located beneath the Helderberg Escarpment in Altamont, New York, Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery is an estate brewery and cidery that sources hops and barley from our own fields. Apples for our Hidden Agenda hopped-finished hard cider come from the one hundred-year-old Indian Ladder Farms as well. Fueled by a desire to reestablish New York as a preeminent producer of North American hops, ILFB&C is dedicated to the ‘farm to table’ movement, or, in our case, ‘farm to glass.’ Types: Solution Pear Cider

Spirits

Arcane Distilling

Arcane is a tiny distillery located in Brooklyn, New York focusing on vacuum distillation technologies for whiskey, amarro, spirits, and bitters. We sell their Lone Wolf vacuum distilled beer whiskey bottles made with our Thomas the Stumbling Buffalo barleywine and tastings and bottles of their fernet.

breuckelen Distilling

Breuckelen Distilling began crafting gin and whiskey in 2010.Our mission is to make delicious spirits, entirely from New York State grains, always from scratch, in the borough we call home: Brooklyn, NY. Our main products are Glorious Gin and 77 Whiskeys.

St. Agrestis

St. Agrestis was founded in 2014 by sommeliers, Nicholas Finger & Fairlie McCollough, upon returning to New York from a three-month trip throughout Italy. The trip furthered their passion for the unique regional amari, and became the inspiration to create a regional amaro of their own. The amaro begins by individually macerating organic herbs, roots, and citrus in a neutral base spirit.  After the flavors have been extracted, only the free-run distillate is collected before being blended and poured into small local whiskey barrels to age.  Organic cane sugar is then added to provide roundness and balance to the bitter nature of amaro. 

HILLROCK ESTATE DISTILLERY

Hillrock Estate Distillery is a farm distillery with roots dating back to 1806, located in New York’s Hudson Valley approximately two hours north of New York City. Hillrock is the first company to offer solera aged bourbon beginning in October 2012, though other companies have followed suit with a handful of other solera aged bourbons currently available. Hillrock was founded by Jeffrey Baker and is collaborating with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (formerly of Maker’s Mark).

From Hillrock’s website: “‘Solera’ - a stack of barrels where a small portion of whiskey is removed periodically and new whiskey is added. No barrel is ever fully emptied, and age and complexity gradually increase over time. Hillrock marries small barrel-aged Hillrock Estate Bourbon with mature seed bourbon before finishing in 20 year-old Oloroso Sherry casks to balance the flavors and add layers of complexity… Current average age of the Hillrock Solera Bourbon is over 6 years and the rye content is approximately 37%.”

Wineries

BRIDGE LANE

Produced by Lieb Cellars, a small farm-winery on the North Fork of Long Island, Bridge Lane is named after the farm road adjacent to one of Lieb’s vineyards and is Lieb’s second label. The grapes for Bridge Lane wines are grown sustainably on Lieb's estate vineyard and sourced from some of the best vineyard sites in New York State.  We grow (and find) the good stuff! Our Wines Bridge Lane produces 5 wines - a white merlot, unoaked chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, dry rosé  and red blend - all in a fresh, light, dry, fruit-forward style.  The wines aren't meant to be studied and drunk in fancy glasses.  They're meant for casual sipping and sharing with friends.  BYE, wine snobs. 

Osprey's dominion, north fork

Our overall philosophy is to produce the best wines with the least interference from humankind. We believe that our unique location, soil complexity and Mother Nature give us something different to work with each year, and it is our job and vocation to develop what we’ve been given, into the very best it can be. Our ‘Reserve’ wines are produced only in those years where the right conditions of sun and rain can give us what we need to make a truly great wine. We create our wines to please the most discerning palates.

Chardonnay, Meritage Flight, Cabernet Franc

Shinn Estate Vineyards, North Fork

The wine we craft at Shinn Estate Vineyards is intended to be a living memory of the time and place it was grown. Each vintage, whether it is warm or cool, dry or wet, gives us unique and vibrant fruit that longs to speak honestly and forthrightly. The challenge is to find a voice for the fruit we grow so that the message of each vintage is artfully presented. We are entrusted with the job of being translators for nature; therefore we allow our wines to ferment with the yeast provided by our biologically diverse soils. Wine is a living and evolving time machine, built by the life force of nature and the gentle touch of human beings.

2013 Haven

This beautiful white was crafted from estate grown hand harvested Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The fruit spends extended time on the skins before being fermented by indigenous yeast in new French oak barrels. Rich and complex, Haven shows expressive dried apricot and green fig aromas.

2015 Pinot Blanc

Our Estate grown Pinot Blanc was hand harvested then gently pressed and fermented with wild indigenous yeast in 500L puncheon barrels. It spent 15 months on lees and was bottled unfiltered. It possesses exotic aromas of lanolin and beeswax while showing rich flavors of apricot and honey. Just 95 cases were produced.

2013 Wild Boar Doe

Our playful “wild” Bordeaux blend of 40% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc. Spicy and aromatic, our “wild boar doe” pairs perfectly with highly seasoned seafood stews, roasted meats and full flavored ripe cheeses.

sparkling pointe, NORTH FORK

Sparkling Pointe’s state of the art winemaking facility was completed in the Summer of 2010. Dedicated to the exclusive production of Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wines, the winery features a bladder press for gentle whole cluster pressing of the grapes, a tank room of 30,000 gallons for temperature controlled fermentations, 3,000 bottle-per-hour bottling line, 2,000 bottle gyro pallet riddling machine, fully automated disgorging line, and a well-equipped laboratory delivering daily wine analysis. A reserve room holds 1,700 gallons of base wines aged in French oak and stored in stainless steel drums.

2014 Brut

With a bright golden color, this lively and effervescent wine expresses fresh aromas of lemon rind, delicious apple, and ripe pear, which enlighten its underlying brioche scent. On the palate a symphony of tiny bubbles contributes to a generous mousse. Its crispness compliments its complexity and reveals a creamy and toasty finish. Elegant and structured, its delicate floral and flinty notes add to its vinous expression, a model of harmony.

Friends

Runner & Stone

Runner & Stone services the Gowanus neighborhood as a wholesale & retail bakery, restaurant and bar.  We bake all of our bread and pastries in house, including naturally leavened breads and viennoisseries, using local whole grain flours, dairy and fruit. At Runner & Stone, we believe that cooking and eating are social, communal activities that connect people to one another, and that food service is not only the act of preparing and presenting ingredients for consumption, but rather one part of an experience that should make sense seasonally, geographically, environmentally and emotionally.  To that end, we strive every day to create an atmosphere that is approachable and convivial, preparing everything we make – from our breads and pastries to our appetizers and entrees – with tradition, technique and expertise and featuring local ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner. Be sure to check them out at the Park Slope Farmers’ Market on 5th Avenue and 4th Street in Park Slope. We feature a full range of pastries and breads including traditional and buckwheat baguettes, croissants and almond croissants, as well as seasonal favorites sometimes including a stout cheddar bread made with Strong Rope beer.

Brooklyn SLaB

Our beautiful bar top was made by fellow homebrewer and designer/builder Shannon Bowser from a tree that fell during Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. Her company Brooklyn SLaB is a custom furniture and fabrication studio located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. BK SLaB specializes in multipurpose accent pieces for small spaces that combine contemporary design and traditional decorative techniques with a focus on sustainability.

ARTISTS:

We are lucky to work with amazingly talents artists on our label designs and in our Brooklyn taproom for our First Friday events.

Cory Godbey: Have you read the stories on our bottle labels? This amazing artist brought those whimsical characters to life.

Caleb Freese: Incredible artist based in Brooklyn who illustrates all our can labels…have you seen those details!

First Fridays

We’ve created this event as a way to bring the community together and support local artists by providing space to showcase and celebrate their work on the first Friday of each month.