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. Read all about our partners below:

Hop Farmers

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. We are also in the process of getting our pelleted operation up and running!! Our hop varietals include: Michigan Copper, AlphAroma (aka Rakau), Cascade, and Chinook, with Makinac coming soon.

Niagara Malt

We are currently growing seven varieties of hops using a low trellis system. Our varieties include: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Newport, Willamette.

Saratoga Hops

It is our mission to supply quality New York State grown hops in all forms required by brewers, providing fresh-as-harvest hops throughout the year through necessary packaging while employing sustainable agriculture practices. Saratoga Hops is currently organically producing hop varieties Cascade, Fuggle, Newport, Perle, and Willamette. For more information about our varieties please check out: http://beerlegends.com/hops-varieties

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.

Upstate Hops

Upstate Hops connects local hop growers with local craft brewers here in New York State. Farm brewers who must rely on an ever increasing volume of NY grown hops can benefit from this connection. Our varieties include: Perle, Cluster, Cascade, Liberty, Columbus, Nugget, Sterling.

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.

Whipple Brothers Farms

We began with the notion that New York State brewers can create excellent craft beers with locally grown hops. New York State boasts an extensive past when it comes to planting, growing, harvesting, and processing hops to make excellent brews; why not use our land and resources to create exceptional beer? Set on a scenic plot in Kendall, NY Whipple Brothers Farms began in 2011. We believe that  our experience and ongoing desire to produce high quality hops will bring success to the brewing industry. Our goal is to provide the highest quality hops to brewers that will create the most delicious local beer. As part of our commitment to the industry we value our relationships with growers andbrewers to provide a desirable farm-to-glass product. we are currently growing six different varietals on two acres. Our mature yard contains Cascade, Willamette, and Mt. Hood hop plants. Our new yard is growing Cascade, Brewers Gold, Zeus, and Pearl.

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.

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.

Niagara Malt

Growing barley and hops & malting additional grains for craft breweries and distilleries of Western New York. Our farm and malting operation is based at Cambria Vines N' Bines on Lower Mountain Rd., Cambria NY.   We aim to produce high quality, sustainably grown ingredients for craft brewers and distillers.  We currently have approximately 1 acre of hops planted and have been using practices to become certified organic in 2015.  Our on-site malting facility was designed to use water and energy efficiently. We are ecologists by training, who care deeply about our impact on the Earth.  We recognize that the decisions that we make as farmers impact our long-term use of the land, soil health and water quality; our agricultural practices are chosen to protect our resources. To complete the loop, our barley nibs and undersized grain feed the chickens and hogs at Gormley Farms in Wilson, NY.

Pioneer Malting

Pioneer Malting began because as beer enthusiasts and home brewers, we saw an opportunity in the malting market to offer brewers a unique malt tailored to them.  Crops grown in Western New York have a unique flavor that can’t be found anywhere else.  As a smaller malt company, we can create a malt specifically customized to the needs of our brewers and distillers.  Unique malts produce unique beers and spirits, a staple for our region.  In addition, because we’re a local company, we can provide fresher malts than the commercial malt houses who have to ship their products across the country or overseas. Our products include: 2-Row Base Malt, 2- or 6-Row Pilsen Malt, 6-Row Distillers Malt, 6-Row Organic Base Malt, Malted Corn, Wheat Malt, Rye Malt, Oat Malt, Smoked Malt, Spelt.

Valley Malt

We started Valley Malt in 2010, with the support of farmers and brewers in our area. For the first time in many decades, barley is being grown in organic fields, helping to build healthy soil. Valley Malt now offers base malts for local brewers and is bringing an innovative twist to many traditional malts. Being a micro-malthouse has its advantages. We can offer unique malts that are made from heirloom or gluten-free grains, smoked with native woods, and roasted fresh to order. Our malts include: 2-Row Pale, 2-Row Pilsner, 6-Row Pale, 6-Row Pilsner.

Fruit and Vegetable

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.

Gravity Cider (AWestruck ciders)

Welcome to the homepage of Gravity Ciders - proud makers of Awestruck Premium Hard Ciders. Here at Gravity Ciders, we proudly craft our delicious hard ciders from 100% fresh-pressed New York State apples. We love to play with new and unique flavors to create complex, delicious beverages for you to savor sip after sip. Our hard ciders are all about having fun, doing what we love, and crafting tasty, refreshing drinks to be enjoyed everywhere. Types: Eastern Dry Hard Cider - barely-sweet, light and refreshing. It's inspired by the dry ciders from the orchards of the east of England, where the style of cider is traditionally clear, light and almost wine-like. Just like those English ciders, our Eastern Dry is made from a secret blend of dessert apples, but grown and freshly-pressed here in the Empire State to provide a uniquely clean and sharp flavor.

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. 

Wineries

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.

DISH Food & Events

Dish Food & Events is a full-service catering company located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NYC. Dish is committed to producing beautifully executed corporate and social events all over New York City, The Hamptons and beyond. We serve our guests seasonally inspired, elevated comfort food with global influences. From intimate cocktail and dinner parties to elegant weddings and fundraisers, Dish creates events where simplicity, innovation and elegance are reflected in every step of planning your event