This weekend, I celebrated my best friends birthday with her and her family on a little brewery tour around the city of Syracuse. It was great weather, and we had a lot of fun! Got to try a lot of different craft beers, from local breweries I didn’t even know existed, a foodie sin I know! Personally, I love beer. It is one of my favorite indulgences. My boyfriend started getting me into shandy’s and fruitier IPAS a few years ago, and our taste has since evolved. Now, I really love a good blonde ale, or a lighter IPA.
After stopping at the Onondaga Lakefest Regatta for a wine slushy and a bite to eat, we started our tour at WT Brewery in Baldwinsville. Very small place, but great atmosphere and delicious beers! My favorite was their IPA.
Next, we skipped across town to Middle Ages Brewery downtown.
The highlight of Middle Ages was definitely the in-house cat that visited us. Their Wit is always good, and can be found in local grocery stores.
Next, we went out to Willow Rock Brewing Company on the other side of town. In a restored garage, this place has great vibes. Really cool bar area with room to play corn hole and other games out in the brewing area. Great selection of very different beers, and their samplings were huge. My favorite here was their amber ale.
Finally, we wrapped up the night with our favorite stop, the Local 315 Brewery. We arrived just as they were closing, but luckily caught a beautiful sunset. Their beers were lighter and delicious. The brewery is on their farm with a beautiful patio area and band stage.
Obviously, my favourite part was the chickens, turkeys, sheep, and goats. I couldn’t help but feed these precious little babes some fresh clover and grass. So friendly and happy.
If cider is more your thing, check out my trip to Beak and Skiff cider house a few weeks ago!
What is your favorite local beer or brewery? Let me know in the comments!