Coming Spring 2015
Beer manufactured here will be packaged in kegs, bottles and cans for regional, national and international distribution. The agricultural component will include hops, lavender, vegetables, herbs, and fruits for use in the brewing process and to support the food production needed at both facilities. There is a tasting room/gift shop and restaurant that will maintain a carbon footprint of 30 miles. This unique project will capture the interest of the brewing community, farmers, educators, hop historians, beer geeks, and industries interested in learning from our green business practices.
The agricultural component was designed in conjunction with Professor Matthew Potteiger and the graduate student body from the Department of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Empire Farmstead Brewery was the class project for ESF’s spring 2012 semester.
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- “As Madison County’s hop fest approaches, the area finds itself on the leading edge of a brewery boom,” The Post Standard, 09/10/13
- “Empire brewery submits five new project studies, changes building plans,” Cazenovia Republican, 05/08/13
- “Empire farmstead brewery project moving forward,” Cazenovia Republican, 02/13/13
- “New York’s beer deal ‘green lights’ Empire Brewing Co.’s expansion in Cazenovia,” The Post Standard, 01/15/12
- “Hop Farmers Reviving Heady Days of Brewing,” The New York Times, 11/07/11