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Farmstead Brewery

Coming in 2016


Empire Farmstead Brewery is slated to open in 2016. The 28,000 square foot building will be situated on a virgin 22-acre property on Route 13 in Cazenovia, NY. The objective of the Empire Farmstead Brewery is to expand the existing brewing facility and agricultural component of Empire Brewing Company to a stand-alone manufacturing and agritourism facility.

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.