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Empire Brewing Company strives to become as green a company as possible. Some of our initiatives include:

  • sending the spent grains from the brewing process to a local livestock company for livestock feed
  • reusing our spent fry oil as livestock feed and for bio-diesel conversion
  • implementing a recycling separation program
  • using biodegradable paper products
  • integrating the use of eco-friendly detergents and cleaning supplies
  • replacing old equipment with Energy Star rated products
  • creating a waste minimization program in food preparation

Renewable Energy

Empire was the first business in Central New York to use 100% New York State produced renewable energy, provided by our friends at Blue Rock Energy.


Local Ingredients

Empire uses locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. We have been awarded Slow Food of Central New York‘s Snail of Approval.

Slow Food CNY Snail of Approval
All Seasonings Spices & Blends – Oneida
Apple Acres – LaFayette
Back-Forty Elk Farm – DeRuyter
Beak & Skiff – Lafayette
Behlog & Son Produce – Binghamton
Cooperstown Cheese Co. – Milford
Critz Farms – Cazenovia
Crowley – Syracuse
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Syracuse
Dr. Frank Wine Cellars – Hammondsport
Drover Hill Farm – Earlville
Emerson’s Maple Farm – Alfred Station
Emmi & Sons – Baldwinsville
Endless Trail Farm – Madison County
Evan’s Farmhouse – Norwich
Foothill Hops Farm – Munnesville
Gianelli – North Syracuse
Gianforte Farms – Cazenovia
Greyrock Farm – Cazenovia
Gold Cup Farms – Clayton
Grower’s Cooperative – Westfield
Guidone Farms – Port Byron
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards – Hector
Hudson Farms – Jordan-Elbridge
Imaginary Farmer – Hamilton
Jewett’s Cheese House – Earlville
Johnny Appleseed Farms – Nelson
Johnston’s Honeybee Farm – Eaton
Kimberly’s Ice Cream – Manlius
Kubecca Farms – East Syracuse
Lucky Moon Farms – Cazenovia
Lynnie Lynne’s Gluten Free Bakery – Fayetteville
Maple Avenue Farms – Earlville
Masher Farms – Bouckville
Meadowood Farms – Cazenovia
Meadows Farm – Cazenovia
Nelson Farms – Cazenovia
New York Bakery – Syracuse
Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. – Chatham
O’Mara’s Farm – Madison County
Ontario Orchards – Sterling
Our Farm – Manlius
Pedersen Farms – Seneca Castle
Pontos Greenhouse – Baldwinsville
Queensboro Farms – Canastota
Ravines Wine Cellars – Hammondsport
Red Newt Cellars – Hector
Reeves Farms – Baldwinsville
Standing Stone Vineyards – Hector
Sweet On Chocolate – Syracuse
The Imaginary Farmer – Hamilton
Thorpe’s Apiary – Cazenovia
Tuthilltown Spirits – Gardiner
Walker’s Fruit Farms – Forestville
Watson Farms – LaFayette
Williams Farms – Merrion