OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY
11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
33 RIPPLETON ROAD, CAZENOVIA NY | 315.655.BEER(2337)
EMPIRE FARM BREWERY opened its doors in 2016. The 40,000 sq. ft. building sits on 22 acres of virgin farmland. The objective of the Empire Farm Brewery is to expand the existing facility and agricultural component of Empire Brewing Co. to a stand-alone manufacturing and agritourism facility in Cazenovia, NY.
The 60 barrel brewery will allow Empire to keg, bottle and eventually can their craft beer for regional, national and international distribution. The farm is being cultivated for barley, lavender, vegetables, herbs, fruits and of course hops! Located in the former hop capital of the United States, the development of the second brewery location has helped to revitalize Madison County’s rich hop history. A farmstead apiary, or “e-piary”, will generate Empire’s very own estate honey. These crops will be used in Empire’s award winning ales and lagers, as well as the food preparation at both the Cazenovia and Syracuse locations. In just over 20 years, Empire has matured from a seven barrel brewpub to one of the largest craft breweries in New York State. With plans for international export, Empire Brewing Company is shaping into a global brand.
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 Farm Brewery was the class project for ESF’s spring 2012 semester.
Motorcycles, cyclists runner and dog lovers are all welcome to visit our Cazenovia location! Enjoy the expansive selection of trail hiking and scenic road biking. Complimentary charging stations also available for electric vehicles.
START-UP NY launched in 2014 and offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State. To date, 172 businesses have already joined the program, representing commitments to create nearly 4,174 new jobs and invest more than $230 million throughout New York State. As the brewery’s academic sponsor for START-UP NY, SUNY Morrisville, which is currently proposing a new Bachelor degree in Food Technology, will work directly with the company to help manage the facility and educate students by providing first-hand practical business experience in production brewing.