A neat little farmer’s market with a very impressive selection of beer. Some of the beers are a little old, so check the dates, but the service is friendly and helpful and the beer selection is very plentiful (you can buy singles). It’s a little bit off the beaten path, but definitely worth a short day trip from Syracuse or Rome if you have some time on a Saturday afternoon.
Visited last weekend. Decent operation. For bottles, thed have a good selection, meaning everything the intermediate beer-drinker would hope to see, but nothing outrageous. The keg selection was limited to macro nonsense but the attendant said that with some lead-time they will procure higher caliber barrels. They also have a growler station with about six lines. Prices are pretty reasonable; I picked up some Winter Seasonals that had been discounted, which were good deals. Have a lot of Breweriana that is, like all Breweriana, overpriced. The [food] market that sits beside the beer shop has some good stuff - I had a sharp cheddar cheese that was quite tasty. Certainly one of the better beer stores in the area.
This is the go-to store if you’re in central New York. Pretty good selection of beers, considering the area. Lots of Victory, Avery, Unibroue, Weyerbacher, Ayinger, Chimay, Orval, Ommegang, Samuel Smith, Brooklyn, Oskar Blues, Smuttynose. The only bad thing about this place is that it doesn’t get much turnover, so a lot of the beers are old. Stick to beers that improve with age and you’ll be fine. A must if you live within 45 minutes of this place (and have nowhere else to go!).
small section next to a produce market, but a solid selection for the middle of nowhere NY state. has a good amount of unibroue, brooklyn, allagash, and some other sought after breweries. good if you’re throwing a rager too- kegs are reasonably priced.
A great little produce store with a decent selection of micros from all around the world. Kind of out of the way, but some of the best selection you can find in the area. Lots of unibroue, including some anniversary editions that have since been retired, dogfish head (120 as well as others), Samuel Smith, Brooklyn, Allagash, Smuttynose, and a host of others. The guys are knowledgeable and cordial- why not stop in sometime?
Kraig’s Kegs, along with Marcy Discount Beverage about 30 mins. away, are oases in a virtual craft beer desert. Kraig’s gets the nod from me because it’s on a more often-traveled route close to home. Decent, but varying, selection of brews. Always some good IPAs on hand, but no Fullers or Theakstons (which requires a trip to Marcy). Helpful staff are willing to attempt to procure anything they don’t have in stock.