Well this place has as much ambience as a faux ski chalet located smack dab in the middle of an industrial park can have. They have 14 things on tap including a couple of things you typically only see in the large bottle. The service is typical corporate pour ’em fast and slide ’em down the bar. They also have a merch section next to the bar where you can also by some product. They have a surprisingly edible barbecue sandwich to be washed down by their very solid beer. The value for money is very good. I got a barbecue sandwich, chips, and a glass of beer for $9.25. Of course what’s preventing from giving a glowing review of this place is it’s corporate feel. No matter how good the beer is I can’t escape the feeling that I’m in Don Draper’s wet dream.
Brewery tap is called Empty Pint. 14 taps of Southern Tier. Quite new place, clean but quite cozy. Big patio. Busy on Sunday. Excellent beer, friendly staff. Most of the things 100% recycled. And food was just what it supposed to be - easy and good.
Stopped in here on my way to St. Bonaventure for a SLU road game. The Empty Pint is on the back right side of a large, new-looking brewery. Really attractive place. Looks like the pub has a patio for warmer months. Not worth looking too closely in January. No stools at the smallish bar, which makes sense for the space. Gets crowded, with people at tables and those milling about, waiting for tours. I didn’t take a tour. Got a 4-pour (4 oz. each) sampler rack, as well as an 8 oz. beer. 14 taps; I had tried 9 of the beers before in bottles, and the other 5 consisted of 2 brewpub-only selections (Bourbon Back Burner and Du Witte), 1 brand new beer (Live), and 2 I just hadn’t gotten to yet (Eurotrash and 2XMas). So that was nice. Good range of bottles to go, too. Growlers appeared to be the real bargain here. Somehow my check was $31 for the sampler, small pour, and pulled pork sandwich. Someone else’s beers must have gotten charged to my tab or else most things here are absurdly overpriced. Which is a shame, because I liked the atmosphere a lot and struck up a conversation with a hockey fan from Buffalo. And there aren’t many other options in the area, so I had high hopes for this one. The service was fine, nothing special. One bartender was a bit aloof. I read in an old review that the food was good but there was literally one choice (that pulled pork, with chips), so don’t get your hopes up if you’ve got a group eating here. Worth a stop if you’re in this neck of the woods, but be sure to check the chalkboard and make sure your tab doesn’t get jacked up. Wish I would have thought about it before I left.
Beautiful facility and tasting room with a really nice heated patio .... a bit too small for the demand! ... had an apparel area, bar/food ordering and lots of small stand up tables and tables along the walls .... they have an outdoor venue as well .... didn’t have any grub ... they had a nice mix of season brews and standard bearers .... definitely a must hit if your in the area and want some swag and want to see some live music
A clean small sized bar with a nice sized patio. Great service with very knowledgeable workers. About 8 taps with about 50% being big beers when I visited. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.
4th stop on ’Brew Tours 2012’. Surprised this was so crowded at 4pm on a Sat. in March. Maybe they should expand the bar area. Good selection of beers and good food. (I think they were lacking a sampler tray) The outside area should be nice when it gets warm.
Was glad to finally make it here since none of my tavels ever get me anywhere close to this portion of New York. Being relatively in the middle-of-nowhere does have its perks like tons of space for a large brewery and surrounding land. The day we visited, it was actually their summer picnic that was well attended and featured a number of local bands on a stage out back. Very cool building in-and-out, though we werent able to tour or see the taproom the day we went,. Plenty of beers on tap to try across their different specialty series. Reminded me a lot of Dogfish Head, Left Hand, and other quality breweries that are large, but still cater to their fans.
Somewhat off the beaten path, easy to miss if your not looking for it, but once you find it. its great, very new and edgy feel. Really enjoyed this and as a bonus you pay only 3 dollars for a pint of regular ales and 4 for stouts and couple others. Can’t beat the price for this quality beer. If you come here I recommend the tour, for $10 you stand in side the brewery and drink I believe 5 different beers from a tap and they give you a souvner cup, worth the money.