Stopped by while at a wedding in Waterloo. I didnít sample any wines or beers, just picked up some of their beer to bring back to NC to try. Place seemed nice. My uncle did the tour and ate at the restaurant on site. Said that the food was excellent as was the tour.
Pretty fun spot. Huge multi-section venue with a winery, brewery, store, restaurant, etc. all on one site.
Off the brewery there is a huge partially covered patio overlooking the lake. Had about 10 of their beers on,
with maybe 7 of them available in bottles as well. Growler (and crowler I believe) fills available too.
Amazed at how much outdoor seating they had between the patio and the lawn below. They could probably have 500 +
people drinking here comfortably (though they would need a lot more bars to handle that volume). On our visit there
were maybe 25 people here, so it was no issue. Plenty of places to spread out too. Beers are solid, not outstanding,
but pretty good. Would love to be a regular just because it would mean Iíd be drinking beer by that lake view regularly.
If you are anywhere in the general area, it is close to a must stop just for the combo of craft beer and views.
Over the years have been here about 5 times. Great view off the large deck. They have some nice house beers, but not many on tap. The food was good in the restaurant. My biggest complaint in the past was that it was too crowded and too awhile to get more beer to bring on the deck. Last time there they did have another bar area added.
Predominantly a gift shop with a cafe next door. Tons of wine selections. If you go back to the brewery you can get a tasting going. Three bucks gets you a sample of seven of their beers, and you can try the trippelbock for an extra dollar. Very friendly staff.
An average brewery, their beers were OK, but it is a cool place with a nice view of the lake. It would be a nice place to drink if it is a nice day they have a huge deck area. They only had a couple beers on tap and unfortunately we go there just before closing so we tried some beers and left quickly.
A winery that also makes beer. I wasnít impressed with their wine, and the beer was pretty mediocre. Seems like they would have been relevant several years ago as the craft trend was taking off, but they have done little to stay up with beer trends. Their big beer was their Tripplebock, which wasnít great. The staff was friendly but bland, and the people sampling the beer were NOT beer people.
This was an unexpected find on a wine tour. I remember a pretty good stout there and the rest was alright. Nothing terribly special. The staff was pretty average. It was a good break from drinking wine.
Unexpected stop on the way back from hiking in the Finger Lakes National Park. They were providing tastings of 6-8 of their beers for $1 per person. I was pleasantly surprised by several of their beers fresh on tap and will be looking for some in the stores to compare. Beautiful location among the other wineries of the area.