Central New York Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heart of the Empire State

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With so many small towns loyal to local farms, food and drink, it's no surprise that Central New York's thriving brewing community stretches back to the early 1800s. After Rome lost two breweries to fire in 1858, at least a dozen more opened in the city over the next century. A group of Oneonta gentlemen decided the town needed a brewery in 1909, and in 2012, similar thinking launched Roots Brewing Company. Cooperstown is a beer destination, thanks to Brewery Ommegang and Council Rock, and breweries in nearby Canastota, Cazenovia, Garrettsville, Hamilton and Milford are now also drawing the thirsty masses. Local historian of hops Dan Shumway explores the long and sudsy story of beer in Central New York.
ISBN: 9781626193420
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Palate
Images: 73
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dan Shumway is a beer and memorabilia collector and historian of breweries in upstate New York. He is a member of Beer Collectibles Club of America, Eastern Coast Breweriana Association, American Breweriana Association, Herkimer County Historical Society and president of Officer Suds Chapter of BCCA. He frequently attends brewing festivals and conferences.
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