OWEGO, N.Y. (August 27, 2018) — Farmhouse Brewery, located in Owego, celebrates its malting experience with the craft brewer community with a new beer aptly named Continuity.
In 2012, Farmhouse Brewery got its start as a malthouse in Newark Valley, N.Y. in Tioga County. As the first malthouse in New York State since prohibition, they got a lot of attention. When the New York State Farm Brewery Law went into effect in 2013, making it easier for breweries using NYS ingredients to expand or start new businesses, locally-made malt was in high demand and many potential maltsters wanted to learn from owner and maltster, Marty Mattrazzo. “We were inundated with people who wanted to come hang out for the day and learn how to malt,” said Mattrazzo.
Farmhouse Brewery began holding quarterly classes, eventually teaching 100’s of people from all over the state, the country, and even had students from Ireland and South Africa. Some of those students went on to open malthouses in New York, Michigan, Ohio, Montana, and Oregon. The success of his now-colleagues that learned from him inspired Mattrazzo to celebrate the connections he made with a beer called Continuity, which uses malt from four of his former students that went on to open malthouses in New York State: 1886 Malthouse (Volney), Black Dirt Malt (Pine Island), Hudson Valley Malt (Germantown), and Murmuration Malt (Bloomfield).
Farmhouse Brewery will unveil Continuity on Thursday, August 31, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at their taproom at 17 Lake Street in Owego, N.Y. Continuity is a white stout with hints of coconut, vanilla and good, good vibes. Farmhouse Brewing will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Continuity to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. There will be live music by Dusty Wayne & Mr. Pete and food by the The Owego Kitchen.
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