Who says the Finger Lakes is all about wine?! Finger Lakes Wine Country is overflowing with all sorts of craft beverages. Most people associate the area with its booming wine industry, but the beer scene is rapidly expanding as well. In fact, New York State's craft brewing industries are the fourth-largest in the country.

 

 


In conjunction with American Craft Beer Week, Finger Lakes Craft Beer Week celebrates the great local brews at more than 80 (and counting) breweries along the Finger Lakes Beer Trail.

Finger Lakes Craft Beer Week is May 14-22, 2016


 


1. Get the Finger Lakes Beer Trail Passport

















For only $20, the 2016 Passport includes over $475 worth of discounts on tasting fees, growler fills, merchandise, accommodations, transportation, and much more at 52 locations along the Finger Lakes Beer Trail.



2. Check out the Corning Museum of Glass and pick up your free logo pint glass
















All Finger Lakes Beer Trail Passport holders will receive a free CMoG logo pint glass with the purchase of admission to the museum.



3. Go frolfing and play cornhole at Climbing Bines
Via Climbing Bines Craft Ale & Hop Farm















4. Play Bubble Ball at Seneca Lake Brewing Company
Via Seneca Lake Brewing Company



















Yes, it's like soccer inside of a bubble!



Check out these Awesome Events:

5. Happy Hour at Market Street Brewing Co.
Weekdays, 3 PM - 6 PM
Via Market Street Brewing Co.




















6. Heritage Village Craft Beverage Expo
May 14, 12PM - 4PM




















Ben Keene, Managing Editor for Beer Advocate Magazine, will share about the past, present, and future of craft brewing in America while some of the best craft breweries from around the area serve up samples of their finest brews. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir handcrafted pottery tasting cup, beer, wine and cider tastings, historic demonstrations, workshops, food, and a home brew contest.



7. Live Music at Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery
May 14, 1 PM - 4 PM
Via Glass Factory Brew House


























Taste beer and root beer crafted on Seneca Lake and hard cider from Rootstock Ciderworks in Williamson, while taking in the view of Glass Factory Bay.



8. DaProf N Starr Live at Horseheads Brewing
May 14, 4 PM - 7 PM
Via DaProf N Starr













9. Rebecca & the Soul Shakers Live at Grist Iron Brewing Company
May 14, 6 PM - 9 PM
 
Via Grist Iron Brewing Company






















Enjoy a tasty mix of rootsy, soul drenched tunes with great brews and a locally-sourced menu, all with an incredible view of Seneca Lake.


 
10. Emma Tyme Live at Cider Creek Hard Cider
May 14, 6:30 PM - 10 PM
Via Cider Creek Hard Cider





















Plus grab gyros, cubans, burgers, sausage and fries from Ray's Mobile Food.



11. El Caminos Live at Heavily Brewing Company
May 14, 7 PM - 10 PM
Via Heavily Brewing Company





















They're also serving up the best grilled reubens in the Finger Lakes.



12. The Peter Novelli Band Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 14, 9 PM - 12 AM
Via Two Goats Brewing























Don't forget to try one of their famous roast beef sandwiches!



13. Owen Eichensehr & Alex Myth Live at Steuben Brewing Company
May 14, 5 PM
Via Steuben Brewing Company























Coco's Food Truck will be there too!



14. Live Music at Bagg Dare Bandstand, War Horse Brewing Company
May 14, 12 PM - 4 PM
Via War Horse Brewing Company




























15. Anita Pizza Wood Fired Pizza Truck at Iron Flamingo Brewery
May 14, 5:30 PM
Via Iron Flamingo Brewery














16. Post-race beers on us! at Upstate Brewing Company
May 15, 12 PM
Via Upstate Brewing Company























If you run the Twin Tiers Region Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday morning, bring your bib in for a free beer!



17. Acoustic Sunday with Just Joe at Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery
May 15, 1 PM - 4 PM
Via Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery














18. Johnny Bauer Live at Cider Creek Hard Cider
May 15, 2 PM - 5 PM
Via Cider Creek Hard Cider














19. Frank Raponi Live at Grist Iron Brewing Company
May 15, 2 PM - 5 PM
Via Grist Iron Brewing Company














20. Davey O. Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 15, 4 PM - 7 PM
Via Two Goats Brewing














21. Triple J's BBQ at Steuben Brewing Company
May 15, 1 PM
Via Steuben Brewing Company














22. Keuka Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Paddy's Pub & Grill
May 19, 6 PM - 8 PM
Via Keuka Brewing Co.















23. Brett Beardslee Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 19, 6 PM - 9 PM
Via Two Goats Brewing


























Yep, they're totally powered by solar!



24. Thru Spectrums Live at Heavily Brewing Company
May 20, 7 PM - 10 PM
Via Heavily Brewing Company















25. The Small Kings Live at Grist Iron Brewing Company
May 20, 7 PM - 10 PM
Via Grist Iron Brewing Company













26. Oliver Burdo Live at Steuben Brewing Company
May 20, 5 PM
 
Steuben Brewing Company, Courtesy of Stu Gallagher























Fill up at Milliner's Southern Smoke food truck and play a round of cornhole!



27. Rockwood Ferry Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 20, 8 PM - 11 PM
Via Two Goats Brewing














28. Craft Beer Week Celebration at Wagner Valley Brewing Company
May 21, 12 PM - 4 PM
 
Wagner Valley Brewing Company























Join the party on the Brew Deck with live music, food, and guest brews from some of our favorite local breweries! Tickets are $10.



29. Live Music at Bagg Dare Bandstand, War Horse Brewing Company
May 21, 12 PM - 4 PM
Via War Horse Brewing Company
















30. Fresh Vintage Live at Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery
May 21, 1 PM - 4 PM
Via Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery














31. Annual Cider Creek Brew Fest at Cider Creek Hard Cider
May 21, 3 PM - 10 PM
Via Cider Creek Hard Cider























This is most definitely the place to celebrate, with tastes from 25 of the best breweries and cideries from NYS and beyond, food trucks, and live music. The day is even topped off with a fireworks show, bonfire, and camping! Tickets are $25.



32. The Family Ties Live at Grist Iron Brewing Company
May 21, 7 PM - 10 PM
Via Grist Iron Brewing Company























A double rainbow leading you to beer...this is paradise.



33. Zydeco Trailriders Live at Heavily Brewing Company
May 21, 7 PM - 10 PM
Via Heavily Brewing Company























And check out the Pi Truck, the world’s first solar and wind powered wood fired oven pizza truck.



34. The Rattling Baddlies Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 21, 9 PM - 12 AM
Via Two Goats Brewing












35. Rick Iacovelli Live at Horseheads Brewing
May 21, 4 PM - 7 PM
 
Horseheads Brewing, Inc.














36. Acoustic Sunday with Charlie Ellis at Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery
May 22, 1 PM - 4 PM
 
Via Glass Factory Brew House at White Springs Winery














37. Bob & Dee Live at Cider Creek Hard Cider
May 22, 2 PM - 5 PM
Via Bob & Dee
















38. Milkweed Live at Two Goats Brewing
May 22, 4 PM - 7 PM
Via MilkWeedtheBand.com














Packages:


39. Heritage Village Craft Beverage Expo Package at the Comfort Inn Corning
 
Via ChoiceHotels.com






















Stay right across the street from the event! The package includes an overnight stay and two tickets, starting at $174.



40. Finger Lakes Beer Trail Package at Black Sheep Inn & Spa
Via Black Sheep Inn & Spa


























Fill up on a delicious homemade breakfast, grab your complimentary cooler--filled with a bunch of local snacks--and a Finger Lakes Beer Trail map and hit the road. You'll even get an insulated growler to fill with your favorite brew from the day and an exclusive Black Sheep Guild card with special perks at local businesses. Can it get any better?!



41. Finger Lakes Beer Trail Passport Package at the Radisson Hotel Corning
Grill 1-2-5 and Steuben Bar at Radisson Hotel Corning























With your passport get 20% off rates and two complimentary craft beer tastings at the Steuben Bar.



42. Ale is Well Package at the Holiday Inn Express Horseheads
Horseheads Brewing, Inc.






















Stay for two nights, get complimentary breakfast at the hotel, a $50 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings, two coupons for a tasting and bottle of beer at Horseheads Brewing, two tastings, pint glasses, and a filled growler at Birdland Brewing Co., and two tastings at Finger Lakes Distilling. Ale IS well.



43. Ale Aboard! Package at the Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview
 
Birdland Brewing Co.






















Starting at $170, get overnight accommodations, breakfast for two at Anthony's Restaurant,
two tastings and a filled mini growler at Birdland Brewing Co., and a $25 gas card so you don't miss any breweries.



44. Micro Brewery Hop Package at The Savannah House
Via The Savannah House Inn & Cottages


























Two nights, Finger Lakes Beer Trail passports, Wine Travel Cards with freebies and discounts, AND half-hour massages and fire pits at night = AMAZING.



45. Craft Your Adventure Package at Amber Waves Farm Bed & Breakfast
Via Steuben Brewing Company





















Choose either a Trek bike for pedaling or a kayak for paddling your way around scenic Keuka Lake and then enjoy a flight of master crafted brews, along with a pint of your favorite on the patio at Steuben Brewing Company.

 
For a full list of breweries in Finger Lakes Wine Country, visit FingerLakesWineCountry.com/Wine-Food/Breweries-Distilleries. Happy celebrating!