RailHead Brewing Company pays homage to the industry which came to define Hornell New York; while acknowledging the long history of brewing in the city. Water was always the “secret” of the beer that was made in Hornell, and continues to be consistently soft and ideal for brewing today. Access to the rail certainly helped the Maple City become an ideal location for a regional brewery for many years. Our location is right where hundreds of rail cars once stood eager for far off places. Railhead is defined as the beginning or the end of a rail line. We like to see this brewery as the beginning of a line, and we are also eager to see where the line will go.