Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

New Home for Ithaca Beer

New Home for Ithaca Beer

Ithaca Beer is close to opening its new facility.

The new building is split in two sections. One area is for the new brewery and the other for a restaurant and tasting area for customers. Outside is a bocce ball court, and another area for people to eat and drink. The beer and food prepared will use ingredients grown right outside.

Ithaca Beer owner Dan Mitchell says he's following in the footsteps of the Finger Lakes wine industry and creating an experience for brewery visitors.

"[The wine industry] blazed a great trail. I think all the breweries in the Finger Lakes region just enhance that trail. I don't think were taking people off the trail, I think we're bringing more people into the Finger Lakes region. Now they can experience both, which I think is very cool," says Mitchell.

Mitchell says he hopes to open the new facility to customers in the early fall.