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New Elmira Brewery Opens

Craft beer enthusiasts have a new place to try some local brews. Upstate Brewing Company will hold a soft opening at its brewery on Lake Road in Elmira tomorrow.

Upstate Brewery Opening
 


June 28, 2012

Elmira (WENY) - Craft beer enthusiasts have a new place to try some local brews. Upstate Brewing Company will hold a soft opening at its brewery on Lake Road in Elmira tomorrow. The microbrewery has a brew house and a tasting room, and will sell drafts and growlers. The beer will also be available in several local restaurants. The co-owners Mark Neumann and Ken Mortenson went to Horseheads High School together, and started brewing at home in 1995 before starting their own business.

“I look at this industry similar to the wineries back in the 1980s and early 1990s where there was just a few that was starting to pop up and within 10 years 20 years its exploded and we have well over a hundred wineries,” says Mortenson.

“Our hope is that it grows and we can either add on here or find a new place and just keep growing. Just like a lot of the brewers we look up to like Sam Adams, Oscar Blues places like that,” says Neumann.

Upstate brewing company's ribbon cutting for its grand opening is July 21st.