Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

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.