Ithaca Beer Co.

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Brute takes Gold!

Written up in the Ithaca Journal: “A handful of New York beers took home medals from the Great American Beer Festival. The annual competition that ran Thursday through Saturday in Colorado is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. This year it featured 3,500 beers submitted by 516 breweries.[…]

ITHACA BREW FEST is almost here!

Last year we sold out. Don’t be left out! Tickets are available online at, at the State Theatre Box Office, and at all Wegmans Grocery Stores. Online:

SF-IPA Now on draft in the Tasting Room

Starting Friday, August 6th when the Tasting Room at Ithaca Beer Co. opens at 11:00AM, SF-IPA will be available for $16 growler fills. We’ll be filling growlers until it’s gone, but don’t wait because it’s gonna go fast! SF-IPA is an India Pale Ale brewed with very fruity Citra hops[…]

2010 BRUTE Release

On Friday, July 30th, the 2010 release of Brute will be on sale at the Brewery. Brute will be available when the Tasting Room opens at 11:00AM. Stop in and enjoy samples of the new batch from the tap too. Limit one case per customer!

Brew Fest Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Stop by Ithaca Beer Co., Wegmans, or the State Theatre in Ithaca and pick up your tickets to the 2010 Ithaca Brew Fest. Tickets are also online through the official Ithaca Brew Fest website. General Admission Tickets – $35 in advance, $45 (at the door if not sold out) Includes:[…]

Super Friends unite to brew collaborative beer!

What happens when all your favorite superheroes join forces to battle evildoers? You get one of the best cartoon action adventure series of all times, Super Friends. So what happens when a talented bunch of brewers surrounded by water, malt, hops and yeast join forces inside one brew house? You[…]

Seeking Brew Fest Interns

We’re looking for a couple great interns to helps us plan the 2010 Ithaca Brew Fest. For full job description, check out the official Ithaca Brew Fest website and apply! Online:

Brew Fest Ticket on Sale Friday July 2, 2010!

On Friday, July 2, 2010, General Admission and VIP Brew Fest tickets will go on sale. They will be available for purchase at the following locations: All Wegmans Grocery Store Locations through That’s the Ticket (Wegmans box office service) The State Theatre Box Office Tasting Room at Ithaca Beer Tickets[…]

Big Paint Day = Big Success

This past Saturday, 70 volunteered turned out to Stewart Park to help paint the Big Pavilion, the former Wharton Studio building, and the Boat House. Check out the pictures! Online:

Open ’til 7:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays!

We will be open from 11:00AM to 7:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday through Thursday we are open 11:00AM to 6:00PM as usual. Brewery tours are still at the top of every hour on weekends only. Last tour on Saturday will start at 6:00PM. For parties of more than 10,[…]

Our new tanks are here!

These 3 tanks were built in Portland, OR, hopped on a truck and made a cross-country trek to their new home at the Ithaca Beer Co. We were so excited for their arrival we hardly slept a wink. In the coming week or two they will be up and running,[…]

Ithaca Beer to launch NEW Seasonal on Jan. 28th!

We are pleased and excited to announce a new addition to our Seasonal Brand line-up, Ground Break American-Style Saison Ale. Always looking ahead, Ithaca Beer celebrates the many harbingers of Spring with this new ale. When we say American, we mean hoppy! Ground Break is brewed with generous amounts of[…]

Winter Hours in the Tasting Room

Beginning Friday, January, 8, 2010, the Tasting Room at Ithaca Beer will close at 6:00PM on Fridays and Saturdays instead of 7:00PM. The Tasting Room will be open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 6:00pm until late Spring when the days get longer and the weather nicer! Tours are[…]

Ithaca Beer in Food & Wine Magazine!

Wine Enthusiasts are taking note of some of the exciting things we’re doing at Ithaca Beer! Check out the blurb on Ithaca Beer in the Feb. 2010 issue of Food & Wine. Pick up your copy of the February Issue of Food & Wine today! Download Page

Excelsior! Twelve Available TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22nd!

What better way to start our 12th year in business than with our 12th Anniversary Excelsior! Ale. Twelve as we lovingly call it, is a Monastery-style Quadruple Ale reverently brewed with French malts, German hops then piously fermented with a special blend of Trappist yeast strains. Enjoy the burnished chestnut[…]

Ithaca Beer takes home two medals at the GIBCC

CascaZilla took first place in the American Amber Ale category, beating Rogue Amber Ale from Rogue Ales in Portland, OR, and Cricket Hill American Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing in Fairfield, NJ. AlpHlpHa, one of our Excelsior! series beers came in third place in the Strong Beer – Imperial IPA[…]

Brew Fest Success!

Thank you to all who came out to the 3rd Ithaca Brew Fest at Stewart Park. The weather was fantastic, the bands were great, the beer was flowing and we all had a great time! We wish to thank our sponsors: Wegmans, Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca Coffee Co. John G.[…]

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