Empire Brewing Company

Empire Brewing Company

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Website
https://empirebrew.com/
Phone
(315) 475-2337
Location
Syracuse, NY
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Founded
1994
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Micro
Address
120 Walton St
Syracuse, NY 13202 United States
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Overview
EMPIRE BREWING COMPANY, est. 1994, is an award-winning brewer of handcrafted ales and lagers in the heart of downtown Syracuse. We aspire to provide customers with the finest all-natural ingredients available by utilizing fresh locally sourced products from over sixty Central New York farmers. In 2007, Empire modified its business model to focus on sustainability. We define our business philosophy with the phrases “Eat Where You Live™” and “We Grow Beer™” and attempt to embody the practice “Be Excellent” in all facets of our business.

The success gained after test marketing our beers in high profile establishments located throughout New York State led Empire to expand brewing operations to Brooklyn, NY, by forming a contract-brewing alliance with Greenpoint Beer Works. GPBW produced four styles of Empire’s beer in kegs which allowed the company to distribute throughout New York State. With the recent 60 bbl expansion however, production has been moved entirely back in-house.

EMPIRE FARM BREWERY, est.2016, is the largest Farm Brewery on the East Coast. Over 22 acres were developed for educational and beer production purposes. Boasting a new 60 bbl automated brewhouse, the Empire Farm Brewery is producing kegs and bottles for regional, national and international distribution. Bottled lineup includes 3 time consecutive Great American Beer Fest gold medal winner; Skinny Atlas Light, White Aphro, Slo Mo’ IPA, East Coast Amber Ale, and World Beer Cup gold medal winner; Black Magic Stout. Located in Cazenovia, NY, the property also grows hops, lavender, vegetables, herbs, and fruits for use in the brewing process and to support the needs of Empire’s downtown brewpub.

The agricultural component was designed in conjunction with Professor Matthew Potteiger and the graduate student body from the Department of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The Empire Farm Brewery was the class project for ESF’s spring 2012 semester.

START-UP NY launched in 2014 and offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State. To date, 172 businesses have already joined the program, representing commitments to create nearly 4,174 new jobs and invest more than $230 million throughout New York State. As the brewery’s academic sponsor for START-UP NY, SUNY Morrisville, which is proposing a new Bachelor degree in Food Technology, will work directly with the company to help manage the facility and educate students by providing first-hand practical business experience in production brewing.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
2017 -- 17,000 bbls (Estimate)
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS
Empire Farm Brewery
33 Rippleton Rd
Cazenovia, NY, 13035, USA
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SUBSIDIARIES:
Empire Farm Brewery
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Empire Brewing Company Begins Distribution to China

Empire Brewing Company Begins Distribution to China

Empire Brewing Company’s first shipment of their craft beer has made it to China. After a 4 week journey, Slo Mo IPA and White Aphro Belgian-Style Wit Ale have made it to Panda Brew in Beijing.

Empire Brewing Company and Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards Collaborate

Empire Brewing Company and Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards Collaborate

Apple Harvest Ale was brewed at Empire Brewing Company’s new 60bbl brewhouse. Over 800 gallons of fresh New York State raw apple juice made from Empire and Honey Crisp apples were used in the brew. A red colored ale with a crisp, tart apple flavor and a sweet caramel malt finish.

Empire Brewing Company Plans to Open New Farmstead Brewery in May

Empire Brewing Company Plans to Open New Farmstead Brewery in May

Empire Brewing Company surpassed a major milestone at the Empire Farmstead Brewery construction site in Cazenovia, New York with last week’s delivery and installation of a brand new 60BBL automated brewhouse. Shooting for grand opening in May, Empire Brewing Company plans to bottle their liquid for the first time ever this spring.

Empire Brewing Breaks Ground on Farm Brewery in New York

Empire Brewing Breaks Ground on Farm Brewery in New York

Empire Brewing Company broke ground this past Friday, May 8th 2015, to begin construction on the Empire Farmstead Brewery – a new manufacturing and agri-tourism facility in Cazenovia, New York. When completed, the 28,000 square-foot Empire Farmstead Brewery will be the largest farm brewery of-its-kind in New York State, with a major agri-tourism component.


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Regional Brand Manager - Empire Brewing Company
Regional Brand Manager - Empire Brewing Company -- Multiple Locations (08/14/2018)
Regional Brand Manager - NYC/Syracuse
Multiple Locations 08/14/2018
Regional Brand Manager - Central NY - 1911 Established and Empire Brewing Company
Regional Brand Manager - Central NY - 1911 Established and Empire Brewing Company -- Multiple Locations (05/25/2017)
Seeking an experienced and highly motivated craft beer & cider sales representative for Central NY.
Multiple Locations 05/25/2017
Regional Brand Manager (Off Premise) - Central New York - 1911 Established & Empire Brewing Company
Regional Brand Manager (Off Premise) - Central New York - 1911 Established & Empire Brewing Company -- Syracuse, NY (05/15/2017)
Looking for an experienced and highly motivated hard cider & craft beer sales representative.
Syracuse, NY 05/15/2017
Regional Brand Manager (Off Premise) - Central New York - 1911 Spirits & Empire Brewing Company
Regional Brand Manager (Off Premise) - Central New York - 1911 Spirits & Empire Brewing Company -- Syracuse, NY (05/15/2017)
Looking for an experienced and highly motivated hard cider & craft beer sales representative.
Syracuse, NY 05/15/2017
Brand Manager, New Jersey - Empire Brewing Co
Brand Manager, New Jersey - Empire Brewing Co -- Northern, NJ (04/27/2016)
Empire Brewing Company is looking for a passionate individual to join our sales team in New Jersey
Northern, NJ 04/27/2016
Brand Manager - Rochester - Empire Brewing Company
Brand Manager - Rochester - Empire Brewing Company -- Rochester , NY (04/05/2016)
Empire Brewing Company is looking for a passionate individual to join the sales team, and market our
Rochester , NY 04/05/2016
Brand Manager - Brooklyn/ Queens - Empire Brewing Company
Brand Manager - Brooklyn/ Queens - Empire Brewing Company -- Brooklyn, NY (03/01/2016)
Empire Brewing Company Brand Manager, Brooklyn/ Queens, NY
Brooklyn, NY 03/01/2016

Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Amber Ale Amber Ale
American Strong Ale Ale
Aphrodisiac Ale Golden/Blonde
Barley Wine Barley Wine
Black Magic Stout Imperial Stout
Blueberry Wheat Ale Wheat Ale
By George Pale Ale Pale Ale
Cherry Stout Imperial Stout
Chocolate Mint Stout Imperial Stout
Cream Ale Crème Ale
Critz's Apple Ale Ale
Critz's Pumpkin Ale Ale
Downtown Brown Brown Ale
Empire Summer Ale Pilsner
Hefe Weizen Bavarian Hefeweisse
Hop Harvest Pale Ale
India Pale Ale IPA
Instigator Doppelbock Bock
Maple Porter Porter
Pale Ale Pale Ale
Robust Porter Porter
Saison Saison
Scotch Ale Scottish Ale
Skinny Atlas Light Lager
Smoked Porter Smoke Beer
Sub-Terranian Ale Saison
White Aphro Belgian

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7/14/2018 Zydeco Boogaloo Customer Appreciation Party Other Cazenovia, NY
3/22/2018 Pizza & Beer Dinner
3/22/2018 -- fayetteville, NY
Pizza & Beer Dinner
Dinner fayetteville, NY
3/19/2018 Girl Scout Beer Cookie Pairing
3/19/2018 -- Syracuse , NY
Girl Scout Beer Cookie Pairing
Other Syracuse , NY
3/15/2018 Laid Back Winter Luau Pig Roast
3/15/2018 -- Syracuse, NY
Laid Back Winter Luau Pig Roast
Other Syracuse, NY
3/14/2018 March Madness at the Empire Farm Brewery Other cazenovia, NY
3/1/2018 Empire Tap Takeover at Dive Bar
3/1/2018 -- New York, NY
Empire Tap Takeover at Dive Bar
Other New York, NY
3/1/2018 Particle City Release
3/1/2018 -- Cazenoiva , NY
Particle City Release
Beer Release Cazenoiva , NY
2/27/2018 Empire Brew vs. Greenport Harbor
2/27/2018 -- Brooklyn , NY
Empire Brew vs. Greenport Harbor
Other Brooklyn , NY
2/24/2018 Syracuse Bicycle Cazenovia Fat Bike Race 2018 Other Syracuse, NY
2/24/2018 Syracuse Bicycle Cazenovia FAT BIKE RACE 2018 Other Cazenovia, NY
2/23/2018 Sweet Fire Release
2/23/2018 -- Cazenovia , NY
Sweet Fire Release
Beer Release Cazenovia , NY
2/15/2018 Air Gait Brewing Company Launch Party @ Benjamin's on Franklin Beer Release Syracuse , NY
2/13/2018 Mardi Gras at Shifty's
2/13/2018 -- Syracuse , NY
Mardi Gras at Shifty's
Other Syracuse , NY
11/23/2017 New York State Tap Takeover
11/23/2017 -- Bangkok,
New York State Tap Takeover
Other Bangkok,
10/21/2017 Empire Farm Brewery Fall Fest Weekend!
10/21/2017 -- Cazenovia, NY
Empire Farm Brewery Fall Fest Weekend!
Festival Cazenovia, NY
10/20/2017 Empire Farm Fall Fest Beer Pairing
10/20/2017 -- Cazenovia, NY
Empire Farm Fall Fest Beer Pairing
Festival Cazenovia, NY
9/16/2017 Empire Brewing Company @ Madison County Hop Fest Festival Oneida, NY
9/9/2017 Grindstone Blueberry Ale Release Party! Beer Release Pulaski , NY
8/26/2017 Empire Brewing Company & 1911 Cider Fight Night @ Wolff's Biergarten Other Syracuse, NY
8/24/2017 Salt City Cornhole League with Empire Brewing Company and 1911 Cider Other Syracuse , NY
8/22/2017 Tuesday Night Trucks & Trivia at Empire Farm Brewery Other Cazenovia, NY
7/21/2017 Empire Deep Purple Release Party!
7/21/2017 -- Canandaigua, NY
Empire Deep Purple Release Party!
Beer Release Canandaigua, NY
7/7/2017 Empire Brewing Co. Biggest Tap Takeover Ever!!! Other inlet , NY
6/20/2017 Pre D & Co. Show Party @ Kings Tavern!
6/20/2017 -- saratoga , NY
Pre D & Co. Show Party @ Kings Tavern!
Other saratoga , NY
5/19/2017 Empire Night @ World of Beer, Syracuse, NY Other Syracuse, NY
5/5/2017 Empire Brewing Company @ J Ryan's Cask Fest Festival Syracuse, NY
4/4/2017 Empire Brewing Co. Beer Pairing Dinner at BG Buda's Dinner Cazenovia, NY
2/10/2017 EMPIRE TAP ATTACK @ THE GROVE WINE & SPIRITS Other Trenton, NJ
1/20/2017 Tap Takeover @ Taphouse 15
1/20/2017 -- Wharton, NJ
Tap Takeover @ Taphouse 15
Other Wharton, NJ
1/12/2017 Empire Brew Night @ Dive 75
1/12/2017 -- New York, NY
Empire Brew Night @ Dive 75
Other New York, NY
1/12/2017 Empire night at Dive 75
1/12/2017 -- New York, NY
Empire night at Dive 75
Other New York, NY
10/20/2016 Oktoberfest @ Donaldson's Farm
10/20/2016 -- Hackettstown, NJ
Oktoberfest @ Donaldson's Farm
Fundraiser Hackettstown, NJ
10/13/2016 Collaboration Beer: Apple Harvest Ale Release Pig Roast @ Wolff's Biergarten Beer Release Syracuse, NY
10/9/2016 Empire State Marathon sponsored by Empire Brewing Company Other Syracuse, NY
10/8/2016 Empire Brewing Co. @ BLEND Central Jersey Beer Festival Beer Release West Windsor, NJ
9/30/2016 Empire Brewing Company at Troy Night Out! Other Troy, NY
9/24/2016 Geektoberfest @ Schmaltz Brewing Company
9/24/2016 -- Clifton Park, NY
Geektoberfest @ Schmaltz Brewing Company
Festival Clifton Park, NY
9/20/2016 Empire Deep Purple Release Party
9/20/2016 -- 14620, NY
Empire Deep Purple Release Party
Beer Release 14620, NY
9/19/2016 Empire Beer Pairing Dinner at The Yelling Goat Dinner Lancaster , NY
9/13/2016 Empire Night @ Good Beer
9/13/2016 -- New York, NY
Empire Night @ Good Beer
Beer Release New York, NY
9/13/2016 Deep Purple Bottle Release Party
9/13/2016 -- Cazenovia, NY
Deep Purple Bottle Release Party
Beer Release Cazenovia, NY
9/13/2016 Empire Brewing Company Tap Takeover @ Cloverleaf Tavern Beer Release Caldwell, NJ
9/8/2016 Empire Release Party @ Smokehouse Tailgate Beer Release Mamaroneck, NY
8/26/2016 Empire Brewing Company at
8/26/2016 -- syracuse , NY
Empire Brewing Company at
Other syracuse , NY
8/18/2016 Empire Brewing Company Release Party, Tap Room, Buffalo, NY Beer Release Buffalo, NY
8/12/2016 Empire Release Party @ Kings Tavern
8/12/2016 -- saratoga springs, NY
Empire Release Party @ Kings Tavern
Beer Release saratoga springs, NY
8/11/2016 Empire Beer Release Party @ Tilted Kilt, Syracuse Beer Release Syracuse, NY
8/11/2016 Empire Release, Meet Your Maker @ Excelsior Pub Beer Release Albany, NY
8/10/2016 Empire Release Party @ The Ruck, Troy Beer Release Troy, NY
8/9/2016 Empire Release Party @ Saratoga City Tavern
8/9/2016 -- Saratoga Springs, NY
Empire Release Party @ Saratoga City Tavern
Beer Release Saratoga Springs, NY
8/23/2015 Point to Pint
8/23/2015 -- Syracuse, NY
Point to Pint
Other Syracuse, NY