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8 of the Best Spots on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

Many visitors know that the Finger Lakes is home to some of the best wineries in the world. What may surprise you, however, is that this region also features some incredible breweries. The Finger Lakes Beer Trail is a fantastic way to explore these spots. The trail features the best Finger Lakes breweries, with pre-planned itineraries and great resources on booking your very own beer tour. Find out everything you need to know this attraction!

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Explore the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

The Finger Lakes Beer Trail website features around one-dozen pre-planned itineraries, all based around different areas of the region. They also list some fun Finger Lakes Beer Trail tours. If you’d like to design your own tour, take a look at our Finger Lakes Tours special! Call S&S Limousines and tell them that Finger Lakes Premier Properties sent you. Now that you’ve decided on transportation, it’s time to pick which wineries you’ll be visiting on your custom tour! We’ve selected our favorite winery from eight of the Finger Lakes below.

Conesus Lake: CB Brewing

CB Craft Brewers, and the attached brewpub called Pint & Goblet Tavern, are both great examples of the innovative New York spirit. Started in 1997, this brewery has grown dramatically and is now one of the biggest in the region.

Honeoye Lake: Irish Mafia Brewing Company

Though the name might sound intimidating, Irish Mafia Brewing Company is a fantastic brewery with a great sense of humor. Carrying both wine flights, wine slushies, a great menu of snacks, and a selection of fantastic beers, you’re sure to have a great time!  

Canandaigua Lake: Young Lion Brewing

Like many craft breweries, Young Lion Brewing started as a passion project among friends. Now, it’s an impressive brewery located at the north end of Canandaigua Lake. Visit their taproom to enjoy some of their newest creations!

Keuka Lake: Abandon Brewery

Located in a reconditioned barn that dates back to the 1800s, Abandon Brewing Company features a great selection of beer in a unique setting. This eco-friendly brewery uses geothermal energy to heat the brewing and fermentation area of the brewery and solar power to provide lighting to one of the buildings.

Seneca Lake: Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Wagner Walley Brewing Company

Okay, we’ll admit it: we couldn’t choose between these two fantastic breweries. Climbing Bines Hop Farm specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted ale and is known for using hopes and barley that is harvested just down the road. Wagner Walley Brewing Company was the first craft brewery on Seneca Lake and features a wide variety of brews. No matter your taste, you’ll find something delicious at Wanger Brewing!

Cayuga Lake: Boathouse Beer Garden & Brewing Company

The Boathouse Beer Garden & Brewing Company celebrates the beauty of the Finger Lakes region and the artistry of the local craftsmen. Enjoy a view of Cayuga Lake or admire the locally crafted boats burnished by the Finger Lakes Boat Museum that are on display.

Owasco Lake: Prison City Pub and Brewery

You don’t have to get locked up to enjoy Prison City Pub and Brewery! They have a wide selection of beers, as well as a fantastic menu of snacks, entrees, and desserts. They even have a kid’s menu, if you’re bringing the little ones along!

Stay with Finger Lakes Premier Properties

After your day of exploring the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, return to a wonderful home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties. We have the best selection of houses in the region, with properties along seven of the Finger Lakes. Plus, with our available specials, there are always great new ways to save on your reservation.

Take a look at our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.

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