Cayuga Cream Ale: cream ale is a North American specialty that is somewhat of a hybrid in style. It has the unchallenging crisp characteristics of a pale lager, but is endowed with a hint of the aromatic complexities that ales provide. Golden straw in color, Cream Ales are generally more heavily carbonated and slightly more hopped than light lagers.
Route 34 Red Ale: a rich dark red ale with a dry nutty flavor and a rich creamy head. It’s another food friendly brew.
East Shore Pale Ale: a traditional American Pale Ale, this style of beer is synonymous with the beginning of the US craft beer moment. This bright, amber colored ale is a full-bodied beer that is balanced nicely with a tangy hop flavor.
Hell on Wheels Wit: a smooth, sweet, easy drinking beer, this Wit is a refreshing light bodied Belgian style wheat beer hinted with coriander and orange peel flavors. It gets it's name from our neighbor's the ILWR (Ithaca League of Women Rollers). We sponsor one of their teams, the SufferJetts, and dedicated this beer to the ladies that roll. A portion of the proceeeds from each keg sold is donated to the ILWR.
Brewer's Choice: whatever our Brew Guru feels inclined to brew...
Here's the schedule so far:
~October 2012 is Belgian Red Head: a rustic Belgian ale brewed to celebrate the end of summer, this beer has a subtle fruity aroma and flavor. Semi-dry with moderate tartness complemented by earthy yeast tones.
~ November 2012: Hipper Malt Liquor – Malt Liquor (which is beer with little or no hops) has been stereotyped as a thin flavored, low quality boozy beer. Well, we decided to keep the boozy part, and jack up this style by giving it a BIG malt flavor.
~ December 2012: Stout’s Rye Stout – A twist to a traditional Irish-style stout, this brew spices up an old favorite by adding a blend of rye malts. This stout has a complex flavor with a hint of sweetness, and subtle tones of bitterness from the rye. Dry, roasty and delicious!
~ January 2013: American Barleywine - Although there are no grapes involved, this beer bears the distinctive title of a wine, due to its unusually high alcohol content and complex flavor. Our Barleywine style of beer is rich and malty, with fruity overtones and a well-hopped finish.
~ February 2013: Imperial Pilsner - Similar to a light Pilsner in appearance, this lager beer pours a glowing yellow and has a strong malty backbone. Imperials are BIG BEERS, so you’ll get the warming alcohol sensation after the first sip, and throughout the beer experience.
Our micro brewery is ideally located along the Cayuga Wine Trail which is quickly becoming an area known for quality brewing as well as wine. We're located just miles North of Ithaca in an agricultural town, Lansing. NY offers us a wide variety of local ingredients to use in our brewing process: hops, corn, grain.... We buy most of our hops locally. Our brewery is located right next to the Rogues Harbor Inn so don’t forget to check us out when staying at the bed and breakfast.
We started brewing in 2011 offering 5 of our own craft beers, all listed on this page. Every batch we brew produces 4 kegs offering plenty of beer to go around for the restaurant or for growler fills to take with you. Our brew gurus have been brewing long before 2011 bringing a wealth of knowledge to our brew house. Chris Williams and Alex Schwartz take great care in brewing the finest ales from quality local ingredients.
Our brews pour nightly at the inn 4 pm till midnight