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Local Venues Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Known as The Mother of all Beer Weeks, American Craft Beer Week celebrates craft brewers and craft beer culture in the US. From May 14-20, celebrations are being held all across the country as communities come together to show appreciation on a local level for the more than 1,900 small and independent brewers responsible for the steadily advancing American craft beer culture.

Here is a sampling of what’s going on across the Finger Lakes Beer Trail in celebration of American Craft Beer Week:

Monday, May 14th

  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. Kick off American Craft Beer Week at Empire Brewing’s Maple Porter Release Party from 5-7pm. Pints of Maple Porter will be on special for $3.00 and brewery tours will be offered.
  • Donnelly’s Public House, Fairport. Donnelly’s kicks off American Craft Beer Week with $5 pitchers of Three Heads beer, their May Brewery of the Month. Great night to get a group together to enjoy some of Rochester's best craft beer from our good friends at Three Heads paired with our $5 Monday night menu special. In addition, grab a free raffle ticket to enter to win a $75 gift card to beer markets like Steamer's Hess in Bushnell's Basin or Hegedorns in Webster. A winning ticket will be drawn each day of Donnelly’s American Craft Beer Week celebration at 8pm.
  • Rogues' Harbor Brewing, Lansing. Order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight you'll get 50% off any appetizer. Flights this week include: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA. 
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Tuesday, May 15th

  • Bandwagon Brewpub, Ithaca. Enjoy a cheese and beer tasting in the Bandwagon lounge from 5-8 pm featuring samples of five fine cheeses from Lively Run including a new cheese made with BWB’s own Scotch Ale! Cost is $12.00 at the door for a flight of BWB beer and plenty of cheese samples! Lively run cheese will also be available for purchase.
  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, Empire is offering a special 3 course beer/food pairing menu, featuring beer inspired dishes, coupled with empire beers. Cost is $25 per person. Standard menu also available.
  • Rogues' Harbor Brewing, Lansing. Order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight you'll get 50% off any appetizer. Flights this week include: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Wednesday, May 16th

  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, Empire is offering a special 3 course beer/food pairing menu, featuring beer inspired dishes, coupled with empire beers. Cost is $25 per person. Standard menu also available.
  • Donnelly’s Public House, Fairport. Donnelly’s celebrating craft beer - in a can featuring $3 canned craft beer from Oskar Blues, Sly Fox, Sixpoint, Sierra Nevada, Butternuts, and more.
  • Rogues' Harbor Brewing, Lansing. Order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight you'll get 50% off any appetizer. Flights this week include: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Thursday, May 17th

  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. What better way to celebrate American Craft Beer Week than with some beer trivia! Empire hosts Beer Trivia Night from 5-7 pm, featuring $5.00 23oz. “bombers” and $3.00 everything pretzels. First prize wins an Empire ‘Beer for a Year’ package.
  • Donnelly’s Public House, Fairport. Get $3 New York State drafts plus a FREE "I Drink NY" logo pint glass - only available at Donnelly's.
  • Ithaca Coffee Company, Ithaca. Join the folks from ICC at Collegetown Bagels on College Ave. from 4-6 pm for samples of Ithaca Beer featuring Apricot Wheat, Partly Sunny, Nut Brown, Pale Ale, and Flower Power IPA.
  • Rogues' Harbor Brewing, Lansing. Order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight you'll get 50% off any appetizer. Flights this week include: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Friday, May 18th

  • Custom Brewcrafters, Honeoye Falls. To celebrate American craft beer week, CB will be holding a founding fathers day with special mug with a photo of Ben Franklin and his famous quote "beer is proof god loves us and wants us to be happy". Patrons will receive the mug to take home for five dollars with a fill up of GVCM 1803 Fat OX Ale. The ale is a robust colonial brown ale brewed from notes passed down from brewers operating in America during the early 1800's. Toasted malts give this beer a pronounced toasted flavor and a rich, full body.
  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. It’s Firkin Friday at 5pm with the tapping of a cask conditioned Rye IPA. Also, if you wear black and white, you’ll receive $1.00 off pints of Empire’s Black Magic Stout and/or Empire White Aphro.
  • Rogues' Harbor Brewing, Lansing. Order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight you'll get 50% off any appetizer. Flights this week include: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Saturday, May 19th

  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. Come enjoy Empire’s fabulous Beer Brunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm featuring beer inspired brunch specials. Standard menu is also available.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.

Sunday, May 20th

  • Empire Brewing, Syracuse. Close out American Craft Beer Week with Empire’s Blues Brunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm featuring beer inspired brunch specials and live music from Los Blancos. Regular brunch and standard menu also available.
  • Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester. Rohrbach's is celebrating American Craft Beer Week with food & beer specials and events at their brewpub and production brewery. Stop in or contact Mitch LaGoy for details at mitch@rohrbachs.com.