Posts Tagged ‘Spoonfed’

You can’t miss the Syracuse Suds Factory. It’s a huge brick building in Armory Square, on the corner of South Clinton and Walton Streets. The inside feel is a big, open warehouse with brick walls and rustic red accents. There’s plenty of bartop space, tables, and 13 TVs in total—nine of which were tuned to sports channels during a recent visit.

Its a bar, but it also gives off a slight museum feel, especially when you catch a glimpse of the wax figure in overalls manning the replica of a keg distribution line on one of the walls, complete with mini keg replicas. Add in some black and white pictures of the building back in the day and framed memorabilia here and there and it’s almost like a history lesson. In fact, all you need to do is flip over your menu to learn about the whole history of brewing in Syracuse. (more…)


Saranac showing its SU pride in the brewery gift shop

Saranac showing its SU pride in the brewery gift shop

Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY, was one of the first microbreweries to open in the United States. Also known as the Matt Brewing Company after the family who founded the brewery in 1888 and still run it today, this historical gem is responsible for quite a few other firsts in the beer world as well (which your tour guide will be more than happy to point out). (more…)