Empire's Amber Ale is a beer drinker's beer. Clean and refined, with just the right balance between hop bitterness & sweet malt
American Strong Ale
Bold, hoppy, and complex. Chocolate and roasted malts gives this beer a full malty character. The strong American hops balance this beer with an aggressive bitterness, followed by a fruity hop flavor and a full hop aroma.
Aphrodisiac Ale is a golden ale originating from present-day Scotland, with the addition of local organic honey, fresh ginger, & dried lavender tips. Ancient Scots known as "Picts" would drink herb-infused beer before going into battle and to boost their libido.
Strong, rich, hoppy and smooth, our Barley Wine is an American version with a high alcohol kick. Flavors of malt sweetness are quickly balanced by an assertive hop bitterness. Hop flavor and aroma are present as well, and the beer finishes with a fruity contribution from our house ale yeast.
Black Magic Stout
4.8% ABV A traditional dry Irish stout, carbonated with nitrogen - pours very much like a Guinness. Dry roasted flavors are prominent, with hints of chocolate and coffee on the finish.
A light, crisp American wheat beer flavored with the addition of fresh blueberries. Thirst quenching and very drinkable. 4.5% ABV
By George Pale Ale
5.5% ABV This is the winning recipe from the Syracuse Beer Week homebrew competition that was held at Empire. George Aldrich of Utica was the winner. An American Pale Ale, hopped with Chinnook and Amarillo.
7.% ABV Full-bodied and dry, this stout has the flavor of fresh black cherries. It starts with chocolate and roasted barley flavors, and then finishes with a subtle cherry note. Tastes like a chocolate-covered cherry.
Chocolate Mint Stout
7.% ABV Brewed for the holiday season, this stout was made with dark Belgian chocolate, fresh mint leaves and six specialty malts. Starts with the aroma of fresh peppermint, with the robust flavor of the chocolate next, and finishes with a minty balance.
5.8% ABV Carbonated with nitrogen so it cascades as it pours. This gives the beer an extremely smooth mouthfeel. It is golden in color with a crisp hop flavor and aroma.
Critz Apple Ale
4.5% ABV Critz's Apple Ale is an American wheat beer with apple cider added prior to fermentation for a fresh, tart, apple taste. The cider came from Critz Farm in Cazenovia.
Critz' Hard Raspberry Cider
5.5% ABV Critz Farms' hard apple cider made with fresh raspberries.
6.5% ABV A wheat beer made with NYS Concord grapes. It is fruity, tart & dry, w/ a purple color & huge grape aroma.
6.8% ABV A delicious Brown Ale made w/ American hops & combined w/ some of the finest English specialty malts available. Rich coffee, chocolate & toffee notes are balanced nicely with the fruity hops.
5.6% ABV Saison is one of the hoppiest styles found within the Belgian brewing and ours reflects that tradition. Unfiltered and hazy, spicy and earthy.
Empire State Pale Ale (ESPA)
5.6% ABV Made with, homegrown Cascade hops from New York State. The earthy hop flavor rounds out the crisp & refreshing nature of the ESPA.
Empire Strikes Bock
6.8% ABV This Maibock is brewed with German malt & hops and then lagered for six weeks. The perfect accompaniment to shrug off Winter's last chill and welcome Spring warmth. May the hops be with you.
7.7% ABV A Belgian style Golden Ale, spiced with Thai Basil grown at Empire's own organic garden. Light in color and medium bodied.
5.8% ABV A German-style wheat beer, brewed with authentic German yeast and malts. Banana and clove flavors are present in this beer due to the yeast that is used.
In 2007, Empire’s Hefe-Weizen placed 1st in it's category at the NYS Fair Craft Beer Competition.
6.0% ABV Empire Hop Harvest is an American style Pale Ale made with 100% NYS hops. This beer has a strong fresh hop flavor and aroma, with a balancing hop bitterness.
India Pale Ale
7.2% ABV an American IPA, hopped heavily w/ 6 kettle additions. It has a citrus aroma & a bright, earthy flavor. The hoppiest of them all.
8% ABV Bocks and Doppelbocks are German-style lagers. Usually released in the spring in celebration of the new season. Strong, full bodied and somewhat sweet, this beer was fermented with a traditional German lager yeast strain for over eight weeks.
Liv and Let Rye
30% rye malt gives this ipa a spicy & peppery kick. hops include: nugget, citra, falconers flight
7.2% ABV Empire's collaboration brew with Syracuse neighbor Cafe Kubal. This scotch ale is infused with a custom blend of Guatemalan beans.
6.5% ABV Pure amber maple syrup from Critz' Farms in Cazenovia, rounds out the flavor of this traditional dry porter. The subtle aroma of maple syrup & a hint of sweetness make this a truly special drink.
6.5% ABV unfiltered Belgian Golden ale, spiced with purple basil grown on the farms at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Terrytown, New York.
Roasted Pumpkin Ale
6.5% ABV 200 pounds of fresh hand-picked pumpkins from Critz Farm in Cazenovia are added to the mash of this beer. They are cleaned, cut, drizzled with honey and maple syrup, then roasted in our ovens. The brew is then spiced with an array of fall spices. Pumpkin pie in a glass.
7% ABV Empire's Robust Porter is the strongest porter we have made to date. It is dry, with a solid hop aroma, bitterness, and flavor. It finishes with roasted flavors as well as a hint of chocolate and a nutty caramel-like aftertaste. It pairs well with burgers and steaks.
7.5% ABV Sweet and strong, made with a traditional Scottish ale yeast, this hearty brew will make ya see plaid
4.2% ABV Empire's Skinny Atlas Kölsch blended with pink lemonde. A refreshing delight!
Skinny Atlas Kolsch
4.8% ABV named for Central New York's "Skaneateles Lake" - the pristine lake from which Empire draws its brewing water. Pale yellow in color, Skinny has the flavor of a light German pilsner, crossed w/ the crisp cleanness you might find in an American Ale.
6.5% ABV porter brewed with an addition of German smoked malt. Medium bodied with a hint of smoke on the finish, this beer pairs great with bbq and meat dishes.
9.5% ABV A unique beer, a cross between a Belgian farmhouse ale, and a Belgian tripel. Tart like a farmhouse ale, and sweet and strong like a tripel. This is a beer to be sipped and enjoyed in moderation.
6% ABV Our Summer Ale has an all pilsner malt base, & is hopped with German Hallertauer hops. Finished with a hint of lemon peel, this beer is crisp & refreshing.
8.5% ABVMade w/ 100% NYS grown ingredients. 50% Organic wheat and 50% barley malted at valley malsters.
6.3% ABV Belgian style Wit Ale Fermented with a traditional Belgian yeast strain, lemon peel, ginger & lavender. Wheat malt is added, to make this an unforgettable Belgian white.
7.5% ABV The base of this beer is a strong Scottish ale, with the addition of some unique spices. Cardamom and allspice give this hearty brew a holiday aroma and flavor.
Ye Old Wooden Tooth
7.7 ABV George Washington's homebrew recipe.