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Ithaca Beer Co.

Brewery, Beer Garden & Taproom

The Taproom at Ithaca Beer Co. by G. Knight

There’s a new brewery in town–well, fancy new brewery serving up new and improved versions of the local craft brew you know and love! 

In the fall of 2012, Ithaca Beer Co. opened its impressive new facility at 122 Ithaca Beer Drive in Ithaca, New York, featuring a state-of-the-art brewery, beer garden, and taproom.

Sample some of the latest beers on tap and pair them with a tasty meal from the taproom menu, featuring carniverous, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free foods made from locally-sourced ingredients, local wineries, and regional distilleries. 

Take a tour of the brewery, taste a flight at the bar, grab a bite to eat with the family, or sip a pint on the patio and enjoy the bocce court, fire pit, and plenty of outdoor seating.


Established in 1998, Ithaca Beer Co. was founded by Dan Mitchell, who had hopes of creating a local brewery that would exemplify the "Spirit of the Finger Lakes." The idea began in 1995, the brewing system was purchased in 1997, and by the end of 1998, Ithaca Beer Co. was brewing beer and opened its doors in Ithaca, New York, with a mission of brewing delicious beers for the purpose of making life more enjoyable. 

Since then, the award-winning beers have made a name for themselves in the Finger Lakes and beyond and are now available throughout New York State, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Ohio, with plans to expand. 

Brewery Tours 

The Brewery, by G. Knight

Weekend brewery tours are free and open to the public (all ages!).

Brewery tours are limited to 20 people, last approximately 20-30 minutes, and include a walk through the brewery to see where all beer is brewed, fermented, bottled, and packaged. 

Call ahead to make a reservation and arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour. 

For large private group tours, reservations should be made at least one week prior to arrival.

On Tap Year Round

Apricot Wheat - Easy-drinking light wheat ale that is light in color and body. Pleasant nose with subtle fruity finish.  ABV 4.9%
Cascazilla - Hoppy red ale with a hearty malt body and strong hop character. ABV 7%
Flower Power - Clover-honey hued India Pale Ale with a tropical nose. Punchy and soothing, a big-bodied ale with a fruity finish.  ABV 7.5%
Pale Ale -  Fragrant aroma and pleasant hop bite, Pale Ale is a fine balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness.  ABV 5.8%
Nut Brown - Rich mahogany-hued brown ale with subtle hints of chocolate and coffee.  ABV 5.4%

Award-winning Beers

2008 Voted Best Craft Brewery in NY State – TAP – NY

Cascazilla - Red Ale
2009 First Place Winner in the American Amber Ale Category, Great International Beer and Cider Competition in Providence, R.I.
2008 Silver Medal American Style Amber/Red Ale Category, Great American Beer Festival

Flower Power – IPA
2012 Final Four, National IPA Championship
2011 Final Four, National IPA Championship
2008 Silver Medal Best Craft Beer in NY State, TAP – NY
2008 Final Four, National IPA Championship

Excelsior! Brute
2008 Silver Medal American or German Style Sour Ale Category, Great American Beer Festival

Excelsior! AlpHalpHa
2009 Third Place Winner in the Strong Beer – Imperial IPA Category, Great International Beer and Cider Competition in Providence, R.I.

Excelsior! TEN (discontinued)
2008 Gold Medal Best Craft Beer in NY State, TAP – NY