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Sunday, May 13, 2012

National Craft Beer Week in Ithaca, NY

Chris Williams, Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co.'s Brew Guru
It's National Craft Brew Week and we love craft beer here at the Rogues' Harbor Inn. We love it so much we craft brew our own beer. And by we, I mean our brew staff. Chris Williams is our Brew Guru and Alex Schwartz is our Asst. Brew Guru. They plan, weigh, grind, boil, brew, chill, ferment, filter, carbonate and keg it all. Then we pour it right here. That's fresh beer; it's a wonderful thing.
We're celebrating National Craft Brew Week and our own craft brews by the Rogues' Harbor Brewing Company. When you stop in this week Monday - Friday, May 14 - 18, and order a Rogues' Craft Brew Flight we'll give you 50% off any appetizer! The flights this week have our: Cayuga Cream Ale, Route 34 Red Ale, East Shore Pale Ale and Brewer's Choice Black IPA. If you find a favorite, we pour pints and large 22 oz mugs, and... we even  fill 2 pint growlers to go. So take a growler home and watch a movie or even a Rogues' Harbor Inn short film about our microbrewery.
Chris is a talented brewer and film maker. I should say screen writer and director as well. He writes, films, directs, edits and stars in our Rogues' Harbor Inn videos. The first film talks about our flagship brews: Cayuga Cream Ale and Route 34 Red Ale. The second visits a New York State hop grower, Pompey Mountain Hop Farm. The fifth and most recent is my favorite. We lost a batch of beer earlier this year; and we're not sure what went wrong, but is was not good. So we filmed the funeral. Other staff members pitched in with writing and bit parts. We had a lot fun making the films and anxiously awaiting the final product- just like our beers, really.There are five so far. I hear there plans for more...
Rogues' Harbor House Beers
Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co. Brews with Local Hops
Making CO2 at Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co.
Brewer's Confession
A Brew's Last Rights
In honor of National Craft Beer Week have a Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co. beer flight and celebrate the independent spirit of craft brewing in the Finger Lakes. Share a half price appetizer to go with it. Maybe try a few other cool breweries close by. There are several good microbreweries to visit within 15 minutes of Ithaca: Rogues' Harbor Brewing Co., Band Wagon Brew Pub, Ithaca Beer Co, Scale House and Bacchus Brewing. That's one per day Monday to Friday. You can do it!