Fresh. Local. Uncomplicated.
We love brewing. We offer high quality craft beer, brewed on premises
served directly from our tanks. Our patrons feel like they’re in the middle of a brewery...because they are. On brew day and during fermentation you will experience all the wonderful sites, smells and sounds of the brewing process.
You will find familiar and not-so-familiar styles on tap. We like to keep things interestingthere’s always something new. While somewhat conservative in the big tanks you never know what we'll put on tap for small batches. Toasted coconut stout anyone?
We love cooking. We have delicious carnivorous and vegetarian fare. Although beer is our specialty, we have an excellent and eclectic wine list (many from New York!).
We let you move at your own pace. If you need to make it quick to catch a show or game, we'll get you in and out. If you want to hang out for hours, read, play a game or enjoy a good time with friends, we're all about that too. Order your beer and wine at the bar. Food is ordered at the service counter.
We love people. All ages. All backgrounds. Our customers are the friendliest bunch you'll ever meet. The best part of our day is spent talking with our customers, many who have become friends.
We make a living doing what we love. John Bleichert studied industrial brewing processes in Chicago and Germany and now handles all brewery operations for Water Street Brewing Co. John crafts Reinheitsgebot-compliant lagers and wheat ales and flavorful British, Belgian and American ales. We aim to offer perfectly balanced brews that stick (mostly) to tradition.
Michele is the business brains of the outfit and has many years of experience in operations and management. Well, not too many years!
We invite you to experience our space, our beer, our people. Oh, and no TVs.
Some of our local & regional suppliers[more+]
Adirondack Grazers Cooperative (small to mid-scale family farms in New York and Vermont)
Andy's Specialty Garlic and Produce, Newark, NY
Black Bear Winery, Chenango Forks, NY
Brooklyn Brine Co., Brooklyn (using Finger Lakes Distilling McKenzie Rye Whiskey)
Cascun Farm, Greene, NY
Cayuga Pure Organics, Brooktondale, NY
Chateau Royale, Buffalo, NY
Chocolates by Leopold, Montrose, PA
Cooperstown Cheese, Cooperstown, NY
Costanzo's Bakery, Cheektowaga, NY
Damiani Wine Cellars, Seneca Lake, NY
Di Rienzo Bros. Bakery, Binghamton, NY
Dufour Pastry Kitchens, Bronx, NY
Evans Farmhouse Creamery, Norwich, NY
Extended Harvest, Binghamton, NY
Farmer Ground Flour, Trumansburg, NY
Father Sam’s Bakery, Buffalo, NY
Finger Lakes Fresh, Ithaca, NY
Great Lakes Cheese/Empire Cheese, Adams and Cuba, NY
Hillcrest Dairy, Moravia, NY
Howland’s Honey, Newark Valley, NY
Hudson Valley Harvest, (20 sustainable, small-scale farms from Washington to Westchester Counties)
Intergrow Greenhouses, Albion, NY
Keeley’s Cheese Co. at McGarr Farms, King Ferry, NY
King Ferry Vineyards, Cayuga Lake, NY
Lazy Crazy Acres, Arkville, NY
Lively Run Goat Dairy, Interlaken, NY
Lupo’s, Endicott, NY
McRey Farm, Glen Aubrey, NY
Moore Family Farm, Lansing, NY
Murray's Chickens, South Fallsburg, NY
North Country Malt, Champlain, NY
Northern Soy, Rochester, NY
Once Again Nut Butters, Rochester, NY
Pete’s Sweets, Black River, NY
Raffetto’s, Greenwich Village, NY
Red Tomato - Eco Apple, VT (family-owned, small to medium-size farms)
Remembrance Farm, Trumansburg, NY
Rock Stream Vineyards, Seneca Lake, NY
Sunrise Family Farm, Norwich, NY
Tassleberry Farms, Westmoreland, NY
Upstate Merch, Whitney Point, NY
Westwind Farms, Interlaken, NY
Wild Thymes, Greenville, NY
Willow Grove Farm, Marion, NY
Yancey’s Fancy, Corfu, NY