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Media Contact: Dan Cleary, Operations Manger
Owner: Terry Vestal
Cortland Beer Company Plants Feet In The City
Cortland's own beer buddies Dan Cleary and Terry Vestal, founding partners of Cortland Beer Company, are moving forward with plans to open Cortland’s own microbrewery.
R20;From the very beginning we’ve wanted to be Cortland's beer; said Dan Cleary. “That means sharing our beer here and ultimately, making great beer here.”
The historic Cortland Foundations building located at 75 East Court Street right behind Cortland Seafood, will be home to Cortland Beer Company’s production line. As a micro manufacturing enterprise Cortland Beer Company will initially employ one brewer and have the opportunity to make different styles of beer for Cortland’s thirsty beer connoisseurs.
This move from brewing only on contract with Butternuts Beer and Ale, to brewing in our own local brew house gives us the opportunity to customize our beer,” said Terry Vestal “along with our flagship beers we will be producing seasonal ale’s, Session Beers even make specific recipes for, customers and occasions.”
2008 sales of Cortland Beer Company’s first contract ale Crown City Kolsch exceeded Cleary and Vestal’s expectations. Crown City Kolsch has been available as a draft (one pint) and through a growler (half a gallon) at downtown bars, restaurants, and at Bargain Beverage.
When the new facility comes online, Cortland Beer Company will open for public tours of its production process and conversations with the brew master as well as samples, tastings and product retailing from its in-house taproom. Also available will be retail merchandise such as hats, shirts, and other items.
Cortland is our home and it deserves locally crafted beer,” said Terry Vestal “We’re working hard to bring great beer to Cortland.
Cortland Beer Company, created in June of 2007, is the creation of Cortland residents Terry Vestal and Dan Cleary. The company’ first beer Crown City Kolsch was introduced to downtown Cortland bars and restaurants about a year ago during downtown Cortland’s Chill-A-Bration. More about Cortland Beer Company can be found at www.cortlandbeer.com .
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Mahar's Mild poured a dark brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma was malty, with a coffee aroma mixed with some light chocoloate notes. The body was thin with a dry roasted malty taste. The finish was short, lightly carbonated and little hints of dryness.The craft beer world has been obsessed with big beers lately and we have seen "Imperial" versions of just about every style. The need for low ABV session beers is just as important and Lew Bryson and others have started to campaign for more session beers. You can follow their effort at http://sessionbeerproject.blogspot.com/ .