Congress is Back in Session!

Congress tap and coasters

Congress, the most celebrated beer in Syracuse history, is back! The team at Willow Rock spent eight months perfecting a beer that respects the Congress legacy and satisfies the tastes of today’s beer drinkers.

Congress offers the present-day appeal of an everyday beer, delivering an approachable craft beer experience that features a good, crisp taste that is not too bitter and is easy to drink.

Congress is back in session!

Congress Events:

Congress Beer Launch Party at the Marriot
Wed. August 15, 2018 | 4-8pm
Syracuse Marriot Downtown
Willow Rock Brewing Company and the Onondaga Historical Association release an updated version of the historic Congress Beer Lager at a special ceremony at the Syracuse Marriott Downtown.

Congress Beer Release Party at Willow Rock Brewing Company
Sat. August 18, 2018 | 1-8pm
Willow Rock Brewing Company
Congress Beer will hit taps at the brewery; outside food truck Bold Coast Lobster Co.
Limited Congress apparel and collectibles will also be for sale.

Happy Groundhog Day!

Bill Murray as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day by Andrew O. Ellis

Two equally impressive sentient beings awoke this morning with the fine task of making our lives better.

One an overgrown, pampered varmint wrestled around by fancy dudes in top hats who’ve been drinking all night. The other, a TTB manager. The type of man who woke early because he knew there was snow to be shoveled and inclement driving conditions; the kind of man who wears a garter, because Socks. Must. Stay. Up.

I reckon, walking out into the cold frigid air, their first breath freezing their lungs and nasal passages, the eyes of passersby transfixed at their sudden entrance, both saw their shadows writhing between the smoky tendrils of their hot breath.

Both knew it was a day of reckoning. A day where great knowledge, only known by them, would be bestowed upon the world!

Six more weeks of winter!

Willow Rock Brewing Company Federal Brewing Permit approved!

Art by Andrew O. Ellis