Willow Rock wins at TapNY 2017

Silver and bronze medals from TapNY 2017

Last weekend, April 29-30, we attended our first TapNY event and won two medals, a silver medal for our scotch ale, Rugged, and a bronze medal for our flagship brown ale, Jim. Both beers will be tapped this weekend, with Rugged in limited quantity. Brewers Rockney Roberts and Kevin Williams hope to brew more of both Jim and Rugged in the coming weeks so we may share these award-winning beers with you once again.

 

Collaboration Beers

Collaborations are all about mutual beliefs and interests.  Willow Rock has had the luck to make two such connections recently.

Mike LeRoy,from Stout Beard Brewing, visits to brew at Willow Rock Company

Made with Stout Beard Brewing Company, we’re happy to announce our first ever bottle release, Yozakura. A highly fruited Belgian Quad fermented with sake yeast, this 11% behemoth is packaged in 22oz bombers and represents the celebration spring and the bounty it brings. Willow Rock and Stout Beard drew inspiration from the accord between Tokyo and Washington, DC that is celebrated today with the blossoming of the spring cherry trees.

With over 42 pounds of tart cherries and plums, this Belgian Quad will age gracefully for years to come, just like a great friendship.

We estimated Yozakura will be ready for sale Thursday, May 4th; where we’ll have a Bottle Release Party at Willow Rock (yes, a Thursday event). See our event calendar for exact date and times come April.

 

We are also excited to release in the Willow Rock Tap Room Bitter Bineyard. Chad Meigs of Bineyard hops in Cazenovia had a wonderful idea to showcase the top notch hops he grows and Willow Rock was lucky enough to align with his vision.  This IPA uses both bittering and aroma hops from Bineyard Hop Farm to create an excellent, locally sourced IPA. The best things are close to home! A release date is not set yet, but we hope to have it on tap mid to late April.

Beer Review

Three beers from Willow Rock Brewing Co., 115 Game Road in Syracuse. Brunch, a Breakfast Stout; Secret IPA, an India Pale Ale; and Jim, a Brown Ale (Don Cazentre)

Willow Rock got a visit from Syracuse Media Group’s food & drink writer Don Cazentre. Within this write-up,  Don reviews three of our flagship beers Secret, Jim and BRUNCH.

Read the full review here at: http://www.newyorkupstate.com/breweries/2017/01/three_from_willow_rock_brewing_co_upstate_ny_beer_review.html

Willow Rock Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Bear Ninja Cowboy

Willow Rock Brewing Company (WRBC) is celebrating its one year anniversary on Black Friday, November 25th 2016. Starting at noon WRBC will be opening its doors for two unique offerings; a limited edition Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Trio Crowler® pack and a Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Tournament. (Yes, like the game.)

More information can be found at willowrockbrew.com/BNC

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