Critz Farms Brewing and Cider Company specializes in the production of handcrafted hard ciders and farm brewed beers made in small batches from ingredients grown here on our farm.
Our ales and ciders are truly handcrafted from start to finish, beginning with the cider apples, barley, and hops grown right here at Critz Farms. We also feature Critz Farms products in our ales and ciders, such as maple syrup and pumpkins. Our small-batch production systems allow consistently outstanding quality and full flavor. We press apples on our 1890s cider press before a six-month fermentation and aging process to produce rich, complex and mature flavors. The resulting base cider is used to make our award-winning recipes in 200-gallon batches.
Our brewhouse features a 2.5 BBL system that makes about 75 gallons per batch. Our very own malted barley, Critz Farms Pale Malt, provides the base malt for every beer. We source hops locally and our own hop yard produced its first harvest in fall 2016. Our brewing water is drawn directly from our onsite well and filtered. We excel at producing full-flavored, American-style ales brewed with the seasons.
Come enjoy the results of our small batch, handcrafted farm-to-glass process in our beautiful tasting room, or find us in area bars and restaurants.
Critz Farms Brewing & Cider Co. is open from March through December with hours changing depending on the season. A wide variety of activities and events take place on our family friendly farm throughout the year, so be sure to plan more than one visit to this stop on the Cazenovia Beverage Trail!