New York January 21, 2018
The Underrated New York Brewery That’s Just Been Named One Of The Best
Most of us tend to associate the Finger Lakes Region with dreamy waterfront views and delicious wine. But what if I were to tell you that a small-town brewpub from this neck of the woods was just recognized for one of their great-tasting beers? Quenching both your hunger and thirst, keep reading to find out why so many people love coming to this underrated brewery in New York.
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In a region that's famously known for its wine, Prison City Pub and Brewery stands out with their craft beers that are brewed on-site.
Cayuga County's only brewpub, Prison City Pub and Brewery can be found just north of Owasco Lake. A great place to grab a drink and a bite to eat when you're in Auburn, the brewery opened up back in 2014.
A cozy brewery that's open every day of the week and also features outside seating when it's warm enough, Prison City Pub maintains a very inviting atmosphere.
Right on the corner of State Street and Dill Street, this small-town brewery isn't hard to find. Once you walk inside you'll see that the brewery has a warm and rustic feel to it.
Not only does the name of the brewery pay homage to local history, you'll also find other little accents inside that also make this place standout.
If you're unfamiliar with Auburn, then here's a quick history lesson for you! The tiny city is home to one of America's oldest operating prisons that's now know as Auburn Correctional Facility, where the very first execution by electric chair in the world took place back in 1890. Hopefully now the name of this brewery and the interesting decorative details will all make sense to you.
Brewing their own amazing craft beers on-site, Prison City Pub was
recently recognized for the second year in a row by Paste magazine.
Making the recognized Top 25,
Paste did a blind-tasting to rank and discover the best barleywines. Breweries were allowed only two entries, with all of the beers being separated into blind-tastings daily. If you're wondering who judges this sort of thing, the panel was made up of beer reps, brewmasters, professional beer writers and brewery owners. The blind judges ranked the beers on a scale from 1-100, with the scores being averaged for a final ranking.
The magazine recognized Prison City Pub's barleywine for having a juicy, citrus-forward flavor that was refreshing among the rest.
Paste magazine, Prison City Pub and Brewery's barleywine was juicy, tropical and had a prominent orange juice flavor that they enjoyed. The Auburn brewpub was the only New York brewery to make the Top 25 list, grabbing the final spot.
And while we agree that Prison City deserves all the praise for their fantastic assortment of craft beers, we can't ignore the fact that they also have out-of-this-world food!
If you're interested in getting a taste of Cayuga County, then this is a great place to start! The pub features a farm-to-table style menu that has dishes that are full of locally-sourced items, with things like burgers, sandwiches, delicious appetizers and even tons of things that will please your sweet tooth.
The perfect way to start off your day, come on down to Prison City Pub and Brewery for their amazing BEERunch that's made up of a flights of beer and yes... bacon!
Not only can you get a flight of beers, the pub also features flights of bacon where you'll get to taste candied maple, applewood smoked, braised pork belly and piggery cottage styles of bacon! Their
also has mouthwatering things like breakfast pizzas and tacos, waffles, breakfast bowls and so much more. If you happen to not be in the mood for beer this early in the day, they also make great mimosas and bloody marys.
To find out more information about this brewpub and to check out all their menus,
How to get here - 28 State Street Auburn, NY 13021
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