craft beer

February 10, 2014 - 5:40pm
This year's CNY Brewfest brought 1,500 drinkers and 103 breweries together under one roof at The State Fair Exhibit Center.

The 18th annual CNY Brewfest, held Saturday at the New York State Fairgrounds, takes a loose approach to commerce that ties into attendee David Brennon’s goal. Brewfest is less about making money than spreading good beer and good cheer.

September 10, 2013 - 5:26pm
Kevin Czebiniak hopes his Westcott Brewing Company will appeal to younger drinker demographic.

For Kevin Czebiniak, brewing beer is more than a hobby; it’s his career.

The 24-year-old Camillus native got the idea to open his own brewery while sitting in the pub at Le Moyne College with friends from the school’s Entrepreneurship Club.

“I always wanted to homebrew when I retired,” said Czebiniak about his decision to open his own brewery. He is still working to complete a dual bachelors degree in information systems and management and leadership.