Just when you think you may have tried every beer style comes word that a Finger Lakes brewery and winery are getting together to make a brew using riesling grapes.
Three Brothers Winery, located just south of Geneva, N.Y., has contracted with Custom BrewCrafters in Honeoye Falls to make five beers under the Barley Yards Brewing label. Contract brewing is not unique and at least one Finger Lakes winery, Wagner Vineyards, brews its own beer. What is unique about this venture is that one of the beers will combine elements of beer and wine.
Barley Yards Riesling Ale will include grapes grown in the Finger Lakes, recognized as one of the top riesling producing areas in the U.S. Custom BrewCrafters makes contract beer for about 50 accounts around western and northern New York.
The Riesling Ale will be served when Barley Yards opens on May 24, along with Barley Yards East Coast Amber, American Black Lager, India Pale Ale and Raspberry Wheat Ale.