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Philosophy of Brewing

Regardless of the style or flavor,
I only use the best ingredients available and
never skimp on them. It’s a must!

-Roger Davidson

Roger Davidson On Brewing…

How do I make beer?

“I make beers inspired by a memory, atmosphere and feeling. The Scotch Ale was inspired by a trip to Belgium to see my daughter. To me, it tastes like sitting in Delirium Café in Brussels after an entire day of touring breweries and cathedrals with Emily.”

“Or I’ve made beers based on a specific flavor or style, and build the recipe with that in mind, knowing exactly how I believe it should taste. I choose ingredients that bring out the notes I want. Some recipes are complicated, while others are simple. My simpler recipes attain complexity from special brewing techniques. They are all multi-dimensional in taste regardless of their recipe.”

“Regardless of the style or flavor, I only use the best ingredients available and never skimp on them. It’s a must!”

And if you ask my right hand man Chris what our philosophy of brewing is:

“Clean, clean, clean, clean and clean some more!”

Roger Davidson

Chris Brewing
Currently on Tap:Goldenrod Ale- A golden cream ale-usually our lightest offering. 4.2% abvFarmers’ Harvest- Brewed with fresh whole leaf wet hops from the Farmers’ Museum. This pale ale features a light malty backbone supported by the herbal and earthy notes of Fuggles hops, followed by the lighter piney and citrusy Cascades. 4.5% abv Mango Wheat- This beer starts out as an American style wheat beer and then we load it up with real mango! Slightly tart and not overly sweet, with big mango taste and plenty of “real beer” flavor. 5.3% abvFull Nelson- A pale ale brewed with the Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand. Late additions and dry hopping produce distinctive tropical fruit aromas in an ale that is aromatic but not as bitter as an IPA. 25 IBU 5.1% abvAll American IPA- Generally our hoppiest beer, brewed with 3 American West Coast hops: Columbus, Chinook, and Citra. It is also dry hopped with Citra. A complex and balanced IPA. 7.0% abv Sleeping Lion Red Ale- A hoppy, full flavored red ale. We add a double dose of Cascade Hops at the beginning and end of the brewing process. We also employ a technique called “Mash Hopping” where we add fresh, whole-leaf Cascades from New York State to the barley mash. 5.9% abvClinton’s Cannon English Ale- Toffee, chewy malt with a big hop flavor. 5.9% abvLeatherstocking Brown Ale- A full flavored ale, very malty with roasty flavors and more than a hint of chocolate. ****The 2017 Silver Medal Winner at Tap NY**** 5.7% abvSunken Island Scotch- A rich, brown, strong "120-shilling" Scottish style ale; full of malt and caramel flavor, a little raisiny with just the right amount of sweetness. 9.0% abv* Barrel Aged Trippel Sour- Aged in a honey locust barrel for 6 months. Picked up tones of honey and grape. 8.9% abv* ... See MoreSee Less
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4861 State Highway 28
Cooperstown NY 13326

Phone: (607) 643-3016

Business Hours

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thurs  
11:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday - 11:30 am to 8: 30 pm
Saturday - Sunday - 11:30 am to 8:00 pm