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Copper City Brewing Company

Copper City Brewing Company is proud to be the first craft brewery in Rome, New York in over 80 years. Today, they also remain the only brewery in Rome. 

About the Brewery

Although Rome has a deep history of brewing beer, before Copper City was opened, there hadn’t been a brewery in town since the 1930s! Danny Frieden and Eric Daniels established Copper City Brewing Company in Fall of 2016 and was quickly named the best beer bar in New York by The brewery became so popular, they expanded in 2019 to a much larger space.

The inspiration to own a brewery came from Danny’s time he served in Iraq - where he couldn’t get himself a pint of beer for several years. When he came home to Rome, he found a business partner and pursued his dream of opening a brewery. The pair purchased an old BBQ restaurant to renovate into a brewery and taproom, and the name pays homage to Rome’s history of producing copper products. Remnants of the restaurant can still be seen in the building’s structure.

The Beers

With 12 tap lines at the brewery, it’s easy to find something on tap for anyone’s taste buds. Copper CIty brews a mix of blondes, wits, IPAs, brown ales, stouts, lagers, pale ales, pilsners, imperials, and more. The classic favorites include the Woods Valley Witte, Exhibit E Imperial Stout, and A Blonde Walks Into a Bar.

Visiting Underground Beer La

In addition to the wide range of beers on tap and to-go, Copper City offers local wine, snacks, and cheese boards. Plus they host food trucks to provide visitors with options to eat while they drink. They also have live music regularly, and provide free discs to use at the disc golf course nearby.

You can save a bit of money on Thursdays at Copper City during Social Hour from 4-6 pm. The brewery offers $1 off select beer, wine, and cheese and charcuterie boards.

Copper City Brewing Company
1111 Oneida Street
Rome, NY 13440

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About the Author:
Danielle is a local foodie who specializes in tourism around Upstate New York. Follow along on her adventures on Instagram or on her blog, Wanderlust on a Budget.