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This Father-Son Duo are Making Some of the Best Beer in Keuka


Keuka Brewing Company was the first craft brewery to open along the shores of Keuka Lake, and they continue to brew some of the best beer in the Finger Lakes.

About the Brewery

What happens when a father and son share a love for craft beer? They open their own brewery!

That’s exactly what Rich and Mark Musso did in 2008. Keuka Brewing Company was the first craft brewery to open on Keuka Lake, and has expanded twice since then. Now, it is joined by a handful of other breweries in Hammondsport, but remains the wholesome and inviting family business that it always has been.

The Beers

Mark single-handedly brews all of the beers that Keuka sells. It’s his creativity, expertise, and willingness to experiment that has brought to life some well-loved brews. Lucky for us, the beers are distributed pretty widely across New York, so you can easily try some if you can’t make it to Hammondsport.

What kind of beer do they make? A little bit of everything! But there are a few that really stand out. First, their Pumpkin Cream Ale is undoubtedly their most popular beer. Only available in the fall, it quickly sells out at both the taproom and beer stores across the state. It’s even been raved about for a few years by some harsh beer critics.

A close second is the Fat Stack Maple Pecan Porter. Another fall favorite, it’s got just the right amount of sweetness.

Beer Series

In addition to the fan favorites, there are a few series that Keuka has been brewing up. The Polymorphic IPA has had over 20 different varieties so far, each with a new blend of hops. Then there is the Sticky Drips series of fruited sours. Most recently they collaborated with Naples Brewing Company to create a Grape Pie Sour Sticky Drips to celebrate the famous Naples Grape Festival. Lastly, the Dark Little Secret is a budding series of flavorful, dark stouts featuring notes of coffee, chocolate, and other roasty deliciousness.



Keuka Brewing Company
8572 Briglin Road
Hammondsport, NY 14840

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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.