Fledgling Otsego Co. brewer opening tap room

In this age of new craft breweries popping up on farms and street corners with astonishing regularity across New York State, getting a foothold in the market usually can be a trying experience.

But, apparently that is not so for the Red Shed Brewing Company of Cherry Valley.

Less than a year after opening, the Otsego County operation’s four brews — Jessica’s Ale, Otsego Ale, Geordie Boy Brown Ale, and Cherry Valley Smoked Porter —- can be found in more than 10 bars in Cooperstown, Oneonta, and elsewhere across Otsego County. The porter is a one-off product, fermented in a bourbon barrel sourced from the nearby Cooperstown Distillery.

To top off that early success, Red Shed right now is preparing for a soft opening of its new tap room on Friday, July 15, with a grand opening to follow shortly.

Red Shed is located at 817 Butterbowl Road in Cherry Valley, about an hour’s drive west of Schenectady and a half-hour’s drive southwest of Oneonta. Phone: 518-309-2259.

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