Marcy farm brewery plans cask ale festival

Screen shot 2016-09-14 at 2.58.03 PMThe new Woodland Farm Brewery is going English for a day.

The Oneida County facility that opened in January will host its inaugural New York State Cask Ale Fest on Saturday, October 15.

A cask ale is a traditional way to serve beer in England, with unfiltered and unpasteurized beer conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Brewers claim such a style allows for more flavors and varieties.

In addition to offering samples of Woodland's efforts, the Cask Ale Fest also will feature specialty brews from Shmaltz, F.X. Matt, Good Nature, Binghamton, Lunkenheimer, and Fulton Chain Craft Brewing. Tickets are available online or at any participating brewery.

Incidentally, Woodland today released a new beer called Station 4, a slightly smoky red ale that brewer A.J. Spado says is a tribute to local firefighters.

Woodland, a hop farm as well as a farm brewery, is located at 6002 Trenton Road in Marcy, about midway between Utica and Rome. Phone: (315) 864-3051.

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