About Climbing Bines Craft Ale Company specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted ales brewed on-site with the freshest, estate-grown hops, pristine spring-fed water, and New York State grains. Established in 2010, Climbing Bines Hop Farm is located on route 14 between Geneva and Watkins Glen on the west side of scenic Seneca Lake. The hopyard is a 1.5 acre planting that consists of seven cultivars and nearly 1500 hills. Their Farm is dedicated to growing premium New York State grown hops for the local brewing industry and beyond. Their practices are rooted in the philosophy of sustainable agricultural and environmental consciousness.
The Climbing Bines hopyard includes a mix of aroma and high alpha hops. The cultivars include Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Goldings, Magnum, Nugget, and Willamette. They offer premium freshly harvested wet and dried whole leaf hops for regionally distinct specialty ales.
Climbing Bines is a place to…
– hang out with family and friends
– enjoy the view of the hop farm and Seneca Lake
– drink a pint or do a tasting
– fill up a growler or grenade
– play cornhole
– try out their 9 hole disc golf course
It All Started…
In 2007, Chris, Brian, and friends planted their first 8 rhizomes in their garden very stoked at the idea of home-brewing with their own hops! After pounding their first harvest ale and loving every gulp, they expanded to 32 plants the following year. By year three, there 100 hills in the garden (vegetables got the boot!). Four years ago, Climbing Bines Hop Farm was established and roughly 1,500 hills were planted spanning 7 cultivars. In 2012, Matt joined the party and after many nights of long discussions and crazy ideas, they began renovation of Chris’ grandfather’s old farm shed in October 2013. Brian took the role of lead carpenter, electrician, etc. and worked full time throughout the winter and spring with a great crew of their boys whom they can’t thank enough for the time and commitment they devoted to their dream. After an absolutely insane summer of late nights, early mornings, and forgetting what day it even was, Climbing Bines Craft Ale Company opened it’s doors on August 17th, 2013!
Contact 511 Hansen Point Road
Penn Yan, NY