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Oneida County’s local breweries, distilleries, and wineries are combining forces to optimize your drinking experience in the Heart of New York! Join us and raise a glass as we navigate the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail, taking a pit stop at the best beverage destinations in CNY. Gather your family and friends, plan for a special occasion, and make it a weekend trip - you’ll want to be apart of the flourishing and fastly growing beverage community here in Oneida County!

From local wineries, to breweries and hop farms, you’ll want to see them all, and make sure you do - completing the trail means a free t-shirt for you! Become an official trailblazer of the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail.

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Become A Trailblazer!

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  1. Start the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail by picking up a Punch Card at any participating Craft Beverage Trail location, as well as the Oneida County Visitor Centers at Exit 31 and the Utica Train Station.
  2. Complete the craft beverage trail with validation from each stop.
  3. Present your fully validated Punch Card at any stop and receive your free “Friends of Fermentation” t-shirt.

The above contest is being sponsored by Oneida County Tourism and is in no way run, endorsed, sponsored by or affiliated with the New York State Department of Economic Development, New York State Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development or the State of New York.