Our Beers


They have been called session ales, lawnmower beers, and crossovers. These beers are strong on flavor, low in alcohol and tame in hop bitterness. At Hopshire we offer fruit beers, wheat beers, lighter ales and light lagers to quench your thirst. Grab a growler or two of these drinkable brews.


Honey Blonde Ale
5.2 ABV, 10 IBU

This beer is made with 100% New York grown ingredients! Barley from Omara Farm in Canastota, basswood honey from Morse Mills in Moravia and hops grown by Clair Haus in Lansing. This ale is light in color with a mellow honey flavor.


This category contains the core of craft beers – pale ales, IPAs, red and brown ales. These beers are higher in alcohol, offer more malty flavor and may feature lots of hop flavor and bitterness. Watch for us to sneak in a small Belgian beer or a big wheat beer into this group.

Shire Ale

Scottish Ale
7.8 abv, 30 IBU

A malty brown ale fermented with Scottish Edinburgh yeast. Flaked oats and six different barley malts including chocolate, dark crystal and amber malts are used in this rich tasting ale. Lightly hopped to let out the sweetness of the malt. A fun beer to make and a fun beer to drink.

Hamlet of Varna

Session IPA
5.0 abv, 45 IBUs

To hop or not to hop….., This IPA is refreshing and lower in ABV so you can enjoy more of it. Only light grains, pale, Vienna and Pilsen malt are used. The hops are a combination of west coast Mosaic and Cascade from Lyke Road Farm in T-burg for both the boil and dry hopping. The taste is bitter sweet with a fruitiness contributed by the Mosaic hops. Hop on your lawnmower and put a pint in the cup holder.


Cranberry Saison
8.0 ABV, 9 IBUs

At the first tasting of this beer our customers expressed the following words: WOW!, tart, beermosa, fruity, yummy. The crisp, dry flavor of 100% pure cranberry juice is balanced by the fruity flavors of Belgian Saison yeast and a dash of orange peel. This delicious beer will complement your Thanksgiving meal or stand alone as a meal on its own. Drink up, Pilgrims.


These beers are not for the timid. This group includes beers with dark roasty malts, high alcohol content or over-the-top hops. Belgian beers with high ABV are in this group. These are sipping beers to be enjoyed in small glasses with friends.

Hop Onyx

Black IPA
7.0 abv, 70 IBUs

This Cascadian ale gets a roasty taste from a big dose of dark crystal malt and a dash of roasted barley. Aggressive hop flavor from Nugget and Falconer’s Flight (a blend of the 7 C's of hops) added during the boil. "Laced with hops" in the serving tank using Cascade and Nugget. Enjoy the darker side of hops.


India Pale Ale
7.5 abv, 74 IBU

A hop farm needs a big American IPA. We start with a solid malt base of pale and caramel malts and then add hops (a lot of them!) five times during the boil. We don’t stop there. We add to the serving tank in a process we call “Laced with hops”. Hopheads – find your NearVarna.


Belgian Strong Golden Ale
7.9 ABV, 25 IBUs

“Please allow me to introduce myself…”

Belgian strong golden ales are deceptive brews, hence names that are
often references to the devil. Originally brewed to counter balance
the flood of pale ales in Europe after WWII, we believe this is the
right beer to share the board with summer ales. Our strong golden is
brewed with NY grown pilsen malt and Willamette hops combined with
Belgian malts and Czech saaz hops. The body and color are very light
to allow the light fruit and spice flavors generated by Trappist yeast
to tease.

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