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New York State’s Only Dedicated Cask Ale Brewery.

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New York State’s Only Dedicated Cask Ale Brewery.

Our brewery began in 2014 on the beautiful, picturesque shores of Seneca Lake in Rock Stream, New York. Our goal was simple: to become the number 1 producer of fine cask conditioned ales in the State of New York and to foster a strong and growing sense of community that exists among the lakes between brewers and beer enthusiasts.

Offering family friendly, fun settings we encourage you to come visit The Beerocracy located at our Brewer Location and soak up the environment whilst enjoying the picturesque views of the lake and some of the finest cask conditioned ales in the State, including our specialty line of British Style “Real Cask Ales.”

Want to talk shop with the people that pull it all together? Ask for the owner – Bradley, or Head Brewer – George who you will find serving, interacting and enjoying some good old fashioned conversation.

Our lineup of Cask Conditioned Real Ales are available across our tasting room & The Beerocracy. This lineup will continue to grow and expand with some fantastic recipes and beers handcrafted by our Head Brewer – George Pusins. Continue to check back regularly to see what new beers have been added!


SLB52 – Golden Ale
A light session ale with a subtle malty sweetness balanced by smooth English hop bitterness. English ale yeast gives this beer a unique fruitiness you won’t find in your average light beer. Supremely quaff-able! (Aunt Pat’s brew – ask us about it!)
Malt: 2 Row, Carapils // Hops: East Kent Goldings
4.5% ABV, 12 IBUs, 3.5 SRM


Merri Man – English IPA
A hoppy, strong pale ale made in the British tradition. Floral dry hop aroma is followed by sharp, persistent kettle hop bitterness. Biscuit-like, caramel malt sweetness balances the flavor while adding depth and body.
Malt: UK Pale Malt, NYS Pale Malt, British Crystal // Hops: UK Target, NYS Fuggle, East Kent Goldings
6% ABV, 50IBUs, 7SRM

2017 Makers & Masters Classic – Gold Award Winner


Archie’s – Mild Ale

The quintessential British Session Ale!

Known for its low level of hops character and low alcohol content, grainy, toasted malty flavors & undertones of chocolate & coffee ring through in this ale made famous in the north of England.


Malt: UK Pale Malt, 6 Row, Light Crystal 45, Chocolate Malt  // Hops: Cascade
3.8% ABV, 18 IBUs, 23 SRM

70/- Scottish Shilling Ale
A malt focused ale made with Scottish floor malted barley. British dark crystal malt adds hints of caramel and dried fruit that combine to create a full-flavored session ale.
Malt: Golden Promise, NYS 2-row // Hops: UK Target, NYS Willamette 
3.5% ABV, 16 IBUs, 16 SRM

2017 Makers & Masters Classic – Gold Award Winner

Old Cranleigh – Old Ale
A strong, warming ale hints of sweet caramel and toffee balanced by earthy hop bitterness. Dry hops & English Ale yeast lend a pleasant fruity aroma.
Malt: UK Maris Otter, NYS Pale Malt // Hops: UK Target, NYS Fuggle, NYS Centennial 
8% ABV, 48 IBUs, 12 SRM

2017 Makers & Masters Classic – Bronze Award Winner

American IPA

This American IPA is brewed using NYS Michigan Copper Hops provided by Crooked Creeks Hop Farm and Simcoe Hops from the West Coast. Clean fermenting American Ale yeast allows the hop flavors & aromas to take center stage. A combination of traditional brewing methods & modern ingredients makes this hoppy ale truly unique.

Malt: Marris Otter , NYS 2 Row, Crystal Malt  // Hops: NYS Michigan Copper, West Coast Simcoe
6.2% ABV, 54 IBUs, 6.3 SRM

Steamship – Foreign Extra Stout

A rich, dark ale made to last. Roasted malts add character reminiscent of dark chocolate and coffee. Caramel sweetness balances the dry bitterness from the roasted malts and hops.

Truly delicious!

Malt: Marris Otter UK Malt, NYS Organic 2 Row, English Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley  // Hops: Cascade, UK Fuggle
5.5% ABV, 40 IBUs, 35 SRM

2017 Makers & Masters Classic – Silver Award Winner

Baker Street – Best Bitter
This traditional English pale ale is made with British pale malt and two varieties of English hops. A sturdy malt backbone balances the hop bitterness & English ale yeast lends character and complexity to this incredibly drinkable beer.
Malt: UK Pale Malt, British Crystal // Hops: Fuggle, East Kent Goldings
5% ABV, 31 IBUs, 7SRM

2016 Makers & Masters Classic – Gold Award Winner
2017 Makers & Masters Classic – Silver Award Winner
2017 TAP NY – Bronze Medal Award Winner

Bertie’s Brown Ale

This delicious Northern English Brown Ale is a flavorful, malt-focused beer with hints of nuttiness, biscuit, and caramel. Featuring gentle malt sweetness in this overall balanced beer. More malty than a British Bitter with the malt flavors coming through from the darker malts, stronger than our dark mild with less roastiness than an English Porter. Even though the malt sweetness and hop bitterness are evident, both are restrained and neither overwhelms the other.

Malt: UK Pale Malt, 6 Row, Light Crystal 45, Chocolate Malt // Hops: Cascade
3.8% ABV, 18 IBUs, 23 SRM


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The Beerocracy

Transport back in time at our turn of the century Tudor style British Pub

The ‘Beerocracy’ is located at our main brewing location (4520 State Route 14, Rock Stream, NY, 14878, and offers a journey back in time and across the pond to a traditional British Pub.

From the minute you walk in you are transported back in time to when the British Pub was a national institution and a place where people went to meet, relax and catch up with friends.

The Beerocracy Pub offers a true experience of a turn of the century British Pub including, socializing, meeting and making new friends, live music and a chance to relax with some great beers, ales, wines and food.

Adding to the authenticity of the turn of the century British Pub, the Beerocracy Pub offers a cell phone free bar environment  enabling people to truly enjoy the atmosphere and environment. Secure Cubbie’s are available behind the bar for patrons to  store their mobile devices whilst in the bar area and the concept of paying a $10 fine if you are caught with your mobile device has been implemented. (all fines are donated to a local charity each quarter)

We encourage you to come hangout with friends or family and get back to what a Pub is about and “Get British” with us.

The Beerocracy is being created as a phased plan. Phase one is the main pub style environment, followed by future plans of adding additional building space that will hold a kitchen and dining area.


2018 Scottish Cask Ale Festival


January 27th 2017 – 4PM – 10PM


Don your Kilts and join us for our 2018 Scottish Cask Ale Festival.

Come out and sample some great Scottish Cask ales, enjoy great food, music and a fantastic atmosphere.

Tickets can be purchased in person at The Beerocracy or online at –

Participating breweries (more being added daily)
Seneca Lake Brewing Co.
Seneca Lodge Brewing Co.
Wagner Valley Brewing Co
The Brewery of Broken Dreams.
Iron Flamingo Brewing Co.
Rooster Fish Brewing Co.
Climbing Bines Craft Ale Co.
Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co.
Lucky Hare Brewing Co
Laxton Hollow Brewing Co.

Event Schedule as follows:
4:00pm – 6:30pm – Tasting event – Enjoy unlimited Scottish cask ale samples from a multitude of breweries from this area and afar. Enjoy chatting with the owners and brewers who put the magic in the cask.
6:30pm Tasting event closes
6:30pm – 10:00pm – Enjoy pints of your favorite ales from the tasting event. Participating breweries will be selling by the pint allowing you to relax, enjoy the rest of the evening and atmosphere.

Music Lineup
4:30pm – 6:30pm – Christian Matthew
7:00pm – 10:00pm – Scott Muir

The fantastic Lighthouse BBQ truck will be onsite offering plates of Haggis, Neaps & Tatties and other items for sale throughout the event and evening.

Lakeside Resort (just 2 miles south of The Beerocracy) have kindly offered a special discounted room rate for anyone interested in booking a room overnight. Reservations can be made over the phone (607-535-4232) or via their website ( Simply use code “Scottish” when making your reservation to get the discounted rate.

We highly encourage you to dust off you kilts and Scottish attire and wear them with pride at the event. Prize for the best Scottish Attire outfit.

(Ticket Purchase confirmations will be emailed, bring this with you to the event as your ticket)

Tickets are extremely limited so book yours now here – I wanna Drink some great Scottish Cask Ales!



Our Ales, Your Establishment.

Interested in getting our ales on tap in your establishment?

Seneca Lake Brewing Company offers the ability for you to add a new or additional line of ale from our unique Cask Conditioned Real Ale Portfolio to your current lineup with zero disruption to your existing line of beers and utilizing minimal space in your location. Available in two sizes (Pin – 5.4 Gal, Firkin – 10.8 Gal) our casks can be placed directly on you bar top and poured straight from the cask, or casks can be placed under the bar or in another location and connected to a hand pull Beer Engine which can be used to pull the pint directly in front of the customer.

All Ales are currently available from our Cask Conditioned Real Ale Portfolio and Seneca Lake Brewing Company is continually adding to this existing lineup.

– Choose from any of our existing portfolio of Cask Conditioned Real Ales.
– We can provide an onsite consultation to identify the perfect location & setup for your casks.
– We can provide onsite training (on request) to your team to ensure a complete understanding of cask management and the beer engines which will result in perfect quality beer being pulled each time.
– Free delivery (50-mile radius)
– Add additional Ales and Casks/Beer Engines anytime.

If you are interested in getting our ales on tap or know an establishment that may be, use the Contact Us page to let us know.


Download, complete, sign and email our group reservation request form to us today to secure your reservation – Group Reservation Request

General Groups Information

Groups of 8+ require advanced reservations.

Unscheduled groups/buses/limo’s will not be accepted.

Groups must reserve at least 1 week in advance of your requested date.

Policies apply, download & email our group reservation request form to reserve your group.

Group tastings are $10 for a flight of 4 pre-selected cask ales.

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Winter Hours

The Beerocracy
Mon – Thurs: 11am – 8pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 11am – 8pm


For more info on groups of 8 or more please visit our Group Reservation Page (No groups of 8+
at The Beerocracy)


(607) 216-8369

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Seneca Lake Brewing & The Beerocracy

4520 State Route 14
Rock Stream, NY 14878

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