Behind the Bottle: Beehave Honey Blonde Ale

Behind The Bottle: Beehave Honey Blonde Ale

In our upcoming July/August 2015 issue’s Behind the Bottle column, we chat with Hopshire Farm & Brewery co-owner Randy Lacey about Beehave Honey Blonde Ale, a light, perfect-for-summer beer made with 100-percent local ingredients.

Hopshire Farm & Brewery is one of the newer breweries in the Finger Lakes, and already one of the most celebrated. They brew a wide spectrum of beers, from IPAs to fruit beers to Scottish ales. Their intimate brewery is built into a hillside in the middle of a lush field; glance out the window and you’ll wonder if you just missed a hobbit traipsing by. Every Friday night, they throw a party at the brewery, where patrons enjoy beers, live music and good company. One of their best-loved beers is as locavore as a beer can get: Beehave Honey Blonde Ale. Edible Finger Lakes writer Amelia Sauter was lucky enough to talk with co-owner Randy Lacey over a pint.

For more insight on the inspiration for and the process behind creating this New York beer, check out the full interview with Lacey in our July/August issue, out soon!

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