Syracuse Brewery Re-Creates 60 Year Old ‘Congress’ Beer
If you haven't heard of 'Congress Beer' before don't worry, it hasn't been around since 1962. Now it's back and helping to show off Syracuse history.
It's been called "the most celebrated beer in Syracuse history."
Syracuse craft brewery Willow Rock Brewing Co. has joined forces with the Onondaga Historical Association to re-create the beer, which was made popular by Haberle Congress Brewing, who first brewed the recipe in the 1890's.
For the following 70 years, Congress beer had a place in Syracuse and Central New York watering holes until Haberle Congress Brewing shut down in 1962 and the recipe was all but lost.
Now "Congress is back in session," as the new logo for Congress Beer says.
"It will be a Syracuse craft lager, light and crisp at abv 4.8%, traditional and whole in flavor but not too bitter,” co-founder and brewer at Willow Rock Rockney Roberts told TheDailyOrange.com.
You'll be able to sample the historic recipe at the New York State Fair and at Marriott Syracuse and its restaurants.