Grist Iron Brewing Company


7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Robin Burnett & Friends

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Ithaca-based musician and performer, Robin Burnett has delighted audiences for 25 years with her powerful vocals, magnetic personality, and rhythmic guitar. Robin is known for her compelling interpretations of popular rock and country tunes, as well as her creative arrangements of older blues and folk pieces.

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12:00 PM12:00

Hair of the Dog Recovery Buffet

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For all those who party hardy on NYE, have we got a recovery plan for you! Venture out to the brewery on New Year's Day to enjoy a little hair of the dog that bit ya...

> $10 GIB "Poor Man" Bloody Marys
> $8 Mimosas
> $15 All-You-Can-Eat Hangover Cure Buffet

Our Chef Alex will be putting together a protein-packed spread of hickory-smoked pulled pork, house-made slaw, meatballs w/marinara, mac+cheese, buffalo chicken cups, mixed greens w/dressing, and spent grain rolls to help soak up all the fun from the night before ;) 

So sit back, relax, & stuff your face while local musician Frank Raponi soothes your senses with a soft dose of acoustic rock.

Happy Brew Year, friends!

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12:00 PM12:00

Brr-ews, Blues, & BBQ

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Don't be stuck in the post-holiday slump...come out and try the Grist Iron version of the winter blues!

We're bringing you a day full of live blues music from traditional Delta to hardstompin' to a mix of country blues and roots rock, along with house-smoked BBQ food specials & lots of great craft brews.

To keep you warm, we'll have a giant bonfire outside. Bring your old Christmas tree to burn (drop off the week or day of) and score a free pint on us!

Featuring the sounds of:

12-3 PM - Gerard Burke

3-6 PM - Gabe Stillman & The Billtown Giants

6-9 PM - Nick Kody & the Creek Road Band

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5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Shopping Night

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'Cause let's face for the holidays is so much better when there's beer. 

Join us for our first ever holiday shopping night - a magical holiday wonderland where you can browse awesome vendors and pick up some unique locally-made gifts for the ones on your list, all while drinking some GIB beers and groovin' to some tunes by Ridgeline Duo

Hector Handmade
Seneca Sunrise Coffee
Simply Your Best
Seneca Signature Scents
BirdRace Woodworks
Round Rabbit - Handcrafted Porcelain by Nancy Schindler Adams
Jenni B's Henna Hut
D'Angelo Boutique & Cigars

Grist Iron Brewing Company and The Inn at Grist Iron will also be selling beer gift baskets and gift certificates for overnight stays. 

Seriously. This is the most enjoyable time you'll ever have shopping for the holidays.

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10:30 AM10:30

Winter Yoga on Seneca Series

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Come for yoga, namaste for beer! Hop on your mat and tap into the fun of brewery yoga. It's time to put a little foam in your om. 

$10 online/$12 at the door - purchase your tickets here

This class is perfect for all-levels. All ages can practice, must be 21 plus to consume. Class will be 60 minutes, bring a mat and water! 

***includes a free Grist Iron craft beer after class***

We suggest arriving at least 10 minutes before the class to check in and prepare for class. Class will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. 

Refunds are not available.

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12:00 PM12:00

21st Annual Seneca Santa Fundraiser

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Mark your calendars & save the date! 

The 21st Annual Seneca Santa Fundraiser, presented by Grist Iron Brewing Company and Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards returns to help raise funds to provide a jolly holiday season for kids in need in Schuyler County. 

$15 per person at the door gets you access to one of the best holiday parties around and your choice of a commemorative beer or wine glass to keep! 

- 50/50 Raffle and Silent & Live Auctions
- Food Buffet Available
- Beer and Wine Available

Live music provided by StratcatWillie Hayes and The Seneca Santa Blues Band from 12-3 p.m. with a special musical appearance by Scott Adams and Brett Beardslee from 3-6 p.m.

Stay tuned for more details and we hope to see you there!

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Bad Alibi

Bad Alibi plays the classic rock that everyone remembers but never gets to hear because bands don’t want to take the extra time to learn the material. Bad Alibi does. They pride themselves on performing material that gives every bar & club patron that, “hey! I remember that one!” kind of moment throughout their performance.

There's a million songs in the big city - so why listen to the same three chords? Bad Alibi is ready to bring you the best in classic rock - whenever and wherever they’re needed.

Bad Alibi - Classic Rock, with no excuses

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: NEO Project

Members: Jimbo Scott - vocals, John White - keyboards & vocals, Chuck Leo - tenor saxophone, Franklin Henry - elec. bass, Mike McCoy - drums Tommielee Tallman - vocals, Dwight Carroll - elect. guitar & vocals
Genre: Funked up Jazzy Soul, Post Modern R&B, Funk, Jazz, Rock, Afro-Caribbean, World Grooves


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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Tyler Smilo

Born deep in the Rustbelt of Ohio, Tyler Smilo has lived a vagabond’s lifestyle before settling in Erie, PA and taking the city’s music scene by storm. An award winning acoustic artist, Smilo’s Americana influenced folk songs are mostly autobiographical. However, the themes are easily relatable to the “everyman” and his performances both heartfelt and moving. The release of two successful solo albums: Blood Into Sound and Dust In A Grave, a series of official videos dubbed The Rooftop Sessions, and fronting his own full band Daybreak Radio, has earned Smilo accolades in entertainment publications throughout the region. The genuineness and passion of Smilo’s music cannot be denied, and will make a lasting impression on anyone who chooses to take the chance to listen.


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6:00 PM18:00

Pint & Paint Night - Holiday Growler

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Grist Iron is partnering up with Wine & Design Ithaca for another Pint & Paint Night!

A growler and enamel paints will be provided for this event. You can decide which holiday theme to paint and the instructor will guide you along the way. 

Bonus: if you take your growler home and bake it in the oven (further instructions provided at the class) the paint will seal and you can bring your growler back to fill with beer again and again! 

These would make great holiday gifts or just keep it for yourself - we won't judge.

Have zero artistic ability? Come anyway and just blame it on the beer ;) Even better...first pint is on us!

$40 per person - all participants need to pre-register here:

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Alex Kates & Dan Shanahan

Alex Kates, a native of Jamestown, NY, has traveled the country from coast to coast with his music for over two decades, sharing the stage with Rusted Root, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, and the Spin Doctors to name a few.  

Dan "The Man" Shanahan brings decades of experienced harmonica playing that leaves the listener smiling. 

If you like the blues, roots, and rock, and like to dance..then this just what the doctor ordered.

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to Nov 26

Voting for Upstate NY's Best Brewery 2017

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Your nominations put Grist Iron Brewing Company through to the semi-final round in the quest to become Upstate NY's Best Brewery 🎉 
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Round two of voting starts now to make us a finalist! If you think we're knocking it out of the park with beer, food, entertainment, and atmosphere, visit this link & throw us a vote:

*Voting ends at midnight on Nov. 26*

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to Dec 7

Getaway Giveaway to Jamaica!

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Enter for your chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to SANDALS Negril Beach Resort & Spa in Jamaica! 

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at any of the following sponsor locations:

The winning ticket will be drawn at the 21st Annual Seneca Santa Fundraiser on Saturday, December 9th right here at the brewery. Buy your tickets before December 7th and get a "second chance" ticket to drop the day of the event! 

Questions about the prize drawing? Contact us at

All proceeds from this raffle will benefit Seneca Santa, a local non-profit program that purchases holiday gifts and other necessities for needy children in Schuyler County.


Getaway Giveaway Terms & Conditions

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12:00 PM12:00

Harvest Cheesefest 2017

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We feel the need...the need for CHEESE!

It's that time again, brew friends :) Join us on Sunday, Nov. 5th for yet another festival celebrating our area's cheesy goodness. 

$5 to sample cheese
$15 to sample cheese with a special GIB beer pairing flight

Tickets will be sold day-of at the door - no admission ticket necessary to enjoy the brewery. 

Featured Cheese Vendors: 
East Hill Creamery
Engelbert Farms
Lively Run Dairy
Side Hill Acres
Sunset View Creamery
Tumino Cheese Company

Other local vendors include Hector HandmadeMuddy Fingers FarmFinger Lakes Harvest, and BirdRace Woodworks.

Live music provided by Steve Strickland Duo from 2- 5 p.m.

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: The Family Ties

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Soft harmonies, driving bass lines, solid heartbeat percussions, and a story rooted inside every lyric make each track a truly emotional experience worth listening to from start until end. 

With so many influences, experiences and musical backgrounds from each member, each vibe created is unique to that particular atmosphere and moment. The Family Ties displays true passion and true happiness during each set.

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Ken Hardley

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Ken Hardley is a musician, entertainer, socialite, incessant talker, and all around man-about-town who has been performing in public for more than three decades. 

For a good share of that time he has traveled Western and Central New York – playing in bands, playing solo, playing guitar, banjo, and harp.

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6:00 PM18:00

Pint & Paint Night - Pumpkin Pallet



Grist Iron is partnering up with Wine & Design for another Pint & Paint Night!

Grab some friends and join us at the brewery for an awesome beer-centric session of "paint by numbers." 

A variety of our craft beer and food will be available for purchase, all of which you can enjoy while unleashing your inner Picasso and taking in panoramic views of Seneca Lake. 

Have zero artistic ability? Come anyway and just blame it on the beer ;) Even better...first pint is on us! And we hear that our Headless Hessian Pumpkin Ale goes great with painting pumpkins on a pallet...

$35 per person - all participants need to pre-register here:

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7:00 PM19:00

Live Music: Rhythm & Brews

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Rhythm & Brews is: 
Chris Fryzowski - Guitar and Vocals
Matt Szeliga - Guitar, Percussion and Vocals

Matt and Chris have been performing together for over 10 years. They play a wide variety of classic and modern rock covers and add their own twist to them. They've also been known to throw in a few surprises!

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(607) 882- BREW

Mon/Thurs/Sun    12-8 PM
Friday & Saturday  12-11 PM
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays