Grist Iron Brewing Company

Seneca Lake, New York

(607) 882-2739

CRAFT BEER BREWED ON SENECA LAKE, NEW YORK

May
26
Sep 3

Summer Crowler Photo Contest

We want you to #ShowUsYourCans

Now through Labor Day Weekend, we challenge you to post and share your most creative Crowler photos for a chance to win some sweet GIB prizes.

Post a photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter now, and be sure to tag Grist Iron (@gristironbrewing) and use #ShowUsYourCans to be eligible. 

May the person with the best cans win! 😉

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Suspect

Suspect is a Rock n Roll band from Elmira NY with a uniquely refreshing sound and a wide-ranging repertoire of music. The band's collective vocal talent and ability to harmonize lends itself to a genre defying style.

Dean Benjamin (Drums & vocals)

Don Holloway (Lead guitar & vocals)

Collin Holloway (Bass Guitar, Guitar & vocals)

Danny Lewis (Lead Vocals)

Zach Hamilton (Bass Guitar, Guitars, Keyboards & vocals)

Jul
1
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music The Woodshed Prophets

The Woodshed Prophets are a quartet of bearded wild-men, hellbent on world-domination or self-destruction (whatever comes first). The Prophets primarily play original material that is a unique blend of rock & country... what some people have coined as "Power Twang".

Rob Stachyra - guitar
Dan Hardy - guitar
Ed Gliha - bass
Bird Dog - drums

Jul
2
4:00 pm16:00

Live Music: Not Sold Separately (ft. Duane & Dave of The Town Pants)

'Not Sold Separately' is an acoustic duo (sometimes trio) lead by Dave and Duane Keogh of 'The Town Pants'. The Keogh brothers have carved a distinct musical presence across the USA, Canada, and the greater part of Northern Europe over the last decade. Touring 8-9 months out of the year at major festivals, concert halls, clubs and private functions. NSS does a wide variety of ear-catching music in their live show. Their catalog ranges from Adele to Zac Brown Band and most things in between. 

Jul
6
5:30 pm17:30

Benevolence Beer Launch Party - Live Like Liz, Inc.

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Join us at the brewery as we unveil our next #BenevolenceBeerSeries brew to benefit Live Like Liz, Inc.

5:30 PM - Lite appetizers available
6:00 PM - Unveiling of the Benevolence Brew
6:15 PM - Benevolence Beer available on tap

A portion of every pint of this brand new Grist Iron brew sold from July to December will be donated to Live Like Liz, Inc., which promotes awareness of ovarian cancer by providing information about the symptoms, risks, early detection, and prevention to both women and health care professionals.

The education fund was created in loving memory of Elizabeth Amisano, a vivacious, selfless young woman who passed away due to ovarian cancer at only 20 years old.

For more info: www.LiveLikeLiz.org 

Burkes Blues will also be playing live music from 6-9 PM.

#DrinkGoodDoGood

Jul
7
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: RUST

RUST

RUST is a classic rock cover band from the Southern Tier of New York State. Consisting of veteran, professional players that have been a part of the areas’ music scene since the 70s, RUST has spent the past several years refining their setlist and sound to become the premier classic rock band in the area. 

The band has chosen songs that have influenced their generation, and have continued to do so until now. From Rush to Aerosmith, Led Zepplin to Boston, the setlist contains familiar songs and some that are very seldom covered. 

Regardless, RUST respectfully plays each song as their own, and gives everyone in the room an invitation to have a great time and revisit THE BEST ERA of ROCK MUSIC.

Brian Hughes - Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Mike Baker- Guitar, Vocals
Bill Cristofaro- Bass, Vocals
Jeff Plate- Drums, Percussion

Jul
8
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

Jul
9
2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: The Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers play neo-traditional bluegrass with an edgy hard driving style that plows a new furrow in hallowed ground and turns up hidden gems that are unknown, yet familiar. With guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and upright bass, their toe-tappin' rhythm is accented by cascading solos. This five piece band features four lead vocalists and a creative web of harmonic composition that tells stories you know, but not like this. Bluegrass the way everybody likes it. The love what they're doing and it shows.

Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Robin Burnett & Friends

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. Her genre-crossing style is showcased in her new CD “My Greatest Wish” which is a compilation of favorites that Robin performs with a special cast of musicians from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Through the selections in this collection, Robin’s vocal versatility is unveiled for all to hear. From the beautifully sung “Testify To Love,” to the roaring vocals of “Never Been To Spain,” to the awe-inspiring, a capella performance of the traditional spiritual “Amazing Grace,” we hear songs that are sung from the soul by a performer with true passion and talent. We even hear an arrangement of Eric Burden’s “House of the Rising Sun” in which Robin creates a uniquely haunting and mysterious atmosphere for us to savor.

Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Stone Cold Miracle

Stone Cold Miracle is an Ithaca, NY-based soul band featuring vocal powerhouse LaTrece Stevenson backed by several veterans of the local music scene, including Nick LaVerne (The Habits) and Dustin Stuhr (Urban Horse Thieves, Black Walnut Band, The Habits) on guitars, Andy Adelewitz (Armageddon Monks) on bass, and Ian Cummings (Answer the Muse, Alan Rose and the Restless Elements) on drums. Theirs is the sound of original soul music founded in deep grooves, funky beats, and gospel-inspired vocals.

Listen to Stone Cold Miracle

 

 

Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: John Bolger Band

John Bolger on electric guitar and vocals, accompanied by drummer and bass guitarist. Dance or sit back and listen! We play as a three or four piece band, a wide variety of rock 'n' blues, swing, rhythm & blues. Late 60's and early 70's rock. John Bolger on acoustic guitar and vocals is available for solo performances, playing a variety of folk, rhythm & blues, rock and swing. John's new CD release titled, "John Bolger & Friends" is now available on cdbaby.com

Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Rhythm & Brews

Rhythm & Brews

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! 

Jul
22
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Devon Franks

Country Music Recording Artist

Band Members
Vocals/acoustic- Devon Franks
Drummer - James Overhiser
Lead Guitar - Rod Burdick
Bass Guitar - Dave Matwiejow

Jul
29
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: RUST

RUST

RUST is a classic rock cover band from the Southern Tier of New York State. Consisting of veteran, professional players that have been a part of the areas’ music scene since the 70s, RUST has spent the past several years refining their setlist and sound to become the premier classic rock band in the area. 

The band has chosen songs that have influenced their generation, and have continued to do so until now. From Rush to Aerosmith, Led Zepplin to Boston, the setlist contains familiar songs and some that are very seldom covered. 

Regardless, RUST respectfully plays each song as their own, and gives everyone in the room an invitation to have a great time and revisit THE BEST ERA of ROCK MUSIC.

Brian Hughes - Lead Vocals, Keyboards
Mike Baker- Guitar, Vocals
Bill Cristofaro- Bass, Vocals
Jeff Plate- Drums, Percussion

Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: Pat Comstock & Scott Muir

Pat Comstock is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the Elmira, NY area. Pat has been playing acoustic performances for the past 12 years all throughout the Upstate, NY area. He has also has played the music scene in Charlotte, NC, as well as been the lead solo performer on Carnival Cruise lines in the past. Great energy and a fun personality you're sure to enjoy. Playing all genres of music for everyone's taste!


Jun
24
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Black Mountain Symphony

Black Mountain Symphony

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Black Mountain Symphony showcases an eclectic range of influences, blended together to create their own special sound. From baroque classical violin and haunting folk-tinged ballads to funk-rock drums and hard-hitting dance numbers, the five piece band sprinkles their live sets with hints of everything from classical music to bits of Motown, blues and jazz.

Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Tom & Sadie

Tom Gilbert (formerly of Donna the Buffalo) and Sadie Frederick (formerly of This Frontier Needs Heroes) play a unique blend of rock and folk music, based in Trumansburg, NY. 
Their sound ranges from haunting folk songs to upbeat pop tunes, featuring multiple guitars, violin, and creative looping.

Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: Violet Bell

"Folksy, jazzy, bluesy in all the best senses of those words, it’s like country music the way you wish country music would be rather than the redoubt of pop triflngs it is... a voice like cigarettes and the smoothest whiskey you’ve ever tasted." - Stephen Markley, Chicago Redeye

Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: All Terrain Band

The "All Terrain" in the name allows us to go 4 wheeling to play a variety of different Rock and Blues Rock and Instrumentals.

Bass Guitar & Vocals: Vinny
Drums & Vocals: Todd
Lead Guitar & Vocals: Al

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: John Bolger Band

John Bolger on electric guitar and vocals, accompanied by drummer and bass guitarist. Dance or sit back and listen! They play a wide variety of rock 'n' blues, swing, rhythm & blues. Late 60's and early 70's rock. 

Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Rapid River Boys

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Southern Tier-based Organic Folk Duo Rapid River Boys are traveling to promote the release of their new album Animating Principle. The homespun musicians expand on their EP Trek, rooting into the core of their experiences with emotional tenacity. Vulnerable and strong, the melodic combination of guitar, banjo and mandolin spawns a positive vibration that will uplift listeners.

Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Qwister

Qwister

With two feet solidly in reggae, Qwister seamlessly juggles elements of Roots, Dub, Rock, and a taste of Pop. They're always sharpening an ever-evolving musical arrangement of vocal melodies and improv jams that can go any direction during any song on any given night. The music and lyrics are catchy and upbeat, with ever-changing and flowing setlists of medley’s galore.

Attending a live show guarantees not just music for your ears, but also a high-energy, powerful experience you’ll never forget. Qwister promotes positivity and spreads a conscious message while still having a good time and keeping the party going!

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Donal O'Shaughnessy

O'Shaugnessy plies his vocal, instrumental, joke-telling and yarn-spinning talents all over the Northeast and Midwest including New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts and even in Canada, eh?

Donal O´Shaughnessy is a multi-talented performer. He is a self-taught musician playing guitar, fiddle, keyboards, pipe organ, bodhran, and mandolin. Although he is best known as a performer of Irish music and ballads, his repertoire includes hundreds of songs from pop, country, the swing era and many originals that have become favorites at his regular spots.

Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Frank Raponi

Frank Raponi

Frank Raponi of The Small Kings plays acoustic covers, as well as a few originals, on acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Playing songs from various genres including folk, rock, pop, country, reggae, beach, grunge, etc.

Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: Pat Comstock

Pat Costock

Pat Comstock is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the Elmira, NY area. Pat has been playing acoustic performances for the past 12 years all throughout the Upstate, NY area. He has also has played the music scene in Charlotte, NC, as well as been the lead solo performer on Carnival Cruise lines in the past. Great energy and a fun personality you're sure to enjoy. Playing all genres of music for everyone's taste!

Jun
4
1:00 pm13:00

Live Like Liz 5K Race/Walk After Party

Live Like Liz, Inc.

Join us at the brewery following the Live Like Liz 5K Race/Walk to relax and celebrate with a beer or two on Sunday, June 4th! 

Between 1-3 p.m., Grist Iron Brewing Company will donate $1 of every pint sold to Live Like Liz, Inc., which promotes awareness of ovarian cancer by providing information about the symptoms, risks, early detection, and prevention to both women and health care professionals in the hope of increasing the survival rate for women diagnosed with this horrific disease.

The education fund was created in loving memory of Elizabeth Amisano, a vivacious, selfless young woman who passed away due to ovarian cancer at only 20 years old.

Pat Comstock will also be playing live music from 2-5 p.m.

Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Robin Burnett & Scott Muir

Robin Burnett & Scott Muir

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. 

Her genre-crossing style is showcased in her new CD “My Greatest Wish,” which is a compilation of favorites that Robin performs with a special cast of musicians from the Finger Lakes region of New York.

www.robinburnettandaband.com/

May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Hamilton

Bluesy notes with an infectious pop sound, Hamilton is the perfect addition to your thirsty evening. Playing covers that every generation will recognize, along with a growing list of genuine originals, our passion is being a part of your community and adding a little bit of volume. So come grab a pint and catch some good vibes with us!

Hamilton is:

Daniel Cephas
Ryan Sayler
Sam Krahe
Zach Krahe

May
25
6:00 pm18:00

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.

 

May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: El Caminos

El Caminos are a soundtrack for the truck stop in anywhere USA. Scorching guitars, broken hearts, crooning vocals, & stories of small town life turned upside down all come together to create an atmosphere that is all-American Bar-Room, Country/Rock...upbeat, lively, and always a lot of fun!

Much of their music is original, by songwriters, Chuck Donovan & Armin Heurich. The rest are  obscure covers of tunes by our friends & acquaintances plus one or two fun-time covers thrown in as encores.

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: RUST

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Kicking off their monthly summer residency at Grist Iron Brewing, RUST are a classic rock cover band from the Southern Tier of New York State. Consisting of veteran, professional players that have been a part of the areas’ music scene since the 70s, RUST has spent the past several years refining their setlist and sound to become the premier classic rock band in the area. 


The band has chosen songs that have influenced their generation, and have continued to do so until now. From Rush to Aerosmith, Led Zepplin to Boston , the setlist contains familiar songs, and some that are very seldom covered. 


Regardless, RUST respectfully plays each song as their own, and gives everyone in the room an invitation to have a great time and revisit THE BEST ERA of ROCK MUSIC.

Mark Thurston- Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Mike Baker- Guitar, Vocals

Bill Cristofaro- Bass, Vocals

Jeff Plate- Drums, Percussion

 

May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Rebecca & the Soul Shakers

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rebecca Smith, Rebecca and the Soul Shakers serve up a tasty mix of rootsy, soul drenched tunes.  The band's original material combines their love of all music, particularly rock inflected roots and southern soul music.  

In early 2015, the band released it's debut album, "You Should Be Living", a 12 track collection of original songs.  Recorded in just 3 days at REP Studio in Ithaca, NY, engineered and recorded by Aaron Terkel and mixed by Nate Richardson of the Sim Redmond Band, the album showcases the songwriting ability of the band along with the strong vocal harmonies that have become one of the bands trademarks.

Along with the band's original material, the band performs an eclectic catalog of cover material.  Don't expect the obvious, though. This isn't your typical classic rock or top 40 band. The current setlist includes songs by The Band, Joss Stone, Grace Potter, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, even the Grateful Dead and Dolly Parton show up. The Soul Shakers are always digging for buried treasures, soul classics and forgotten gems to add.

7 musicians, 7 personalities that make for one unique band.

May
7
8:00 am08:00

Southern Tier Trail Fest at Grist Iron

  • Grist Iron Brewing Company

Registration is now open and limited to the first 250 runners. You can run one race or better yet, all three!

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:00 AM for the 1 mile - $15
9:45 AM for the 5K - $30
11:00 AM for the 10K -$40
All three races - $50

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION is preferred

MAIL PAPER REGISTRATIONS TO: Southern Tier Running Club, PO Box 117, Corning, NY 14830
                  * Make checks payable to: Southern Tier Running Club or STRC

PRE-REGISTRATON CLOSES: April 26, 2017

EARLY BIB PICKUP: Saturday, May 6th from 12:30 – 3:00 PM at Grist Iron with $2 off beer at pick up

RACE DAY REGISTRATION and BIB PICKUP: Sunday, May 7th 7:00 - 8:30 AM at Grist Iron

RACE IS CAPPED AT 250 RUNNERS

Trucker hats will be given to all pre-registered participants but are not guaranteed for those registering on race day

For all runners, after the race there will be free beer and macaroni and cheese and pulled pork at the finish.  For all spectators, there will be beer and food to purchase

*A $5.00 Southern Tier Running Club member discount will automatically be applied at checkout for current members*

***PARTICIPATION IN ALL 3 RACES IS POSSIBLE.  REGISTRATION FEE FOR ALL 3 RACES IS $45.00 FOR STRC MEMBERS AND $50.00 FOR NON-MEMBERS***

AWARDS FOR EACH RACE:

1st place - growler of beer and medal
2nd place - 1/2 growler of beer and medal
3rd place - pint glass with beer and medal

Top three in each age category receives a medal.  CATEGORIES: Under 9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Kitestring

Kitestring is a versatile acoustic rock band from upstate New York that plays original music with influences ranging from 90's Alternative, Americana, to Blues and Soul. Equally well-suited to provide intimate stripped down rock music or fill a room with danceable tunes and full harmonies, Kitestring has performed at various venues across central New York. The songwriting explores the normal and sometimes mundane aspects of life and relationships and finds magic in the small moments.

Opener: Mike Brindisi of Ithaca's own New York Rock

May
5
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Tarps

The TARPS are a classic rock band in the Ithaca, New York area. We play tunes from the 50s through the 80s. The TARPS are:

Ira Kamp---bass & vocals
Tony Lister---sax & flute
Mike Mangini---drums & vocals
Danny Scott---guitar & vocals
Steve Ungberg---keyboard, guitar, & vocals
Marne Kamp---vocals
Kris Scott---bass, percussion,vocals
Lisa Frank---vocals

Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music: The Slim Kings

The Slim Kings feature two young guns—singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner, best known for songs on Sons of Anarchy, and R&B bassist Andy Attanasio alongside legendary drummer Liberty Devitto, who spent over three decades playing on seminal records for and performing with Billy Joel, Phoebe Snow and Paul McCartney.

Blending elegant song craft, impeccable instrumentation and a whole lot of rock and soul, The Slim Kings have recently opened for Los Lonely Boys, ZZ Top, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes and The Spin Doctors. In the last year their music has been featured on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Lifetime’s Army Wives, Amazon’s Cocked, and Netflix’s Bloodlines amongst others. The band records with Grammy winning producers Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards) and Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Black Keys, Highly Suspect) while regularly headlining clubs in the tri-state area.

Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Family Ties

The Family Ties is a completely unique musical experiment. Starting as a solo project and then collectively evolving into a complete five piece. 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.

Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: Rhythm & Brews

Chris Fryzowski - Guitar and Vocals
Matt Szeliga - Guitar, Percussion and Vocals

Matt and Chris have been performing together for over 10 years. It all started when a couple of high school friends were bored and wanted to play music together. The result was the phenomenon known as "Rascacielos." Though offered millions of dollars from multiple record labels we decided that getting an education took precedence. 

Chris and Matt reunited a few years later to form the duo "Acoustic Dimensions." We played at many bars, restaurants and coffee shops in the Southern Tier of NY and the northern tier of PA to adoring fans.

Time passed and we were looking for a change. We added drummer "Jonny B" Breitfeller in 2006 and changed our name to "Rhythm & Brews." Over the course of a few years we played many gigs with him behind the skins.

Apr
23
12:00 pm12:00

Spring Fever Cheesefest

Ditch the sweatpants, get out of the house, and wave goodbye to winter as you join us to sample products from regional farms and creameries who have a serious passion for creating little cubes of cheesey goodness!

COST OF ADMISSION (tickets sold at door): 
$5 to sample cheeses
$15 to sample cheeses along with a special GIB pairing flight

Featured Cheese Vendors: 
Engelbert Farms
Sunset View Creamery
Tumino Cheese Company
Side Hill Acres
East Hill Creamery
Grist Iron Brewing Company

Seasonal organic vegetables by Muddy Fingers Farm will also be available for purchase, as well as handmade wooden cheese knives, cutting boards, and other unique pieces by Bird Race Woodworks and handcrafted chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat.

Enjoy this cheese sampling heaven along with some lively tunes by Rhythm & Brews - and, of course, the brewery will be open all day long to pour you pints upon pints of craft beer goodness ;)

Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Shotgunn Wedding

Shotgunn Wedding is all about playing some high energy southern rock/country music, both modern and classic, and having as much fun in the process, as we can!

 

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