Unique Craft Beer Made in Upstate, NY


Our Brewery & Bistro

Roots Brewing Company opened its doors in  August 2014 by friends Jason Parrish and Russell Scimeca.  Jason's experience in product research & development at Brewery Ommegang and Russ's passion for homebrewing sparked an idea- opening the first craft brewery in Oneonta, NY.  This downtown location was chosen because of the diverse artistic community- many artists, authors, and independent thinkers gather here over a pint.  

Jason serves as brewmaster and Russ as business manager (and occasional brewer).  A rotating selection of our own craft beers are made on site.   We have custom designed a 5 barrel brewhouse to create one-of-a-kind brews for the Oneonta community.  Using that brewhouse we craft solid, well-balanced beers that reflect traditional brewing methods, as well as a fusion of flavors to create something new and taste-worthy. 

Our bistro focuses on using regional, organic and sustainably produced ingredients and products when possible.  Roots doesn't serve typical brewpub fare, but many of the menu offerings are created from scratch in our small kitchen.  Head chef, Hope Von Stengel, specializes in Indian and vegetarian cooking.  However, our bistro serves up other tasty fare- like chili or artisanal cheese plates.  





(607) 433-2925


175 Main Street

Oneonta, NY 13820


Closed Mon & Tues

Wed 4-10  

Thurs & Fri 4p-11p

Sat 12-11

Sun 4-9



Check out our new Bottled Beer selection!  


Bottled Beer List

Roots isn't just a brewery, it's now a beer bar too.  We are huge craft beer geeks and enjoy imbibing ridiculously awesome brews whenever possible.  

Delirium Tremens (11.2 oz) 8.5% abv $8

Piraat (11.2 oz) 10.5% abv $9

Gulden Draak (11.2 oz) 10.5% abv $9

Scotch Silly (11.2 oz) 8.0% abv $8

Scaldis Amber (11.2 oz) 12% abv $9

Rogue Dead Guy Ale (12 oz) 6.8% abv $5

St. Peter’s Old-style Porter (16.9 oz) 5.1% abv $7

Zywiec 1881 Porter (16.9 oz) 9.5% abv $9

Old Rasputin Imperial Stout (12 oz) 9% abv $8

McEwans Scotch Ale (11.2 oz) 8% abv $8

O’Hara’s Irish Stout (12 oz) 4.3% abv $5

Elysian Space Dust I.P.A. (12oz) 8.2% abv $7

Rochefort 8 Belgian Ale (11.2oz) 9.2% abv $9

Rotating cans: Limited availability

Jacks Abby Excess I.P.L. (16oz) 7.1% abv $6

Jack's Abby Smoke and Dagger Black Lager (12oz) 5.6% abv $5

Evil Twin Molotov CocktailI.P.A. (12oz) 7% abv $6

Evil Twin Even More Jesus Imperial Stout (16 oz) 12% $10

Two Roads Plum Gose (12 oz) $6

Narragansett Lager (16oz) $3

Stillwater Insetto Plum Sour (12 oz) $6

Lord Hobo Glorious Pale Ale (16 oz) $6









 Upcoming Events At Roots Brewing Company:

We're open Wednesday-Sunday!    

Wednesdays- Game Night Bring your own game or play one of ours!  Families and small groups welcome.  

Thursdays- $4 Pint Roots' Tee Night Wear a Roots' T-shirt and get $4 beer/cider/house wine specials all night. 

Sunday, Dec 3rd 6pm Animal Trivia for Susquehanna Animal Shelter Max 5 people per team.  $5 suggested donation.  Awesome prizes from SAS and Roots.  Proceeds benefit SAS. 

Friday, Dec 8th 7pm Otsego Pride Alliance Silent Auction Perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping.  Proceeds go towards Oneonta Pridefest 2018.  

Sunday, Dec 10th 6pm Bingo hosted by The Hill City Rollers  No fee to play.  No outside food or drink permitted.  

Thursday, Dec 14th 6pm Cookies & Coloring hosted by the Huntington Library Cookies provided by 221 Bakery.  The Huntington Library will bring coloring books & pens, although folks are welcome to bring their own.  

Sat, December 16th 7-close Ugly Sweater Party Wear your most hideous & ridiculous sweater and receive $1 off your first beer. 

Sun, December 17th 6pm Bingo at Roots!  hosted by Eddie & Courtney  Last Bingo until 2018.  No fee to play.  No outside food or drink permitted.  

Fri, December 22nd 7pm Belgians & Belting Caroling at Roots & Main Street directed by Meg Everyone is welcome to join!  

Closed Dec 24th-26th












Host Your Event at Roots

Want to host your event at Roots?  Email for details


Fundraisers & Community Gatherings

We love helping support our Otsego County & Oneonta neighbors by offering a space for fundraisers and community gatherings!  Please contact us for available dates/times and we will help you organize your event.  

private parties & groups

Some seriously awesome birthday parties, reunions, bachelorette + bachelor parties, wedding rehearsals, and anniversaries have happened at our brewery!

Roots can cater your event OR we work with an accomplished local caterer who will make just about anything your heart desires. We have experience creating vegetarian, locally produced, and gluten-free menus, or eats that pacify those who prefer homestyle cooking.  

Just looking for drinks?  Ask us about our rates for open bar or special discounts for groups.  



Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 433-2925

For business related inquires, email: 

For questions regarding the menu, Indian Dinner Buffets, or special events, email: