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


Mon 4-9ish

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 Sunny Ridge Pilsner (16oz) 5.1% abv $6

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

Jack's Abby Calyptra Session IPL (12oz) 4.9% abv $5

Keegan Ales Fun IPA (120z) 6.9% abv $5

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

Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker Session I.P.A. (16oz) 4.5% abv $5

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

Two Evil Geyser Gose (16oz) 5.5% abv $7

Two Roads Espressway Coffee Stout (12oz) 6.5% abv $5

Narragansett Lager (16oz) $3

Lord Hobo Glorious Pale Ale (160z) 6.5% abv $6







Upcoming Events At Roots Brewing Company:

We're now open on Mondays!  Join us for discounts on selected beer on tap & in bottle.  


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, September 17th 6pmNot Your Grandma's Bingo.  All ages welcome, no fee to play.  Merch & beer prizes!  

Wednesday, September 20th CLOSED

Thursday, September 21st 5-8pm Madeline Silber Art Opening.  New artwork is adorning the walls at Roots!  

Saturday, September 23rd 7-10pm Otsego County Pride's Unbirthday Party The Mad Hatter, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more to benefit Otsego County Pride's Pridefest.  

Sunday, September 24th 6pm Princess Bride Trivia hosted by The Huntington Library.  Max 5 people per team.  All ages welcome.  No fee to play.  

Thursday, September 28th 7-9pm Storytelling Open Mic is back!  Epiphanies: Stories of Discovery





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: