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 & Bottles: 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) 12% abv $6

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

Two Roads Clementine Gose (12 oz) $6

Narragansett Lager (16oz) $3

Petrus Aged Red Sour $8

Lord Hobo Glorious Pale Ale (16 oz) $6

Melvin IPA 7.5% (12 oz) $7

Lagunitas 12th of Never IPA 5.5% (19.2 oz) $7

The Bottle Imp Imperial Coffee Stout 9% (20 oz) $12









 Upcoming Events At Roots Brewing Company:

We're open again Wednesday evenings 4-10!  

Saturday, March 17th 5-11 St. Paddy's Day at Roots Dinner Specials- Bonafide Black Irish Beef Stew, Kerry Gold Mac n' Cheese, and more!  $4 bottles O'Hara's Irish Stout & $5 Pints Bonafide Black

Sunday, March 18th 6-8pm Music Trivia- 80's & 90's!  Name that song.  The most excellent staff at Roots is choosing the music.  A little of somethin' for everyone.  

Thursday, March 21st 7pm Storytelling Open Mic: the theme is yours.  Registration begins a little before 7pm.  Everyone is welcome to spin a yarn. Hosted by Roots & The Green Toad Bookstore.  

Thursday, March 22nd 7pm Indian Dinner Buffet Several main courses including vegetarian, vegan, and meaty main dishes along with biryanis, rice, dal, chutneys, appetizers and more.  Reservations highly recommended.  $30 per adult & $20 per child 10 & under.  Price includes tax & gratuity.  

Saturday, March 24th 2-5pm Adult Coloring The Huntington Library hosts this wonderful series- a great way to de-stress and enjoy your Saturday afternoon!  They bring the supplies, but you are welcome to bring your own coloring books/pencils as well.  

Sunday, March 25th 6pm Superheroes in Ripped Jeans host Bingo!  $1 for every beer/cider/wine goes towards getting local cats neutered.  Donations accepted.  

Sunday, April 1st- CLOSED for Easter






















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: