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!  

Events At Roots Brewing Company

We're now open on Mondays!    

Wednesdays- Game Night Hosted by the Bearded Dragon Games & Comics.  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.  

Thursday, April 20th 6-8pm- Community Through Ceramics Fundraiser!  Proceeds from beer steins, created by Daphne Allen & sold for $20, will benefit the Lord's Pantry.  Roots will also donate $1 for every beer/wine/cider sold.  

Friday, April 21st 7-9pm- Fundraiser for Pridefest!  Silent auction from 7-9pm.  Roots will also donate $1 for every beer/wine/cider sold.  

Sunday, April 23rd 6pm Not Your Grandma's Bingo No fee to play, everyone is welcome.

Thursday, April 27th 7-9pm Open Mic: National Poetry Month Night Presented by the Green Toad.  Read one of your favorite poems or your own!  

Sunday, April 30th 6pm Star Wars Trivia  Max 5 people per team, no fee to play.  

Monday, May 1st 5-9pm Book Exchange Bring a book or three (limit 5) and exchange it for something new to read!  

Sunday, May 7th 6pm Not Your Grandma's Bingo  No fee to play, everyone is welcome.  

Thursday, May 11 7-9pm Open Mic: College Tales  Presented by the Green Toad.  Spin your wildest/most inspiring college tale!

Sunday, May 14th 6pm Mother's Day Indian Dinner Buffet Reservations required.  






Need a space for your event?  Roots' Warm Atmosphere has been the perfect Backdrop to wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, reunions, Groups, and Fundraisers.  Email to book your event in advance.   


Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 433-2925


For questions regarding the menu or our Indian Dinner Buffets, email


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

Scaldis Amber (11.2 oz) 12% abv $9

Corsendonk Brown (11.2 oz) 6.5% abv $7

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

Jack's Abby Saxony Lager (16 oz) 5% 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 (12 oz) 9% abv $8

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

Scotch Silly (11.2 oz) 8% abv $8

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

Well’s Courage Imperial Stout (9.3 oz) 10% abv $10