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.
175 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Thurs & Fri 4p-11p
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
Keegan Ales Fun IPA (120z) 6.9% abv $5
Evil Twin Even More Jesus Imperial stout (16oz) 12% abv $10
Evil Twin Molotov CocktailI.P.A. (12oz) 7% abv $6
Two Evil Geyser Gose (16oz) 5.5% abv $7
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, October 15- Buffy & Firefly Trivia 6pm Max 5 people per team. No fee to play. No outside food or drink.
Friday, October 20- Relief for Puerto Rico Fundraiser 7-10pm Silent auction. Cash donations welcome. Roots will donate $1 for every beer/wine/cider purchased. 100% proceeds go towards Unidos for Puerto Rico & UNICEF.
Sunday, October 22- Bingo at Roots! 6pm No fee to play. Everyone is welcome. No outside food or drink.
Thursday, October 26th- Open Mic Night: Encounters with the Unknown 7pm Hosted by The Green Toad. Be prepared to tell a spooky story or listen to someone else's.
Sunday, October 29th- Horror Trivia 6pm Max 5 people per team. No fee to play. All ages welcome. No outside food or drink.
Tuesday, October 31- Roots' Halloween Costume Party 4-close. $1 off your first beer/cider/wine when wearing a costume.
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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.
Phone: (607) 433-2925
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