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Craft Beer Tasting & Classes

At New York Kitchen

Tasting Room

New York on Tap

Join us for daily tastings of New York’s best craft brews, including 10 taps highlighting seasonal craft beers and ciders, along with canned beverages!

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October 2020

Battle of the Brews: Seasonal Fall Beers

October 24, 2020 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


It’s no secret craft beer is booming, but how do you find the best in each style? We’ll learn what makes a great seasonal fall beer, and stack up NY beers against their US and International counterparts to get a fully immersive tasting! You’ll taste 3 NYS craft beers vs. 3 worldly beers and enjoy with a house-made soft pretzel served with beer cheese and mustard.Date and Time:Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 11:00AM - 12:30PMLocation:New York Kitchen Wine Spectator Theater…

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November 2020

Beer & Pizza Pairing

November 20, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Beer pairing doesn’t require a fancy five-course meal – if you’ve ever wondered what pairs with something as simple as pizza, this is the class for you! Enjoy a sample sized portion of pizzas featured in our Restaurant as our Beverage Educator guides you through flavor profiles and perfect pairings with New York State craft beers.

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February 2021

Beer & Sliders

February 21, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


YUM!! Who doesn’t love the classic combo of beer and sliders? In this class, our Beverage Instructor will teach you the method behind beer tasting and how to pair beer with your food. Taste three different New York state beers with three different sliders. You decide the ultimate slider pairing! Menu: Pulled Pork Slider, Caprese Chicken, Meatball Slider Beers: Lager, Amber, Stout/Porter ***DISCLAIMER: New Wine Spectator Theater Class Operating Procedures*** New York Kitchen is taking measures to ensure the safety…

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March 2021

Sip & Sauté Chef’s Table with Young Lion Brewing Co

March 12, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for Sip & Sauté, a wonderful way to unwind from the work week! Your experience will begin in our Wine Spectator Theater where you will enjoy a mini-flight of three beers from our co-host brewery Young Lion Brewing Co. While enjoying a light appetizer (to keep you from getting “hangry”), you will have an intimate opportunity to learn more about the beers, and chat with a representative from Young Lion, located right here in Canandaigua. Once you’ve had…

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Beer Cheese & Brews Pairing

March 13, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Beer? Cheese? What could be better? Putting them together, of course! Originating in the 1930s in Clark County, Kentucky, beer cheese has become a favorite southern nosh. Join us as we put a New York State spin on this classic recipe and sample three different varieties, influenced by the beers that we will use. Our Beverage Educator will walk you through how to adapt the basic recipe to your own palate when making for yourself at home. Your beer cheese…

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April 2021

Beer & Bacon

April 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join us for this fun class featuring some of our favorite local beer and its best accompaniment… Bacon! In this class you will learn about different types of beer, how it is made, and most importantly how it pairs with this salty treat.***DISCLAIMER: New Wine Spectator Theater Class Operating Procedures*** New York Kitchen is taking measures to ensure the safety of all guests and staff in our classes as well as throughout our building. We have implemented new operating procedures…

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About New York Kitchen

With a passion to bring our community together to experience New York’s incredible food, beer, wine, and spirits, New York Kitchen opened its doors in the heart of the Finger Lakes, right on Canandaigua Lake. We take pride in educating our guests on the amazing culinary and craft beverage treasures our state has to offer. We welcome you to Explore NY with us!


We are located at

800 South Main Street Canandaigua NY

11AM – 6PM

Monday – Thursday
11AM – 7PM

Friday & Saturday
11AM – 8PM

*The New York Kitchen is more than happy to accommodate groups up to 15. However, we ask that groups of 8 or more people make a reservation in advance. Please call our front desk at 585.394.7070 to set up your New York State tasting experience!