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February 6, 2020

Who will you have a beer with?

After two years of planning, legal work, construction, renovation and equipment installation, Glenn Wetherell and Susan Knapp’s dream of opening a brewery has become a reality.

The former Grastorf’s Press printing shop at 31 Main Street is now home to Slate Town Brewing Company.  Slate Town’s first pint was sold in September, 2018.  Each night, the New York State Farm Brewery and taproom features between 7-10 original brews on tap, as well as Wine and Hard Cider from New York State Craft Beverage producers.

Sixty percent of all ingredients used in Slate Town’s beer is sourced from New York state farms.

“We are dedicated to using local ingredients”, Knapp said.  Head Brewer Glenn Wetherell is focused on crafting New England Style IPAs, Double IPAs and seasonal brews featuring fruit grown in our local area.  Wetherell exhibits an experimental flair while maintaining a keen sense of perfection in his craft.  His passion and knowledge about brewing is what drives Slate Town Brewing Co. and makes beer drinkers happy.

While Slate Town’s kitchen is under construction, the brewpub is BYOF – bring your own food, or patrons may enjoy a meal from a food truck located at the brewery on weekends.  “People are welcome to bring their own food to the brewery, or we have menus from local restaurants so they can call and order from their barstool” said Knapp

If sitting at the bar isn’t your thing, no worries.  There are tables set up in the rear and a “living room” up front to fit patrons’ style and mood. “The living room is a cool, casual place to sit, order pizzas and play games on the coffee table” said Wetherell.  Board games include Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, Cribbage and more scattered throughout the brewery.  There is also a pool table and indoor corn hole.

“We definitely have a good community group, but we see a lot of new faces every week from out of the area – craft beer lovers and craft beer travelers – it’s a good mix” Knapp said.

Monthly and Weekly events include Women’s Wednesday – $2 off  drinks for women, live music and bartender tarot readings (men are welcome);  Beer Yoga classes once a month; as well as Thirsty Thursdays $1 off all pints; and live music on most Saturdays.

“Bluegrass, rock, country, rhythm and blues, jazz…we try to cover the bases,” said Knapp We’d like to have this be a place where different groups of people can enjoy different styles of music…good to listen to, dance sometimes, but it will always fit the brewery vibe we have.”

In October, the brewery co-hosts the Slate Valley Brew Run, to help raise money for the Haynes House of Hope, a care home for the terminally ill in Granville.  The event features 10k, 5k and 1k races.  Participants over the age of 21 get a coupon for a free pint of craft beer or hard cider from Slyboro Ciderhouse on the day of the race.

Slate Town is located at 31 Main Street in the village of Granville.  For additional information, call (518) 345-5357, email or visit  Social media includes or

Category: Food & Drink