By Mike Jaquays

Throughout the year, antique and collectibles shoppers visit the world-famous Route 20 corridor from Madison to Bouckville, many becoming quite friendly with vendors and fellow shoppers alike. The resident dealers, shop and showfield owners, and the visiting vendors who come in for larger show events, have built up quite a community spirit with their clientele. “It’s almost like family coming back to visit,” said Craig Williams, owner of Butternut Hill Antique Showfield.

That makes shopping along and around Route 20 as much a social experience as a quest for the perfect

Craft Brewing in Central New York

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:00 AM by Madison County NY

Malt, Hops, and History

By Jamie Bogner (Adapted from “Beercation: ‘Brew’ Central New York,” originally published in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and on beerandbrewing.com)

Hop Fest

Thanks to the efforts of smart industry leaders, sympathetic politicians, a tight connection between agriculture and brewing, and creative brewers themselves, the center of the Empire State is becoming a beer destination in its own right. A hundred years ago, the hills of Central New York—from Syracuse to Cooperstown and beyond—were covered in hops farms. For a significant time in the American history of brewing, it was the place to grow the bines that produce those bitter little cones. Then something horrible happened—

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