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The Wagner Valley Brewing Co Story

Brewery kettle and hot water tankWelcome to Wagner Valley Brewing Company, established in 1997 by Bill Wagner. We are a small craft-brewing operation located in the Finger Lakes region of western New York. We were one of the early craft breweries in the Finger Lakes and we have grown and learned how to craft the best beers using the best methods. Visitors to the brewery tasting room can sample each of the standard beers along with any seasonal & specialty beers available at the time.

The brew system at Wagner’s is an imported 20-BBL German-style, steam fired, four-vessel brew house, specifically designed for decoction mashing. Wagner Valley Brewing Company is unique in our brewing process for some of our flagship brews by adhering to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, a German Purity Law that states: “Only the finest Malt, Hops, Yeast and Water can be used in the production of beer. “

This quality standard, used for our standard beers, in conjunction with our Brewers’ talent has resulted in Wagner Valley Brewing continuously winning the most prestigious of brewing awards, capturing numerous G.A.B.F., World Beer Cup and Tap New York medals.