Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill, established in 2011, is a venture built
upon the rich historical significance and enjoyment of hops, an integral
ingredient of beer. The towns of Bristol and South Bristol were noted
for their hop production, most of which supplied the McKechnie Brewery
of Canandaigua in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
The Bristol Springs
Brand craft beers served exclusively at Brew & Brats at Arbor Hill were
developed by a team of ten dedicated beer lovers who worked tirelessly
at the end of our 2011 season to agree on the delightful balance of
flavors found in our pale ale, IPA and porter. Our Frog Hollow Pale Ale,
Gully Washer IPA and Turtle Crawl Porter are produced for us by CB Craft
Brewers (Formerly Custom Brewcrafters) of Honeoye Falls. Additionally, we always feature a
seasonal CB beer offering on one of our other taps, along with arguably
the most refreshing root beers anywhere.
Arbor Hill has partnered with
Hartmann's Old World Sausage from Canandaigua to offer nothing but the
best in taste and quality when it comes to our brats. The featured
sausage is made with Arbor Hill Sherried Wine BBQ Sauce which has been a
staple at Arbor Hill almost since the winery opened in 1987 - due to
the original formulation developed by Neapolitans Darryl Braun and Doug
The Yoleggs; from Tabernacle, New Jersey, were recommended to
Brew and Brats/Arbor Hill Winery and here is what the husband had to
"I will start off by saying we loved it when we walked into a barn
(with all the old farm tools) on the wall. They greeted us right away
and said you look hungry. LOL I said absolutely. So of course I was
confused on what to eat so my wife decided to have a glass of wine and I
tested the beer... It was only $ 5.00. The 3 people working were family.
They were awesome. My wife had the chicken brat and I had the Bristol.
It came with sauerkraut with bacon and wine. They had 6 choices of
condiments sauces for the brats. Here is the kicker. I was looking at
the bread and said to Joe this bread looks and taste exactly like the
bread in south jersey where we live. He laughed and said that's exactly
where it's from LOL. They half bake it and sent it to them. It was a
great choice for lunch. The winery in front was also great. We met the
owner (John Brahm) and he explained his wines along with this one wine
(Traminette) 1st generation progeny of the famous Gewurztraminer grape
in France ~ I have to say we bought 2 bottles of it."