FAQ’s

LOCATION INFO

Farm Brewery

1727 State Route 12B
Hamilton, NY 13346

Broad Street Tap Room

8 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346

GROWLER POLICY

Growlers

  • If you have a growler, bring it in and fill it at our Tap Room.
  • You can buy a growler from us (64oz or 32oz) to fill. New, empty 64oz growlers = $5 (tax included, does not include fill price) New, empty 32oz growlers = $4 (tax included, does not include fill price) This price is not a deposit. Once you buy a growler from us, it is yours to keep.
  • If you bring in a growler that is cracked, chipped, or damaged in any way, we will ask that you purchase a new one because it is unsafe to fill a damaged growler.
  • We inspect the growlers we sell. We make sure that you don’t leave with a damaged growler, or a growler that doesn’t seal properly. Once you leave Good Nature, you are responsible for its care. Our team is very knowledgable, and is happy to talk to you about the best growler handling practices.
  • If you bring in a grody, dirty, filthy, stinky growler, we may refuse to fill it and ask you to purchase a new one. See below for recommended cleaning method!

HOW DO I CLEAN MY GROWLER?

  • Rinse well, immediately after emptying, with very hot water. Avoid using detergents such as dish soap.
  • Sanitize with a couple drops of bleach if necessary.
  • Allow to air dry completely.
  • Store with the lid unsealed

HOW LONG WILL MY GROWLER KEEP?

  • Growlers should be opened within 24-72 hours of filling. Contents should be consumed the same day you open it.
  • Filled growlers should be refrigerated.
  • Do not expose to sub-freezing temperatures.

MUG CLUB

We offer memberships in GNB’s very own Mug Club. Find more information about our Mug Club here  

CAN I BOOK THE TAP ROOM FOR A PRIVATE EVENT?

Why, yes.  Yes, you can!  We will happily host a private party or event on a Monday or at other times when we are not open to the public, but we cannot shut down during regular business hours for a private event. For more information about booking our Tap Room, send us an event inquiry.

Kegs

HOW DO I ORDER A KEG?

Fill out our online order form. You can pick up and pay for your keg at the Farm Brewery from Thursday to Sunday, between the hours of 11:30am and 2:00pm. You must submit the form with at least 24 hours notice.

WHAT SIZE KEGS DOES GOOD NATURE OFFER?

We have 1/6 Kegs (5.2 gal) & 1/2 Kegs (15.5 gal) available regularly.

WHAT ARE GOOD NATURE'S KEG POLICIES?

Fill out our online keg order form before you come in. There is a deposit on each keg and tap. If equipment is missing, requiring repair, not returned within 30 days from the date of purchase, or returned without the rental paperwork, you will forfeit your deposit(s). All equipment should be returned to the Good Nature Tap Room, by the person to whom it was rented, during our open hours. All paperwork must be presented by the person to whom the keg was rented at the time of return or the deposit may not be refunded.  All paperwork will be in a sleeve attached to the keg to help you keep track of it.  The earlier you order your kegs, the more likely we will have what you would like in stock. We do not require a downpayment/deposit on pre-ordered kegs, but if you don’t show up for your order on the scheduled date, we will not hold it for you beyond the end of that business day.

Live Music

WHEN DO YOU HAVE LIVE MUSIC?

Broad Street Tap Room

We have live music multiple times a month, typically on Thursdays (jazz) and Saturdays (various artists). Check the events calendar or subscribe to our weekly Brewsletter to keep up to date.

Farm Brewery

We do not have any live music currently scheduled for the Farm Brewery, but we’ll be adding that in the future.

HOW DO I BOOK MY BAND AT THE GOOD NATURE FARM BREWERY OR TAP ROOM?

Contact us through the music inquiry form. Please, allow plenty of time for our booking manager to respond.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DOES GNB BOOK?

All sorts of kinds!  Generally, we do not book bands with drum kits, but limited percussion can be ok on a case by case basis. Most acts we book are solo acts and duos, because we are a really really small venue. We give preference to musicians who perform original music.

WILL I GET PAID FOR PERFORMING?

Yes! We pay musicians who play by check, in the amount agreed upon at booking. We are a small venue, working with a small budget, but we love great music!  Note, if for any reason we have to cut a replacement check, a $20 check cancellation fee will be deducted from the new check.

Wholesale

HOW DO I GET GOOD NATURE ON TAP OR ON THE SHELF AT MY RESTAURANT/BAR/STORE?

We work with the following distributors:

Talk to your distributor sales rep.  Check here to see if we have distribution in your area. If you have any wholesale related questions, send us a note here!

Events and Donations

HOW DO I REQUEST A DONATION?

We pride ourselves on supporting local farmers, artists, non-profits, and community events. If you would like us to make a donation, please fill out this donation request form and email it to us. We receive numerous requests each week from event coordinators and non-profit organizations. Sadly, we can’t participate in them all. If we are able to make a donation, we will respond to your application via email within 15 days.

I'M HOSTING A BREWFEST OR BEER TASTING, WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT HAVING GOOD NATURE PARTICIPATE?

If you are hosting a brewfest, and would like Good Nature to attend, please read over the New York State Brewer’s Association Brewer’s Bill of Rights. If your event qualifies, please fill out this donation form or submit an event inquiry.

Farm Breweries

WHAT IS A NY STATE FARM BREWERY?

Get all of the official information here.

CAN I CONTACT GOOD NATURE ABOUT THE FARM BREWERY LAW?

If you are looking to change your license or start your own farm or micro-brewery, start a hops farm, a malting facility, or growing barley—THAT’S AWESOME!!!  BUT, Please, do not contact Good Nature directly. Instead, please join the New York State Brewer’s Association. This is a great resource for growers, processors, and brewers alike. Once you have joined the NYSBA, please like the Farm Brewer’s Association Facebook page and ask to join the google group. This resource will give you access to may Farm Breweries in NY State. Lastly, if you have legal questions about starting a brewery or a farm brewery in NY state, please understand that we cannot give out legal advice. Luckily, we’re brewers, not lawyers!!!  Instated, visit Beverage Business at Empire State Development  or join the NYSBA and ask about the many lawyers who are allied members.

Wholesaler Resources