Brew Biz: Werts and All

Ken Carman is a BJCP judge; homebrewer since 1979, club member at Escambia Bay and Music City Homebrewers, who has been interviewing professional brewers all over the east coast for over 10 years.

Written by Ken Carman



Bandwagon Brew Pub
114 Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14830
607 319 0699

Look! See the awning and the steps leading down; below street level?

That’s Bandwagon Brew Pub down there. Shall we visit?

Bandwagon is the newest addition to brew scene Ithaca. It’s also one of the newest additions to the restaurant scene in Ithaca. Ithaca, NY, sits at the bottom of a New York State finger lake called Cayuga. The hills rise all around, as if Ithaca were set as a valuable jewel… highlighted by gorges and a beautiful lake. “Finger” is quite apt. Back during the last ice age the ice sheets dug deep and long to make finger like lakes in mid-state New York.

Standing on a sidewalk, next to the street of the same name as the lake, we face a delightful task: descending into Bandwagon.
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