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Beer & Wine,  Upstate New York

Eclipse-Themed Drinks to Enjoy in Central New York for the Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

Everyone in and around the path of totality for tomorrow’s eclipse has been going all out with plans for how to celebrate. So it’s no surprise that several local breweries, wineries, and restaurants have eclipse-themed drinks planned for you to enjoy while watching it get dark in the daytime. Stock up on these libations to bring with you tomorrow while you scope out the perfect spot.

Eclipse-themed Beers, Wines, and Spirits 🌒

New York State breweries have come out in full force with their themed beers. Of course, many of these special eclipse-themed drinks are dark stouts and porters, emanating the darkness that will come during totality. Most of these brews are special one-time-only beers, so make sure to get them while you can.

Black Button Distilling

Dark Sky Gin

Award-winning distillery Black Button created a special gin just for the eclipse. Dark Sky Gin starts with traditional botanicals and adds unique elements of jasmine dragon pearls, lemon balm, sunchoke, and butterfly pea flower.

Available for a very limited time only.

Photo courtesy of Black Button

Brewery Ardennes


Belgian Stout
9% ABV

This special-edition Belgian Stout features notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and exotic spices.

Available for a very limited time only.

Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Company

Total Eclipse

Black Kolsch-Style Ale
5.2% ABV

All the flavors of Lunkenheimer’s standard kolsch, with all the colors of a total eclipse – pure black.

Available for a limited time only.

Prison City Brewing

Dark in the Daytime

American Stout
7.5% ABV

Black in color with a tan-color foam, this stout signifies the eclipse in both name and color. Roasty, chocolate notes are balanced with American hops for a full-bodied beer.

Available for a limited time only.

Rohrbach + Strangebird + Three Heads

These three Rochester breweries joined forces to create a series of eclipse-themed beers. One for each phase of the eclipse: before totality, totality, and after.

The Lighter Side
by Strangebird

Barrel-Lagered Helles
5.4% ABV

Dark yellow in color, this aged helles has notes of vanilla, bread, honey, white pepper, and oak.

Available for a limited time only.

by Rohrbach

Black Lager
5.2% ABV

Dark in color, this Czech version of Rohrbach’s dark lager creates a sweeter flavor with more malts, with notes of caramel, sweet bread, and milk chocolate.

Available for a limited time only.

The Darker Side
by Three Heads Brewing

Steam Style Lager
5.4% ABV

This American Lager uses a classic steam style. Made with Pale, Munich, Caramel Steam, and Chocolate Malts, this beer is the perfect crushable beer.

Available for a limited time only.

Talking Cursive Brewing Company

Wait for the Blackout

Cascadian Dark Ale
7% ABV

Talking Cursive tried to make this beer as dark as possible using 11 different grains and 5 hops.

Available for a limited time only.

Three Brothers Wineries + War Horse Brewing Company

Cosmic Sangria Bombshell

Hard Cider
6.8% ABV

This special eclipse-themed bombshell is War Horse’s union of a cider and a wine. The sangria flavors include orange, red berries, stone fruit, and a splash of concord grapes.

Path of Totality

6.8% ABV

⁠What better hops to use for a hazy India Pale Ale than Australian Eclipse? These hops provide the juicy, citrus flavors of mandarin oranges.⁠

Cosmic Rosé

Semi-Dry Rosé (2.8% RS)
6% ABV

⁠Part of Three Brothers’ Women of Distinction wines, this eclipse-themed special features flavors of orange marmalade, cherry blossom, and honeysuckle. The rosé is a blend of 90% Barbera and 10% Sauvignon Blanc.

Available for a limited time only.

Looking for more eclipse-themed drinks from New York State breweries? The NYS Brewer’s Association has a list of eclipse-themed beers at breweries across the entire state.

Eclipse-themed Coffee

Peaks Coffee Company

Strawberry Latte with Charcoal Foam

If you’re looking for a super unique eclipse-themed drink, head to Peaks Coffee on Monday for their special Strawberry Latte. It features homemade strawberry syrup, your choice of milk, espresso, and is topped with a vegan charcoal cold foam.

Available for a limited time only.

Salt City Coffee

Equinox Cold Brew

Technically this special cold brew was made for the Spring Equinox, but I think we’ll honor it since it’s moon-related! The cans are available at all Salt City locations.

Available for a limited time only.

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