Founders Phineas DeMink and Allen “Skip” Yahn started Southern Tier Brewing Company with the vision of
reviving the practice of small-batch brewing to a region rich in brewing tradition. In 2002, with equipment
gained from the purchase of the Old Saddleback Brewing Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, they began production
in the woods just outside of Lakewood, New York. Today, Southern Tier has grown into one of the largest craft
brewers in the country, with hand-crafted ales available in more than thirty States and points beyond.