Gordon Biersch to Open at Destiny USA December 10

November 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Local fans of craft beers, microbreweries and brew pubs won't want to miss the grand opening of Central New York's first Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Monday, December 10, 2012, at Destiny USA.

Head Brewer Dave Collins said Gordon Biersch will occupy a unique niche in Syracuse's brewery and restaurant scene.

"Gordon Biersch specializes in brewing German-style lagers, while most of the brew pubs in Central New York brew English-style ales," said Collins.  "We age our lagers at least 35 days, so they're mellow, crisp and clean.  They go right from the fermenter to the serving tank, and never see the light of day.  They're definitely the freshest, best-tasting lagers you'll find in Syracuse."

The restaurant will be partnering with Food Bank of Central New York, which supplies food to local pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters.  Nearly 95 percent of every dollar donated at Gordon Biersch grand opening events will go directly into Food Bank programs and services, according to Kathleen Stress, Chief Operating Officer at Food Bank of Central New York.

"We love the idea of partnering with Gordon Biersch, especially this time of year when we see an increase in people needing food." said Stress.  "These donations will allow us to purchase more than 100 different types of high-demand foods for the agencies we serve."

The Syracuse Gordon Bierch will employ 130 Central New Yorkers and seat more than 400 diners.  In addition to award-winning house beers, Gordon Biersch offers made-from-scratch, California-inspired cuisine in an upscale-casual environment.  Non-beer drinkers can enjoy fresh-squeezed lemonade and house-made root beer.

Gordon Biersch is one of 14 brands operating under CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., based in Chattanooga, TN and Louisville, CO.  CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries employs nearly 12,000 people and serves approximately 80,000 guests at its 200 restaurants each day.  There are currently 33 Gordon Biersch brewery restaurants in the United States and three in Taiwan.