Anything But Beer is a brewery that has grown out of passion for food and beverage, community, and the process of creation. We discovered that many people either dislike the taste of beer or cannot drink it due to dietary restrictions; yet they want to be included in the craft beverage scene. That’s when we set out to create beverages that meet the needs of this underserved group of people. Now we are brewing a wide variety of alcoholic beverages that meet those needs and more. Our products allow a greater number of people to enjoy interesting craft beverages and to feel included by the craft brew community.
LOGAN BONNEY is the co-founder and the CEO of Anything But Beer. He has been brewing for seven years, creating fruit wines and meads based on ancient recipes, which he learned while a member of a Renaissance festival organization. He has degrees in mechanical technology and business administration, as well as a recent master’s degree in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He served in the Air National Guard for eight years, while simultaneously starting his first business, a rental property company in Syracuse, NY, which has been growing steadily for seven years. He brings that experience and growing enthusiasm for business and brewing to Anything But Beer.
BRITTANY BERRY is the co-founder and the CMO of Anything But Beer. She has a degree in interior design and recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and interaction design. She focused her training on user research, strategy, and experience design. Additionally, she has work experience in sales management, operations management, and design consultation. She is passionate about using her varied skill set to build something that positively impacts the industry and the community.
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At Anything But Beer, we brew grain and gluten free fruit ales that are made from locally sourced fruits and vegetables. They are unlike anything else available, living at the crossroads between ciders, wines, and beers. Our selection of products is interesting and varied, including flavors such as oak aged blueberry blackcurrant, spiced sweet potato, and ginger chai.
Anything But Beer works closely with many different people within the industry and community in order to provide the best products and experiences possible. We work with New York State farms to source regionally and seasonally appropriate ingredients for our beverages, creating fresh tasting beverages and supporting the local agriculture industry. We form close relationships with venues and brewery taprooms, such as Stout Beard Brewing Co. and The Stoop Kitchen; allowing us to best understand their needs and the desires of their customers. Anything But Beer is approved as a StartUp NY company, sponsored by SUNY OCC. Other college affiliates are Syracuse University and Cornell, who provide mentorship, funding opportunities, and human resources. Business development mentorship is provided through InSourcing, Blackstone Launchpad, and the Couri Hatchery. Finally, our relationships with many Central New York businesses and organizations has been indispensable; the cross promotion, opportunity creation, advice sharing, and support are fundamental to our success and the fostering of a healthy local economy.