Welcome to Fleur De Lis Brew Works where small batch craft beer is brewed with the best ingredients; the way beer was intended. Here’s the story of the founders and their business:
2016 was a whirlwind year. Two Partee brothers, Jon Paul and Craig came together to forge a business partnership. One brother brings fun, brewing experience. The other: vision and drive. Add in Beth and Jennifer, their respective wives and the result is a brewery created from foundation to grand opening in just 16 months. Pepper in government roadblocks and equipment challenges. The result was 22 hour work days and an on time opening May 20, 2017.
Fleur De Lis Brew Works is part of the Partee legacy. The fleur de lis symbol depicts a stylized lily. This French symbol comprises part of the family’s coat of arms and is featured in the logo and throughout the property. Brew Works conjures images of a historic waterworks plant. The stainless steel brewing equipment is on full display with exposed plumbing and piping. The combination of stainless equipment, copper bar and patina metal compliment the brick, historic barn boards and Edison lighting in the beer parlour. In tribute to their heritage, they named the brewery Fleur De Lis Brew Works.
Other additions to the logo represent hops and barley between the fleur de lis; both key ingredients to beer. The logo provides an organic feel; this leans towards the Partee’s farming legacy. The four partners take pride in being good stewards of the land and resources. The property has been in the Partee farming family for three generations. Continuing that legacy, they intend to create high-quality beer with New York ingredients including estate grown hops. Their beer is brewed with naturally filtered limestone well water offering it a distinct quality not found in commercial breweries. Other locally sourced ingredients include vegetables and fruits, honey from a closely guarded apiary, maple and walnuts sourced from the property. The ultimate goal is estate brewing, where the terroir is evident from ground to farm to grain to glass.
The French theme is carried over to the rotation of beers, biere de garde and biere de mars. These two French style beers are not commonly brewed in the US but are well known in the northern part of France. Jon Paul is always researching & creating new recipes including saisons, Flanders Red & others.
The Partees have a strong family farm heritage. The brewery is a third generation Partee family farmstead both with crops and animals. The most recent iteration of the farm has winter wheat, barley, timothy hay, and of course hops. Both Craig and Jon Paul grew up on their parent’s nearby historic Seneca Falls beef cattle farm. Jennifer, Craig’s wife, was raised on a fifth-generation farm outside the city of Rochester. Beth, Jon Paul’s wife, developed a fondness for country living after relocating to their own hop farm in Seneca Falls.
The estate is open with many features scattered throughout the property; take a walk around and discover your favorite place to savor a pint or flight. There is a fountain to enjoy the calming sound of flowing water mixed in with song birds. The creek in front and in back of the property has water levels fluctuating based on rainfall. The rose garden with its flagstone patio has locally sourced limestone seating and is adjacent to the hop yard. On inclement weather days, the craft beer parlour offers warmth and comfort.
The four Partees enjoy the country life and the craft beer community and want you to do the same. They believe abundance should be relished. That’s why they contribute to success with others. They are dedicated to the craft by supporting the community. Whether that is merchandise sharing or donating to local organizations, the Partees hope you will support the chosen cause.
At Fleur De Lis Brew Works, we hope you visit to enjoy the fruits of their labor–great craft beer, a unique atmosphere, spectacular grounds and good company. Sante!
They hope you’ll drop in & visit. Jon Paul’s precise engineering background and love of brewing for over 10 years provides the foundation for Fleur De Lis Brew Works’ great craft beer. Beth carries the day to day operations of the craft beer parlour building on her winery tasting room skill and brings depth of beer knowledge. Her cheer and spirit add to the experience. Craig’s drive, established relationships and vision promotes outside sales success. Jennifer works behind the scenes for content creation and event planning. The four Partees create synergy for a successful business.
Visit us to enjoy the fruits of our labor–great craft beer, a unique atmosphere, spectacular grounds & good company. Sante!