Hofmann Sausage, Empire Brewing create new beer brats in Syracuse


By Teri Weaver, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com (NY)

May 16, 2017


Syracuse, N.Y. - Two of this city's great tastes - Hofmann hot dogs and Empire Brewing beers - now taste great together.


This month, the companies are launching a Hofmann-Empire Amber Beer Bratwurst and a Cheddar Cheese Beer Bratwurst.


"Beer has long been used as a marinade for sausage," said William Hulley, chief operating officer of Hofmann Brands. "Our hand-crafted manufacturing techniques for Hofmann hot dogs and sausages fits well with Empire's concept, making them the perfect partner for such a project."


The new products initially will be sold mostly to restaurants. The brats will be for sale at some Tops Friendly Markets and at the the Hofmann Sausage Company's warehouse at 585 Stewart Drive, Syracuse.


"Collaborating with such a community staple as Hofmann Sausage Company has been something I have always been interested in. Bringing together their natural, tasty, well-made bratwurst, with our locally brewed Empire Amber Ale seemed like a natural pair," said David Katleski, owner of Empire Brewing Company...