(Waterloo, NY) The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and CFCU Community Credit Union have recognized Fall Street Brewing Co. of Seneca Falls as the November 2022 Business of the Month.
Fall Street Brewing, also home of Finger Lakes Kombucha, is owned and operated by husband-and-wife Brad Ellis and Anna Luisi-Ellis.
These young entrepreneurs started selling their kombucha tea at famers markets in 2018. Then, with Farm Brewery License in hand and a gorgeously remodeled space, Fall Street Brewing officially opened doors in the Fall of 2019, joining the small but formidable network of breweries operating in Seneca County. What makes Fall Street Brewing so unique is that it is Seneca County’s only kombucha tea brewery.
“Celebrating the first anniversary is always so exciting for a business. That first year presents so many challenges. It is an especially gratifying feat this year amid the pandemic,” praised Megan Slater, Membership Development Manager at the Chamber. “Brad, Anna and their team have grown and accomplished so much in the past year, and we cannot wait to see what the coming years hold for them.”
Fall Street Brewing is dedicated to serving the Seneca Falls and Finger Lakes community high-quality craft beverages.
FSB is owned and operated by husband and wife, Brad Ellis and Anna Luisi-Ellis. Brad is the brew master and makes all of Fall Street Brewing’s craft beer, kombucha, and cider. "We started out by selling kombucha at the Geneva Farmers Market, and then began to start building our current brewery in downtown Seneca Falls."
"We are so excited to be the new owners of 95-97 Fall Street, and we are beginning renovations in the next few weeks! The first phase of the project will be converting the canal-side level into the brew space. We will be able to brew more beer at once, and we are hoping to increase our wholesale beer sales and distribution. We will then start renovating the Fall Street level, which will serve as our tasting room/bar and kitchen area. We are so excited to start making wood-fired pizzas and have a commercial kitchen in the new space. This new space will also increase our seating area and bar space, as well as have room for live music. There will also be space for outdoor seating in the summer, and we plan on building a terrace for seating overlooking the canal. We will be renting this space to the It's a Wonderful Life committee and the Drink Like a Girl 5K Brewfest for It's a Wonderful Life weekend."
FSB is active in the community including the Seneca County Children's Committee, Habitat for Humanity, and various performing arts organizations.
After having started with kombucha, they now also offer espresso, beer, wine, cider, and light fare. “It’s been important to be flexible,” explained Anna. “We tried to be innovative to keep our doors open.” To keep up with the ever-changing state mandates, they created an online ordering system, added outdoor seating, and started offering to-go sales and curb-side pick-up.
With its loyal fan base and involvement in the community, Fall Street Brewing is a welcome addition to downtown Seneca Falls. Fall Street Brewing now provides jobs to five employees. Keep a look out for some special deals for the beloved annual “It’s a Wonderful Life” celebration. Plus, Brad and Anna are both teaching in local school districts on top of running and growing their new business. If that doesn’t say, “Superhero,” what does?
Fall Street Brewing is located at 106 Fall Street in Seneca Falls and is open at 9 AM every day of the week except closed on Mondays. To learn more, visit: https://www.fallstreetbrewing.com/
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Program is sponsored by CFCU Community Credit Union. Recipients are chosen on a monthly basis by the Chamber's membership community to recognize organizational excellence and/or significant accomplishments in their field. For more information about the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce or to inquire about membership in one of the region’s leading professional organizations, please call (315) 568-2906 or visit www.senecachamber.org.