ITHACA, N.Y. — The rest of the world is catching to with something Ithacans already knew — that the Ithaca Beer Co. is one of the best local brewpubs in the country. But does it have enough lovers to be crowned the absolute best?

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From now until the end of February, USA Today and 10Best are hosting an annual Readers’ Choice competition. People can vote for some of their favorite places in the country, including Best Brewpub, once a day.

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The Ithaca Beer Co. is among 20 nominees from across the country vying for the top spot. other nominees include breweries from Chicago, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. As of Tuesday morning, the beer company ranked No. 8 on the leaderboard.

The company has been around since 1998, offering 10 to 15 tap beers to its patrons at 122 Ithaca Beer Drive. It also offers  farm-to-table ingredients for gourmet pub favorites such as pizza made in a brick oven and burgers.

According to the Ithaca Beer Co. website, the drink menu changes weekly with new five barrel beer, a special Thursday night cask, seasonal beer,and year round favorites Flower Power, Cascazilla, Green Trail, Nut Brown, and Apricot Wheat.

Weekend tours are available and take people through the entire brewery, ending with trivia and the chance to taste hops and barley used onsite.

The taproom is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Brewery tours are available Saturday and Sunday every hour from noon to 4 p.m. pending business.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.