What do Southside Beverage and the Landis Arboretum have in common? Sam McClary, manager of Southside Beverage, is proud that, like Landis, Southside has made a name for itself as a “destination”. Customers flock from all over the Northeast to peruse an exhaustive inventory of beer, cider, and mead.
A prospective customer will be amazed at the size of Southside’s facility at 1451 Route 5S in Amsterdam and the variety of the choices – over 1000 kinds of beer, cider, and mead from about 200 breweries. New York State craft beers are very well represented with a fantastic, curated list available cold 24⁄7 in the walk-in cooler. Anyone remember Schultz and Dooley advertisements for Utica Club beer? Not only does Southside sell Utica Club beer, but the original Schultz and Dooley steins are prominently displayed! Beers from all over the world are available; Czech, German, Italian — you name it, they’ve got it.
Southside Beverage is a sponsor of Landis’ 2022 5K Forest Run, an off-trail race for runners of every level and one of the Arboretum’s most popular events, now in its 16th year.
Prior to owning a home of his own, Sam visited the Arboretum as a retreat and a location to enjoy his hobbies such as birding and plant identification.
“The Landis Arboretum is an amazing resource which provides the public opportunities to spend time in nature and learn about their local environment,” Sam said. “It’s important to support community organizations who enrich and embody all that this area has to offer, which is why I’m proud to have Southside Beverage sponsor the Forest 5K.”
Southside Beverage is a full-service redemption center and has recently resumed its sampling program. Select beers will be poured on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Thursday samplings are also in the works. When it comes to beer, Southside Beverage has it all. Stop by and #drinksomethingdifferent!