A trip to Europe kick-started Tom Bullinger's homebrewing hobby, but the VB Brewery made that hobby into a career. After almost three decades experimenting, perfecting, and sampling beers, Tom decided to pursue his passion full time by opening the nanobrewery. Truly a labor of love, he spent months renovating the 1,350-square-foot space, hand building the tasting bar and taps and using his 30 years of computer-science experience to equip the brewery with a computerized and temperature-controlled brewing system.
Tom hasn't forgotten his homebrewing roots, though. VB Brewery regularly hosts homebrewing classes, beer-appreciation nights, and community brew nights. And then, of course, there's the beer. The 12 rotating taps feature a wide range of handcrafted brews, such as smooth and malty smoked porter and a spicy, yeasty, Belgian-style dubbel. Inside the gorgeous red-oak and black-walnut tasting area, visitors can sip samples of these brews or fill up growlers to savor at home or scare neighborhood dogs.
Conesus Golf Club is a breathtaking course located in the hills of Conesus, NY. The 35 year old full service golf and banquet facility features an 18 hole, par 71 golf course, a recently remodeled banquet facility, full bar, and all grass driving range. Known for our speedy pace of play, you'll have time to enjoy it all!
With 23 years of golf-instruction experience under her belt, head instructor Darlene Sommer turns greenhorn golfers into maestros of the greens with a combination of technology and careful instruction. Using video cameras and a 3-D motion-capture system, Sommer collects mountains of crucial data points, pores over the minutiae of stances and swings, examines childhood art projects, and addresses swing flaws with real-time feedback. The lesson, which lasts up to 45 minutes, helps improve swing mechanics and consistency, and it sufficiently stokes muscle memory so newfound club-swinging chops won't be forgotten by morning. To quickly brush-up on pointers and cover up holes in drywall, a printout of the computer data will be available after the session.
Centerpointe Golf Club checks off an important milestone in 2014?its 50th anniversary. Showing no signs of old age?no greying fairways or crow's feet around its fringes?the club continues to treat players to enjoyable games of golf, no matter their skill level. The wide fairways zigzag across an L-shaped plot of the Canandaigua Lake region, adding up to 6,787 yards?long enough for skilled players but not so long as to turn away those with less experience. The course also prides itself on a snappy pace of play that allows most groups to squeeze their rounds into around four hours.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,787 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 124 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
The two childhood friends that guide brushes at Thirst 4 Art don't limit themselves to traditional mediums. Instead of cotton canvases, the champions of creativity upcycle old vinyl records to host their masterworks, and in that unlikely technique find their inspiration. The beaches, autumn leaves, and cityscapes that they teach students to paint each find inspiration from a song. During their classes—some of which are BYOB and all of which are highly social—everybody paints the same musical composition, and the result is a range of paintings that are as unique as their creators.