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.
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.
Grab a homemade soup and sandwich for lunch or dinner at Beachcombers.
Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu
this place serves the real deal.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Beachcombers offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Beachcombers.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Beachcombers with their complimentary wifi.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Beachcombers for a group meal.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Beachcombers with their charming outdoor seating.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Beachcombers will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Beachcombers.
Meals at Beachcombers are incredibly tasty and reasonably priced around $30.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at The Pickering Pub.
If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on The Pickering Pub s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day.
The Pickering Pub guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
From cheap drinks to good eats, The Pickering Pub's happy hour is a steal.
The Pickering Pub can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
The restaurant has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
The dress code at The Pickering Pub is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Catering services are also available.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near The Pickering Pub.
Meals at The Pickering Pub are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at O'Briens, home of American comfort food.
Calories take a backseat at O'Briens, where low-fat anything is barred from the menu.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — O'Briens offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Diners at O'Briens will love the free parking nearby.
Expect your bill at O'Briens to come in at around $30 per person.
Stop by for three square meals a day — O'Briens serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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 72 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