Founders Phineas DeMink & Allen (‘Skip’) Yahn started the brewery in 2002 with the vision of bringing small batch brewing back to a region rich in brewing tradition.
The Brewery began distributing regionally in February 2003. By 2005 sales covered the majority of New York State and the eastern half of Pennsylvania. Since the beginning, Southern Tier has experienced steady growth, currently distributing to over 50% of the United States. Multiple expansions have been made to keep up with demand and the brewery continues to innovate and produce new products.