Irish Mafia Brewing Co. has new beers on tap and an outdoor patio on the way.
EAST BLOOMFIELD — Mark Mansfield will listen to any idea.
So when people who visited his Irish Mafia Brewing Co., which opened at Toomey’s Corners last November and did gangbusters during the Bristol Mountain ski season, said they wanted to be outside for the summer, well, that’s coming.
An outdoor patio that will seat 63 more people and feature outdoor games such as cornhole is expected to have a Father’s Day grand opening, with a special steak cookout to boot.
When they said they wanted wine, he added wine, by the glass and flights. Wine slushies for the summer; sure, why not?
A children’s menu, along with more salads and lunch and dinner options for adults, courtesy of new Executive Chef George Boyd, as well as table service for lunch and dinner? Yes, yes and yes.
“I’m new at this,” said Mansfield, who is a Bloomfield grad and a member of the Toomey family from whom the Corners got its nickname. “If somebody gives me a good idea, I’ll take it. We listened to the people.”
Not that Irish Mafia Brewing Co. is getting away from beer. The people wouldn't have that.
In fact, Mansfield has just introduced Willy’s Impression to go with the popular Willy's Might Ego IPA, Willy's Impetuous Ale, Willy's Devoted Double IPA and Willy's Irish Loyalty Stout.
Who is Willy? He's a brewer, and well, you’ll have to read the rest of the story of “Willy the Cork” at irishmafiabrewing.com.
But the Irish Mafia’s four main main beers are named after characteristics of the Irish mob, Mansfield said. Devoted. Mighty ego. Impetuous. Loyalty. A special St. Patrick’s Day beer carried the name, Willy’s Revenge.
The new release has the hoppy flavor that everyone looks for in an IPA, Mansfield said, but the grapefruit and raspberry puree added in gives it a summery, citrus aftertaste.
“It’s what I call a ‘fruit forward’ IPA,” Mansfield said. “We’re excited about it.”
So far, so good.
Doug Reed is a self-described “double IPA kind of guy” from Victor. After reading the description, he gave it a try, just to see.
“It was very good,” Reed said. “It still gives you the hop flavor.”
That kind of feedback is encouraging, Mansfield said, because he is at work on releasing another summery kind of beer, which could be on tap next week.
And it all fits in with the goal Mansfield had from the beginning.
“Good beer, good food, good service,” Mansfield said. “I wanted to have something for everybody.”
No matter the season.
More on the market
The Canandaigua Farmers Market, which opens for its 17th season at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and continues until 12:30 p.m., will have a few new faces around.
According to the market organizers, new vendors this year include Andy's Specialty Garlic & Produce, Mrs. Brakes Spices, Wagers Cider Mill, My Little Farm, Love Grow Farm, Happy Pickle and Bristol Mushroom.
Here’s a way to make new friends. Happy Pickle, a new vendor, will feature crispy fresh pickles and offer free samples with over 15 different flavors.
They will join a few of the people market visitors have grown accustomed to and made friends with over the years, including Seneca Vegetables, Riedman Happy Hives, F. Oliver's, Flour City Pasta, and Wohlschlegel Naples Maple Farm, which is offering something new — a maple barbecue and dipping sauce.
Speaking of markets, the Victor Farmers Market starts up Wednesday, June 6, and runs until Oct. 31.
Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. and the market can be found at 60 E. Main St., in Village Hall parking lot.