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Iron Flamingo Brewery is a family business founded by Mark and Nadia Mauer,  strong supporters of the Corning community for 25 years.  The brewery opened on December 27th, 2014, under the outstanding management of their sons, Adam and Ben.  Brewing Beer has long been a passion for the Mauer family that is evident in their family tree dating back to Mark and Nadia’s grandfathers in Scranton, PA.   


After a long search for the ideal location that started in 2012, good fortune led us to   the 196 Baker Street location.   Formerly a fruit distributer, and the Becraft Tire Company, the building sat Idle for many years.  Now, the Mauer family has transformed this unique location into Corning’s first brewery to bottle and distribute beer! With off street parking, outside seating, and a uniquely designed tasting room, the brewery has become a meeting place for beer lovers throughout the area and numerous visitors to our community.  


Iron Flamingo supports local businesses by allowing food to be ordered in, and hosting local food venders on a regular basis on the premises. IF uses local farmers for their hops and malt, helping to sustain the rich agriculture of the Finger Lakes.  IF is proud to utilize green energy in the brewery, using solar power for the brewing process.  IF supports regional charitable events by providing not only beer, but a unique, family friendly location. 


Mission Statement 🍻To brew, serve, and sell a unique combination of high quality craft beers in a relaxed friendly atmosphere while maintaining exceptional customer service.


Goals for IF🍻To become a premium craft beer brand in the Northeast, while maintaining our high quality and core values.


    *WHY IRON FLAMINGO?  The Iron flamingo has become a symbol of family unity . Flamingos are strong, elegant, and monogamous creatures, staying together for life . They get their food by straining it from water through a unique mechanism only flamingos possess. It is very similar to making wort for beer. IRON contributes to the brown color in beer bottles, protecting the beer from light. IRON is also very important in preserving that awesome flavor so unique to Iron Flamingo beer . Thus, the IRON FLAMINGO is the symbol for the brewery and the Mauer family.  Taking the I and F, the abbreviated “IF” led us to wonder, WHAT IF??