Upstate New York breweries to visit this fall

Instead of jet-setting off to Germany this Oktoberfest, celebrate locally.

With more than 200 breweries, New York is the fifth-largest beer-producing state in the nation, according to the New York State Brewers Association. That means a lot of great beer to taste.

Grab a designated driver, get out of the city and explore some of the best brews the Empire State has to offer at these New York breweries.