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World of Beer opens at Destiny USA

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With hundreds of different beers available, Destiny USA's newest tenant is brewing up some excitement. YNN's Candace Hopkins has more on the grand opening of the World of Beer.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- World of Beer has 558 beers to offer, including 50 varieties on draft. It's Syracuse's newest paradise for craft beer connoisseurs.

"We have some interesting beers from one that's almost a mead, to some really hard ciders, some double IPA's, and double-hopped IPA's, from really strong, and also some really light beers," said General Manager Adam Collins.

On Sunday, the tavern opened its doors on the third floor of Destiny USA. Patrons got a chance to sample their food and drinks, while taking in some live music. Everywhere you looked, someone was discovering a new favorite drink.

"The selection is amazing, the draft selection is phenomenal, the bottle selection is very extensive, the staff is great, the service has been fantastic," said Ryan Donahue, a Syracuse resident.

"We had a lot of representatives from breweries here talking up their beer, as well as our staff who go through two weeks of beer school, which is our training program, and they're really versed in the craft beer from around the world," said Collins.

Adina Neuman and friends came to check it out. She's part of a newly formed group called the Syracuse Women of Craft Beer. Starting in the new year, they'll meet at locations across Central New York, and World of Beer will be the group's first stop.

"A lot of craft beer does target towards men, thinking they are their demographic audience, but there's a lot of us ladies who like to come out, hang out with our husbands, boyfriends, whatever and just enjoy a good beer, whether it be an IPA, or a lager, or a nice scotch ale, which is my favorite," said Neuman.

The best part is, you can enjoy it here after a long day of shopping, or take your favorite beer home with you in a six pack.

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