Top Tipples: 7 New Craft Beverage Destinations in the Hudson Valley | Craft Beverage | Hudson Valley


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  • Lasting Joy Brewery, Tivoli

The Hudson Valley is enjoying a golden age of craft beverages, with over 100 producers making artisanal alcoholic beverages across the region. It’s hard to imagine that just 20 years ago that few of these businesses existed. The craft beverage boom has created not only tasty beers and cocktails, but also spurred a wave of hospitality-focused makers as well. Here are some of the new craft beverage producers on the scene who are focused on creating on-site experiences.

Foreign Objects | Monroe

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Foreign Objects Beer Company's Nerve Center, Monroe

  • Foreign Objects Beer Company’s Nerve Center, Monroe

Over the past four years, Foreign Objects Beer Company has built an international fan base for their hazy IPAs and crisp German lagers; sleek, abstract can designs; and esoteric beer descriptions with distribution in 13 states, Europe, Asia, and Australia. A nomadic production operation, Foreign Objects has at various times been brewed out of Shmaltz Brewing in Clifton Park; Two Roads in Stratford, Connecticut; Octopi in Wisconsin; and Bolero Snort in New Jersey. After multiple COVID hiccups and pivots, last fall the brand finally opened a taproom in Monroe, dubbed the Nerve Center. The taproom has a whopping 20 taps; about half pour a rotating selection of Foreign Objects brews, and the other half are beers, ciders, and meads from sibling businesses in their beverage group.

Foreign Objects Beer Company Opens a Taproom in Monroe: Dubbed the Nerve Center, this New Orange County Watering Hole Specializes in Hazy IPAs

Foreign Objects Beer Company Opens a Taproom in Monroe

Dubbed the Nerve Center, this New Orange County Watering Hole Specializes in Hazy IPAs

Over the past four years, Foreign Object Beer Company has built an international fanbase for their hazy IPAs and crisp German lagers; sleek, abstract can designs; and esoteric beer descriptions with distribution in 13 states, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Last fall, the brand opened a taproom in Monroe where you can taste all their signature new-American hoppy ales plus a dozen other beers, ciders, and meads.

By Marie Doyon

Craft Beverage Industry

Paul Brady Wine | Beacon

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Paul Brady Wine, Beacon

Formerly a brand ambassador for the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, Paul Brady took his expertise and opened a chic wine shop and tasting room in Beacon last fall with a focus on New York State wines. Working with Todd Cavallo of Wild Arc Farm and Ben Riccardi of Finger Lakes winery Osmote, among others, Brady has developed his own line of low-intervention wines using hybrid grapes, which will be available in-store. One wine of note is his Fauxjolais, a carbonically macerated De Chaunac made with Cavallo. To nibble, there are charcuterie boards for two available ($45), prepared in collaboration with chef Brian Arnoff of Kitchen Sink.

Catskill Mountain Moonshine | Saugerties

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One of the newest distilleries in the region is Catskill Mountain Moonshine, which distills and serves its spirits at its storefront location in Market Street in Saugerties. Their offerings include vodka, gin, maple-flavored whiskey, honey-flavored whiskey, 100 proof corn whiskey, and 80 proof corn whiskey. The tap room has a deli-cum-roadhouse vibe, and flights are available for tasting as well as specialty cocktails. Catskill Mountain Moonshine serves food, a rotating food menu, what they call a “Menu-ish,” which might include charcuterie ($20/$32), pork carnitas ($12), or fried chicken with baked beans and slaw ($15). Bottles to go are also available for purchase.

West Kill Brewing Satellite Tasting Room | Kingston

In good news for the faint of hike, soon you won’t have to make the trek out to West Kill’s original Spruceton Valley location to throw back a West Kill beer. The brewery is opening a tasting room outpost smack in the middle of Midtown Kingston this summer. The satellite tasting room will be housed in a long, low building at 602 Broadway (across the street from Pakt), which housed a seamstress shop for many years. “The vibe is going to be very much ‘Catskills farmhouse’ or ‘public house,’” Barcone says. “Very woodsy, Catskills fish and game club, turn-of-the-century resort vibe—not Borscht Belt, but the turn-of-the-century boarding houses.” The bar will have 12 tap lines, which will pour a mix of West Kill beers and draft wine and New York State cider.

West Kill Brewing to Open Satellite Tasting Room in Kingston Summer 2022

Owners Mike Barcone, Colleen Kortendick and their daughter Deladis.

West Kill Brewing to Open Satellite Tasting Room in Kingston Summer 2022

West Kill Brewing trades mountain vistas for Broadway buzz with its new satellite tasting room in Midtown Kingston, planned for opening summer 2022.

By Marie Doyon

Craft Beverage Industry

Subversive Malting & Brewing | Catskill

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“Malt is the soul of beer,” says Max Ocean, cofounder and maltster Subversive Malting & Brewing, which makes hyper-local beers with grain malted in-house, procured from local farmers at its West Bridge Street location in Catskill. At the tap house and tasting room, a typical lineup of beers might include two types of IPAs, a pale ale, a copper lager, a couple of farmhouse ales, a Brett saison, and half a dozen others. They’re served in 13-ounce pours, which are $7 or $8 a glass. A small canning line, allows Subversive to sell 16-ounce four-packs for off-site consumption. They also have a limited range of large-format bottles (750-milliliter). Grab a brew and a burger or sandwich from their kitchen and settle in for a relaxed hang in their charming beer garden, with amber-colored twinkle lights overhead, picnic tables, and fire pits.

The Soul of Beer: Subversive Malting & Brewing Gets to the Heart of It with Floor-Malted Beers

Subversive uses the time-intensive, old-world technique of floor malting, which requires the grain to be hand-turned two to three times a day.

The Soul of Beer: Subversive Malting & Brewing Gets to the Heart of It with Floor-Malted Beers

By Marie Doyon

Craft Beverage Industry

Lasting Joy Brewery |  Tivoli

Soon, every town, village, and unincorporated hamlet in the Hudson Valley will have its own craft brewery. Tivoli need wait no longer, as Lasting Joy Brewery is set to open this month on 32 bucolic acres on Lasher Road. The brewery’s tasting room, featuring wood and walls of glass, can hold 99 guests, and there’s an outdoor patio with seating and fire pits. The brewery features its own beers on tap, in addition to a selection of ciders, wines, and pre-made cocktails from our favorite New York beverage crafters. For food, there will be a selection of snacks, as well as charcuterie and cheese boards available from Baldwin Farms. On select days Lasting Joy will host food trucks offering more substantial fare.

Honey Hollow Brewing Company | Earlton

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Tucked in the trees off the main drag of Greene County hamlet of Earlton, Honey Hollow Brewing Company’s quaint tasting room features a slew of brews made with hops grown onsite, while offering a laid-back place for families and friends to come together. For owner and longtime brewer Matty Taormina, creating a welcoming environment was an essential part of the Honey Hollow mission. “We wanted to support local people, and this was a great way of doing it,” says Taormina. Inside the eclectically furnished tasting room, chalkboards list the draft offerings. Honey Hollow has nine beers on tap at all times. During the summer, there’s pizza made in the outdoor wood-fired brick oven and live music from local blues and rock artists. Outside, tables under tents can seat about 45 guests, with more seating tucked away under the trees. Children are welcome at Honey Hollow, which has cornhole, bonfires, and a bocce ball court.

Honey Hollow Brewing Company Crafts Beers for the Community

Honey Hollow Brewing Company Crafts Beers for the Community

Tucked in the trees in the wee Greene County hamlet of Earlton, Honey Hollow Brewery serves up a slew of farm-to-table brews, most made with hops grown onsite. The nano brewery—the first establishment in the county to get a farm brewery license—has 9 beers on tap and, in summer, live music and wood-fired pizza, plus lawn games.

By Kerri Kolensky

Craft Beverage Industry





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