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Local Wine Spotlight: Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

A spotlight on Millbrook Vineyards and Winery, Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.


Bloody Mary Spotlight: Mill House Brewing Co.

A spotlight on Mill House Brewing Co., Chronogrammies winner in the Drink category.


Rebirth of a Landmark: City Winery Opens in Montgomery

Anticipation has been building for many months for the opening of City Winery Hudson Valley in Montgomery, experiential entrepreneur Michael Dorf's entry into the vibrant world of Hudson Valley food and wine. At long last, you can reserve yourself a table on the riverside patio — and get a peek inside the refurbished 130-year-old factory that's poised to become one of the area's premeire venues just as soon as live entertainment can return.


From a Poughkeepsie Barn to China: Plan Bee Brewery’s Resiliency

Thanks to good planning and good fortune, amidst the pandemic, Plan Bee Farm Brewery, a small 10-barrel operation in Poughkeepsie, not only held on but expanded its distribution to east Asia to establish presence on four continents.


These Hudson Craft Breweries are Open for Outdoor Drinking

8 Places to Sip in the Sunshine this Weekend
The Hudson Valley has officially entered Phase 2 of reopening, which includes outdoor dining...AND drinking! Here's a list of some of our favorite breweries in the region that are offering their craft draft beer for onsite outdoor drinking.


What to Expect from Craft Beverage Festivals this Summer

Even as things begin to return to normal post pandemic peak, this summer's craft beverage festivals in the Hudson Valley will look very different than past years, if they are event happening at all. While the most conservative organizers have straight up cancelled their events, some are taking their festivals online, and yet others are hoping increased safety precautions will make an in-person event viable.


These Hudson Valley Distilleries Are Pumping Out Hand Sanitizer

Local distilleries in the Mid-Hudson Valley have switched gears to make hand sanitize amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hunker Down with Beer to Go from these Hudson Valley Breweries

From Drive-Through Pick-Up Operations to Free Local Deliveries These Local Breweries Are Stepping Up to Keep You, Ahem, Hydrated During the COVID-19 Outbreak
COVID-19 imposed quarantine goes down smoother with some local craft beer. Here are the Hudson Valley breweries that are offering curbside beer pick-up, online ordering, and/or local delivery.


Roe Jan Brewing Company: Taste on Tap

In Hillsdale, a New Brewery Dishes up Craft Beer and Wood-Fired Pub Fare
In February 2020, Roe Jan Brewing Company opened its doors in Hillsdale, offering up a rotating selection of traditional ales, lagers, IPAs, and sours—along with an inventive and palatable pub menu with a focus on wood-fired fare.


5 Cideries You Didn't Know Were in the Hudson Valley

Sip Upstate Ciders Like a Champ
As the thirst for hard cider has rebounded all over the country, the Hudson Valley has returned to its roots as an apple growing and cider producing region. Here are five of the nations leading hard cider brands that you probably didn't know were based Upstate!


Will We Soon Be Allowed to Drink in New York Movie Theaters?

In his latest move to support New York's booming craft beverage industry, in early January 2020, Governor Cuomo released a proposal to replace outdated Prohibition-era drinking laws with more modern legislation that would allow for the purchase and consumption of craft beer, wine, mead, and spirits in New York cinemas, potentially offering a boost to theaters and craft producers.


Of Beer & Mountains: A Pilgrimage to West Kill Brewing

After hearing countless rave reviews, Massachusetts resident Hilary Russell decides to get in the car and make a 80-mile pilgrimage to West Kill Brewing, a Greene County craft beer destination of mythical proportions, where the beer is brewed with pure mountain water and the ambiance lends itself to neighborly chatter.


The Recess Bell: CBD-Infused Seltzer for Maximum Chill

This generation’s panacea-du-jour, CBD, now comes in its most effervescent form yet, thanks to this start-up.


Get Cozy This Winter with Hetta Glogg

Hetta Glogg is a Norwegian-style mulled wine perfect for embracing your inner koselig, or feelings of coziness, this winter.


Celebrate a Sumptuous Harvest with Hudson Valley Farmhouse Ciders at Stone Ridge Orchard

Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider is an unfiltered, European-style cider made by Elizabeth Ryan, owner of Breezy Hill Orchard and Stone Ridge Orchard. The Farm Bar at Stone Ridge Orchard will have a barrel tasting on December 8, 2019.



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