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The Natural Wine Evolution at Wild Arc Farm

The Natural Wine Evolution at Wild Arc Farm

Winemakers at Wild Arc Farm embrace organic, low-intervention methods.

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Check Out Coppersea in Cocktail Mode at Springtown Tavern this Weekend

Most weekends, visitors to the Springtown Tavern at Coppersea Distilling are more than happy to enjoy Coppersea’s fine spirits neat, savoring the unique flavor notes and mouthfeel that result from grain-to-glass, hand-crafted heritage distilling techniques. This Saturday, the farm distillery will celebrate its wares in craft cocktail form.

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Distill My Heart! Come See and Learn Insider Secrets at Coppersea's Distillery Tour

This Sunday, you're invited to stop by the farm, where Coppersea Distilling's chief distiller Christopher Williams is looking forward to showing you every step in Coppersea's heritage distilling process. Free guided tours will be happening every hour from noon till 5pm.

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Add Some Cool to Your New Paltz Summer at Arrowood Outpost

The Arrowood Outpost tasting room in New Paltz offers Arrowood Farm Brewery’s beers and local hard cider on tap, in bottles and by the growler or bomber, and a farm market where you can pick up certified organic local products ranging from veggies to beeswax soap.

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Essence of Local: Coppersea's Bottled-in-Bond Excelsior Bourbon

Coppersea's Bottled-in-Bond Excelsior Straight Bourbon being released on Saturday is a true locavore's delight, made from Hudson Valley grains and aged for four years in New York-crafted barrels fashioned of Adirondack oak.

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Tuthilltown Spirits on the Rise

Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery in Gardiner is recognized for its quality nationally and plans to expand and unroll new flavors soon.

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Drinking's a Hoot at the Yard Owl Brewery in Gardiner

You would be wise to check out the tasty new line of drinks from Yard Owl Craft Brewery, a brewpub based out of Gardiner, NY. When he isn't in making coffee at the Mud Puddle in New Paltz, NY, co-founder James Walsh is perfecting his line of Belgian-style beers on the side. Along with his partner, Kristop Brown, the duo pays homage to the old-world style by creating crowd-pleasing beers with an emphasis on simplicity and taste.This company has been turning heads since 2012 and the brew-duo aims to launch their canned series in June.

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Kingston Standard Brewing Co. Brings Oysters & German-Style Beer to Midtown

The Kingston Standard Brewing Co. aims to bring local folks together in a community-oriented space to drink and enjoy each others' company. The company strays from the popular IPA driven mission of most breweries, and instead provides light, drinkable beer and fresh, succulent oysters to foster a satisfying night out. While they primarily produce traditional Ales and Lagers, they also craft mixed fermentation style beers, including lambics and Flemish reds. However, this recently opened brewery is ever-expanding its drink list, so repeat customers will see more options arise in the future and can enjoy local wine and cider options available in the meantime.

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The State of the Hudson Valley Craft Beer Industry

From beer to spirits and wine, all sectors of the Hudson Valley’s craft beverage industry are growing at unprecedented rates.

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High Spirits: The State of the Hudson Valley Craft Distilling Industry

An estimated 40 craft distilleries will be in operation in the region by year's end (of the 180 in New York). Like the now-explosive beer industry, craft distilling started out tentatively, at times below the radar, but quickly found a fan base.

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The Hudson Valley's Wine Industry Reaches Critical Mass

While the Hudson Valley’s robust craft beverage scene may seem like a new phenomenon, this fertile region is actually home to America’s oldest winery and its oldest vineyard. In the past few years, local beer and spirits may have overshadowed wine, but the Hudson Valley vintners paved the way for so many others and their work is finally gaining recognition.

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Hudson Valley Malt Makes Grain-to-Glass Local Brews A Reality

One of the major turning points in the Hudson Valley craft beverage surge took place in 2015, when husband and wife Dennis Nesel and Jeanette Spaeth opened Hudson Valley Malt, paving the way for truly local grain-to-glass production.

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Mead: The Oldest & Latest Trend in Craft Beverage

Slate Point in Dutchess County Leads the Local Mead Industry
With a more than 7,000-year legacy, mead, a fermented beverage made from honey, is likely humanity's original alcoholic drink. The golden-hued elixir is coming back around for a victory run, with the ancient art form meeting cutting edge of craft beverage expertise. Like cider before it, mead is way different than what you thought. Get ready for your new favorite drink.

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Whitecliff Vineyard: Come for the View, Stay for the Wine

This Pioneering Gardiner Wine-Maker Celebrates 20 Years
In the fall of 1998, long before the Hudson Valley was national craft beverage mecca, before the words “Napa of the East” had ever been uttered, husband and wife Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore produced their first vintage on the nascent Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner.

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5 Best Breweries in Dutchess County

With over a dozen breweries and more cropping up all the time, Dutchess County has more than enough on tap to keep beer lovers happy (and busy!). To get you started on your way to hoppy heaven, here is a subjective guide to the top 5 breweries in Dutchess County.

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