Angry Orchard will make you anything but angry. If you like the taste of crisp, sweet apples in your beverages, look no further than Angry Orchard in Walden for all your cidery needs. With its distinctive taste and aroma, you’re guaranteed to remember their brew.
After you’re done hiking Rusk Mountain, head to West Kill Brewing. It’s the kind of homegrown brewery that gives you a true flavor of the Catskills. They specialize in funky beers with ingredients like maple sap, honey, herbs, and fruit from their 127-acre former dairy farm.
The Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon has a reputation for their legendary can releases, at which hundreds of people line up to taste their flavorful distillations. Never fear for a bad experience there, however, as they have warm and friendly workers who distribute beverages with peak efficiency.
Beer not your drink? There are plenty of distilleries to choose from for something stronger. Coppersea Distilling, located in New Paltz on an authentic 75-acre farm, uses heritage farming techniques and self-grown ingredients to create award-winning spirits. Known for their whisky and raw rye, the intimate atmosphere of the tasting room in their barn will make you feel right at home in the friendly, rural country.
Located in the energized and charming town of Beacon, Denning’s Point Distillery offers fine artisanal spirits made from high-quality local grains. Located in one a downtown 19th-century building, this distillery offers a distinctive urban experience to pair with a good brandy, bourbon, whisky, or gin.
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