Craft Beverage Industry | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Over a Barrel: Quercus Cooperage Revives a Lost Trade

Over a Barrel: Quercus Cooperage Revives a Lost Trade

After teaching himself the lost trade of coopering, master woodworker John Cox is producing barrels to supply the shortage prompted by the exponential growth of New York State’s craft beverage industry.


Potent History Comes Full Circle at Dutch’s Spirits

From Mobster Moonshine Operation to Above-Board Distillery
On October 10, 1932, the FBI raided a secluded, pretty spot in quiet Pine Plains—the tunnel-ridden, bootlegging hotspot of mobster Dutch Schultz. Eighty-six years later, the property is slated to reopen as an above-board brewery with the inaugural spirit will be Schultz wash, an original recipe updated for modern palates.


Sake: New York's Next Craft Beverage Craze?

In April, one of Japan’s premier sake brewers, Asahi Shuzo, announced a collaboration with the Culinary Institute of America, to build the company’s first US facility in Hyde Park. The brewery and visitor center, a $28-million project that will create 32 jobs, is slated to open in Spring 2019.


Of Microchips and Microbrews

Sloop Brewing Sets Up Shop on the Former IBM Campus
Hudson Valley history is such a rich mix—bread basket, political hotspot, industrial powerhouse, creative and culinary destination—there are upon layer of stories here.


IHOPS: A Pumpkin Pancake Stout from Keegan Ales & IHOP

Keegan Ales has released a limited edition seasonal pumpkin pancake stout called IHOPS, in collaboration with the International House of Pancakes. Go get it before it's gone.


Plan Bee Farm Brewery Throws Open the Barn Doors to their New Taproom

This Poughkeepsie Microbrewery Makes Beer with All NYS Ingredients
Situated on a 25-acre farm, Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie offers a variety of complex and critically acclaimed sour farmhouse ales that are made exclusively with New York ingredients, from hops to malt to fruits and yeast cultivated at the farm itself.


Hudson Valley Wineries Are Tapping into the Potential of the Cabernet Franc

A Wine for this Region
With its earthy and approachable flavor, the Cabernet Franc is poised to become the calling card of the Hudson Valley. Just in the past three years, the Valley has witnessed a shift from an unorganized appreciation to a passionate focus on the Cabernet Franc, and a new coalition is championing it as the wine of the region.


Dirt Brew Hop in Orange County on June 9

Visit five breweries in the black dirt region this weekend
Dirt Brew Hop takes beer lovers on a journey through farm breweries in Orange County's black dirt region.


Salt Point Meadery's Golden Elixirs

Local meadery joins the upstate craft beverage market
With locally-crafted alcoholic beverages on the rise in the Hudson Valley, Salt Point Meadery is entering the market with its mead, a honey-based alcoholic drink.


The Craft Beverage Industry Flourishes in the Hudson Valley

Breweries, Cideries, Wineries, and Meaderies—We've Got 'Em All
Breweries and distilleries are seeing success in upstate New York. From beer and cider to wine, spirits, and mead, the craft beverage industry is booming across the Hudson Valley.


Pennings Farm Opens Cidery in Warwick

Pennings Farm in Warwick hosts a farm market and recently opened its own cidery in the Hudson Valley.


Union Grove Distillery

Union Grove Distillery in Delaware County is one of the Catskill's leading producers of craft spirits.


Catchers of the Rye: Whiskey Distilling Returns to New York State

The New York State whiskey distilling tradition gets a new shot of life with the advent of the Empire Rye.


Hudson Valley's Farm-to-Pint Movement

The NYS Farm Brewery movement and the ensuing farm-to-pint movement has craft brewers ditching industrial venues for farmland.



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