Gully’s Goes All-NY Craft Beer! The Newburgh waterfront’s infamous floating bar is back for Summer 2015 with a whole new image, all New York State beer and a brand new menu.
Re-opening this weekend, under the new watch of Joe Valentine, the former owner of the Firebird restaurant in Times Square, the former dive bar(ge) will now be serving 20 taps from the likes of locals Keegan Ales, Captain Lawrence, Roscoe, up-the-hill neighbors Newburgh Brewing (Chris & Paul from Newburgh with manager Joe pictured above), plus more from upstate like Ithaca and Adirondack. All beers will be $6 across the board, with $24 pitchers all summer long.
The menu is brand new as well, featuring locally-sourced ingredients, and cool, delicious twists on American fare like the pictured Brisket Hush Puppies, Devils on Horseback- bacon wrapped, bleu cheese stuffed dates, and more like spicy apricot glazed pork wings. Late-night munchies won’t be a problem either with the kitchen set to stay open until near closing time, which will be 11pm during the week and 2am Fridays and Saturdays, with lunch also available every day starting at noon.
Spread the word that Gully’s is back and better than ever.
SATURDAY MAY 23RD Half Time Beverages in Poughkeepsie has a Captain Lawrence & Magic Hat Tasting 2pm – 5pm! Half Time Beverages in Poughkeepsie has a FREE Homebrewing Class at 12 noon! Westmere Beverages in Albany has an Ithaca Flower Power Cask tapping Extravaganza at 11am! Half Time Beverages in Mamaroneck has a Bronx, Half Full, Kelso, Thirsty Dog & Oculto Tasting 3pm – 6pm!
WEDNESDAY MAY 27TH The Ruck in Troy will have a Very Special Keg Tapping of Hill Farmstead Mary and Conduct of Life at 7pm!
THURSDAY MAY 28TH Draught Industries in Beacon hosts the Hudson Valley Fermentation Society’s monthly meeting! Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Knee Deep Tasting 6pm – 9pm! The City Beer Hall in Albany will have a Smutt Labs Tasting 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY MAY 29TH Beer World in New Windsor has a Chatham, Butternuts & 1911 Cider Tasting 4pm – 6pm! The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has an Arcadia Tap Takeover at 7pm!
SATURDAY MAY 30TH Holy Smoke BBQ in Mahopac has a Great South Bay Brewery Night!
SATURDAY JUNE 6TH Growler & Gill in Nanuet hosts the Lower Hudson Valley Beer Festival 1pm – 8pm! Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe will have a Growlers and Empire Harley Bike & Brew Fest Fundraiser 12pm – 6pm!
A Visit to 1911 Cider & Spirits. I recently had the pleasure of going up to Lafayette, NY to visit the Beak & Skiff Orchards, the home of 1911 Hard Cider & Spirits. It is NY State’s third largest orchard, family-owned since, you guessed it, 1911. From tree to bottle, 1911 is pumping out amazing hard cider in multiple flavors and also makes mighty fine gin and vodka from the same apples on the farm. Fantastic liquids all around, fresh from central NY. Definitely pick some up at your local store or try some on tap at your local bar or restaurant.
The Sun Sets On Another Tap NY! It was another amazing weekend for NY beer at Hunter Mountain this weekend. Additions of an outdoor stage for awards announcements and most importantly, tenting the entirety of the slopeside area really made for a better overall experience. There was so much beer it is starting to become an event you truly need to come both days for to get to try everything you want. Congrats going to this year’s winners- Horseheads for best NYS brewery, Chatham for best Hudson Valley brewery and Barrier who won best beer for their SmackDab IPL. ‘Til next year…
Beer World in Kingston has a Nine Pin Cider Tasting 4pm – 6pm! Craft Beer Cellar in Warwick has a Innis & Gunn tasting at 4pm! Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, NY has a Brewer’s Gathering! gathering!!! Several Hudson Valley Brewers will be at Crossroads on Friday to brew a Hudson Valley Collaboration brew! These are the breweries on board for this years session:
Ryan – Albany Pump Station – Albany Sam – Mad Jack Brewing Co – Schenectady Patrick – Keegan Ales – Kingston Matt – Chatham Brewing Co – Chatham Chris – Newburgh Brewing Co – Newburgh Dennis – Cave Mountain Brewing Co – Windham Jeff – Unnamed Brewery – TBA Matt – Peekskill Brewery – Peekskill Evan – Plan Bee Farm Brewery – Fishkill Dan/Nikki – Rushing Duck brewing Co – Chester Justin – Sloop Brewing Co – Poughkeepsie Jaime/Kevin – Rare Form Brewing Co – Troy The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has an Empire Brewing Tap Takeover at 7pm! Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson has a Pop-Up Founders Tasting with KBS on tap! 6pm – 9pm!
SATURDAY ARPRIL 4TH
Beer Worldin Kingston has a Thomas Hooker Tasting 11am – 1pm! Beer Worldin New Windsor has a Thomas Hooker Tasting 2pm – 4pm! Half Time in Poughkeepsie has Bell’s Brewery & Naked Flock Cider Tasting 1pm – 5pm! Half Time in Mamaroneck has a La Trappe & Saranac Tasting 3pm – 6pm!
TUESDAY APRIL 7TH
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Ommegang Game of Thrones Release Party 4pm – 7pm!
Craft Beer Cellar in Warwick has a Third Rail Beer Tasting at 4pm DeCicco’s Ardsley has a Tap Takeover with Sarene Craft Beer. 8 beers from 8 breweries ranging from ciders to Barrel aged stouts and juicy IPA’s. 5pm – 8:30pm! DeCicco’s Brewster has a Bell’s Brewery Night featuring an exclusive NY Beer! 5pm – 10pm!
Ambulance Brew House in Nanuet will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with special beers! Keegan Ales is hosting the Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival 1pm – 4pm! Beacon Homebrew has an Intro to All Grain Brewing Class at 6pm!
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Firestone Walker Tasting at 6pm! Ralph & Dave’s in Verplanck has a Meet The Maker Beer Pairing Dinner with Newburgh Brewery at 7pm! (call for reservations) Rock and Rye Tavern in New Paltz has a Catskill Brewery Beer Dinner!
The Bocuse french restaurant at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of its renaming after renowned chef Paul Bocuse tomorrow. A six course dinner and five course lunch will be served of the exact same menu served at the opening to Chefs Bocuse, Thomas Keller and more. Dishes include Chef Bocuse’s signature Black Truffle soup, a peach of foie gras, lobster & caviar and more. This will be a meal not to be missed, still limited reservations left!