Enjoying a beer from Beacon’s new 2 Way brewery called…

Enjoying a beer from Beacon’s new 2 Way brewery called Confusion at the Newburgh Brewery. Perfect name in this instance.

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Drank these tonight. Which was better? The one whose name could…

Drank these tonight. Which was better? The one whose name could also be a porn title.

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DRINKING HV THIS WEEKEND 9/18 – 9/24

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18th
Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market in Rhinebeck as a Bell’s tasting from 5pm – 8pm!
 
Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe has a Speakeasy Tap Takeover at 7pm!
 
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has an English Beer Tasting with Sam Smith Brewery from 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH
The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has a Almanac Beer Co. launch and tasting at 7pm!
 
Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson has a Founders tasting 6pm – 9pm!
 
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
 
The Big Brew NY Beer Festival will be at Westchester County Center in White Plains 5pm – 9pm!

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH

Birdsall House in Peekskill has a Blueprint Brands whiskey tasting from 6pm – 8pm!  Town Branch Bourbon, New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon, Nor’Easter Bourbon, Few Bourbon

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DRINKING HV 9/10 – 9/13

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH

Ambulance Brew House in Nanuet has a Jack’s Abby Tap Takeover at 6pm!

 
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH
Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe has an Ithaca Tap Takeover at 7pm!
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a NY Night Tap Takeover with Keegan Ales and Captain Lawrence 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Sierra Nevada tasting 5pm – 7pm!
The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has a tap takeover by The Bruery at 7pm!
DeCicco’s Armonk has a Tap Takeover by The Bruery from 5pm – 10pm!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH

HUDSON VALLEY HOPTEMBER HARVESTFEST Event will feature the premier of brand new regional brews. Bacon Brothers, Hudson Valley Ribfest winners, will be serving their hop smoked BBQ. Hop Infused Delights from Tomas, Best of the Hudson Valley Tapas winner, Obercreek Farm, Crown Maple, Mill House and Sprout Creek Farm. Bluegrass music by Buck Eye Rooster along with Tall County.

The Best & The Wurst Craft Beer Festival Enjoy the best of lower New York’s craft beers from local independent brewers like Broken Bow Brewery of Tuckahoe, Captain Lawrence of Elmsford. Defiant Brewing of Pearl River, Finback Brewery of Queens, Greenport Harbor of Long Island, Jonas Bronck’s of the Bronx, Keegan’s Ales of Kingston, Six Degrees of Ossining, Singlecut of Queens, Westown Brew Works of Orange County and Yonkers Brewing of (where else?) Yonkers.
And, lest hunger interrupt your imbibing, there will be unlimited Wisconsin-style beer brats, hot dogs and pretzels! For non-drinkers, designated drivers and kids, there will also be water and soda to drink.

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Today deserves a beer that tastes exactly like a Girl Scout…

Today deserves a beer that tastes exactly like a Girl Scout Samoa cookie. Chocolate, caramel and coconut. I hope it’s true that DuClaw is coming into NY soon.

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I think it’s time we started a Drink HV bottle share….

I think it’s time we started a Drink HV bottle share. Anyone interested? Get in touch either on Facebook.com/DrinkHV on Twitter.com/DrinkHV or DrinkHV @ Gmail.com -Jay

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DRINKING HV THIS WEEKEND & MORE 9/4 – 9/10!!

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Magic Hat Tap Takeover 6pm – 9pm!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Xingu Gold and Rince Cochon tasting from 2pm – 5pm!
Beer World in Kingston has a Bad Seed Cider & Broken Bow Brewery tasting 5pm – 7pm!
The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison will have a Nebraska Brewing Tap Takeover at 7pm!
Keg & Kestrel in Suffern will be having a “soft” Grand Opening at 4pm!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Magic Hat tasting 12pm – 2pm!
Beer World in Kingston has a Jack’s Abby tasting 2pm – 4pm!

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH

Ambulance Brew House in Nanuet has a Jack’s Abby Tap Takeover at 6pm!

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New Craft Beer Bar/Restaurant Opening in Suffern!!

The Keg & Kestrel will be opening this Friday, September 5th featuring 14 taps and a menu that has everything from pub food to Greek inspired favorites!  Happy Hour is 12pm – 6pm EVERYDAY!  

Keg & Kestrel
114 Orange Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 533-4664

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Drinking HV this weekend 8/29 – 9/1

Looking for something to do this holiday weekend?

Well why not hit up one of the local breweries or distilleries?  While you’re at it, you can stop by any of the craft beer bars, restaurants and beer stores which do business in the Hudson Valley!!

You can find a list of them just right above this sentence!

It’s always good to call ahead to double check their exact hours this weekend, but many may be open Monday as well!

Cheers and have a hoppy Labor Day!!

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North River Hops & Brewing Opens Today in Wappingers!

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For the second week in a row, another new brewery opens its doors in Dutchess County.  Last week it was Last Stop Brewing in Poughkeepsie, this week we welcome North River to the local craft beer community.  The Grand Opening is today at 3pm, and they’ll be open until 8 tonight for tastings and growler fills, then again from 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday.  Stop by, have a taste and wish them well!  Here’s the nitty gritty from Nicki of North River…

Who are the folks behind North River and what are their backgrounds?

North River was founded my parents, my husband and myself. My father (Kevin) is a carpenter of 30+ years, my mother (Felicia) in banking, my husband (Brandin) is an a/v technician and specialist and I am a current SAHM and former math teacher. A rather eclectic bunch.

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Will the brewery’s tasting room serve food or will it be just a brewery?

We will have a very modestly sized tasting room connected to the brewery. Our total operation is happening in under 1000 square feet. We will not be serving any food, but are conveniently next to Mexicali Blue and Giacomo’s Pizza! Our tasting room is separate from our brewing area by a bar, which will allow customers to see the equipment and the brewing process when they come in for tastings and purchases. We also. Have a small retail space where we will be selling locally crafted goods complementary to our beers. We are structuring our tasting room similar to Captain Lawrence – purchase a tasting glass for $4 and use it to try our variety of beers. Bring your glass back for future samples.

What will be the flagship or opening day beers?

Belgian Session, heavily hopped pale ale (5.4% with 84 ibus), red IPA, Belgian IPA, east coast IPA, and wheat. Our session amber is just shy of being ready.

What is the overall philosophy of the brewery?

To make good, fresh, locally crafted beers, easily accessible to everyone. We want people to feel connected to the brewing process and to see where their beer is coming from.

What are some of the beers/breweries that have inspired you guys to open your own?

There are so many amazing stories behind so many breweries. We couldn’t begin to narrow it down to just one.  We are truly inspired by any brewery who lives to make good beer and share it with everyone.

Will you guys be distributing beer outside of your own location?

Yes, but minimally. Our ultimate goal is to contract brew recipes unique for individual establishments supplemental to our sales out of the tap room.

Do you have any concerns about the craft beer market or, specifically, the Hudson Valley becoming overcrowded in the future?

It’s always nerve-racking to hear of another brewery in planning, because, you know, competition, but honestly, we are not worried about overcrowding in the near future.  It will force us to keep improving our products and listening to the market to really make sure we are providing people with what they want. The strong will survive. The weak will have to make changes or move over. I think it’s a healthy and natural progression.

We still meet people who are shocked that a brewery is going in; so many people are that disconnected from the scene they don’t see how much popularity it is gaining in the area.

What are the specs on your brewing capacity?

We are using a locally designed, 3 bbl, electric brew house by brewmation. We have 43bbl fermenters, 27bbl fermenters, 23bbl brites and 17bbl brite. With that equipment, we will have the capacity to brew 5 days a week, 6(ish) bbls a day. All of our fermenters are hooked up to a glycol unit and our brites are housed in our walk in cooler.

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How many people will the brewery employ?

For now, just our four owners. We project an expansion that will allow us to employ a few additional employees.

What will make North River stand out from the other local breweries?

We are really trying to bridge the gap between a brewery/brewpub and a retail beer establishment. We want people to enjoy tasting our beers while feeling a connection to our brewery and it’s operations, but making it easy and convenient to take that beer and enjoy it at home. We all know the best way to enjoy beer is fresh; we want to make sure that our customers are getting the freshest beer possible and also enjoying their experience in a comfortable, friendly environment. We are highlighting local ingredients (from our own hops – which are farmed at our residence, to fresh, local fruits) and local products that have been carefully curated and specially created for NRHB to sell from our tasting room. We also plan on exclusively playing local musicians during our business hours. Our community is very important for the survival of our region; we want to do our part to help the Hudson Valley, it’s artisans and entrepreneurs and it’s residents thrive.

To visit or get in touch:
1571 Route 9, Suite 5, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
www.facebook.com/northriverbrews
www.northriverbrews.com
Instagram – @northriverbrews

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